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22 terms

Classics 30 Unit 2 Terms

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criterion (ie: syntactical criterion)
tests
head
main subject of sentence
intransitive verb
verbs that do not take an object
modifier
word that modifies the head (or main subject)
modify
limit, describe, restrict
morphological criterion
what class of word the word is
noun marker
function words that precede nouns
noun modifier
noun in a modifier slot
slots
positions in a sentence
syntactical criterion
word order
transitive verb
verbs that have an object following them
alchemists
Greek origin ("art of transmuting materials"); those who practice the medieval forerunner of chemistry, which was based on the supposed transformation of matter
pandemonium
Greek origin ("place of demons"); wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar
lunatic
Latin origin ("luna" = "moon" belief that changes in the moon caused periodic insanity); mentally ill person (not technical)
punch
Sanskrit origin ("five" or "five kinds of"); drink with juice, soda, spice and sometimes liquor
decimated
Latin origin ("taken as a tenth" or Old English "kill one of every ten"); drastically reduce the strength of something
rout
disorderly retreat
pro tempore
for the time being, temporarily
ex officio
by virtue of an office or position
magnum opus
a great work of art or literature
persona non grata
an unwelcome person; used to describe recalled diplomatic officials
ex cathedra
with authority