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15 terms

Vocab from Classical Roots C Ch. 4

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puerile
childish; immature
orthopedics
branch of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system & tissues related to movement
pedagogue
a teacher
pedant
a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding OR a scholarly show-off
entity
something that has a real or independent existence
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance OR something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination
essence
the basic element; the identifying characteristic OR a substance in concentrated form obtained from a plant or drug OR a perfume
moribund
about to die or end
mortify
to shame OR to discipline oneself by denial
postmortem
an examination to determine the cause of death; an autopsy OR (informal) an analysis of something that is over
euthanasia
the act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal; mercy killing
innate
possesed at birth; inborn
naïve
childlike; unsophisticated OR gullible
nascent
emerging; coming into existence
renaissance
a rebirth; a renewal OR (capitalized) a revival of humanism in fourteenth-century to sixteenth-century Europe