Latin Roots Lesson 2 (vocab)

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Vocabulary from the lesson 2 Latin roots

supersonic

(adj) greater than the speed of sound waves through air; capable of achieving such speed

verbal

(adj) of or pertaining to words; consisting of or in the form of words

lingual

(adj) of or pertaining to the tongue or some tonguelike part; pertaining to languages

languid

(adj) lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow; lacking in spirit or interest

veracity

(n) habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness; conformity to truth or fact

voracity

(n) the condition or quality of devouring or craving food in great quantities

virile

(adj) of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a man; masculine; manly

virtuoso

(n) a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field; a person who excels in musical technique or execution

omnivorous

(adj) eating both animal and plant foods; eating all kinds of food indiscriminately

multilingual

(adj) using or able to speak several or many languages with some facility; spoken or written in several or many languages

paucity

(n) smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness; smallness or insufficiency or a person without any means of support, especially a destitute

elongate

(v) to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend; to increase in length

brevity

(n) shortness of time or duration; briefness; the quality of expressing much in a few words; terseness

verity

(n) the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality; something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement

verbose

(adj) characterized by the use of many or too many words; using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix

languish

(v) to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade; to lose vigor and vitality

pauper

(n) person who depends on aid from public welfare funds or charity

abbreviate

(v) to shorten (a word or phrase) by omitting letters, substituting shorter forms, etc, so that the shortened form can represent the whole or phrase; to reduce in length, duration, etc; make briefer

longevity

(n) a long individual life; great duration of individual life; the length or duration of life

omnipotent

(adj) almighty or infinite in power, as God; having very great or unlimited authority or power

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