26 terms

Vocab 6B

STUDY
PLAY
OMN(I)
(base) all
SEMI
(base) half; partly
SEN
(base) old
STRING, STRICT (STRAIN)
(base) To draw tight
TORQU, TORT
(base) To twist
VERT, VERS
(base) To turn
Omniscient
having infinite knowledge
Senile
Having or showing the signs of old age
Extortion
the making of threats for the purpose of obtaining money or property
Restrict
put a limit on; keep under control
Omnivore
person or animal that eats everything (both flesh and plants)
Semicolon
a punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.
Senate
Smaller assembly of congress, composed of more experienced representatives with longer terms of service than the House
Vertical
running straight up and down or upright
Omnibus
covering many things
Stringent
strict, precise, rigid, or severe
Omnipotent
all powerful
Semisweet
Partially sweetened, such as chocolate that is sweeter than dark, but less sweet than milk
Contortionist
person who can twist his or her body into odd postures
Constrict
draw together; render narrower; shrink
Torture
wrench, twist; inflict severe pain upon (often to gain information)
Retort
a quick, clever, often sharp reply
Controversy
disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated
Divert
bypass; turning aside
Universe
All of space and everything in it
Senior
elder