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48 terms

Everyday Words from Classic Origins

STUDY
PLAY
CARN
flesh
MON, MONIT
to warn; to advise
MOV, MOT (MOB)
to move
OC
eye
ORD, ORDIN
order
PER(L), PULS
to drive, to push
PROPRI
one's own; fitting
SAL (SIL), SALT (SULT) (SAIL)
to leap
SCI
to know
TERR
land
TRIT (TRI)
to rub; to wear
VIV, VIT
to live
reincarnation
a second or new birth
remove
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract
ordinary
lacking special distinction, rank, or status
propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness; standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
science
a particular branch of scientific knowledge
detriment
harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
monster
an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
monocle
lens for correcting defective vision in one eye
impulsive
characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
insult
a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront
subterranean
lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
vitamin
any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
vivacious
vigorous and active
prescience
the power to foresee the future
carnality
pertaining to or characterized by the flesh or the body, its passions, and appetites
terrestrial
operating or living or growing on land
motif
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
primordial
having existed from the beginning
ocular
combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
appropriate
give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
salient
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
remonstrate
argue in protest or opposition
contrition
sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
repulse
force or drive back
omniscient
all-knowing
vivisection
the act of operating on living animals (especially in scientific research)
mediterranean
the largest inland sea
carnivore
any animal that feeds on flesh
binoculars
an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
exordium
(rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse
terrain
the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use
assailant
someone who attacks
mobile
sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
compulsive
a person with a compulsive disposition
carnage
the savage and excessive killing of many people
trite
repeated too often