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17 terms

Vocab Energizer 2 Ch. 5-6 Origins

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venerate
the love goddess Venus
sadistic
French nobleman Marquis de Sade
malapropism
Mrs. Malaprop in the play "The Rivals" (1775) by Irish-English playwright Richard Sheridan
pragmatic
outlaw brothers Frank and Jessie James; other James brothers, Henry and William, were great writers
disparage
Grimm's fairy tale "King Thrushbeard"
vegetate
Andrew Marvel's 17th century seduction poem "To HIs Coy Mistress"
adamant
Greek and Latin word adamas; baseball umpires are adamant
conjugal
Indo-European root word yug ("join"); in Sanskrit, = union of the individual soul with the Infinite, aka God
abominable, ominous
Greeks and Romans believed gods sent signals; 2 words
sent
root word for feel, think
despotic
"Despot" = title of emperor and high church official in Byzantine Empire; Alexander the Great and Kublai Kahn are famous examples
gullible
a young, flightless bird, called a "gull" in some parts of England
guile
Snow White
exonerate
sailers of ancient ships felt relieved when they could unload their cargo
cliché
French "clicher" means to click
trite
Latin tritus (worn out); hackneyed, a synonym of this word, comes from the town Hackney near London, famous for its horses
melancholy, choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine
traditional Oriental philosophy, psychology, and medicine emphasized balance between yin and yang; 4 words