Vocabulary from Classical Roots D Lessons 13 and 14

Created by aezhang 

Upgrade to
remove ads

insubordinate

Not submissive to authority

inordinate

Excessive; immoderate; not controlled

ordain

1. To confirm priestly authority upon.
2. To order by superior authority.

ordinance

1. A command or order; a law or regulation. especially by a city government.

apostle

A leader or teacher of a (new) faith or movement

stolid

Showing or appearing to feel no emotion; apathetic

epistolary

Pertaining to letter-writing or contained in letters.

rectify

To set right; to correct

rectitude

Moral uprightness; correctness of behavior

constellation

1. A group of fixed stars.
2. A brilliant gathering.
3. A set of related objects or individuals.

stellar

1. Pertaining to stars.
2. Outstanding; referring to a star performer

asterisk

A star-shaped figure used to indicate an omission or a footnote.

astral

Of or from the stars.

cosmology

The study of the whole universe: origin, evolution, and relationship of its parts.

cosmopolite

A person at ease in any part of the world and/or knowledgeable in many subjects.

immutable

Never changing or varying; unchangeable

permutation

An alteration; a rearrangement of elements, especially in mathematics.

transmute

To transform; to change from one form of nature into another

temerity

Foolish boldness; recklessness; rashness.

temerarious

Daring; rash; reckless

imperturbable

Unexcitable; unflustered; calm

turbid

1. Muddy; not clear; opaque
2. Confused; disordered.

perturb

to agitate; to upset

aspersion

a remark that disparages, maligns, or slanders another.

disperse

to spread widely, to disseminate

temper

1. To moderate
2. To bring to a particular texture or consistency, often hardness.

temperance

1. Moderation in expressing feelings, in appetite, and in consumption of alcoholic drink; self-restraint
2. Total abstinence from alcoholic beverages; teetotalism

outre

Deviating from the usual or proper; eccentric; outlandish

penultimate

next to last

ultimatum

(ultimata)
A final, uncompromising condition or demand, especially one whose rejection will close negotiations.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set