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46 terms

Earles English Vocab Unit 10

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nom
name
nominal
existing in name or form only and not reality
nominal
so small as to be unimportant; insignificant
ignominious
marked with shame or disgrace; dishonorable
ignominious
humiliating or degrading
pater/patr
father
patrician
a person or high birth or good standing and cultivation; an aristocrat
expatriate
a person who moved to a foreign land
lega
to appoint
lega
to send as a deputy
relegate
to remove or assign to a less important place
relegate
to refer or hand over for decision or for carrying out
greg
herd or flock
aggregate
a collection or sum of units or parts
egregious
standing out, especially in a bad way, flagrant
contra
anti
contraband
goods that are forbidden by law to be owned or brought into or out of a country
tabula rasa
the mind in its blank or unmarked state before receiving any impressions from outside
tabula rasa
something existing in it's original pure state
flu
to flow
mellifluous
flowing like honey; sweetened as if with honey
prehend/prehens
to seize
reprehensible
deserving stern criticism or blame
temper
to moderate or keep within limits
temper
to mix
temper
to dilute, quantify, or soften by adding something more agreeable; to moderate.
purg
to cleanse or clean
expurgate
to cleanse of something morally harmful or offensive; to remove objectionable parts from.
sub
under
subjugate
to bring under control and rule as a subject; conquer, subdue
hyper
above or beyond
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
pre
before
preclude
to make impossible beforehand; prevent
precocious
showing the qualities or abilities of an adult at an unusually early age
para
besides, or closely related to
paramilitary
relating to a force formed on a military pattern, especially as a possible backup military force
meta
behind or beyond
metonymy
a figure of speech in which the name for one thing is used for the name of something else that is associated with it or related to it.
per
throughout
pervade
to spread through all parts of something
persevere
to keep at something in spite of difficulties, opposition, or disappointment
ant/anti
against
antipathy
a strong dislike
antithesis
the contrast or opposition of ideas, the exact opposite
expurgate
to cleanse of something morally harmful or offensive, to remove objectionabe part from