Unit 12 Roots
Terms in this set (40)
From Latin, this root means "shadow"
1) To give a sketchy outline or disclose in part 2) To hint at or foretell
1) A partial shadow surrounding a complete shadow 2) The fringe or surrounding area where something exists less fully
1) A darkish brown mineral 2) A color that is greenish brown to dark reddish brown
A feeling of resentment at some slight or insult, often one that is imagined rather than real
From Latin, this root means "to clothe" or "to dress"
1) To get rid of or free oneself of property 2) To strip of clothing, ornaments, or equipment
The formal placing of someone in office
A person, esp. a male, who wears the clothing and adopts the mannerisms of the opposite sex
1) An inferior or distorted imitation 2) A broadly comic imitation in drama, literature, or art that is usually grotesque and ridiculous
From the Greek word meaning "god"
1) Transformation into a god 2) The perfect example
Denying the existence of God or divine power
1) Seeing the power of God in all the natural forces of the universe 2) Worshiping all gods of all creeds and cults
1) Govt. by officials who are regarded as divinely inspired 2) A state governed by a theocracy
Comes from two related Roman words, deus for "god" and divus for "divine"
A god or goddess
Deus ex machina
1) In Greek or Roman drama, a god who enters above the stage by means of a crane and decides the play's outcome 2) A person or thing that appears suddenly and solves an apparently unsolvable problem
Seeking to foresee or foretell the future, usually by interpreting signs or asking for supernatural help
1) The state of being a god or goddess 2) A god or goddess; a deity
From the Greek, this root means "people"
Having to do with the study of human populations, esp. their size, growth, density, and patterns of living
1) Found only in a given place or region 2) Often found in a given occupation, area, or environment
Widespread and affecting a large portion of the people
Popular or common
From Latin, this root also means "people"
A believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people
1) The common people or masses 2) Population
Numerous, densely settled, or having a large population
Popular sentiment or opinion (Latin for "voice of the people")
This root comes from the Greek word for "city"
The high, fortified part of a city, especially a city in Ancient Greece
1) A very large city 2) A thickly populated area that includes one or more cities with surrounding suburbs
1) Cleverly tactful 2) Wise in promoting a plan or plan of action
To give a political tone or character to
This root means "round" in Latin
1) Having a circular or winding course 2) Not forthright or direct in action
1) The perimeter or boundary of a circle 2) The outer boundary or surface of a shape or object
Careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences; cautious
1) To make a circuit around 2) To manage to get around, especially by clever means
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