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Vocabulary Unit 4

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auto
prefix: self
autocracy
government by one person who posses all of the power by him or her self
autonomy
self government; independence
autobiographical
related to a story about oneself
automatic
something that happens by itself
autograph
a signature that is unique to oneself
bell
root: war
antebellum
related to a time period before the war; usually refers to before the US civil war of 1860
bellicose
warlike or hostile in nature
belligerent
engaged in war; warlike; combative
rebel
someone who goes against the status quo (the way things are done now) and is willing to go to war to change the current situation
rebellion
a war against the established government or authority
bene
prefix: good
benign
something that will not cause damage or harm; relatively good or neutral
benefactor
a person who does good and gives aid, especially in the form of money
benevolent
kind, good, showing goodwill toward others
beneficiary
a person who receives the goodwill of someone else
to benefit
to assist, help, or provide some gain in a good way
mal
prefix: bad, evil, ill, wrong
malady
a disease or illness
malaise
a feeling of general unease; ill at ease
malefaction
a crime; a broken rule; a bad deed
malignant
bad; evil
malevolent
ill intentioned; wishing evil on others; deliberate ill will
malice
hatred, evil, meanness
maladroit
awkward, having bad coordination
malaria
a bad tropical disease spread by mosquitoes
malodorous
stinky; a bad smell