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Glossary of Etymology Midterm exam roots and other junk

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seiousness
gravity
word-for-word
verbatim
to reduce to nothing
annihilate
a calling
vocation
hanging downward
pendulous
to wave
undulate
looking backward
retrospective
the best
optimum
lively
animated
speech spoken alone
soliloquy
every two years
biennial
evildoer
malefactor
combustible
inflammable
a yearly record of events
annals
fear of pain
algophobia
person who believes in many gods
polytheist
mercy death
euthanasia
occuring at the same time
synchronous
something back in (or out of) time
anachronistic
pertaining to color
chromatic
arch
one who rules
ectomy
surgical removal of
emia
condition of the blood
ism
belief in
logy
science of
mania
madness about, passion
meter
measure
oma
tumor
phobe
one who fears
tomy
surgical operation on

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