Root Vocab Lesson 15/16
|apiary||(n) A place where hives or colonies of bees are kept for their honey.|
|aviary||(n) A house or large cage for birds.|
|bos, bovis||cow, ox|
|bovine||(adj) Having the quality of a cow or ox: sluggish, dull.|
|canine|| (n) Member of the family of dogs.|
(adj) Pertaining to the family of dogs, and especially the qualities associated with them.
|caper|| (n) 1. A playful hop, leap, or skip.|
2. A prank or wild escapade.
(v) To leap, frolic, or frisk about.
|caprice||(n) A sudden impulse, whim, or unmotivated change of mind.|
|capricious||(adj) Subject to whim; impulsive; unpredictable or fickle.|
|equine||(adj) Pertaining to a horse; belonging to the family of horses and zebras.|
|equitation||(n) The art of riding horses.|
|equestrian|| (adj) Pertaining to a rider of horses, or skill in riding.|
(n) One who rides or performs on horseback.
|feline||(n) A member of the family of cats, lions, tigers, and jaguars.|
|leo, leonis, leon||lion|
|leonine||(adj) Pertaining to a lion; having characteristics of a lion, such as fierceness and majesty.|
|lionize||(v) To regard or treat a person as a celebrity.|
|piscine||(adj) Typical of fish.|
|porcus||swine, pig, hog|
|porcine||(adj) Pertaining to or resembling a pig.|
|serpens, serpentis||serpent, snake|
|serpentine|| (adj) 1. Resembling a serpent in form or movement: sinuous; winding.|
2. Having qualities of a serpent: subtle, sly, sometimes even evil.
|simian|| (adj) Pertaining to or resembling an ape or monkey.|
(n) An ape or monkey.
|ursine||(adj) Pertaining to or characteristic of a bear.|
|zoion (pl. zoa)||living being, animal|
|zoology||(n) The science dealing with animals.|