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Greek and Latin Root Words Lesson 7 and 8

Greek and Latin root words lesson 7 and 8.
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Ante
Before
Antebellum
Of a period before a war, especially the American Civil War
Antecedent
A thing or event that precedes
Antecedent (2)
The noun to which a pronoun refers
Anterior
Coming before in position or time
Avant-garde
Ahead of the times, especially in the arts
Avant-garde (2)
A group that is ahead of the times
Vanguard
The foremost position, especially of an army or fleet
Vanguard (2)
Leaders of a movement, fashion, etc.
Pre
Before
Precept
A command; a rule of conduct
Predestination
The belief that what happens in human life has already been determined by some higher power
Preempt (Pre-empt)
To take possession of something before anyone else can do so
Premonition
A warning in advance
Preposterous
Absurd; contrary to nature or reason
Pretentious
Showy; pompous; claiming unjustified distinction
Primus
First
Premier
First in time or importance
Premier (2)
A prime minister or head of state
Primate
An archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others
Primate (2)
A member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans
Prime
First in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time
Prime (2)
Chief; most important
Primeval
Belonging to the first ages; ancient
Primordial
Primeval; original; fundamental
Post
After
Posterior
Situated behind of at the back
Posterior (2)
The buttocks 8)
Posterity
Future generations
Posterity (2)
A person's descendants
Posthumous
Occurring or continuing after death, especially a work published after the author's death or a child born after the father's death