Vocabulary from Classical Roots D Lessons 13 and 14
|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.