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Flashcards in Vocab 1-3 Etymology Deck (30):
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abdicate

[L, ab, away+dicare, proclaim]

2

abet

[L, a, to + Germanic, beter, bait/incite]

3

abhor

[L, ab, from/at + horrere, shiver/shudder]

4

abject

[L, ab, down/from + jacere, throw]

5

absolve

[L, ab, from + solvere, loosen/release]

6

abstain

[L, ab, from + tenere, hold/keep

7

academic

[G, akademia, philosopher]

8

accede

[L, ad, to + cedere, go/yield]

9

acclimate

[F, acclimater, get used to]

10

addiction

[L, ad, to + dicere, say]

11

adjourn

[L, ad, to + diurnum, day]

12

adverse

[L, ad, to/against + vertere, turn]

13

advocate

[L, ad, to + vocare, call]

14

aesthetic

[G, aisthetikos, perceptible to the senses]

15

affable

[L, ad, to + fari, speak + abilis, able to]

16

affectation

[L, affectare, strive after]

17

affluent

[L, ad, to + fluens, flowing]

18

agenda

[L, agere, do]

19

aggregate

[L, ad, to + gregare, herd]

20

agile

[L, agere, do]

21

alienate

[L, alius, other]

22

allege

[L, ad, to/toward + legare, depute/grant/bequeath]

23

allude

[L, ad, to + ludere, play]

24

ambience

[L, ambi, around + iens, going]

25

ambivalent

[L, ambi, both + valens, worth]

26

amnesty

[G, a, not + mnasthai, remember]

27

anachronism

[G, ana, backwards + chronos, time]

28

anarchy

[G, an, w/out + archos, ruler]

29

anathema

[G, anathema, a votive offering]

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anecdote

[G, an, not + ek, out + dotos, given]