Blocher Latin Week 2W

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gratis

without charge or payment; free

gratuitous

given freely, unwarranted

ingratiate

establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of another

moribund

dying; near death

mortification

shame; humiliation; embarrassment

rigor mortis

stiffness of the body that sets in several hours after death (literally, "stiffness of death")

corporal

bodily, as corporal punishment

corpus

general collection or body of writings, laws, etc.

corpus delicti

facts proving that a crime has been committed; body of the victim in a murder case

habeas corpus

a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person's liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.

ductile

able to be drawn out or hammered thin; easily led; docile

traduce

(literally, "lead along" as a spectacle to bring into disgrace); malign; slander; vilify; calumniate

viaduct

bridge for conducting a road or railroad over a valley, river, etc.

non sequitur

statement that does not follow from previous statements

sequential

arranged in a sequence; serial

cursory

running over hastily; superficially done

discursive

wandering from one topic to another; rambling; digressive

precursor

forerunner; predecessor

egress

means of going out; exit

gradient

rate at which a road; railroad track; temperature; voltage; etc., rises or falls; slope; inclination

retrograde

going backward; becoming worse

expedite

facilitate; accelerate or speed up

impediment

hindrance; obstacle; defect

velocipede

child's tricycle; early form of bicycle

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