22 terms

Vocabulary from Classical Roots - Book A - Lessons 3 & 4

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inception
The beginning of something
incipient
In its early stages; beginning
annihilate
To destroy completely
nihilism
The total rejection of religious or moral beliefs
negate
1. To disprove, to nullify
2. To rule out; to cancel; to repeal
renegade
One who deserts a group, cause, faith, etc.; an outlaw
Like a renegade; traitorous
vacuous
Empty, especially of meaning or purpose
vanity
1. Conceit, especially about one's
appearance.
2. Something worthless or useless.
3. A dressing table
vaunt
1. To boast; to brag about.
2. A boast.
aperture
An opening, especially one that admits light
overt
Done or shown openly
pandemonium
Uproar
panacea
A cure-all for diseases or troubles
omnipotent
Having unlimited power; all powerful
omnipresent
Present everywhere
omnivorous
1. Feeding on both plants and meat. 2. Devouring everything, especially intellectually
catholic
1. Universal; including most things 2. (Capitalized) Referring to the Catholic church
holocaust
1. A great destruction; especially by fire 2. (Capitalized) Murder by the German Nazis of over 6 million Jews and millions of other people in WW II
totalitarian
A form of government with one person or party in absolute control
cloister
1. n. A covered walk along the inside walls of a building, usually looking out onto a courtyard 2. n. A monastery or similar place of religious seclusion
v. To seclude as in a monastery or hiding place
preclude
To prevent; to make impossible
recluse
A person who avoids mixing with people; a hermit
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