24 terms

English 2 Latin Roots for Mr. Pogreba: Unit 3

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mortgage
a legal agreement in which a bank lends money for a title in a property
morgue
a place where dead bodies are kept
post-mortem
an examination after the death of a thing
mortification
a feeling of profound humiliation OR the death of one part of the body
moribund
at the point of death, lacking energy or vigor
immortalize
to give something fame that will last forever
mortally
in a deadly or fatal manner
mortuary
a funeral home
revolver
a pistol with a revolving chamber that allows for several shots w/o reloading
involve
cause a person or group to participate in an activity
volubility
talking fluently, readily, or incessantly; talkativeness
convoluted
a story, argument, or sentence that is folded, twisted, or coiled, making it hard to understand
revolution
a forcible overthrow of a system in favor of a new one
evolution
gradual development of a thing, usually from simpler to more complex form
devolve
transfer power to a lower level
vault
a roof in the form of an arch or series of arches
benediction
a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service
benevolent
well meaning and kindly
benign
a disease, symptom, or change that is not harmful
benefactor
a person who gives money or other aid to a cause
beneficiary
a person who gets a benefit from a thing, like an inheritance
bonafide
something that is genuine, real
bonus
an additional sum of money or gift for good performance
bon voyage
an expression wishing someone a good journey
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