18 terms

Vocab 7 w/roots

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ante
before
pre
before
bellum
war
cedere
to go
destinare
to determine
monere
to warn
post
after
antebellum
adj. of a period before the war, especially the American civil war
antecedent
n. a thing or event that proceeds the noun to which the pronoun refers, preceding, going before
anterior
adj. coming before in position or time
adv. anteriorly
avant-garde
adj. ahead of the times, especially in the arts
n. a group that is ahead of the times
vanguard
n. the foremost position, especially of an army or fleet, leaders of a movement in art, fashion, politics etc.
precept
n. a command, a rule of conduct
adj. preceptive
predestination
n. the belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power
adj. predestined
preempt, pre-empt
v. to take possession of something before anyone else can do so
premonition
n. an advance warning
adj. premonitory
preposterous
adj. absurd, contrary to nature or measure
n. obstreperousness
adv. preposterously
pretentious
adj. showy, pompous, claiming unjustified distinction