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Vocabulary From Classical Roots, Book B: Lesson 9

Vini, vidi, vici.

I came, I saw, I conquered. -- JULIUS CAESAR


"Back," "Again"

1. Refute

to prove a statement or person to be incorrect; to disprove.

2. Reiterate

to say over again.

3. Repartee

1. A quick, witty reply.
2. Conversation characterized by such remarks.

*NOTA BENE* (Repartee)

Many words have a similar dotonation, or dictionary definition, but differ in their connotation, the ideas a word suggests beyond its definition. For example, answer and reply are neutral in connotation. On the other hand, while both repartee and retort can be defined as "a witty reply", they differ in their connotation. Someone might compliment you by saying, "You are well known for your repartee," meaning you make witty "comebacks in conversation. You might be less pleased to hear "You are known for your retorts," for you are being told that your replies in argument are sharp and often turn an opponents words against him or her.

4. Repertoire

1. The stock of plays, stories, songs, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform.
2. The skills or accomplishments of a particular person or group.

5. Repose

A rest; a peaceful state.

6. Reticent

Of a silent nature; reserved in manner.


"to exhibit"

7. Ostensible

pretended; given an excuse; to conceal the real reason.

8. Ostentatious

Showy; intended to impress people


"to see"

9. Improvise

1. To make up something without preparation.
2. To make or provide from materials on hand.

10. Visionary

1. Existing only in imagination; fanciful; not practical
2. Characterized by vision or forethought.

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