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SPRING EXAMS 2012 english vocab vocab from classical roots book b lessons 9-16

from VFCR book b lessons 9-16 and roots
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circuitous
Roundabout; indirect
circumspect
Cautious and watchful; prudent
circumference
The outer boundary of a circle; the perimeter
orbit
Path of one body as it revolves around another body; A sphere of influence, a range of action and experience
orb
a sphere; anything spherical in shape
a globe carried by a monarch as a symbol of office
configuration
shape or outline; a method of arrangement
figurative
using figures of speech; symbolic, not literal
cyclic
occurring or moving in cycles
encyclopedic
possessing information about many subjects or intensively one subject
circum
L>around
spectare
L>to look at
orbis
L> circle, anything round
orbita
L> wheel
figura
L> form, shape
kuklos
G> wheel, circle
paideia
G> education
Assent
To consent; to express agreement (used with to)
Assent
Agreement; consent
Dissent
To have or express a different opinion
Dissent
Disagreement
Presentiment
A sense of something about to happen
Sensuous
Appealing to the senses, especially aesthetically
Sentinel
A sentry; one who keeps watch
Contiguous
Adjoining; sharing a boundary
Tangible
Perceptible by sense of touch
Tangible
Clear and definite; real; concrete
Tactile
Pertaining to or using the sense of touch; tangible
Tangent
Touching
Tangent
Irrelevant; off the subject
Tangent
A straight line that touches the outside of a curve but does not cross it
Tangent
A sudden change of direction: "to go off on a tangent"
Ad hoc
For a specific purpose or situation
Admonish
To scold gently but firmly
Admonish
To caution; to warn
Assimiliate
To take in and make part of the body; to digest
Assmiliate
To cause to become similar or part of a whole
Olfactory
Pertaining to the sense of smell
Redolent
Smelling strongly
Redolent
Full of memories
Resonate
To produce or show sound vibrations; to echo or resound
Sonic
Pertaining to sound waves or audible sounds
Advocate
To speak in favor of something; to recommend
Advocate
A person who argues, supports, or defends a cause
Evoke
To summon or call forth; to inspire
Evoke
To produce a reaction or response
Provocative
Exciting; stimulating
Vociferous
Making an outcry; chracterized by loudness, especially in protest
Auspicious
Showing signs that promise success
Introspection
Examination of one's own thoughts or feelings
Retrospect
A survey of past times or events
Specimen
A single thing that is taken as an example of a whole category
Specter
A ghost
Specter
A haunting fear of future trouble
Spectrum
The distribution of characteristics of a physical system, especially bands of colors seen as a rainbow or bands of differing sound waves
Spectrum
A wide range of qualities or ideas
Speculate
To form opinions without definite knowledge or evidence
Speculate
To buy or sell something to make a profit but with risk of loss
Surveillance
Supervision or close observation, especially of a suspected person
Vigil
A period of staying awake to keep watch or to pray
Vigilant
Watchful; on the lookout for danger
refute
to prove a statement or person to be incorrect; to disprove
reiterate
to say over again
repartee
a quick, witty reply
repartee
conversation characterized by such remarks
repertoire
the stock of plays, stories, song, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform
repertoire
the skills or accomplishments of a particular person or group
repose
a rest, a peaceful state; to rest
repose
to place trust in or expectations on something
reticent
of a silent nature; reserved in manner
ostensible
pretended; given as an excuse to conceal the real reason
ostentatious
showy; intended to impress people
improvise
to make up something without preparation; to make or provide from materials on hand
visionary
existing only in imagination; fanciful; not practical
visionary
characterized by vision or forethought
Root: Pro
"before" "for"
Procrastinate
verb
To put off doing something; to delay neeedlessly
Prodigal
Adj. 1) Recklessly wasteful; extravagant
2) Profuse;lavish
Noun
a spendthrift
Prodigy
Noun
A person with exceptional talent or powers
Profane
Adj. 1) Showing disrespect toward god or sacred things 2) Nonreligious in subject, form , or use.
Verb
To treat with irreverence
Profuse
Adj.
Plentiful, prodigial, overflowing; giving abundantly(usually used with in).
Root: Jocus
"joke"
Jeopardy
Noun
Danger; Peril
Jocular
Adj.
Joking; avoiding seriousness
Root: Suavis
"delightful"
Assuage
Verb
To soothe; to make less severe; to satisfy
Suave
Adj
Smooth in social manner
Root: Festus
"festive"
Festoon
Noun
A decorative chain of flowers, leaves, or ribbons hung in a curve
Verb
To decorate with hanging ornaments
Fete
Noun
A party or festival, especially one held out of doors
Verb
To give a party in someone's honor
Ore rotundo
With round (eloquent) mouth.
Fingo
<L. "to shape"
Feign
To pretend.
Feint
A misleading movement or pretended attack.
Effigy
A sculpture or model of a person.
Eidos
<G. "shape," "form"
Ideology
The main ideas of a class, group, or movement.
Idyll
A short description of a peaceful or romantic scene, usually of country life.
Routa
<L. "wheel"
Rote
By memory without thought of the meaning; mechanical routine.
Rotunda
A circular domed building or hall.
Rotund
plump; rounded.
Cavea
<L. "a hollow"
Cavernous
Like a large cave in size or darkness.
Concave
Curved like the inner surface of a ball.
Excavate
To dig out; to make a hole by digging.
Volens et potens
Willing and able.
Doleo
<L. "to grieve"
Condole
To express sympathy.
Doleful
mournful; sad.
Ira
<L. "anger"
Irascible
irritable; hot tempered.
Irate
angry, enraged.
Ire
anger; rage.
Volo
<L. "to wish"
Malevolent
wishing harm to others; malicious.
Volition
a conscious choice; use of one's will to make a decision.
Zelos
<G. "zeal"
Zeal
passionate devotion to a cause, ardor.
Zealot
a zealous person; a fanatic.