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Latin Prefixes/Roots Words

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Prehensile
able to take hold of things, especially by wrapping them around
Impediment
an obstacle that hinders progress
Tangent
a line, curve, or surface that touches another curve or surface but does not intersect with it
Reprehend
to criticize or reprove somebody for something
Avert
to prevent; to turn away or aside
Loquacious
talkative
Remittance
the sending of money to pay for merchandise or services
Proliferous
producing or growing many cells, buds, or shoots rapidly
Recursive
involving a process that continues to be run or repeated again and again
Vociferous
producing a loud outcry
Missive
a letter, especially a long important one
Tactile
concerning the sense of touch
Concurrent
taking place at the same time
Pedestrian
ordinary and boring; someone who is walking, not driving
Colloquialism
an informal saying or word that is more common in conversation than in formal writing or speech
Contravene
to go against or act in opposition
Preclude
to make impossible beforehand
Subjugate
to bring under control
Egregious
standing out, especially in a bad way
Semitone
the tone at a half step between notes
Retrograde
moving in a direction that is backwards or opposite to the usual direction
Recapitulate
to repeat or summarize the main events, points, or stages
Biennial
occurring every two years
Impute
to attribute or put meaning to something
Prescient
having or showing advanced knowledge of what is to happen
Translucent
to allow light to pass through without permitting objects beyond to be seen clearly
Irrevocable
not able to be retracted or called back
Prospectus
a written statement that looks forward
Intramural
occurring around or within the bounds of an institution, especially a school
Secede
To formally break apart of away from an organization, state or alliance
Omnibus
of or including many things
Stricture
law or rule that limits or controls or controls something; a strong criticism
Infraction
breaking of a law or a violation of another's rights
Vivisection
the practice of operating on living animals to gain knowledge
Evince
to show a feeling or a quality clearly
Rupture
a break, burst, or tears something
Extortion
the crime of obtaining something from someone by using force, threats, or other unacceptable methods
Voracious
having a huge appetite
Uxoricide
to murder ones wife
Genuflect
to kneel on one bent knee and then rise as an act of respect
Inflection
a bending in pitch or tone; a change in word form that indicates a particular grammar function
Vivify
to cause something or someone to come to life
Omnifarious
of all kinds, varieties or forms
Astringent
a substance that draws tissue together
Vanquish
to overcome an opponent or suppress an emotion or idea
Stringent
strictly controlled or enforces
Tortuous
with many turns; devious or deceitful
Refractory
not responsive to treatment or stimulus; stubborn, rebellious and uncontrollable
Evict
to eject someone from a property
Retort
to respond sharply to something another said