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21 terms

Grade 9: Classical Roots Lesson 4

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puer
L. a male child
puerile
childish; immature
pais, paidos
G. child, boy
orthopedics
branch of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system and tissues related to movement
pedagogue
a teacher
pedant
a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding; a scholarly show-off
sum, esse, fui, futurum
L. to be
entity
something that has a real or independent existence
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance; something that does not exist or exists only in imagination
essence
the basic element; the identifying characteristic; a substance in concentrated form obtained from a plant or drug; a perfume
morior, mori, mortuum
L. to die
moribund
about to die or end
mortify
to shame; to discipline oneself by denial
postmortem
an examination to determine the cause of death; an autopsy; (informal) an analysis of something that is over
thanatos
G. death
euthanasia
the act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal; mercy killing
nascor, nasci, natum
L. to be born
innate
possessed at birth; inborn
naive
childlike; unsophisticated; gullible
nascent
emerging; coming into existence
renaissance
a rebirth; a renewal; (capitalized) a revival of humanism in fourteenth-century to sixteenth-century Europe.