Chapter 18 Vocabulary and Derivatives List

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Here is a list of the Chapter 18 vocabulary and derivatives list.

praecurrere

to run ahead

precursor

one that precedes and indicates the approach of another

homicide

the killing of one human being by another

hominid

any of a family of erect bipedal primate mammals that includes recent humans together with extinct ancestral and related forms and in some recent classifications the gorilla, chimpanzee and orangutans

precipitate

to throw violently, hurl, to throw down, to bring about abruptly. to condense from a vapor and fall as in rain or snow

fugitive

a person running away or intending flight

fugue

a musical composition in which 1 or 2 themes are repeated or imitated by successfully entering voices and developed into an interweaving of the voice parts

manual

made or done by hand

manipulate

manage unfairly or dishonestly

manicure

trim or polishing of the fingernails

canine

relating to dogs

coda

a concluding part of a literary, dramatic, or musical work, a concluding musical section that is distinct from the main part

coward

one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity

apparition

an unusual or unexpected sight, a ghostly figure

obese

having excessive body fat

revocation

to bring or call back. to annul by calling back or taking back

legate

a usually official emissary (someone sent to do something)

agile

marked by quick ability to move with grace, having a resourceful or adaptable mind

Hercules

a mythical Greek hero known for his great strength and for performing the 12 labors imposed on him by Hera

err or error

an act or condition of ignorant and imprudent deviation from a code of behavior, a mistake

agnostic

a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality is unknown and unknowable. One who is not committed to believing in or not believing in God

condolence

sympathy with another in sorrow

doleful

causing grief or affliction, full of grief, cheerless

doldrums

a spell of listlessness or despondency, a part of the ocean near the equator that is calm

homo, hominis

man

se praecipitant

they hurl themselves, rush

fugere

to flee

manum

hand

hi canes

these dogs

cauda

tail

apparēre

to appear

obesus

fat

revocare

to call back

pernoctaverunt

to have spent the night

legatus

envoy

quid agis?

how are you?

mehercule!

by hercules! Goodness me!

nisi erro

unless I am mistaken

errare

to wander, to stray, to make a mistake

agnoscere

to recognize

dolēre

to be sad

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