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17 terms

E-III Classical Vocab-C L-13 (Minus Greek/Latin)

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emancipate (tr.v.)
to free from restraint or influence; to free (a slave) from bondage
manacle (n./tr.v.)
(usually plural) a device for confining the hands; handcuffs; anything that constrains; to restrain, as w/ handcuffs
mandate (n.)
a formal order from a higher court; an authoritative command, order, or injunction
manifest (adj./tr.v./n.)
clearly apparent to sight or understanding; obvious; to show plainly; to reveal; to prove; a list of cargo or passengers
manipulate (tr.v.)
to use or handle skillfully; to manage w/ devious skill, or to adjust to suit one's purpose
dexterity (n.)
skill in the use of the hands or body; adroitness; mental skill; cleverness
ambidextrous (adj.)
able to use either hand equally well
digital (adj.)
relating to a finger or to a unit of measure (3/4 inch); the breadth of a finger; referring to a numerical system for encoding data
dactylic (adj.)
three-syllable unit or "foot" in poetry (1st syllable stressed, others unstressed)
pterodactyl (n.)
an extinct flying reptile having an elongated digit on each forelimb
deflect (tr.v./intr.v.)
to turn aside; to swerve or turn aside
genuflect (intr.v.)
to bend the knee in a kneeling or half-kneeling position to express reverence or respect
inflection (n.)
an alteration of pitch or tone of the voice; in grammar an alteration of the form of a word to show different grammatical or syntactical relationships
reflection (n.)
the act or condition of being thrown back; something thrown back, as light, heat, sound, or an image; discredit; indirect reproach; deep thought
rapacious (adj.)
excessively grasping or greedy; given to seizing for plunder or as prey
rapt (adj.)
giving one's complete attention; overcome w/ emotion; completely filled w/ joy
surreptitious (adj.)
done secretly, w/out approval