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7th Roots Lessons 6-10 Test Review

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copious
plentiful; in large amounts
macrocosm
1. The universe 2. Any great whole
magnanimous
noble and generous
magnate
a wealthy, influential person
magnitude
greatness of importance or size
megalomania
a form of mental illness in which a person has exaggerated ideas of his or her own importance
polygamy
the system of having more than one spouse at a time
polygon
a flat shape with many straight sides
antebellum
of a period before a war
antecedent
a thing or event that precedes
anterior
coming before in position or time
avant-garde
ahead of the times, especially in the arts
vanguard
the foremost position, especially of an army or fleet
precept
a command
predestination
the belief that what happens in human life has already been determination by some higher power
preempt
to take possession of something before anyone else can do so
premonition
a warning in advance
preposterous
absurd
pretentious
showy
premier
first in time or importance
primate
an archbishop or bishop who ranks highest among others; a member of the order of animals that includes monkeys, apes, and humans
prime
first in rank, excellence, quality, importance, or time.
primeval
belonging to the first ages; ancient
primordial
original; fundamental
posterior
situated behind or at the back
posterity
future generations
posthumous
occurring or continuing after death
artifact
an object made by human beings
artifice
craftiness
artless
without deceit or cunning
artisan
a skilled crafts person
ode
a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object, or event
parody
a humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music
rhapsody
speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm
incantation
the chanting or speaking of words seeming to have magical power
recant
to take back a formal statement or belief previously made
depict
to paint, draw, or express in a picture or sculpture
pictograph
a picture or drawing representing words or ideas
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; kindly action
efficacious
effective as a means or remedy
facile
acting, working, or proceeding with ease; fluent
facsimile
an exact copy of a book, painting, document, etc...
faction
a group or clique within a larger group, party, or government
mollify
to calm; to make gentler or softer in feeling
context
the parts before or after a word or statement that influence its meaning
pretext
a false reason put forward to conceal the true one