72 terms

English 2 Latin Roots for Mr. Pogreba: Week 8 Combination Test

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contradiction
the statement of a position opposite to one already made
contraband
goods that have been imported or exported illegally
contrary
"opposite in nature, direction, or meaning"
counterfeit
made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive or defraud
counterbalance
a weight that balances another weight.
contrast
the state of being strikingly different from something else
contrarian
a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion
contravene
"violate the prohibition or order of (a law, treaty, or code of conduct)"
mediocre
of only moderate quality; not very good.
medieval
relating to the Middle Ages
mediation
intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration.
medial
"situated in the middle, in particular"
median
the strip in the middle of the highway
media
a means by which something is communicated or expressed
medium
a person claiming to be in contact with the spirits of the dead and to communicate between the dead and the living
intermediary
a person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement or reconciliation
transcribe
"put (thoughts, speech, or data) into written or printed form"
transect
to cut across
transparent
allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen
transport
take or carry (people or goods) from one place to another
translucent
"allowing light, but not detailed images, to pass through"
transfuse
transfer (blood or its components) from one person or animal to another
travesty
represent in a false or distorted way
transfix
"cause (someone) to become motionless with horror, wonder, or astonishment"
ambidextrous
able to use the right and left hands equally well
bipartisan
involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other
bisect
divide into two parts
biracial
concerning or containing members of two racial groups.
biennial
taking place every other year.
combine
unite or merge
bifurcate
divide into two branches or forks
bilingual
speaking two languages fluently.
illuminate
help to clarify or explain
luminance
he intensity of light emitted from a surface per unit area in a given direction
luminary
a prominent person who inspires or influences others
luminescent
something that glows or emits light
photobiotic
requiring light in order to live or thrive
photograph
Two Greek roots (light and drawing) combine to make photograph
photogenic
looking attractive in photographs or on film.
lucid
clear or bright
revive
restore to life or consciousness
vitamin
any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition
vivacious
attractively lively and animated
vivisection
performing operations on live animals for the purpose of experimentation
vivid
"producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind"
vital
absolutely necessary or important; essential.
revitalize
to breathe new life into something
survivor
a person who lives through a difficult event or experience
interloper
a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted
intersperse
scatter among or between other things; place here and there
interject
say (something) abruptly; especially as an aside or interruption
intercede
intervene on behalf of another
interim
in for a brief or temporary period of time
interdict
to intercept and/or prevent something
interpose
place or insert between one thing and another.
internecine
relating to conflict within a group or organization
irrefutable
impossible to deny or disprove
reprehensible
deserving condemnation
requisite
a thing that is necessary for the achievement of a specified end
rejuvenate
to restore to youth
recant
to reject a belief or statement previously made
remonstrate
to say or plead in protest or disapproval
repute
the state of being highly thought of; fame
refrain
to stop oneself from doing something
vacancy
an unoccupied position or job.
vacation
an extended period away from work
evacuate
remove (someone) from a place of danger to a safe place
vacuum
a space entirely devoid of matter
vacuous
having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless
vacantly
showing no mental activity
vacate
to leave a place that was previously occupied
vacuole
a small cavity or space in tissue
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