inoculate [ ih-nok-yuh-leyt ]
verb (used with object) [in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing.]
1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance.
2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner.
3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as a culture medium.
soothsayer [ sooth-sey-er ]
1. a person who professes to foretell events.
nescience [ nesh-uhns, nesh-ee-uhns, nes-ee- ]
1. lack of knowledge; ignorance.
allegory [ al-uh-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee ]
noun [plural al·le·go·ries.]
1. a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
2. a symbolical narrative: the allegory of Piers Plowman.