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Etymology Final

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
prefatory
relating to an introduction
senile
having/showing weaknesses/diseases of old age
B-pung, punct
B-prick, point
collusion
conspiracy; plotting
aversion
a strong dislike
equilibrium
a state in which forces are equal/balanced
B-pend, pens
B-hang, weigh, pay
grandiloquent
fancy
B-lat(er)
B-side
parvenu
nouveau riche; johnny-come-lately
façade
the face of a building
colloquy
formal discussion
B-rog
B-ask
supersede
to take the place of
alleviate
lighten; ease; unburden
B-alien
B-of, another
acrimonious
angry and bitter
temporize
to avoid making a decision; to delay
insidious
beginning in a slow way
B-sanct
B-holy
benevolent
well meaning/ kindly
improvident
thoughtless; not having anticipation
definitive
done with authority/final
Junoesque
tall/shapely
incorrigible
unable to be corrected or improved
B-semi
B-half
quintessence
a perfect/typical example of quality
B-later
B-side
B-temp (or)
B-time, storm
B-mal(e)
B-bad
pretentious
intended to attract notice and impress others
servile
having/showing willingness to serve/please others
dissemble
1. to give a misleading appearance 2. to hide he truth
precedent
example
centennial
100th anniversary/relating to 100th anniversary
B-noc, nox, nic, nec
B-harm, kill
servitude
slavery
B-optim
B-best
disparage
to insult
verbatim
word for word
trivet
an iron tripod used for cooking; a tripod
incipient
beginning to happen or develop
fortitude
mental and emotional strength
B-tenu
B-thin
B-her, hes
B-cling, stick
B-equ, iqu
B-equal, even
septentrional
northern
irrevocable
final; not able to be changed
flagrant
obviously offensive
contravene
come against; disagree with
untenable
not able to be maintained
evocative
bringing strong feelings to mind
encumber
to restrict; to burden
B-cede, cess
B-go, yield, stop
acumen
the ability to make good judgments/quick decisions
quadrant
each of the 4 parts of an object
invidious
hateful; likely to arouse anger in others
undulate
to rise and fall
protracted
exceedingly, excessive
incomparable
unique; not able to be compared
B-ped
B-foot
incantation
words said as a magic spell/charm
triumvirate
a group of 3 people with power
aegis
the protection/support of a person/organization
acerbic
sharp and direct
seclusion
isolation; solitude
B-mult
B-much, many
B-ann(u), enni
B-annals
obviate
to avoid; prevent
obtrusive
characterized by unwelcome butting-in; unpleasantly obvious
primordial
existing from the beginning of time
sancrosanct
Extremely sacred; Respected
reparation
compensation for a wrong
deplete
to use up the supply of
disparity
a great difference
elation
great happiness
circumspect
unwilling to take risks
optimum
best
alacrity
cheerful readiness
millennium
a period of 1000 years
incontrovertible
not open to question or dispute
malevolent
showing a wish to do evil
B-feder
B-league, treaty
cruciform
cross shaped
cupidity
greed
nihilism
rejection of something
tangible
clear/definite
compunction
any uneasiness or hesitation about an action
mentor
an experienced adviser; teacher
fallacious
intended to deceive
B-aqu
B-water
travail
a painful effort; to do a painful effort
extemporize
to make/perform a speech/music
Psyche
a soul, mind, spirite
B-cap(t), cip, cept, ceiv
B-seize, take
extenuate
to make something seem less serious
bipartite
made up of two parts
subterranean
existing/ occurring underground
B-foli, foil
B-leaf
bilateral
having two sides
corporal
of the human body
exordium
the beginning
inherent
permanent/essential
turbulent
given to acts of violence and aggression; characterized by disorder
B-loqu, locut
B-speak
extraneous
irrelevant
reciprocal
given, felt, or done in return
sacrilegious
Unholy or disrespect; violating what is held to be sacred
perturbed
thrown into a state of confusion
diffident
modest/ shy because of no confidence
aquatic
of or relating to water
nullify
to make void
jovial
cheerful and friendly
progenitor
an ancestor or parent
innovative
advanced and original
prerogative
a right or privilege for a person/group
judicious
wise; showing good judgment
recumbent
lying down
levity
light-heartedness
omniverous
one (animal/person) who eats plants and animals
aggrieved
wronged; injured or harmed
secondary
less important
quadrangle
a 4 sided figure
defamatory
damaging to reputation
mercurial
subject to unpredictable changes; moody
B-ple(t), plen
B-full
delineate
to describe something
B-flag(r), flamm
B-burn, flame
B-plic
B-fold
B-vid, vis, view
B-see
desultory
lacking a plan/purpose
rectify
to make right
B-nov
B-new
amazon
1. a member of a race of female warriors 2. a parrot
B-ling
B-language
artisan
skilled worker; one who makes things by hand
puissant
having great power/influence
contiguous
sharing a common border/touching
fallacy
a mistaken belief
novena
a form of worship lasting 9 days
affinity
a natural likeness for something
latent
1. not developed, 2. hidden
conflagration
a large fire
defoliate
to remove leaves
assail
to make an attack
conducive
helpful; leading to an end
uniform
staying the same
annuity
an amount of money paid to someone each year
B-tract
B-drag, draw
B-cur(r), c(o)urs
B-run
impervious
not permitting penetration
B-ord(in)
B-put in order
grandeur
impressiveness (high quality);greatness
nefarious
wicked or criminal
B-doc(t)
B-teach
B-grand
B-great
prolific
producing a lot of fruit/foliage or a lot of offspring
B-line, lign
B-line
ineffable
too great to be expressed
infirmity
illness; disease or disorder
sesquicentennial
150th anniversary; relating to
confluence
the joining point of 2 rivers
senectitude
old age
centenarian
a person who is 100 or older
miscreant
a person who behaves badly
vilify
speak or write about in an abusive way
perspicacious
keen; being observant
imperturbable
calm; not easily excited
ostentatious
designed to impress
federate
of/relating to an arrangement
affirmation
to confirm
allusion
uncited reference to a work of literature, historical event, current event, famous person, etc.
B-sal(t), sil, sult
B-leap
insensible
Unaware; without feeling
injurious
harmful
narcissistic
interest in one self
engender
to cause/create
B-omn
B-all
sinecure
a position requiring little work
Elysium
a place at the ends of the earth; heaven
B-fac(t), fic, fect, fy
B-make, do
B-magn
B-great, large
docent
a tour guide
verbose
wordy; used more words than needed
preclude
to prevent from happening; make impossible
recant
to say that one doesn't have an opinion/belief
coherent
spoken clearly
B-c(h)ant, cent
B-sing
B-fin
B-limit, end
crux
a basic or vital point
envisage
to picture in your mind
aurora
a natural electrical occurance
bacchanalian
wild, drunken
domesticate
to tame
malediction
a curse
precept
a rule to regulate behavior/thought
speculate
to think about; guess
adhere
stick to firmly
inflammatory
causing the body to become hot, reddened or swollen in response of some sort of sickness
infamous
well known for a bad quality/deed
poignant
Pathetic or sorrowful; strong in mental appeal
magnanimous
generous/ forgiving
B-reg, rect
B-right, rule, rise
desecrate
to treat with unholiness; strip of sacred character
aggregate
a total amount; a sum or mass
incumbent
necessary
B-vert, vers
B-turn
B-verb
B-word
expedite
to speed up the process of
B-fer, lat
B-bear, carry
salient
important
vociferous
loud or noisy
gravity
importance/serious or critical nature
B-firm
B-firm, strong
concur
to agree
gravitate
to be attracted to someone
halcyon
a golden era or mythical bird
benign
gentle
ostensible
appearing to be true
inundate
to flood
B-prec
B-beg, pray
odoriferous
having a smell
potentate
a ruler (ie: a king)
inter
to bury
ingenious
clever/original
affable
friendly/good natured
sanctimonious
hypocritical; show of being superior morally to other people
B-trud, trus
B-push, shove
B-ten(t), tin, tain
B-hold
B-turb
B-disturb, crowd
octahedron
a 3D shape with 8 sides
iniquity
unfair behavior
annihilate
to completely destroy
B-(o)und
B-flood, wave
reclusive
solitary; avoiding the company of others
imperceptible
impossible to be aware of/realize
B-prim
B-first
B-clud, clus, clos
B-shut
recursive
repeating indefinitely
sententious
self-righteousness; full of meaning
decimate
to destroy/kill every 10th thing/person
B-mod
B-measure
lucid
expressed clearly, easy to understand
nemesis
one's equal & opposite (enemy)
B-par
B-bring forth, ready
artifice
trickery or deceit
B-(u)ple
B-fold (not plic)
B-nul(l)
B-nothing
adonis
a beautiful youth
acrid
having an strong/unpleasant taste or smell
abstruse
hard to understand; difficult
octogenarian
someone in their 80s
aggrandize
to increase power, status, or wealth
explicit
stated clearly/detailed
omnifarious
relating to a wide variety
B-cruc
B-cross
sesquipedalian
long
B-lev
B-light, lift
affluent
having a a lot of money
B-fab, fat, fess, fam
B-speak
somniloquist
sleep talker
B-lud, lus
B-play, mock
precursor
a forerunner; something that comes before something like it
quintuple
having 5 parts; to increase by 5; a set of 5
B-flat
B-blow
docile
ready to accept;obedient
expedient
in one's own interest; beneficial
infidel
a non-believer
proliferation
a rapid increase of numbers
B-fall, fals, fail, fault
B-deceive
aqueous
of, like, or relating to water
animosity
resentment; hatred
contentious
causing an argument
divest
to deny someone of something
exacerbate
to make worse
circuitous
roundabout; indirect
B-pot, poss
B-have power, be able
advocate
to recommend or support
B-corp(or)
B-body
inducement
come-on; lure; bait
B-sesqui
B-one and a half
digress
to get sidetracked from a subject
corporeal
relating to a persons body
lethargy
a lack of energy/enthusiasm
B-tend, tent, tens
B-stretch
embellish
to make more attractive
implicit
1. implied, 2. absolute
annals
a record of events
quadruped
an animal with 4 legs
jurisdiction
area on authority
pococurante
careless
obloquy
cursing, ugly putdowns
precarious
dangerous
tertiary
3rd in order
ambiguous
can be taken 2 ways
tempestuous
stormy; violent; impassioned
B-flor
B-flower
semiannual
occurring 2 times a year
Cassandra
a prophet of disaster
luminary
1. a person who inspires/influences others 2. an artificial light
B-tang, ting, tact
B-touch
abstract
existing as a thought/idea
efficacious
producing a desired or intended result; effective
B-jur, just
B-right, law, swear an oath
malady
a disease or illness
floriferous
producing many flowers
magnate
a wealthy/ influential person
detract
to draw away or divert; distract
preposterous
ridiculous or absurd
visage
appearance or shade
firmament
heavens; the sky
B-sed, sid, sess
B-sit
propensity
a tendency, or natural custom, to act a certain way
succumb
to fail to resist
nouveau
people who have recently acquired wealth;modern or up to date
disinter
to dig up
partisan
a strong supporter of something
B-gen(er)
B-produce, birth, rate, kind
impart
to make known
duplicity
deceit; hypocritical deception; two-faced
B-bene, bon
B-good, well
recompense
to amend for someone for a loss
modicum
a small amount of something
B-grad, gress
B-step
flamboyant
tending to attract attention
inadvertent
not on purpose
corpulent
fat
officious
showing authority in an annoying way.
derogatory
showing disrespectful attitude
B-ven, vent
B-come
cursory
fast and brief
B-dom(in)
B-house, master
deciduous
the shedding of leaves
cumbrous
unwieldy; hard to carry/use
magniloquent
using fancy language; boastful
multiplicity
a large number
disingenuous
no truthful
sedentary
inactive
dubious
doubting, not reliable
dishabille
state of being carelessly dresses
biennial
taking place every other year
deviate
to turn aside from a route/course
tactile
of/connected with a sense of touch
directive
involving guidance
B-art
B-art,skill
simulate
to imitate appearance/characteristics
B-nihil
B-nothing
lucubration
study (with a light)
B-serv
B-keep, save
equanimity
mental calmness/ evenness of temper
circumlocution
an indirect way of saying, a beating around the bush
pertinacity
the quality of being firm
gorgon
one w/ snake hair that could turn people into stone
tenet
a principle or belief
assiduous
showing great care
egregious
extraordinary in some bad way
pensive
involving a serious thought
laissez-faire
without interfering
indomitable
impossible to defeat
dissent
to disagree with the government's method
transgression
violation of law; an offense
B-voc, vok
B-call, voice
chimera
a monster with a lion's head, goats body, and serpents tail
credence
belief/acceptance of something true
influx
an arrival/entry of large numbers of people/things
flatulent
suffering from gas in the body
luminous
bright or shining
mutable
liable or subject to change or alteration; changeable
insurrection
a violent uprising against authority/government
grievous
something serious (usually bad)
replete
filled; complete
martial
warlike
travesty
distortion of; corruption of
ramifications
a consequence of an action/event
sextet
a group of 6 people performing music
execrable
very bad; abominable
Herculean
requiring great strength/effort
circumvent
get around; avoid be evasive action
B- duc, duct
B lead, bring
gregarious
sociable
innocuous
not harmful or offensive
B-secund
B-second
mellifluous
sweet or musical; pleasant to hear
intractable
hard to control/deal with
acerbity
a sharp and bitter manner
B-sen
B-old
august
respected and impressive
expunge
to wipe out or destroy
inalienate
taken away/unable to be given
retrospective
directed to the past; looking backward
grandiose
magnificent;impressive
B-part
B-part
florid
having a red or flushed complexion
B-luc, lum(in)
B-shine, light
regress
to move backwards
complicity
the state of being involved with illegal activities
antecedent
"that which goes before," the noun to which a pronoun refers
superannuated
belonging to a retirement plan
tenuous
very weak/slight
B-acet, acu, acr
B-sharp, bitter
omniscient
knowing everything
compendium
a collection of info about something
B-flux(x), fluv, fluor
B-flow
B-spec(t), spic
B-look
tripartite
having 3 parts
B-vest
B-garment
attenuate
to reduce/weaken in force; to make thin
centurion
a commander of a Roman army
elucidate
to make clear, to explain
disproportionate
too large/small; not the right size
equilateral
having all sides the same length
ambivalent
of two minds (about)
B-cumb, cub
B-lie down
B-du
B-two
B-sacr, secr
B-sacred
B-terr
B-land
B-hab, ab, hib
B-have, hold
conflation
the process/result of combining objects into one
B-judic
B-judgment
B-grav, griev
B-heavy
deference
submission and respect
portend
predict; foretell
finite
having limits
malign
evil
abrogate
to repeal (get rid of)
infallible
not able to be wrong/make a mistake
ludicrous
ridiculous; laughable
credulous
gullible
B-plic, plex, ply
B-fold
inordinate
excessive (unusually large)
B-vi(a)
B-way, road
pedestrian
lacking in imagination
B-part
B-part
pernicious
having a harmful effect
alienate
to divide or isolate; turn away from
B-fid(el)
B-faith(ful)
auspicious
favorable; giving a sign of future success
B-fort
B-strong
pellucid
clear
punctilious
precise; strictly attentive to details
B-simil, simul
B-like
protrusion
something that bulges out or projects from something
hypotenuse
the longest side to a right triangle located oppisite to the right angle
cant
a talk/speech in which one claims to be superior
B-cad, cid, cas
B-Fall, happen
imprecate
curse; call a curse upon
B-cur
B-care
forte
a subject one is goot at
incoherent
spoken unclearly
quincunx
an arrangement of 5 object w/ 4 in the corners and 1 in the center
multifarious
of many types
equivocate
to use sarcasm to conceal the truth
perfidy
not able to be trusted
unique
one of a kind
loquacious
talkative; chatty
discursive
wandering from subject to subject
unilateral
affecting one person, group or thing
tenacious
not willing to give up
contingent
subject to chance
adjudicate
judge; give judgment to
B-sent, sens
B-feel, think
progeny
a desendant
primeval
relating to the beginning of time
artful
skillful;sly or crafty
inference
a conclusion made with evidence
redundant
uncalled for; unnecessary
decedent
dead guy
B-cred
B-believe, trust
superfluous
unnecessary
sanctioned
formally approved with legal authority
B-greg
B-herd, block
inexplicable
not able to be explained
B-anim
B- mind soul, spirit
crucible
a severe test or trial
achilles heel
one's weakness/weak spot
traduce
betray; hand over
harpy
a monster that has the body/head of a woman and wings/claws of a bird

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