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Recommended for study for students participating in a district, county, city, regional or state spelling bee. Words from Latin roots.

inane

lacking significance, meaning, or point

relevant

having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand

impetuous

marked by impulsive vehemence or passion

ambivalent

simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action

dejected

cast down in spirits

postmortem

done, occurring, or collected after death

incriminate

to charge with or show evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault

access

freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something

plausible

appearing worthy of belief

interrupt

to stop or hinder by breaking in

alliteration

the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables

refugee

one that flees; especially: a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution

amicable

characterized by friendly goodwill

lucid

having full use of one's faculties

percolate

to be diffused through

meticulous

marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details

fastidious

difficult to please

trajectory

the curve that a body (as a planet or comet in its orbit or a rocket) describes in space

animosity

ill will or resentment tending toward active hostility

implement

to give practical effect to and ensure of actual fulfillment by concrete measures

ambiguity

a word or expression that can be understood in two or more possible ways

curriculum

the courses offered by an educational institution

omnivorous

feeding on both animal and vegetable substances

bellicose

favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars

electoral

of or relating to someone who votes

crescent

the moon at any stage between new moon and first quarter and between last quarter and the succeeding new moon when less than half of the illuminated hemisphere is visible

obsequious

marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

transect

to cut transversely

precipice

a very steep or overhanging place

susceptible

capable of submitting to an action, process, or operation

condolences

sympathy with another in sorrow

benefactor

one that makes a gift or bequest

candidate

one that aspires to or is nominated or qualified for an office, membership, or award

bugle

a valveless brass instrument that resembles a trumpet and is used especially for military calls

formidable

causing fear, dread, or apprehension

canary

a small finch

subterfuge

deception by artifice or strategem in order to conceal, escape, or evade

abdicate

to cast off

lunatic

insane person

carnivore

any of an order of typically flesh-eating mammals that includes dogs, foxes, bears, raccoons, and cats

gregarious

tending to associate with others of one's kind

ostentatious

marked by or fond of conspicuous or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display

prosaic

dull, unimaginative

herbivore

animal adapted to subsist solely on plant tissues

prodigal

characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure

magnanimous

showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit

benevolent

marked by or disposed to doing good

mercurial

characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood

simile

a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as

jovial

markedly good-humored especially as evidenced by jollity and conviviality

ridiculous

extremely silly or unreasonable

innate

existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth

obstinate

perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion

discern

to detect with the eyes

mediocre

of moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance

insidious

awaiting a chance to entrap

rupture

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precipitate

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erudite

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colloquial

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intractable

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exuberant

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ingenious

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retrospective

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ominous

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vulnerable

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omnipotent

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consensus

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discipline

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alleviate

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spectrum

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prescription

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capitulation

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incredulous

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affinity

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necessary

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adjacent

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dissect

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conjecture

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imperative

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predicate

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corporal

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patina

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Capricorn

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participant

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library

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cognition

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primal

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filament

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ventilate

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aquatic

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igneous

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reptile

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providence

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message

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foliate

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renovate

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credentials

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temporal

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canine

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measure

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credible

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femininity

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confidence

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triumvirate

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popularity

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humble

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vivisection

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strict

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prosecute

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contiguous

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ductile

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gradient

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current

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perfidy

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fidelity

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incorruptible

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soliloquy

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accommodate

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pernicious

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efficacy

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visceral

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exacerbate

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indigenous

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belligerent

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vernacular

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infinitesimal

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recalcitrant

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innocuous

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precocious

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ameliorate

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commensurate

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facetious

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prerogative

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ubiquitous

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egregious

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aggregate

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tertiary

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corpuscle

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perennial

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