anemia – blood disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to tissues

behold – pay attention to what follows, to reveal, to gaze upon something that is being revealed from above (heaven)

beholder – an observer; someone who gains awareness of things through the senses, especially sight

bibliophile – person who has a great love for or collects books; from French (19th century), Greek biblion ‘books’ + philos ‘loving’

centrifugal force – the force that causes an object to move in a circle or circular motion

circular loop – a true circle loop which generates neck-snapping centrifugal force

clothoid loop – oval loop used on modern-day roller coasters

connotation – the suggested or implied meaning of a word or expression; generally understood in either a positive or negative way

denotationthe literal meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression; a word’s definition

empower – give someone the authority or power to do something; make stronger and more confident

enchant (enchanted) – to attract and hold the attention of someone; to move deeply; arouse ecstatic admiration

gaze – to fix one’s eyes in a steady, intentional look with eagerness; a fixed, intent look

grace (graça) – (New Testament) God’s empowering presence; in Portuguese graça

hematocrit – the volume percentage (%) of red blood cells in blood; percentage is measured per 100 milliliters of blood (i.e. 25% = 25 milliliters per 100 milliliters)

hemoglobin – the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues and returns carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs; manufactured in the bone marrow using an iron reserve (store)

H & H (H & H levels) – two common, routine blood tests to measure hematocrit and hemoglobin levels; measured in tenths

hey (pronounced hay,or  ) (Hebrew) – pictograph depicting a man lifting his hands toward heaven in order to receive revelation; in English – to behold, to look upon, pay attention to what follows

observe – to inspect or take note of; to watch carefully, especially with attention to details; to come to realize or know, especially through consideration of noted facts; to take notice.

observer effect – the premise of quantum theory which states that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality; the changes that the act of observation will make on a phenomenon being observed

oxymoron – a figure of speech in which an expression produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect; sweet sorrow, horribly good, cruel kindness, or make haste slowly

pied – something that has more than one color; “imperfect” coloring or markings

qavah – (qwh, pronounced kaw-VAW), (Hebrew) – to look eagerly for, to expect, to hope for; in English – “wait”, “wait patiently”

see – to detect by sight,  detect by the eye

waitto remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens; to remain neglected for a time

Miller, John – famous coaster designer, roller coaster safety advocate and coaster safety mechanism inventor in the 1920s; well known for his great coasters such as the Screechin’ Eagle, KW Jack Rabbit, KW Racer.

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