VCR C Lesson 9 & 10

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Caput, capitis

Latin: head

capitalist

noun: a person who has invested personal wealth in business; a very wealthy person

capitulation

noun: surrender; ending resistance

decapitate

verb: to cut off the head of; to behead

precipice

noun: a very steep or vertical face of a cliff or rock; the edge of a dangerous situation

precipitate

verb: to throw down from a great height; to make happen suddenly or quickly

recapitulation

noun: the restatement of a main idea; a summary or concise review

Cerebrum

Latin: brain

cerebral

adjective: pertaining to the brain; intellectual

cerebration

noun: the act of thinking; thought

facies

Latin: face, form, shape

deface

verb: to mar or spoil the appearance or surface of something

efface

verb: to wipe out; to obliterate. Also to make less clear as if rubbing out. To make oneself inconspicuous

facade

noun: the face of a building; the face or front of anything, especially an artificial or false front.

facet

noun: one of many sides of a cut stone or jewel; one aspect of a situation, or of a tooth

Frons, frontis

Latin: front, forehead, face

affront

verb: to insult intentionally; to offend or embarass. Noun: an insult or offensive act.

confront

verb: to stand or come directly in front of; to face with defiance or hostility

effrontery

noun: flippant or insulting boldness; audacity

Orator fit, poeta nascitur.

An orator is made; a poet is born.

SUPERCILIUM

<L. "eyebrow"

supercilious

Disdainful; haughty and aloof.

OS, ORIS

<L. "mouth"

ORO, ORARE, ORAVI, ORATUM

<L. "to speak"

inexorable

Relentless; unyielding.

oracle

1. A shrine where the ancient Greeks consulted one of their gods for advice or prophecy.

oracle

2. A prophecy made at such a shrine.

oracle

3. A person who transmits prophecy from a deity.

oracle

4. A person or thing regarded as able to give wise guidance.

oration

An address or formal speech given on a special occasion.

orifice

A mouth or vent; an opening.

osculate

To kiss.

DENS, DENTIS

<L. "tooth"

indentation

A cut or notch.

indenture

1. A written contract between two parties.

indenture

2. An agreement binding an apprentice to work for a master.

indenture

To bind by written contract.

trident

A long three-pronged fork or weapon.

ODON, ODONTIS

<G. "tooth"

orthodontist

A specialist who corrects irregularly positioned teeth.

GURGES, GURGITIS

<L. "throat," "whirlpool"

gorge

1. A deep, narrow passage with rocky sides, enclosed between mountains.

gorge

2. Gluttonous eating.

gorge

3. A feeling of nausea (used with rise).

gorge

1. To eat greedily.

gorge

2. To fill full; to stuff.

disgorge

1. To expel from the throat or stomach; to vomit.

disgorge

2. To discharge violently.

gargantuan

Of immense size; gigantic.

gargoyle

A grotesque carved human or animal figure, especially one used as a rainspout carrying water clear of a wall.

regurgitate

1. To cause to pour back or cast up partially digested food; to vomit.

regurgitate

2. To rush or surge back.

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