Units 1-6 - Advanced

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First 6 units of our advanced vocabulary study and their roots.

surgical

very precise; clear and accurate

energetic

actively and lively

ergonomic

intended to decrease discomfort and maximize work

vigorous

done with power, force or energy

invigorate

to fill with strength and energy

prodigal

wasting money or resources

agitate

to publicly demand; petition for

enact

to make legal or official

reactionary

strongly opposed to change; conservative

agile

able to move quickly and lightly

allege

to put forth as true; claim

agitate

to move vigorously or violently; to upset

composure

control over expression and action

exponential

steadily increasing

imposition

an unwelcome demand; a burden

repository

a place designated for storage

instantaneous

happening immediately

reinstate

to bring back into existence or authority

inconstant

not lasting; not steady

synthesize

to combine; to blend

parenthetical

explaining the main idea or topic

hypothesis

idea proposed as true; theory

intercept

to catch or block

participant

one who takes part in

conceive

to come up with; imagine

deceptive

intending to mislead or trick

exceptional

standing out from others

anticipate

to expect beforehand

cohabitation

living together; coexistence

exhibit

to show; to display

editorial

expressing opinions or bias

nontraditional

going against the accepted

donor

one who gives something

condone

to support; to give approval to

sanctum

a private place; a retreat

sanctify

to make holy

sanctions

something that forces obedience with a law or rule

sanctuary

a place of protection

deity

a god; a divine being

deify

to make into a god; to treat like a god

pantheon

a group of gods; a group of people so accomplished in a skill or field that they seem like gods

polytheistic

having several gods or deities

monotheism

worship of or belief in only one god

castigate

to criticize; to condemn

chastened

made less proud; humbled

chastise

to punish verbally; to scold

humility

lack of pride; modesty

exhume

to remove from the ground; dig up

stellar

excellent; outstanding

astronomical

enormous; immense

nebulous

not definite; vague

nimbus

a cloud

celestial

having to do with the sky or heavens

terrestrial

earthly; of or from land

inter

to put into the ground; to bury

subterranean

beneath the ground

excursion

a brief pleasure outing

discourse

exchange of words; conversation

accelerated

made faster

volatile

changing often; unpredictable

immovable

impossible to move or change

mobile

moving; able to move

demote

to lower in rank or authority

fugitive

someone who is running away or escaping

refuge

protection or safety

subterfuge

trick; act of deception

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