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15 terms

Vocab for Classical Roots 9&10 (book C)

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Supercilious
Disdainful, haughty, and aloof.
Inexorable
Relentless; unyielding.
Oracle
1. A shrine where the ancient Greeks consulted one of their gods for advice or prophecy.
2. A prophecy made at such a shrine.
3. A person who transmits prophecy from a deity.
4. A person or thing regarded as able to give wise guidance.
Oration
An address or formal speech given on a special occasion.
Orifice
A mouth or vent; an opening.
Osculate
To kiss.
Indentation
A cut or notch.
Indenture
1. A written contract between two parties.
2. An agreement binding an apprentice to work for a master.
3. To bind by written contract.
Trident
A long three-pronged fork or weapon.
Orthodontist
A specialist who corrects irregularly positioned teeth.
Gorge
1. A deep, narrow passage with rocky sides, enclosed between mountains.
2. Gluttonous eating.
3. A feeling of nausea (used with rise).
4. To eat greedily.
5. To fill full; to stuff.
Disgorge
1. To expel from the throat or stomach; to vomit.
2. To discharge violently.
Gargantuan
Of immense size; gigantic.
Gargoyle
A grotesque carved human or animal figure, especially one used as a rain spout carrying water clear of a wall.
Regurgitate.
1. To cause to pour back or cast up partially digested food; to vomit.
2. To rush or surge back.