Greek and Latin Root Words Lessons 1-16--ALL LESSONS

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Greek and Latin root words lessons 1-16--all lessons. WARNING: HUGE STACK OF WORDS TO STUDY.

Mikros

Small

Microbe

An organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease

Microcosm

A miniature world; something that resembles something else on a very small scale

Minuo, Minuere, Minui, Minutum

To lessen

Minus

Less

Minuscule

Extremely small

Minutia

A small or trivial detail

Tenuo, Tenuare, Tenuavi, Tenuatum

To make thin

Tenuis

Thin

Attenuate

To make slender or small

Attenuate (2)

To weaken; to reduce in force or value

Tenuous

Thin in form

Tenuous (2)

Flimsy; having little substance or validity

Satis

Enough

Satiate

To satisfy an appetite fully; to gratify to excess

Impleo, Implere, Implevi, Impletum

To fill

Plenus

Full

Comply

To do as one is asked or ordered

Implement

A tool or utensil

Implement (2)

To carry out; to put into effect

Replete

Well-stocked or abundantly supplied

Replete (2)

Completely filled; utterly satisfied

Expletive

An exclamation or oath, especially obscene

Copia

Plenty

Copious

Plentiful; in large amounts

Makros

Large

Macrocosm

The universe

Macrocosm (2)

Any great whole

Magnus

Great

Magnanimous

Noble and generous, especially in forgiving; not petty

Magnate

A wealthy, influential person, especially in business

Magnitude

Greatness of importance or size

Magnitude (2)

The degree of brightness of a star

Megas

Great

Megalomania

A form of madness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance

Megalomania (2)

An obsessive idea to do things on a grand scale

Polygamy

The system of having more than one spouse at a time

Polygon

A flat shape with many straight sides

Ante

Before

Antebellum

Of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War

Antecedent

A thing or event that precedes

Antecedent (2)

The noun to which a pronoun refers

Anterior

Coming before in position or time

Avant-garde

Ahead of the times, especially in the arts

Avant-garde (2)

A group that is ahead of the times

Vanguard

The foremost position, especially of an army or fleet

Vanguard (2)

Leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.

Pre

Before

Precept

A command; a rule of conduct

Predestination

The belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power

Preempt (Pre-empt)

To take possession of something before anyone else can do so

Premonition

A warning in advance

Preposterous

Absurd; contrary to nature or reason

Pretentious

Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction

Primus

First

Premier

First in time or importance

Premier (2)

A prime minister or head of state

Primate

An archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others

Primate (2)

A member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans

Prime

First in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time

Prime (2)

Chief; most important

Primeval

Belonging to the first ages; ancient

Primordial

Primeval; original; fundamental

Post

After

Posterior

Situated behind of at the back

Posterior (2)

The buttocks 8)

Posterity

Future generations

Posterity (2)

A person's descendants

Posthumous

Occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death

Artis

Art (2)

Artifact

An object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period

Artifice

Craftiness; trickery

Artifice (2)

Cleverness; skill

Artless

Without deceit or cunning; natural; simple

Artless (2)

Crude; ignorant; uncultured

Artisan

A skilled craftsperson

Aoide

Song

Ode

A poem usually addressed to a particular person, object, or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet

Parody

A humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music

Parody (2)

To mimic a style, plot, or idea for comic effect

Rhapsody

Speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm

Canto (Also Cantare, Cantavi, Cantatum)

To sing

Incantation

The chanting or speaking of words seeming to have magical power or used to create a magical spell

Recant

To take back a formal statement or belief previously made known

Pingo (Also Pingere, Pinxi, Pictum)

To paint; to embroider

Depict

To paint, draw, or express in a picture or sculpture

Depict (2)

To describe; to picture in words

Pictograph

A picture or drawing representing words or ideas

Cresco (Also Crescere, Crevi, Cretum)

To grow; to increase

Accrue

To coma as a natural increase or advantage

Crescendo

A gradual increase in sound, often referring to music

Excrescence

Abnormal growth or outgrowth

Facio (Also Facere, Feci, Factum)

To make

Beneficence

Doing good or causing good to be done; kindly action

Efficacious

Effective as a means or remedy

Facile

Acting, working, or proceeding with ease; fluent

Facsimile

An exact copy of a book, painting, document, etc.

Fetish

An object believed to possess magical power

Faction

A group or clique within a larger group, party, or government

Faction (2)

Conflict within an organization or nation

Mollify

To calm; to make gentler or softer in feeling

Texo (Also Texere, Texui, Textum)

To weave

Context

The parts before or after a word or statement that influence its meaning

Context (2)

The circumstances surrounding an event or situation

Pretext

A false reason put forward to conceal the true one

Trans

Across

Transgress

To go beyond or over set limits; to break a rule

Transitive

Describing an action carried from subject to verb to object; needing a direct object to complete the meaning of the verb

Transitory

Lasting for only a short while

Translucent

Permitting light to pass through, but not transparent

Ambience

Environment; the surrounding atmosphere

Eo (ire, ivi, itum)

To go

Obituary

Notice of a death with biographical information

Transient

Passing quickly; transitory

Transient (2)

Staying only a short time

Transient (3)

A person or thing having a short stay

Erro (Errare, Erravi, Erratum)

To wander, to stray

Aberration

Straying from what is normal or accepted

Erratic

Irregular or inconsistent in movement, habit, quality, or ideas

Hodos

Journey

Episode

An incident in a person's life or in a story or play

Exodus

Mass departure or emigration

Exodus (2)

The departure of the israelites from Egypt with their leader moses

Iter (itineris)

Journey

Itinerant

Traveling from place to place, especially to perform some duty or work; transient

Itinerant (2)

A person who travels from place to place

Itinerary

A route of travel

Itinerary (2)

A plan or record of a journey

Venio (Venire, Veni, Ventum)

To come

Advent

Arrival or coming into being

Advent

The period beginning four weeks before xmas; the birth of christ

Circumvent

To avoid; to evade by cleverness

Circumvent

To avoid by passing around

Convene

To assemble especially for a meeting

Intervene

To occur between events or periods

Tele

At a distance

Telepathy

Communication from one mind to another without speech writing or other sensory means

Deviate

To turn aside from a course, norm, pattern, or subject

Devious

Winding; roundabout

Devious (2)

Underhanded; deceptive

Impervious

Not penetrable by light rays, moisture, etc.

Impervious (2)

Incapable of being influenced or affected

Celer

Swift

Accelerate

To cause faster movement; to go faster

Celerity

Swiftness; quickness; speed

Curro (Currere, Cucurri, Cursum)

To run

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