Vocabulary from Classical Roots E chapters 9 and 10

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to shine

luceo

lucent

1. shining, luminous 2. permitting light to pass through, translucent

lucid

1. clearly expressed, easy to understand 2. logical, rational, sane

elucidate

to make clear or plain, to clarify

pellucid

1. very clear, thus allowwing a maximum of light to pass through; transparent; translucent 2. Very clear in meaning or style

light

lumens

luminary

1. an object, such as a sun or moon, that gives light 2. a person who is outstanding in a particular field

luminescence

light emitted by means other than burning, such as chemical or biochemical action or radiation

to point out, to show

monstro

muster

1. to assemble people, especially troops, for a specific reason 2. to gather; to summon

remonstrate

to speak in protest of disapproval

shade/ shadow

umbra

umbrage

extreme offense; resentment

adumbrate

1. to give a sketchy outline 2. to foreshadow indistinctly

black/ dark colored

niger

denigrate

to speak derogatorily of someone's character or reputation; to deframe; to disparage

necromancy

1. the art of predicting event by allegedly communication with the dead 2. black magic; witchcraft; sorcery

to be pale

pallo

pall

1. a cover for a coffin or tomb 2. a coffin, especially one with a body in it 3. anything that covers, darkens. obscures. or makes gloomy

palliate

1. to make a situation, especially an offense, seem less serious, to make excuses for something or someone

pallid

1. deficient in color, having an abnormally plae complexion 2. lacking color, vitality, or interest; dull

away from

apo

apocalypse

1. a prophetic disclosure or revelation especially concerning a universal cataclysm 2. any widespread destruction 3. The last book of the bible, also know as Revelation, which contains prophesies about the ultimate destruction of the world

apocryphal

false, counterfeit, doubtful, especially in authorship or authenticity

apoplexy

a stroke, sudden loss of muscular control, sensation, or consciousness usually resulting from rupture or blockage of a blood vessel (often used hyperbolically to describe a state of extreme rage that produces exaggerated responses)

apostate

a person who forsakes his or her own principles, religions, or allegiances

pure, spotless

castus

castigate

to punish, to critize severly, to chastise

chasten

to seek to improve through punishment, to discipline

to close

claudo

occlusion

something that blocks; an abstruction

recluse

someone who lives alone and avoids company; a hermit

key

clavis

clavier

a keyboard instrument, like a piano or harpsichord, with strings

conclave

a private, exclusive, or secret meeting

enclave

a country entirely or most enclosed with the territory of another country 2. a district or group isolated or enclosed by a larger one

through

dia

diadem

a crown or headband worn as a sign of authority

diatribe

an abusive criticism or atack

diametrical

pertaining to diameter, exactly or completely opposite

diaspora

1. any group migration or flight from a country 2. dispersion of the Jews from their homeland in the Middle East

to punish, to correst, to restrain

castigo

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