E-III Classical Vocab-C L-13 (Minus Greek/Latin)

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emancipate (tr.v.)

to free from restraint or influence; to free (a slave) from bondage

manacle (n./tr.v.)

(usually plural) a device for confining the hands; handcuffs; anything that constrains; to restrain, as w/ handcuffs

mandate (n.)

a formal order from a higher court; an authoritative command, order, or injunction

manifest (adj./tr.v./n.)

clearly apparent to sight or understanding; obvious; to show plainly; to reveal; to prove; a list of cargo or passengers

manipulate (tr.v.)

to use or handle skillfully; to manage w/ devious skill, or to adjust to suit one's purpose

dexterity (n.)

skill in the use of the hands or body; adroitness; mental skill; cleverness

ambidextrous (adj.)

able to use either hand equally well

digital (adj.)

relating to a finger or to a unit of measure (3/4 inch); the breadth of a finger; referring to a numerical system for encoding data

dactylic (adj.)

three-syllable unit or "foot" in poetry (1st syllable stressed, others unstressed)

pterodactyl (n.)

an extinct flying reptile having an elongated digit on each forelimb

deflect (tr.v./intr.v.)

to turn aside; to swerve or turn aside

genuflect (intr.v.)

to bend the knee in a kneeling or half-kneeling position to express reverence or respect

inflection (n.)

an alteration of pitch or tone of the voice; in grammar an alteration of the form of a word to show different grammatical or syntactical relationships

reflection (n.)

the act or condition of being thrown back; something thrown back, as light, heat, sound, or an image; discredit; indirect reproach; deep thought

rapacious (adj.)

excessively grasping or greedy; given to seizing for plunder or as prey

rapt (adj.)

giving one's complete attention; overcome w/ emotion; completely filled w/ joy

surreptitious (adj.)

done secretly, w/out approval

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