14 terms

MHS Reading Latin Roots 3

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civis
(root) citizen
civil
(adj): of a citizen, suitable for a citizen; kind, polished, polite
uncivil
(adj): without good manners, rude, impolite.
civics
(n): the study or science of the behavior, rights, and responsibilities of citizens
civility
(n): courtesy and politeness
civilization
(n): a society refined by high culture, i.e. the arts, government, science, industry, and large Latin programs
civilian
(n/adj): as a noun, one who is not active in the military, naval forces, police or firefighters, etc.
civilize
(v): to make civil, to bring out of a savage, rude state; to enlighten, to refine
civil disobedience
(n): a polite, non-violent refusal to obey laws, in the hope of changing those laws
civil law
(n): the laws governing the private matters of citizens; civil law is distinct from military law, political law, and criminal law
civil rights
(n): rights extended to all citizens, especially those regarding legal, social, economic equality
toupee
(FRENCH): wig
comrades
(FRENCH): friends
de'ja' vu
(FRENCH): already seen