Unit III - Greek and Latin Roots
|Verdure|| n. Greenery; fresh and ripe vegetation|
"For decades, tourists have visited the botanical garden to marvel at its astonishing verdure."
|Verdant|| adj. Green; lush with vegetation|
"Because of the sunny days, the land was verdant and the harvest was full."
|Viridity|| n. Lack of experience; innocence|
"Quentin's viridity was sure sign that he had led a very sheltered life."
|Candid|| adj. Open and sincere|
"In the privacy of my own home, I gave the film crew my candid opinion about the matter."
|Candor|| n. Frankness or sincerity of expression; openness|
"Donald showed a candor that was unique among the politicians in the race."
|Incandescent|| adj. Shining brilliantly|
"The actress' incandescent gold gown was the talk of all the celebrities at the awards ceremony last night."
|Pallor|| n. Extreme or unnatural paleness|
"The guilty man's face took on a distinct pallor, and his hands began to tremble."
|Pallid|| adj. Lacking color; dull|
"Patrick new that Juliette was sick when he saw the young girl's pallid face."
|Appall|| v. To fill with horror or disapproval|
"Karl was appalled to learn that the beautiful old museum was going to be replaced by a shopping mall."
|Livid|| adj. Enraged; furious|
"When the receptionist suggested that I leave thee office, I became livid and threatened to sue."
|Denigrate|| v. To attack the character of; to mock|
"The notoriously harsh theatre critic rarely hesitated to denigrate even the most famous and respected actors."