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To scold gently but firmly.
To caution, to warn
To take in and make part of the body; to digest (adapted). EX: A prosthetic arm. You take it in and make it a part of your body.
To summon or call forth to inspire. To produce a response/reaction.
EX: The shout of "Fire" evoked panic in the audience.
To approve, to express agreement (used with to)
EX: The community assented to building a new school.
EX: Don't plan our summer vacation until you have the assent of the whole family.
To have or express a different opinion of something. Disagreement
EX: The community had a dissent about building the new hotel.
EX: The community dissented the idea of building a new mall.
Pertaining to or using the sense of touch; tangible
EX: Skin is the largest tactile organ of the body.
Irrelevant off the subject.(think about tree branches)
EX: Although your comment is interesting it is tangent to the topic of our discussion.
A straight line that touches the outside of a curve but does not cross it.
EX: for a short distance the highway runs at a tangent to the edge of the lake.
A sudden change of direction "to go off on a tangent"
EX: Zayn in one direction went off on a suprising and shocking tangent, when he recently left one direction to become a regular 22 year old.
To soothe; to make less severe; to satisfy
EX: The teacher assuaged the children's fears of the storm by explaining the causes of thunder and lightning.
A party or festival, especially one held outdoors.
EX: The city sponsors a Labor Day fete at the lake.
Joking; avoiding seriousness
EX: Your jocular attitude was not appropriate during the serious discussion.
Plentiful, prodigal, overflowing; giving abundantly (usually used with IN)
EX: Theater critics were profuse in their praise for Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes.
Angry; enraged...Someone who POSSESS ire is irate.
EX: When we got home at two in the morning our irate parents were waiting at the door.
Anger; Rage...You POSSESS ire.
EX: He was unable to control his ire when the bad guy stole all his money.
Wishing harm to others; malicious
EX: His malevolent gossip created hurt feelings throughout the whole class.
Passionate devotion to a cause; great love of something.
EX: Despite being blind and deaf, Hellen Keller's zeal to learn led her to attend Radcliff College.
A circuitous route is one you go AROUND
EX: Driven off course by storms and deterred by adventures, Aeneas travels from Troy to Rome in a circuitous journey around the Mediterranean.
Cautious and watchful; prudent
EX: Despite her mother's reminder to be circumspect on the way to Grandmother's house, Little Red Riding Hood reveals her destination to the ostensibly friendly wolf.
A shape or outline; a method of arrangement
CON=with FIGUR=shape==(with a shape)
To encourage conversation, they arranged the chairs in configurations of six or eight.
A sphere; anything spherical in shape (A planet, an eye)
EX: To astronauts observing from outer space, Earth looks like a huge blue-green orb
A globe carried by a monarch as a symbol of office.
EX: At her coronation Queen Elizabeth II was invested with the crown, scepter, and orb of Great Britain.
Like a large cave in size or darkness.
The cavernous sports stadium could hold a hundred thousand spectators.(probably empty)
Filled with caves or cavities.
EX: The cavernous cliffs contained many Stone Age burial sites.
the main ideas of a class, group, or movement.
EX: Training young people to be prepared in emergencies is an important aspect of Boy Scout and Girl Scout ideology.
By memory without thought of the meaning.
EX: Students rarely remember vocabulary words they learn by rote and never use in writing or discussion.
Mechanical routine(Memorized Routine)
Example: Assembly lines where one works by rote tend to be more tiring than work with varied activities.
EX: Santa Claus was described as a jolly fellow with a rotund belly that "shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly"
A circular domed building or hall.
EX: The United States Capitol has a large rotunda at its center.
Sono, Sonare, sonui, sonitum
L. "to sound"
Tango, Tangere, Tetigi, Tactum
L. "To touch"
L. "before," "for"
L. "circle," "anything round"
To the stars through difficulties.
Ad astra per aspera.
Touch me not.
Noli me tangere.
There is no joke in being spiteful.
Non est jocus esse malignum.
Willing and able.
Volens et potens.
Under the rose. (something done in secret)
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Veni, vidi, vici.
Watch and pray.
Vigilate et orate.
From eggs to apples.
Ab ovo usque ad mala.
In the middle (thick) of things.
In medias res.
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