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VCR C Lesson 9 & 10

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Caput, capitis
Latin: head
capitalist
noun: a person who has invested personal wealth in business; a very wealthy person
capitulation
noun: surrender; ending resistance
decapitate
verb: to cut off the head of; to behead
precipice
noun: a very steep or vertical face of a cliff or rock; the edge of a dangerous situation
precipitate
verb: to throw down from a great height; to make happen suddenly or quickly
recapitulation
noun: the restatement of a main idea; a summary or concise review
Cerebrum
Latin: brain
cerebral
adjective: pertaining to the brain; intellectual
cerebration
noun: the act of thinking; thought
facies
Latin: face, form, shape
deface
verb: to mar or spoil the appearance or surface of something
efface
verb: to wipe out; to obliterate. Also to make less clear as if rubbing out. To make oneself inconspicuous
facade
noun: the face of a building; the face or front of anything, especially an artificial or false front.
facet
noun: one of many sides of a cut stone or jewel; one aspect of a situation, or of a tooth
Frons, frontis
Latin: front, forehead, face
affront
verb: to insult intentionally; to offend or embarass. Noun: an insult or offensive act.
confront
verb: to stand or come directly in front of; to face with defiance or hostility
effrontery
noun: flippant or insulting boldness; audacity
Orator fit, poeta nascitur.
An orator is made; a poet is born.
SUPERCILIUM
<L. "eyebrow"
supercilious
Disdainful; haughty and aloof.
OS, ORIS
<L. "mouth"
ORO, ORARE, ORAVI, ORATUM
<L. "to speak"
inexorable
Relentless; unyielding.
oracle
1. A shrine where the ancient Greeks consulted one of their gods for advice or prophecy.
oracle
2. A prophecy made at such a shrine.
oracle
3. A person who transmits prophecy from a deity.
oracle
4. A person or thing regarded as able to give wise guidance.
oration
An address or formal speech given on a special occasion.
orifice
A mouth or vent; an opening.
osculate
To kiss.
DENS, DENTIS
<L. "tooth"
indentation
A cut or notch.
indenture
1. A written contract between two parties.
indenture
2. An agreement binding an apprentice to work for a master.
indenture
To bind by written contract.
trident
A long three-pronged fork or weapon.
ODON, ODONTIS
<G. "tooth"
orthodontist
A specialist who corrects irregularly positioned teeth.
GURGES, GURGITIS
<L. "throat," "whirlpool"
gorge
1. A deep, narrow passage with rocky sides, enclosed between mountains.
gorge
2. Gluttonous eating.
gorge
3. A feeling of nausea (used with rise).
gorge
1. To eat greedily.
gorge
2. To fill full; to stuff.
disgorge
1. To expel from the throat or stomach; to vomit.
disgorge
2. To discharge violently.
gargantuan
Of immense size; gigantic.
gargoyle
A grotesque carved human or animal figure, especially one used as a rainspout carrying water clear of a wall.
regurgitate
1. To cause to pour back or cast up partially digested food; to vomit.
regurgitate
2. To rush or surge back.