Vocab Energizer 2 Ch. 5-6 Origins

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venerate

the love goddess Venus

sadistic

French nobleman Marquis de Sade

malapropism

Mrs. Malaprop in the play "The Rivals" (1775) by Irish-English playwright Richard Sheridan

pragmatic

outlaw brothers Frank and Jessie James; other James brothers, Henry and William, were great writers

disparage

Grimm's fairy tale "King Thrushbeard"

vegetate

Andrew Marvel's 17th century seduction poem "To HIs Coy Mistress"

adamant

Greek and Latin word adamas; baseball umpires are adamant

conjugal

Indo-European root word yug ("join"); in Sanskrit, = union of the individual soul with the Infinite, aka God

abominable, ominous

Greeks and Romans believed gods sent signals; 2 words

sent

root word for feel, think

despotic

"Despot" = title of emperor and high church official in Byzantine Empire; Alexander the Great and Kublai Kahn are famous examples

gullible

a young, flightless bird, called a "gull" in some parts of England

guile

Snow White

exonerate

sailers of ancient ships felt relieved when they could unload their cargo

cliché

French "clicher" means to click

trite

Latin tritus (worn out); hackneyed, a synonym of this word, comes from the town Hackney near London, famous for its horses

melancholy, choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine

traditional Oriental philosophy, psychology, and medicine emphasized balance between yin and yang; 4 words

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