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Madison Beasley 6 latin

Recommended for study for students participating in a district, county, city, regional or state spelling bee. Words from Latin roots.
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inane
lacking significance, meaning, or point
relevant
having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand
impetuous
marked by impulsive vehemence or passion
ambivalent
simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action
dejected
cast down in spirits
postmortem
done, occurring, or collected after death
incriminate
to charge with or show evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault
access
freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something
plausible
appearing worthy of belief
interrupt
to stop or hinder by breaking in
alliteration
the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables
refugee
one that flees; especially: a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution
amicable
characterized by friendly goodwill
lucid
having full use of one's faculties
percolate
to be diffused through
meticulous
marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details
fastidious
difficult to please
trajectory
the curve that a body (as a planet or comet in its orbit or a rocket) describes in space
animosity
ill will or resentment tending toward active hostility
implement
to give practical effect to and ensure of actual fulfillment by concrete measures
ambiguity
a word or expression that can be understood in two or more possible ways
curriculum
the courses offered by an educational institution
omnivorous
feeding on both animal and vegetable substances
bellicose
favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars
electoral
of or relating to someone who votes
crescent
the moon at any stage between new moon and first quarter and between last quarter and the succeeding new moon when less than half of the illuminated hemisphere is visible
obsequious
marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
transect
to cut transversely
precipice
a very steep or overhanging place
susceptible
capable of submitting to an action, process, or operation
condolences
sympathy with another in sorrow
benefactor
one that makes a gift or bequest
candidate
one that aspires to or is nominated or qualified for an office, membership, or award
bugle
a valveless brass instrument that resembles a trumpet and is used especially for military calls
formidable
causing fear, dread, or apprehension
canary
a small finch
subterfuge
deception by artifice or strategem in order to conceal, escape, or evade
abdicate
to cast off
lunatic
insane person
carnivore
any of an order of typically flesh-eating mammals that includes dogs, foxes, bears, raccoons, and cats
gregarious
tending to associate with others of one's kind
ostentatious
marked by or fond of conspicuous or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display
prosaic
dull, unimaginative
herbivore
animal adapted to subsist solely on plant tissues
prodigal
characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure
magnanimous
showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit
benevolent
marked by or disposed to doing good
mercurial
characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood
simile
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as
jovial
markedly good-humored especially as evidenced by jollity and conviviality
ridiculous
extremely silly or unreasonable
innate
existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth
obstinate
perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
discern
to detect with the eyes
mediocre
of moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance
insidious
awaiting a chance to entrap
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intractable
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exuberant
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ingenious
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retrospective
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ominous
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omnipotent
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consensus
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discipline
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prescription
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capitulation
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adjacent
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dissect
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conjecture
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predicate
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corporal
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patina
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Capricorn
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participant
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library
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cognition
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primal
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filament
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unity
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ventilate
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aquatic
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igneous
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reptile
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providence
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message
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foliate
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nasal
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opera
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renovate
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credentials
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temporal
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canine
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measure
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credible
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femininity
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confidence
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triumvirate
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popularity
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diary
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humble
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vivisection
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strict
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prosecute
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contiguous
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ductile
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gradient
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current
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perfidy
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fidelity
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incorruptible
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soliloquy
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accommodate
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pernicious
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efficacy
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visceral
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exacerbate
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indigenous
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belligerent
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vernacular
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infinitesimal
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recalcitrant
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innocuous
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precocious
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ameliorate
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commensurate
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facetious
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prerogative
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ubiquitous
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egregious
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aggregate
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tertiary
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corpuscle
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perennial
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