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Lesson 4

ROOT "incipio"

"to begin"

inception (n.)

The beginning of something.

incipient (adj.)

In its early stages; beginning

ROOT "nihil"


annihilate (v.)

To destroy completely

nihilism (n.)

The total rejection of religious or moral beliefs.

ROOT "nego, negare"

"to deny"

negate (v.)

1. To disprove, to nullify; 2. To rule out; to cancel

renegade (n.)

One who deserts a group, cause, faith, etc.; an outlaw

ROOT "vanus, vacuus"


vacuous (adj.)

Empty, especially of meaning or purpose

vanity (n.)

1. Conceit, especially about one's appearance. 2. Something worthless or useless.

vaunt (v.)

to boast; to brag about

ROOT "aperio"

"to open"

aperture (n.)

An opening, especially one that admits light

overt (adj.)

Done or shown openly

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