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43 terms

Vocabulary from Classical Roots E chapters 9 and 10

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to shine
luceo
light
lux
lucent
1. shining, luminous 2. permitting light to pass through, translucent
lucid
1. clearly expressed, easy to understand 2. logical, rational, sane
elucidate
to make clear or plain, to clarify
pellucid
1. very clear, thus allowwing a maximum of light to pass through; transparent; translucent 2. Very clear in meaning or style
light
lumens
luminary
1. an object, such as a sun or moon, that gives light 2. a person who is outstanding in a particular field
luminescence
light emitted by means other than burning, such as chemical or biochemical action or radiation
to point out, to show
monstro
muster
1. to assemble people, especially troops, for a specific reason 2. to gather; to summon
remonstrate
to speak in protest of disapproval
shade/ shadow
umbra
umbrage
extreme offense; resentment
adumbrate
1. to give a sketchy outline 2. to foreshadow indistinctly
black/ dark colored
niger
denigrate
to speak derogatorily of someone's character or reputation; to deframe; to disparage
necromancy
1. the art of predicting event by allegedly communication with the dead 2. black magic; witchcraft; sorcery
to be pale
pallo
pall
1. a cover for a coffin or tomb 2. a coffin, especially one with a body in it 3. anything that covers, darkens. obscures. or makes gloomy
palliate
1. to make a situation, especially an offense, seem less serious, to make excuses for something or someone
pallid
1. deficient in color, having an abnormally plae complexion 2. lacking color, vitality, or interest; dull
away from
apo
apocalypse
1. a prophetic disclosure or revelation especially concerning a universal cataclysm 2. any widespread destruction 3. The last book of the bible, also know as Revelation, which contains prophesies about the ultimate destruction of the world
apocryphal
false, counterfeit, doubtful, especially in authorship or authenticity
apoplexy
a stroke, sudden loss of muscular control, sensation, or consciousness usually resulting from rupture or blockage of a blood vessel (often used hyperbolically to describe a state of extreme rage that produces exaggerated responses)
apostate
a person who forsakes his or her own principles, religions, or allegiances
pure, spotless
castus
castigate
to punish, to critize severly, to chastise
chasten
to seek to improve through punishment, to discipline
to close
claudo
occlusion
something that blocks; an abstruction
recluse
someone who lives alone and avoids company; a hermit
key
clavis
clavier
a keyboard instrument, like a piano or harpsichord, with strings
conclave
a private, exclusive, or secret meeting
enclave
a country entirely or most enclosed with the territory of another country 2. a district or group isolated or enclosed by a larger one
through
dia
diadem
a crown or headband worn as a sign of authority
diatribe
an abusive criticism or atack
diametrical
pertaining to diameter, exactly or completely opposite
diaspora
1. any group migration or flight from a country 2. dispersion of the Jews from their homeland in the Middle East
to punish, to correst, to restrain
castigo