Cumulative Latin Roots Vocab

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agrarian

pertaining to farmers and agriculture

coagulate

change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

alienate

To turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey

exalt

praise, glorify, or honor

amicable

friendly, agreeable

somnambulism

sleepwalking

animosity

strong dislike; bitter hostility

perennial

lasting for a long time, persistent; a plant that lives for many years

adept

highly skilled

aqueduct

a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley

arbitrary

Unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness

disarm

take away the weapons from

articulate

(v.) To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully

audiophile

one who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction

augment

to make larger, increase

unabated

continuing at full strength or intensity

embellish

add details to

belligerent

given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; one at war, one engaged in war

benevolent

generous in providing aid to others

decadent

decaying or decayed, especially in terms of morals

nonchalant

cool and confident, unconcerned

incantation

a chant; a recited magical spell

candid

completely honest, straightforward

emancipate

to free from slavery; to release or liberate

recapitulate

summarize briefly

carnivorous

meat-eating...yes, we're talking steaks and chops and brats and ribs...ohhhhh yes indeed!

antecedent

the noun to which a pronoun refers; ALSO, someone or something that happens before something else

censure

harsh criticism or disapproval

discretionary

subject to one's own judgment

incisive

very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation

reclamation

the act of making something useful again

cloister

residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery) OR verb - to seclude someone, as if in a cloister

disinclination

unwillingness

cognizant

aware; having knowledge of something

cordial

showing warm and heartfelt friendliness

corpulent

fat; having a large, bulky body

credible

capable of being believed

discriminate

to observe differences, make unfair distinctions

exculpate

To clear from blame; prove innocent

acculturate

to adapt to a culture

succumb

yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness

concurrent

happening at the same time; parallel

extradition

The legal process by which a fugitive from justice in one state is returned to that state

deify

to make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god

abdicate

to give up a position, right, or power

individuate

verb. distinguish from others of the same kind.

indoctrinate

to teach someone a set of beliefs

domesticate

to tame; to bring plants or animals under human control

indomitable

unconquerable, refusing to yield

indubitable

unquestionable, indisputable

conducive

Supportive; encouraging; helping to bring about

duress

force or threats to make someone do something

egotistical

excessively self-centered; self-important; conceited

preemptive

Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

equitable

fair, just

erroneous

incorrect, containing mistakes

quintessential

Perfect example

primeval

ancient, relating to the earliest ages

efficacious

effective; producing the desired outcome

fallible

likely to fail or be inaccurate

fervor

intense emotion

deferential

showing respect for another's authority

infidel

one who does not accept a particular faith

finesse

delicate skill

infirm

weak and feeble

confiscate

seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer

genuflect

bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image

affluence

abundant wealth

fortuitous

lucky

fractious

easily irritated or annoyed

fraternize

to associate in a friendly manner

subterfuge

an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something

confound

mistake one thing for another

progenitor

a direct ancestor; the founder of a line or race

gesticulate

to make gestures

conglomeration

a collection of unrelated things

transgress

act in disregard of laws and rules

ingratiate

gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

aggravate

make worse; irritate (see "Breezy")

gregarious

sociable; fond of the company of others

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