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Word Within the Word Review set for sophomores--lessons 31-35

post

after

port

carry

cred

believe

archy

government

inter

between

pond

weight

in

in or not

phyte

plant

malapropism

ludicrous misuse of a word

nonplussed

perplexed

postlude

concluding section

hierarchy

ranking

portly

stout

interdiction

prohibition

omnibus

covering many things

monolithic

massive and uniform

imponderable

difficult to ponder

benediction

blessing

incredulous

not believing

omniscient

all-knowing

neophyte

beginner

unilateral

one-sided

hypo

under

dox

opinion

mega

large

alter

other

contra

against

con

together

circum

around

ous

full of

hetero

different

pater

father

sangui

blood

greg

group

tion

act or state

hypothecate

pledge as security

heterodox

unorthodox

paterfamilias

male head of family

putative

thought-to-be

aver

affirm or declare

megaton

force of a million forces of dynamite

sangfroid

cold-blooded composure

alter ego

second self

altercation

heated dispute

contravene

go against

confluence

a flowing together

circumlocution

talking in circles

soliloquy

speech to oneself

mollify

make soft

gregarious

sociable

ambul

walk

pugn

fight

sequ

follow

centri

center

ous

full of

sanct

holy

phon

sound

clam

cry out

trans

across

fort

strong

per

through

sacro

holy

tang

touch

declaim

speak rhetorically

sotto voce

in a low voice

translucent

semitransparent

forte

strong point

fortissimo

very loudly

acerbity

sharpness of temper

perambulate

wander through

perfidy

breach of faith

impugn

attack as false

non sequitur

an idea that does not follow

egocentric

self-centered

loquacious

talkative

sacrosanct

sacred

cacophony

bad noise

tangible

touchable

nihil

nothing

muta

change

super

over

gram

writing

obit

death

sequ

follow

path

feeling

ism

doctrine

inter

between

tort

twist

ob

against

obiter dictum

passing remark

obsequious

servilely following

abase

to lower

pathetic fallacy

ascribing feelings to things

ratiocination

methodical thinking

mutatis mutandis

with necessary changes

interstice

small space

terra incognita

unknown land

sedate

calm

retort

swift reply

nihilism

belief in nothing

supersede

replace

inanimate

lifeless

condescend

lower oneself

epigram

witty comment

anthropo

man

gastro

stomach

contra

against

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