latin prefixes 1-15 and latin roots 1-12 vocabulary for the college bound student

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63 terms · vocabulary for the college bound student

a, ab

away

ad

to

ante

before

bi

two

circum

around

con

with, together

contra

against

de

from

dis

away

e, ex

out

extra

beyond

in (il, im, ir)

not

in (il, im, ir)

in, into

inter

between

intra

within

rupt

break

cide

killer

string

bind together

vor

eat greedily

viv

live

tort

twist

vict

conquer

fract

break

omni

all

flect

bend

ten

hold, keep

mon

warn

premonitory (adj)

conveying a forewarning

omnivorous (adj)

eating everything, both plant and animal; avidly taking in everything

pertinacious (adj)

adhering firmly to a purpose or opinion; very persistent

pertinent (adj)

having to do with the matter at hand; relevant

impertinent (adj)

irrelevant; not pertinent; inappropriate; rude

flexible (adj)

pliable; not rigid; tractable

omnipresent (adj)

present everywhere at the same time; abiquitous

omnific (adj)

all-creating

omnibus (adj)

covering many things at once

omniscient (adj)

knowing everything

admonitory (adj)

conveying a gentle reproof

omnifarious (adj)

of all varieties, forms, or kinds

untenable (adj)

incapable of being held or defended

retentive (adj)

tenacious; able to retain or remember

omnipotent (adj)

unlimited in power; almighty

reflect (v)

throw back light rays from a mirror; think

deflect (v)

turn aside

monitor (v)

keep track of regulate, or control the operation of a machine or process

genuflect (v)

bend the knee; touch the right knee to the ground, in worship

flex (v)

bend

admonish (v)

warn of a fault; reprove; rebuke

monument (n)

means of reminding us of a person or event

retinue (n)

group of followers or assistants attending a distinguished person

tenet (n)

principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true

flexor (n)

muscle that serves to bend a limb

admonition (n)

gentle reproof; counseling against a fault or error

monitor (n)

person or device that keeps track of, checks, or warns

detention (n)

act of keeping back or retaining

reflex (n)

involuntary response to a stimulus

inflexibility (n)

rigidity; firmness

tenacity (n)

firmness in holding fast; persistence

omnibus (n)

bus; book containing a variety of works by one author

premonition (n)

forewarning; intuitive anticipation of a coming event

inflection (n)

change in the pitch or tone of a person's voice

tenure (n)

period for which an office or position is held; status assuring an employee a permanent position

tenancy (n)

period of a tenant's temporary holding of real estate

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