Latin: Unit 18 (cogn, soph, nomen, onym)
Terms in this set (16)
cogn (Latin COGNOSCERE, COGNITUM)
adj. disguised as someone other than oneself. L. in "not" + cognitum = not known. Having been mobbed by admirers one too many times, the actor now goes __________ when he has to appear in public. syn: masked, ant: known
adj. relating to the processes of thought. Learning to distinguish shapes and colors is part of a baby's _____________ development.
adj. aware. When Tasha became __________ of a problem with the rocket, she notified the engineers. syn: conscious, ant: unaware
soph (Greek SOPHOS)
n. one well traveled and knowledgeable about culture, etiquette, and/or fashion. Since I am unable to distinguish a salad fork from an ordinary fork, I hardly consider myself a _________.
n. Use of trickery and false logic in arguments. At first Brenda was convinced by the argument, but she later decided it was nothing but __________. syn: deception, ant: honesty
adj. not highly developed; crude. G. sophos + moros "fool" = wise fool. I found Greg's sense of humor _________, but he was funny nonetheless. syn: idiotic, foolish ant: mature
nomen (Latin NOMEN, NOMINIS)
adj. in name only; not completely true. The __________ purpose of the club was to discuss ancient coins, but the members usually argued about politics. syn: supposed, ant: real
n. subcategory or subgroup. L. de "from" + nominatum = named from. Within their groups, the children broke into smaller _______________s based n their backgrounds, interests, and personalities.
n. official system of naming. L. nomen + calator, "caller' = called by name. The ancient system of _______________ was so complicated that no one could remember the official name of anything.
onym (Greek ONOMA)
adj. meaning the same as. H. syn "together with" + onoma = with the name. The pirate's name became __________ with crime and violence. syn: interchangeable, ant: different
adj. not revealing one's identity. G. a "not" onoma = no name. An __________ donor gave several million dollars to the homeless shelter. syn: unnamed, ant: known
n. A word that means the opposite of another word. G. anti "against, opposite" + onoma = opposite name. Instead of using the right word in my essay, I accidentally used its ________.
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