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Vocabulary From Classical Roots: Chapter 4, Definitions

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incipio, incipere, incepi, inceptum
Latin root
means to begin
nihil
Latin root
means nothing
nego, negare, negavi, negatum
Latin root
means to deny
vanus
Latin root
means empty
vaccus
Latin root
means empty
aperio, aperire, aperui, apertum
Latin root
means to open
inception
n. the beginning of something
incipient
adj. in its early stages; beginning
annihilate
tr. v. to destroy completely
nihilism
n. the total rejection of religious or moral beliefs
negate
tr. v. 1. to disapprove; to nullify
2. to rule out; to cancel; to repeal
renegade
n. one who deserts a group, cause, faith, etc; an outlaw
adj. like a renegade, traitorous
vacuous
adj. empty, especially of meaning or purpose
vanity
n. 1. conceit, especially about one's appearance
2. something worthless or useless
3. a dressing table
vaunt
tr. v. to boast; to brag about
n. a boast
aperture
n. an opening, especially one that emits light
overt
adj. done or shone openly