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World Lit Vocab

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Anarchy
Without a ruler
Agnostic
To not know
Anonymous
Without a name
Amorale
Without moral standards
Atypical
Out of the ordinary
An/A
Lack of, without
Athiest
One who is without a god
Ambi, Amphi
Around, both
Ambiguous
Uncertain, unclear
Ambiguity
Having two possible meanings
Ambivalence
Conflicting feelings toward a person or thing
Ann, Enn
Year
Annals
Yearly records
Annual
Yearly
Perennial
A cycle of life lasting more than two years.
Ante, Anti
Before
Antecedent
Anything that logically goes before something else.
Anticipate
To realize beforehand.
Antiquated
So old it's no longer useful.
Antiquity
Ancient times.
Bene
Well, good
Benevolence
An inclination to do good
Benevolent
Wishing someone well
Bi
Two
Bigamy
Marrying one person while legally married to another
Bipartisan
Consisting of or supported by two parties
Bisect
To cut in two
Anthrop
Human
Anthropomorphism
The attributing of human form or characteristics to a god
Misanthrope
One who hates people
Misanthropic
Characterized by hatred or scorn for people
Auto
Self
Autocracy
Government by a single person
Automatic
Operating by itself
Autonomy
The right of self government
Autopsy
A seeing for oneself
Cede, Ceed
Go, yeild, give way
Precede
To come, go, or exist before in time, order, rank, or position.
Proceed
To continue
Bio
Life
Biosphere
The part of the Earth extending from its crust into the surrounding atmosphere, in which living thinngs exist.
Symbiosis
The living together in close union of two dissimilar organisms, often to their mutual benefit.
Symbiotic
Living together in a close relationship, often to the benefit of both.
Circum
Around
Circumfrence
The outer boundary line around a circular area.
Circumnavigate
To sail around
Circumspect
Cautious, careful to consider possible consequences.
Circumvent
To come around, to get around, to prevent.
Chron
Time
Anachronism
Anything out of its proper historical time.
Chronical
An account of events arranged in order of time.
Synchronize
To cause or operate in unison.
Cred
To believe
Credible
Believable
Credulous
Believing too readily on too little evidence.
Miscreant
Originally, an unbeliever in religion; now, and eveldoer or criminal.
Com, Con, Col, Cor
Together, with
Coherent
Sticking together
Commiserate
To sympathize
Consummate
Summed up together.
Dem
People
Democracy
People rule
Pandemic
Among all the people
Endemic
Native to a particular people or country.
Dict
To speak
Contradict
To speak against
Diction
Choice of words in speaking or writing.
Predict
To speak before hand.
Dis, Di, Dif
Not, Away, Apart
Disarray
Not arrayed or arranged properly
Disparity
Difference, unlikeness
Equator
A line equally distant at all points from the North and South Poles.
Equitable
Reasonable, fair, just