Greek and Latin Root Words Lesson 7 and 8

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Greek and Latin root words lesson 7 and 8.

Ante

Before

Antebellum

Of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War

Antecedent

A thing or event that precedes

Antecedent (2)

The noun to which a pronoun refers

Anterior

Coming before in position or time

Avant-garde

Ahead of the times, especially in the arts

Avant-garde (2)

A group that is ahead of the times

Vanguard

The foremost position, especially of an army or fleet

Vanguard (2)

Leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.

Pre

Before

Precept

A command; a rule of conduct

Predestination

The belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power

Preempt (Pre-empt)

To take possession of something before anyone else can do so

Premonition

A warning in advance

Preposterous

Absurd; contrary to nature or reason

Pretentious

Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction

Primus

First

Premier

First in time or importance

Premier (2)

A prime minister or head of state

Primate

An archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others

Primate (2)

A member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans

Prime

First in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time

Prime (2)

Chief; most important

Primeval

Belonging to the first ages; ancient

Primordial

Primeval; original; fundamental

Post

After

Posterior

Situated behind of at the back

Posterior (2)

The buttocks 8)

Posterity

Future generations

Posterity (2)

A person's descendants

Posthumous

Occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death

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