Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A Lessons 7&8

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Ante
before
Antebellum
adj. Of a period before war, especially the American Civil War.
Antecedent
n. 1. A thing or event that precedes.
2. (grammar) The noun to which a pronoun refers.
Anterior
adj. Coming before in position or time.
Avant-garde
adj. Ahead of the times, especially in the arts.
n. A group that is ahead of the times.
Vanguard
n. 1. The foremost position, especially of an army or fleet.
2. Leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.
Pre
"before"
Precept
n. A command; a rule of conduct.
Predestination
n. The belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by som higher power.
Preempt
v. To take possession of something before anyone else can do so.
Premonition
n. A warning in advance.
Preposterous
adj. Absurd; contrary to nature or reason.
Pretentious
adj. Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction.
Primus
first
Premier
adj. First in time or importance.
n. A prime minister or head of state.
Primate
n. 1. An archbishop or bisop who ranks highest among others.
2. A member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans.
Prime
n. First in rank, excellence, qualitym importance, or time.
adj. Chief; most important.
Primeval
adj. Belonging to the first ages; ancient.
Primordial
adj. Primeval; origional; fundamental.
Post
after
Posterior
adj. Situated behind or at the back.
Posterity
n. 1. Future generations.
2. A person's decendamts.
Posthumous
adj. Occuring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death.
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