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Sem. 1 English Root Words

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ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
amorphous
having no definite shape
metamorphosis
a process in which something changes completely
epigram
a brief and clever statement or saying
grammar
the study of how words combine to form sentences
antipathy
intense dislike or hatred
antithesis
direct opposite of something
anachronism
something that belongs to another time
synchronize
to occur at the same time
misanthrope
someone who hates other people
philanthropy
charitable donation to public causes
dictator
a ruler who has complete power over a country
benediction
a blessing
exclaim
to say something suddenly in surprise or excitement
proclamation
an official public statement, usually about something important
cyclical
recurring at regular intervals
encyclopedia
comprehensive reference work
commemorate
to honor the memory of someone or something with a ceremony
memoir
a piece of writing that is is about the writer's personal life
accurate
precise, exact
acumen
sharpness of mind
venture
to proceed with something despite risk
convene
come together
predominant
more common; more powerful
dominate
to control or have power over something or someone
legitimate
correct or allowable
legal
allowed by law
tactful
considerate, kind, diplomatic
tangible
able to be touched or felt
gratitude
thankfulness or appreciation
gratuitous
unnecessary or unjustified
alter ego
another aspect of oneself
egotistical
self-centered
precede
to come before someone or something
secede
to withdraw formally from membership or association with a group
jettison
to discard something
projector
equipment that casts an image on a screen or wall
vanity
too much pride in oneself, especially appearance
devastate
to damage or destroy something
territory
a large tract (piece) of land
terrestrial
of this world
criticize
to find fault with
hypocrite
someone who preaches one thing and does the opposite