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40 terms

Roots L9 & L10

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ars/artis
art
aoide
song
canto/cantare
to sing
pingo/pictum
to paint, to embroider
cresco/cretum
to grow or increase
facio/factum
to make
texo
to weave
artifact
object made by human beings
artifice
craftiness, trickery
artless
without deceit or cunning; natural or simple
artisan
a skilled craftsperson
artificial
not natural, man made
ode
a poem usually addressed to a person/object/event that has inspired deep feelings in the poet
parody
a humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music
artful
crafty or tricky
rhapsody
speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm
rhapsodize
to speak or write about something in a very enthusiastic manner
incantation
the chanting or words seeming to have magical power or used to create a magical spell
recant
to take back a formal statement or belief previously made known
chanteuse
a female singer
depict
to paint, draw, or express in a picture or sculpture OR to describe in words (paint a word picture)
pictograph
a picture/drawing representing words/ideas
picturesque
lovely or charming enough to be in a painting
accrue
to come as a natural increase or advantage
crescendo
a gradual increase in sound, often referring to music
excrescence
abnormal growth or outgrowth
beneficence
doing good or causing good to be done; a kind action
efficacious
effective as a means or remedy
facile
acting or working with ease; fluent
facilitate
to make things move or work more easily
facsimile
an exact copy of a book, document, painting, etc.
fetish
an object believed to possess magical power
faction
a group or clique within a larger group/party/government
malefactor
one who does bad things
factious
divisive, causing disruption or dissent within a group
mollify
to calm, make gentler or softer in feeling
context
the parts before or after a word/statement that influence its meaning
pretext
a false reason put forth to conceal the true one
textile
cloth which is woven
texture
the tactile quality of an object (the feel of a surface or fabric)