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Flashcards in Unit 2 Vocab Deck (25):
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-chron-, -chrono-

time

2

-cosm-, -cosmo-

universe, order

3

-cryph-, -crypt-

hidden, secret

4

com-, con-

together, with

5

-ant, -eer, -ent, -er, -ian, -ier, -ist, -or

one who does or makes something

6

skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

adroit

7

peaceable, friendly

amicable

8

having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

averse

9

given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; one at war, one engaged in war

belligerent

10

kindly, charitable

benevolent

11

hasty, not thorough

cursory

12

treachery, deceitfulness

duplicity

13

to praise extravagantly

extol

14

possible, able to be done

feasible

15

a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face

grimace

16

a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

holocaust

17

not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

impervious

18

a moving force, impulse, stimulus

impetus

19

danger

jeopardy

20

extremely careful; particular about details

meticulous

21

a longing for something past; homesickness

nostalgia

22

the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

quintessence

23

to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

retrogress

24

to examine closely

scrutinize

25

lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

tepid