varied; mixed; consisting of different kinds or
Instead of putting similar students together, the school created heterogeneous classes.
The science show had many heterogeneous ideas and discoveries.
Greek- heteros -different
unable to erase or remove; permanent
Mr. Kim's words left an indelible impression on Ken, who never forgot his counselor's advice.
Everything that goes on the internet suddenly becomes indelible.
Latin- indelebilis- imperishable
It is an inequity when Jim chops wood for two dollars, and Al gets five dollars for the same work.
It is an inequity whenever one person does all the work yet many others get the credit as well.
Latin- aequus- even, just, equal
to act or make a request in behalf of another
Mr. Green interceded on her behalf by asking the principal to give the girl one more chance.
Little did he know that if he he interceded, he would have died.
Latin- intercedere- intervene, come between, be between
to put side by side to compare and contrast
If you juxtapose the two sculptures, you can see that one is larger than the other
You juxtapose many shapes and angles in geometry.
Latin- juxta- beside, near
In that loquacious class the teacher can hardly get a word in edgewise
The loquacious mayor put everyone to sleep after 3 hours into his 6 hour speech.
Latin- loquax- talkative
to speak ill of; to damage the reputation of; to
Bill was maligned by his enemies, who spread vicious stories about his addiction to gambling.
Joe was physically bullied and maligned by Bill in elementary school.
Latin- malignare- to do maliciously
to shame; to humiliate; to destroy the self respect
of; to disgrace
Christina was mortified when her little brother read her secret diary aloud to her friends.
Jim was mortified because he didn't give into blackmail.
Latin- mors- death
to shut out; to exclude from a society or group; to
When the gang ostracizes a member, no one is allowed to speak to him.
He was ostracized by his friends after his release from jail for doing drugs.
Greek- ostrakizein- tile, potsherd
possible; seemingly try but possibly untrue; likely;
Penny's story about who dented the fender seems plausible, but we still have our doubts.
Just because something is very plausible doesn't make it true.
Latin- plausibilis- deserving applause, acceptable
pure; unspoiled; original
Pristine wilderness is hard to find theses days most of the land has been alerted in some way.
The kitchen was in pristine condition, being new and unused.
Latin- pristinus- former
(n) kickback; reaction; (v) to draw back in fear or
Startled by the huge grizzly bear on the road in front of her, Jessica recoiled in fear.
Sarah recoiled from the argument when Pete threatened to let out certain information that she didn't want anyone to know.
Latin- re- back
very careful and precise about details
Cal is meticulous in every detail, unlike his sloppy and careless sister Sal.
The meticulous work and detail put into the carving was incredible.
Latin- meticulosus- fearful, timid
to negate; to undo; to void; to cancel out
The SAT scores didn't count; they were nullified after a report of widespread cheating on the exam.
Bill's transaction was nullified because the bank found out about about his identity being stolen and stopped all incoming and outgoing actions.
Latin- nullus- not any
to make holes in; to pierce or puncture
Deedee perforated the top of the shoebox wit a fork to make air holes for her pet lizard.
Perforated paper in a notebook is both useful and convenient as it can be torn out and used or used as a notebook.
Latin- perforare- bore or pierce through