Latin Roots Set 4 PreAP WORDS ONLY


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hypochondriac (n.)
A person who excessively worries or talks about one's health.
hypocrite (n.)
a person who pretends to have moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually practice
ideology (n.)/ideological (adj.)
The group of ideas reflecting the social needs and beliefs of an individual, a group, a class, or a culture.
illegible (adj.)/illegibly (adv.)
impossible or hard to read or decipher because of poor handwriting/faded print
illogical (adj.)
not making sense; irrational
megalomania (n.)/megalomaniac (n.)
A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
migratory (adj.)
roving; nomadic; wandering.
multilateral (adj.)
having several or many sides; many-sided.
paradox (n.)
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
paraphernalia (n.)
personal belongings.
euphemism (n.)
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive or harsh.
euphoria (n.)/euphoric (adj.)
a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being, sometimes exaggerated in a state of mania.
abdicate (v.)
to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility
abhor (v.)
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe.
ambivalent (adj.)
having mixed feelings about someone or something.
ambiguous (adj.)
open to or having several possible meanings; lacking clearness or definiteness.
bipartisan (adj.)
Of, consisting of, or supported by members of two parties, especially two major political parties.
dichotomy (n.)/dichotomous (adj.)
division into two exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups.
duplicity (n.)/duplicitous (adj.)
deceitfulness in speech or conduct; double-dealing.
dysfunctional (adj.)
not performing normally, like an organ or body system; behaving or acting outside social norms.
synonymous (adj.)
being the same or very similar in meaning.
symmetrical (adj.)
characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; well-proportioned.
irrational (adj.)
not in accordance with reason; utterly illogical
irrelevant (adj.)
not relevant; not applicable or pertinent
benevolent (adj.)
characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings
benefactor (n.)
a person who confers a benefit; kindly helper
submissive (adj.)
inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humbly obedient
subjective (adj.)
taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias
multitude (n.)
great number