Vocabulary from the Greek and Latin Roots Book III Unit #11

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Recant

To formally withdraw

Incantation

Ritual chant; spell

Disenchanted

Losing fondness for; unhappy with

Inaudible

So quiet as to be impossible to hear

Auditory

Having to do with the sense of hearing

Audit

A thorough review

Dissonance

Unpleasant or inharmonious sound

Assonance

Similarity of word sounds

Resonant

Having an effect; powerful

Analogous

Comparable to; like

Dialogue

Communication between two or more people

Prologue

A speech, passage, or event coming before the main speech or event

Prohibit

To stop one from doing something; prevent

Inhibit

To get in the way; hinder

Suffuse

To fill up from within; to spread throughout

Confound

To confuse or fustrate

Infuse

To inject; to fill something or someone with

Sustain

To support for an extended period of time

Abstain

To not do something; refrain

Tenacious

Stubbornly

Retinue

A group that attends an important person

Replete

Filled up with

Implement

To put into action; execute

Deplete

To use up;waste

Hib/Hab

To have, hold

Fus/Found

To pour out

Ten/Tain/Tin

To hold

Ple

To fill

Phototropic

Tending to grow or move towards light

Phosphorescent

Giving off light without heat

Photogenic

Attractive in pictures or photographs

Lucid

Easy to understand; clear

Elucidate

To make clear by explaining

Translucent

Allowing light to pass through

Circumspect

Careful; mindful of rules and consequences

Prospect

That which is expected

Specter

A ghost or phantom

Invidious

Hateful or spiteful

Providential

Happening by good fortune

Improvise

To create without any forethought or preparation

Phot/Phos

Light

Spec/Spect

To Look at

Vid/Vis

To see, to look

Enunciate

To prnounce or articluate

Renounce

To reject by declaration

Pronouncement

A declaration of opinion; judgement

Invoke

To call upon for support

Provocative

Causing disturbance or excitement

Revoke

To make invalid; deactivate

Ineffable

Unutterable; indescribable

Infantile

Childish; immature

Affable

Easy to converse with; friendly

Edict

An official order

Indict

To charge with a crime; accuse

Dictum

A formal or authoritative statement

Nunc/Nounc

To announce

Voc/Vok

To call

Fa

To speak

Dic/Dict

To say, to tell

Misinformation

Untrue or wrong information

Reform

To bring back to rightness, order or morality

Formative

Occuring at the time of most influence

Inept

Unskilled; clumsy

Adept

Skilled; expert at

Aptitude

Skill or suitability for

Posit

To put forth; assert

Impose

To forcibly place upon

Disposition

Attitude or mood

Figment

Something invented or imaginary

Effigy

A figure constructed in mockery

Prefigure

To look like or predict a later thing or event

Form

To form, to establish

Apt/Ept

To fit

Pos/Pon

To put, place

Fig

To shape

Legacy

Body of ideas, acheivements and morals

Delegate

To divide up, especially responsibilities

Agenda

Plan of action; purpose

Proactive

Seeking to solve a problem before it occurs

Exacting

Demanding perfection; strict

Repulsion

Desire to avoid; disgust

Dispel

To scatter about; break up

Propel

To cause to move towards; push

Realative

Dependent upon

Superlative

Excellent; above all others

Dilate

To widen

Lega

To appoint, to send on a mission, to charge with

Act/Ag

To do, act

Puls/Pel

To push

Lat

Brought, carried

Cant/Chant

To sing, to call

Aud

To hear

Son

To sound

Log

To speak, to reason

Bellicose

Warlike in nature

Antebellum

Occurring before a war

Belligerence

Warlike mood or attitude

Enamored

Fond of; feeling love towards

Amiable

Good-natured; cheerful

Amicable

Not bitter or hostile; friendly

Antagonize

To act hostile towards; provoke

Protagonist

The central character in a work of literature

Antagonist

One who is hostile towards; one who opposes

Philosophical

Calm and wise; reasonable

Philanthropy

Charitable donation to public causes

Bibliophile

One who loves books

Am

Love; friend

Agon

Contest, struggle

Impediment

Something that gets in the way; obstacle

Expedient

Providing results quickly; practical and effective

Pedestrian

Lacking excitement; ordinary and dull

Pedant

one possessing abundant knowledge of minor, often uninteresting, things

Pedagogue

A teacher, especially one who is dull and narrow-minded

Travesty

A bad imitation of; a perversion of

Vested

Significant to one's own profit or well-being

Vestment

Clothing worn to symbolize religious or political authority

Divest

To strip or remove a title or position of authority

Corporeal

Having to do with the body

Corpulent

Extremely fat; obese

Incorporate

To bring together features, ideas, or elements

Ped (Latin)

Foot

Ped (Greek)

Child

Vest

Clothing

Corpor/Corpu

Body

Uniform

The same all the way through; consistent

Unison

In one voice

Unanimous

Showing complete agreement

Monologue

A speech made by a single person

Monopolize

To use or take so as to prevent others from using or taking

Monogamy

Marriage to only one person at a time

Monolithic

Exactly the same throughout; lacking any diversity

Homonym

A word spelled exactly like another word, but having a different meaning

Homogenized

Forced to be exactly the same

Equitable

Fair; just

Equilibrium

Balance; steadiness

Iniquity

Injustice; wrong or wicked action or situation

Homo

The same

Equi

Equal, even

Benevolent

Kindly; favorable towards

Benefactor

A person who gives friendly aid

Benign

Causing no harm

Accord

Sameness of opinion; agreement

Discord

Lack of agreement; disharmony

Cordial

Warmly friendly and polite

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