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Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book E Lesson 2

Vocabulary cards with full defenition .
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altercation
to have difference with another ; a noisy quarrel
altruism
concern for the welfare of others ; unselfishness
ephemeral
lasting for a very short time ; transitory ; not everlasting
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the person buried there ; a brief summart of a dead person's life
epitome
a typical representation of something ; a person who embodies a quality
eponymous
referring to the name of a person , a mythical being , or a literary figure associated with something , or to a word incorperating the name of such a person
paradigm
an example serving to illustrate a process , pattern , or concept
paradox
a statement that seems contradictory but contains a truth or valid deduction
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection
parameter
in mathematics , a constant that has a variable values and is used to determine other variables
a factor that determines a range of variations ; a boundary
peripatetic
walking or traveling about
peripheral
pertaining to the boundary of a area
of minor importance
anathema
a person or thing detested and shunned
a curse , especially a formal church ban or excommunication
antithesis
an exact opposite ; a complete contrast
a rhetorical form juxtaposing contrasting ideas , often in parallel structure
epithet
a word or phrase used positively or negatively that characterizes or describes a person or thing , added to or replacing a name