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  1. depredation
  2. hidebound
  3. prurient
  4. traumatic
  5. vitiate
  1. a (vt) to spoil or impair the quality of (something); weaken, debase, corrupt, adulterate
  2. b [L. prurire=itching, longing] (adj.) having or inspiring an excessive interest in sexual matters
  3. c [OE "to be bound in one's own skin"] (adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
  4. d [Gk. trauma=wound] (adj) emotionally distressing
  5. e [L. praedari= to plunder/rob] (n) the act of preying upon or plundering

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. [L. prae=before + scire= to know] (n) knowledge of events/actions before they happen; foresight
  2. [Gr. eikon=image + knla=to break] (adj) attacking or seeking to overthrow popular or traditional beliefs, ideas, or institutions
  3. (n) a sign that something is coming; a portent, herald (vt) to indicate the approach of
  4. [Gk. mythology: Chimera=a fire-breathing she-monster w/ a lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail] (adj) imaginary; absurd; wildly fantastic or improbable; impossible
  5. [Sp. pecado=sin + -illo=diminutive] (n) a minor sin or offense; a trifling fault or shortcoming

5 True/False Questions

  1. mellifluous[L. mel=honey + fluere=to flow] (adj) flowing sweetly or smoothly; honeyed


  2. morass(n) skill or expertise in a particular activity or field; bravery in battle


  3. in medias res[L. inter=between + necare=to kill] (adj) mutually destructive; characterized by great slaughter and bloodshed


  4. empathy[L. ex=out + fetus=fruitful] (adj) weak, lacking wholesome vigor/energy; having lost character, vitality, or strength; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date


  5. aegis[Gk. aigis=goatskin] (n) a shield or breastplate, made of goatskin, emblematic of majesty used by Zeus or Athena; protection, patronage, or sponsorship


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