Vocabulary Unit 4

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auto

prefix: self

autocracy

government by one person who posses all of the power by him or her self

autonomy

self government; independence

autobiographical

related to a story about oneself

automatic

something that happens by itself

autograph

a signature that is unique to oneself

bell

root: war

antebellum

related to a time period before the war; usually refers to before the US civil war of 1860

bellicose

warlike or hostile in nature

belligerent

engaged in war; warlike; combative

rebel

someone who goes against the status quo (the way things are done now) and is willing to go to war to change the current situation

rebellion

a war against the established government or authority

bene

prefix: good

benign

something that will not cause damage or harm; relatively good or neutral

benefactor

a person who does good and gives aid, especially in the form of money

benevolent

kind, good, showing goodwill toward others

beneficiary

a person who receives the goodwill of someone else

to benefit

to assist, help, or provide some gain in a good way

mal

prefix: bad, evil, ill, wrong

malady

a disease or illness

malaise

a feeling of general unease; ill at ease

malefaction

a crime; a broken rule; a bad deed

malignant

bad; evil

malevolent

ill intentioned; wishing evil on others; deliberate ill will

malice

hatred, evil, meanness

maladroit

awkward, having bad coordination

malaria

a bad tropical disease spread by mosquitoes

malodorous

stinky; a bad smell

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