Vocab for Classical Roots 9&10 (book C)

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Supercilious

Disdainful, haughty, and aloof.

Inexorable

Relentless; unyielding.

Oracle

1. A shrine where the ancient Greeks consulted one of their gods for advice or prophecy.
2. A prophecy made at such a shrine.
3. A person who transmits prophecy from a deity.
4. A person or thing regarded as able to give wise guidance.

Oration

An address or formal speech given on a special occasion.

Orifice

A mouth or vent; an opening.

Osculate

To kiss.

Indentation

A cut or notch.

Indenture

1. A written contract between two parties.
2. An agreement binding an apprentice to work for a master.
3. To bind by written contract.

Trident

A long three-pronged fork or weapon.

Orthodontist

A specialist who corrects irregularly positioned teeth.

Gorge

1. A deep, narrow passage with rocky sides, enclosed between mountains.
2. Gluttonous eating.
3. A feeling of nausea (used with rise).
4. To eat greedily.
5. To fill full; to stuff.

Disgorge

1. To expel from the throat or stomach; to vomit.
2. To discharge violently.

Gargantuan

Of immense size; gigantic.

Gargoyle

A grotesque carved human or animal figure, especially one used as a rain spout carrying water clear of a wall.

Regurgitate.

1. To cause to pour back or cast up partially digested food; to vomit.
2. To rush or surge back.

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