Vocabulary From Classical Roots, Book A Lesson 4

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Lesson 4

ROOT "incipio"

"to begin"

inception (n.)

The beginning of something.

incipient (adj.)

In its early stages; beginning

ROOT "nihil"

"nothing"

annihilate (v.)

To destroy completely

nihilism (n.)

The total rejection of religious or moral beliefs.

ROOT "nego, negare"

"to deny"

negate (v.)

1. To disprove, to nullify; 2. To rule out; to cancel

renegade (n.)

One who deserts a group, cause, faith, etc.; an outlaw

ROOT "vanus, vacuus"

"empty"

vacuous (adj.)

Empty, especially of meaning or purpose

vanity (n.)

1. Conceit, especially about one's appearance. 2. Something worthless or useless.

vaunt (v.)

to boast; to brag about

ROOT "aperio"

"to open"

aperture (n.)

An opening, especially one that admits light

overt (adj.)

Done or shown openly

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