Latin: Unit 17 (mort, nec/nox/nic, bio, viv)
Terms in this set (16)
mort (Latin MORS, MORTIS)
v. to preserve in memory forever. L. in, "not" + mortis + ize "to cause" = to cause to live forever. The courageous stand taken by Prime Minister on that day __________ed him in the eyes of his people. syn: memorialize. ant: forget
adj. taking an unhealthy interest in unpleasant things. Susan had a ___________ imagination, she drew several hundred pictures of cemeteries. syn: unwholesome
v. to cause extreme embarrassment to. A scolding from his mother in front of the other students __________ed Charles, and he ran out of the room. syn: humiliate, ant: delight
adj. in a dying or deathlike state. Bonnie hoped the __________ old car would make it up one last hill so she could finally get home. syn: deteriorating, ant: reviving
nec/nox/nic (Latin NOCERE, NOXUM or NEC, NEXIS)
"to hurt, kill" or "death"
adj. harmful to physical or moral health. The _________ fumes of toxic chemicals filled the abandoned warehouse. syn: foul, ant: pleasant
adj. causing damage; harmful. L. per "through and through" + necis = thoroughly destructive. Tina found that too much fertilizer was _____________ to her tomato plants. syn: destructive, ant: favorable
bio (Greek BIOS)
adj. Able to be broken down naturally. G. bios + L. de "down" + L. gradus "going" = going down by means of living things. In order to help save the environment, many fast -food companies are finally using ___________ packaging material.
adj. mutually beneficial; supporting one another's life. G. syn "together" + bios = life together. Although researchers once believed the two animals had a _________ relationship, one scientist now thinks that one creatures is simply scavenging off the other.
adj. causing the death of living organisms, especially harmful ones. G. anti "against" + bios = against life. The medicine's strong _____________ properties make it useful for fighting bacterial infections.
viv (Latin VIVERE, VICTUM)
adj. cheerful and full of life. Donna was a _________, fun-loving girl who enjoyed going out with her friends. syn: merry, exuberant. ant: lifeless
adj. making a strong impression on the senses; clear and sharp. The dream was so __________ that I still can't believe it wasn't real. syn: striking, ant: faint
n. The act or process of bringing back to life. L. re "act" + vivere = back to life. The _________ of a play that had not been produced for decades reqired much study on the part of the director and cast. syn: reawakening. ant: expiration
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