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Latinate

Having an excessive use of Latin derivatives.

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Prepositions

Word that shows a relationship between nouns or pronouns and some other words in a sentence. (Ex: of, by, etc).

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Conjunctions

Link together words, phrases, or clause. (For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).

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{ion}

makes a noun out of a verb

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{con/com}

together with

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{tend/tent/tens}

stretch, to exert oneself

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{ive}

makes an adjective out of a verb; can also be a noun

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{al}

makes an adjective

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Antonyms

denoted as ant; words that have opposite meanings

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Synonyms

denoted as syn; words that have similar meanings

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LME

late middle english

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MFr

middle french

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pp.

past principle

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emulation

rivalry, particularly involving imitation

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adulation

excessive display of admiration

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council

an assembly or advisory group of people

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counsel

(n) advice; (n) lawyer, legal advisor; (v) to advise

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consul

official at a consulate; top roman officer

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salutary

healthful

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saluatatory

welcoming

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apprehensive

fearful

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reprehensive

scolding

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inflection

a change in word form that affects the word's function without changing its class (ex: bake, bakes, baked)

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deflection

turning aside

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idiot

Origin: Greek
Etymology: private person, layman, person lacking skill or expertise
Modern: an utterly foolish or senseless person

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Serendipity

Origin: Arabic/Persian fairytale
Etymology: whose heroes were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.
Modern: Discovery by fortunate accident

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Trivial

Origin: Latin
Etymology: crossroads or street (a commonplace).
Modern: not important, minor; ordinary, commonplace.

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Sarcasm

Origin: Greek
Etymology: to rend the flesh
Modern: a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark

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Assassin

Origin: Arabic; hashishiyyin
Etymology: hashish users
Modern: a murderer of an important person in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons.

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raise

to elevate; to build