Vocabulary From Classical Roots Book A Lessons 5 and 6

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microbe

an organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease

microcosm

1. a miniature world; 2. something that resembles something else on a very small scale

minuscule

extremely small

minutia

a small or trivial detail

attenuate

1. to make slender or small; 2. to weaken or reduce in force or value.

tenuous

1. thin in form; 2. flimsy, having little substance or validity

satiate

1. to satisfy an appetite fully; 2. to gratify to excess

comply

to do as one is asked or ordered

implement

1. a tool or utensil; 2. to carry out, put into effect

replete

1. well-stocked or abundantly supplied; 2. completely filled

expletive

an exclamation or oath, often obscene

copious

1. plentiful; 2. in large amounts

macrocosm

1. the universe; 2. any great whole

magnanimous

noble and generous, especially in forgiving

magnate

a wealthy, influential person, especially in business

magnitude

1. greatness of importance or size; 2. the degree or brightness of a star

megalomania

1. a form of mental illness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance; 2. an obsessive idea to do things on a grand scale

polygamy

the system of having more than one spouse at a time

polygon

a flat shape with many straight sides

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