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Via

Latin, Via "road,way"

Viaduct, Impervious, Deviate, Obviate

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Viaduct

n.
a bridge that carries a road or railroad over a valley
Root: Via

3

Impervious

adj.
unable to be affected
Root: Via
syn: invulnerable

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Deviate

v.
to depart especially from a path or plan
Root: Via
syn: Stray
ant: continue

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Obviate

v.
to make unnecessary, to avoid
Root: Via
syn: prevent

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Fer

Latin Ferre "to carry, to bring

Defer, Deference, Confer, inference, Proffer, Proliferate

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Defer

v.
To put aside until later (2) v. To yield respectfully
Root: Fer
Syn: Postpone
Ant: Hasten

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Deference

n.
Act or practice of yielding to another’s authority
root: Fer
syn: submission
Ant: Rebellion

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Confer

v.
To discuss something with someone else; consult (2) v. To bestow
Root: Fer

10

Inference

n.
A conclusion not directly provided by evidence, but able to be drawn from the facts at hand
Root: Fer

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Proffer

v.
To present or offer
Root: Fer
ant: withhold

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Proliferate

v.
To increase greatly in number; multiply
Root: Fer
Syn: Reproduce

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Port

Latin PORTARE, PORTATUM “to carry, to bring”

Comportment, Purported

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Comportment

n.
Manner in which one acts or behaves
Root: Port
syn: demeanor

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Purported

adj.
Claimed as true, but probably false
Root: Port
syn: alleged
ant: definite