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Vocabulary from Classical Roots D Lessons 13 and 14

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insubordinate
Not submissive to authority
inordinate
Excessive; immoderate; not controlled
ordain
1. To confirm priestly authority upon.
2. To order by superior authority.
ordinance
1. A command or order; a law or regulation. especially by a city government.
apostle
A leader or teacher of a (new) faith or movement
stolid
Showing or appearing to feel no emotion; apathetic
epistolary
Pertaining to letter-writing or contained in letters.
rectify
To set right; to correct
rectitude
Moral uprightness; correctness of behavior
constellation
1. A group of fixed stars.
2. A brilliant gathering.
3. A set of related objects or individuals.
stellar
1. Pertaining to stars.
2. Outstanding; referring to a star performer
asterisk
A star-shaped figure used to indicate an omission or a footnote.
astral
Of or from the stars.
cosmology
The study of the whole universe: origin, evolution, and relationship of its parts.
cosmopolite
A person at ease in any part of the world and/or knowledgeable in many subjects.
immutable
Never changing or varying; unchangeable
permutation
An alteration; a rearrangement of elements, especially in mathematics.
transmute
To transform; to change from one form of nature into another
temerity
Foolish boldness; recklessness; rashness.
temerarious
Daring; rash; reckless
imperturbable
Unexcitable; unflustered; calm
turbid
1. Muddy; not clear; opaque
2. Confused; disordered.
perturb
to agitate; to upset
aspersion
a remark that disparages, maligns, or slanders another.
disperse
to spread widely, to disseminate
temper
1. To moderate
2. To bring to a particular texture or consistency, often hardness.
temperance
1. Moderation in expressing feelings, in appetite, and in consumption of alcoholic drink; self-restraint
2. Total abstinence from alcoholic beverages; teetotalism
outre
Deviating from the usual or proper; eccentric; outlandish
penultimate
next to last
ultimatum
(ultimata)
A final, uncompromising condition or demand, especially one whose rejection will close negotiations.