Latin Prefixes/Roots Words

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Prehensile

able to take hold of things, especially by wrapping them around

Impediment

an obstacle that hinders progress

Tangent

a line, curve, or surface that touches another curve or surface but does not intersect with it

Reprehend

to criticize or reprove somebody for something

Avert

to prevent; to turn away or aside

Loquacious

talkative

Remittance

the sending of money to pay for merchandise or services

Proliferous

producing or growing many cells, buds, or shoots rapidly

Recursive

involving a process that continues to be run or repeated again and again

Vociferous

producing a loud outcry

Missive

a letter, especially a long important one

Tactile

concerning the sense of touch

Concurrent

taking place at the same time

Pedestrian

ordinary and boring; someone who is walking, not driving

Colloquialism

an informal saying or word that is more common in conversation than in formal writing or speech

Contravene

to go against or act in opposition

Preclude

to make impossible beforehand

Subjugate

to bring under control

Egregious

standing out, especially in a bad way

Semitone

the tone at a half step between notes

Retrograde

moving in a direction that is backwards or opposite to the usual direction

Recapitulate

to repeat or summarize the main events, points, or stages

Biennial

occurring every two years

Impute

to attribute or put meaning to something

Prescient

having or showing advanced knowledge of what is to happen

Translucent

to allow light to pass through without permitting objects beyond to be seen clearly

Irrevocable

not able to be retracted or called back

Prospectus

a written statement that looks forward

Intramural

occurring around or within the bounds of an institution, especially a school

Secede

To formally break apart of away from an organization, state or alliance

Omnibus

of or including many things

Stricture

law or rule that limits or controls or controls something; a strong criticism

Infraction

breaking of a law or a violation of another's rights

Vivisection

the practice of operating on living animals to gain knowledge

Evince

to show a feeling or a quality clearly

Rupture

a break, burst, or tears something

Extortion

the crime of obtaining something from someone by using force, threats, or other unacceptable methods

Voracious

having a huge appetite

Uxoricide

to murder ones wife

Genuflect

to kneel on one bent knee and then rise as an act of respect

Inflection

a bending in pitch or tone; a change in word form that indicates a particular grammar function

Vivify

to cause something or someone to come to life

Omnifarious

of all kinds, varieties or forms

Astringent

a substance that draws tissue together

Vanquish

to overcome an opponent or suppress an emotion or idea

Stringent

strictly controlled or enforces

Tortuous

with many turns; devious or deceitful

Refractory

not responsive to treatment or stimulus; stubborn, rebellious and uncontrollable

Evict

to eject someone from a property

Retort

to respond sharply to something another said

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