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Vocabulary From Classical Roots, Book A Lesson 4

Lesson 4
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ROOT "incipio"
"to begin"
inception (n.)
The beginning of something.
incipient (adj.)
In its early stages; beginning
ROOT "nihil"
"nothing"
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"
"empty"
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