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Vocabulary From Classical Roots Book A Lessons 5 and 6

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microbe
an organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease
microcosm
1. a miniature world; 2. something that resembles something else on a very small scale
minuscule
extremely small
minutia
a small or trivial detail
attenuate
1. to make slender or small; 2. to weaken or reduce in force or value.
tenuous
1. thin in form; 2. flimsy, having little substance or validity
satiate
1. to satisfy an appetite fully; 2. to gratify to excess
comply
to do as one is asked or ordered
implement
1. a tool or utensil; 2. to carry out, put into effect
replete
1. well-stocked or abundantly supplied; 2. completely filled
expletive
an exclamation or oath, often obscene
copious
1. plentiful; 2. in large amounts
macrocosm
1. the universe; 2. any great whole
magnanimous
noble and generous, especially in forgiving
magnate
a wealthy, influential person, especially in business
magnitude
1. greatness of importance or size; 2. the degree or brightness of a star
megalomania
1. a form of mental illness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance; 2. an obsessive idea to do things on a grand scale
polygamy
the system of having more than one spouse at a time
polygon
a flat shape with many straight sides