SPRING EXAMS 2012 english vocab vocab from classical roots book b lessons 9-16

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from VFCR book b lessons 9-16 and roots

circuitous

Roundabout; indirect

circumspect

Cautious and watchful; prudent

circumference

The outer boundary of a circle; the perimeter

orbit

Path of one body as it revolves around another body; A sphere of influence, a range of action and experience

orb

a sphere; anything spherical in shape
a globe carried by a monarch as a symbol of office

configuration

shape or outline; a method of arrangement

figurative

using figures of speech; symbolic, not literal

cyclic

occurring or moving in cycles

encyclopedic

possessing information about many subjects or intensively one subject

circum

L>around

spectare

L>to look at

orbis

L> circle, anything round

orbita

L> wheel

figura

L> form, shape

kuklos

G> wheel, circle

paideia

G> education

Assent

To consent; to express agreement (used with to)

Assent

Agreement; consent

Dissent

To have or express a different opinion

Dissent

Disagreement

Presentiment

A sense of something about to happen

Sensuous

Appealing to the senses, especially aesthetically

Sentinel

A sentry; one who keeps watch

Contiguous

Adjoining; sharing a boundary

Tangible

Perceptible by sense of touch

Tangible

Clear and definite; real; concrete

Tactile

Pertaining to or using the sense of touch; tangible

Tangent

Touching

Tangent

Irrelevant; off the subject

Tangent

A straight line that touches the outside of a curve but does not cross it

Tangent

A sudden change of direction: "to go off on a tangent"

Ad hoc

For a specific purpose or situation

Admonish

To scold gently but firmly

Admonish

To caution; to warn

Assimiliate

To take in and make part of the body; to digest

Assmiliate

To cause to become similar or part of a whole

Olfactory

Pertaining to the sense of smell

Redolent

Smelling strongly

Redolent

Full of memories

Resonate

To produce or show sound vibrations; to echo or resound

Sonic

Pertaining to sound waves or audible sounds

Advocate

To speak in favor of something; to recommend

Advocate

A person who argues, supports, or defends a cause

Evoke

To summon or call forth; to inspire

Evoke

To produce a reaction or response

Provocative

Exciting; stimulating

Vociferous

Making an outcry; chracterized by loudness, especially in protest

Auspicious

Showing signs that promise success

Introspection

Examination of one's own thoughts or feelings

Retrospect

A survey of past times or events

Specimen

A single thing that is taken as an example of a whole category

Specter

A ghost

Specter

A haunting fear of future trouble

Spectrum

The distribution of characteristics of a physical system, especially bands of colors seen as a rainbow or bands of differing sound waves

Spectrum

A wide range of qualities or ideas

Speculate

To form opinions without definite knowledge or evidence

Speculate

To buy or sell something to make a profit but with risk of loss

Surveillance

Supervision or close observation, especially of a suspected person

Vigil

A period of staying awake to keep watch or to pray

Vigilant

Watchful; on the lookout for danger

refute

to prove a statement or person to be incorrect; to disprove

reiterate

to say over again

repartee

a quick, witty reply

repartee

conversation characterized by such remarks

repertoire

the stock of plays, stories, song, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform

repertoire

the skills or accomplishments of a particular person or group

repose

a rest, a peaceful state; to rest

repose

to place trust in or expectations on something

reticent

of a silent nature; reserved in manner

ostensible

pretended; given as an excuse to conceal the real reason

ostentatious

showy; intended to impress people

improvise

to make up something without preparation; to make or provide from materials on hand

visionary

existing only in imagination; fanciful; not practical

visionary

characterized by vision or forethought

Root: Pro

"before" "for"

Procrastinate

verb
To put off doing something; to delay neeedlessly

Prodigal

Adj. 1) Recklessly wasteful; extravagant
2) Profuse;lavish
Noun
a spendthrift

Prodigy

Noun
A person with exceptional talent or powers

Profane

Adj. 1) Showing disrespect toward god or sacred things 2) Nonreligious in subject, form , or use.
Verb
To treat with irreverence

Profuse

Adj.
Plentiful, prodigial, overflowing; giving abundantly(usually used with in).

Root: Jocus

"joke"

Jeopardy

Noun
Danger; Peril

Jocular

Adj.
Joking; avoiding seriousness

Root: Suavis

"delightful"

Assuage

Verb
To soothe; to make less severe; to satisfy

Suave

Adj
Smooth in social manner

Root: Festus

"festive"

Festoon

Noun
A decorative chain of flowers, leaves, or ribbons hung in a curve
Verb
To decorate with hanging ornaments

Fete

Noun
A party or festival, especially one held out of doors
Verb
To give a party in someone's honor

Ore rotundo

With round (eloquent) mouth.

Fingo

<L. "to shape"

Feign

To pretend.

Feint

A misleading movement or pretended attack.

Effigy

A sculpture or model of a person.

Eidos

<G. "shape," "form"

Ideology

The main ideas of a class, group, or movement.

Idyll

A short description of a peaceful or romantic scene, usually of country life.

Routa

<L. "wheel"

Rote

By memory without thought of the meaning; mechanical routine.

Rotunda

A circular domed building or hall.

Rotund

plump; rounded.

Cavea

<L. "a hollow"

Cavernous

Like a large cave in size or darkness.

Concave

Curved like the inner surface of a ball.

Excavate

To dig out; to make a hole by digging.

Volens et potens

Willing and able.

Doleo

<L. "to grieve"

Condole

To express sympathy.

Doleful

mournful; sad.

Ira

<L. "anger"

Irascible

irritable; hot tempered.

Irate

angry, enraged.

Ire

anger; rage.

Volo

<L. "to wish"

Malevolent

wishing harm to others; malicious.

Volition

a conscious choice; use of one's will to make a decision.

Zelos

<G. "zeal"

Zeal

passionate devotion to a cause, ardor.

Zealot

a zealous person; a fanatic.

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