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Glossary of Awesome Root Words

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antebellum
before the war, before the Civil War
antecedent
thing that comes before thing else
antedate
happening before
antediluvian
before the flood; old-fashioned
ante meridian
a.m. -- before noon
anterior
located before or in front
anteroom
waiting room; room before the main room
antiquarian
person who studies or collects antiques
antiquated
so old it's not useful any more
antiquity
ancient times
anthropoid
resembling humans-- example gorilla
anthropomorphism
giving something non-human characteristics of a human
misanthrope
person who hates people
philanthropy
donating money
anticlimax
a big let down, a drop from important to unimportant example: Corey Feldman
antithesis
the exact opposite. example: love is the antithesis of hate
autocracy
government by a single person
autocrat
an absolute ruler who is domineering
automaton
robot
autonomic
nervous system that runs by itself
autonomy
self-government
benediction
a blessing
benefactor
a person who does a good thing
beneficence
doing good
beneficiary
someone who gets good things
bicameral
legislature that has two houses
bicuspid
tooth that has two point example: human adults have eight.
bipartisan
supported by two political parties
bivalve
has two shells; example clam
biofeedback
use body signals to teache you about how to change your body
biopsy
checking body tissue ( for disease )
biosphere
the area the earth where living things exist
symbiosis
living together for mutual benefit : example remora and shark
anachronism
out of its proper place in time
chronic
happening all the time example:: if you are addicted to pot, it is all the time
circuitous
difficult to get around, winding, not direct
circumlocution
a non-direct way of saying something
circumscribe
to confine, to set limits
circumspect
inspect all around; to be cautious, consider all possibilities
circumvent
to get around something
collusion
secretly plotting together
commensurate
equal;
commiserate
to feel sorry with
commodious
spacious, has a lot of room
compunction
a slight sense of regret or guilt
condone
to forgive or allow an offense
consensus
general agreement
consummate
perfect
convene
to call a meeting, to come together
convivial
sociable, fond of eating, drinking and chilling
correlate
to relate together
math and geometry have many correlations.

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