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39 terms

EngII Voc X

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nom
latin root name
nominal
existing in name or form only, small as to be insignificant
ignominious
marked with shame or disgraceful; humiliating
pater
root father
patrician
person of high birth; aristocrat
expatriate
person who has moved to foreign land
lega
root to appoint
relegate
to remove or assign to a less important place
greg
latin root herd
aggregate
collection or sum of units or parts
egregious
standing out in bad way, flagrant
flu
r00t to flow
mellifluous
flowing like honey, sweetened by or like honey
prehend
root latin to SEIZE
reprehensible
deserving stern criticism or blame
temper
latin root to moderate
temper
to dilute or soften with addition
purg
root to clean
expurgate
to cleanse of something morally harmful or objectionable
sub
root under
subjugate
to bring under control and rule; subdue
hyper
greek root above or beyond
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
pre
latin root before
preclude
to make impossible beforehand, prevent
precocious
showing abilities of adult at early age
para
root greek besides, closely related to
paramilitary
relating to a force on a military pattern, but often extrajudicial
meta
root behind, beyond
metonymy
figure of speech in which name of one thing is used for something similar; city hall, main street, ad nauseaum
per
latin root throughout
pervade
to spread through all parts of something
persevere
to keep at something in spite of adversity
anti
latin root against
antipathy
strong dislike
antithesis
contrast of ideas; exact opposite
contra
root latin anti
contraband
goods that are forbidden, smuggled
tabula rasa
the mind in its blank state before receiving any impressions from outside