Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book E Lesson 2

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Vocabulary cards with full defenition .

altercation

to have difference with another ; a noisy quarrel

altruism

concern for the welfare of others ; unselfishness

ephemeral

lasting for a very short time ; transitory ; not everlasting

epitaph

an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there ; a brief summart of a dead person's life

epitome

a typical representation of something ; a person who embodies a quality

eponymous

referring to the name of a person , a mythical being , or a literary figure associated with something , or to a word incorperating the name of such a person

paradigm

an example serving to illustrate a process , pattern , or concept

paradox

a statement that seems contradictory but contains a truth or valid deduction

paragon

a model of excellence or perfection

parameter

in mathematics , a constant that has a variable values and is used to determine other variables
a factor that determines a range of variations ; a boundary

peripatetic

walking or traveling about

peripheral

pertaining to the boundary of a area
of minor importance

anathema

a person or thing detested and shunned
a curse , especially a formal church ban or excommunication

antithesis

an exact opposite ; a complete contrast
a rhetorical form juxtaposing contrasting ideas , often in parallel structure

epithet

a word or phrase used positively or negatively that characterizes or describes a person or thing , added to or replacing a name

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