Complete List of Terms and Definitions for 8T English: Units 1-5 Etymons and Vocabulary, Fall Exam 2010
|exhibit||(v.) to show; to display|
|conceive||(v.) to come up with, imagine|
|imposition||(n.) an unwelcome demand; a burden|
(v.) 1. to publicly demand; petition for
2. to move vigorously or violently; to upset
1. Though the American colonies _______ for more power and independence, King George III was deaf to their demands.
2. Loud noises __________ Angela so much that she cannot endure them.
|nimbus||(n.) a cloud|
|castigate||(v.) to criticize; to condemn|
(adj.) active and lively
Whenever the weather was too hot, Ethan was not interested in ________ activity and preferred to stay home in air-conditioned comfort.
|pantheon||(n.) a group of gods; a group of people so accomplished in a skill or field that they seem like gods|
(adj.) strongly opposed to change; conservative
The bank preferred to stick to ______ strategies rather than adapt to new conditions.
|chastise||(v.) to punish verbally; to scold|
(adj.) able to move quickly and lightly
A less _______ swimmer never would have been able to make the quick turns that Sarita did.
|reinstate||(v.) to bring back into existence or authority|
from Latin SANCTUS
|humility||(n.) modesty; lack of pride|
|IG, AG, ACT, EG||
"do, drive, act"
from Latin AGERE, ACTUM
(v.) to fill with strength and energy
The brisk morning breeze __________ the crowds of people walking to work.
from Latin STELLA
|repository||(n.) a place designated for storage|
|CEPT, CIP, CIEVE||
"to take, seize"
from Latin CAPERE, CAPTUM
"to stand, stand something up"
from Latin STARE, STATUS
|deceptive||(adj.) intending to mislead or trick|
from Latin NEBULA, NIMBUS
|sanctum||(n.) a private place; a retreat|
|chastened||(adj.) made less proud; humbled|
from Latin HUMUS
from Latin DEUS
from Latin DARE, DATUM
from Latin CASTUS
|donor||(n.) one who gives something|
|deify||(v.) to make into a god; to treat like a god|
|monotheism||(n.) worship of or belief in only one god|
|exponential||(adj.) steadily increasing|
|deity||(n.) a god; a divine being|
|polytheistic||(adj.) having several gods or deities|
|anticipate||(v.) to expect before-hand|
(v). to make legal or official
As part of the agreement, the United States agreed to ______ legislation to prevent further environmental damage from greenhouse gases.
(adj.) done with power, force, or energy
Reggie's _________ exercise routine always made him flushed and sweaty.
|synthesize||(v.) to combine; to blend|
|instantaneous||(adj.) happening immediately|
|astronomical||(adj.) enormous, immense|
|nebulous||(adj.) not definite; vague)|
|sanctuary||(n.) a place of protection|
(adj.) intended to decrease discomfort and maximize work
The _______ layout of the cockpit helped the pilots focus on flying and reduced their work-related injuries.
from Greek THEOS
|exhume||(v.) to remove from the ground; dig up|
|inter||(v.) to put into the ground; to bury|
|hypothesis||(n.) idea proposed as true; theory|
|parenthetical||(adj.) explaining the main idea or topic|
|celestial||(adj.) having to do with the sky or heavens|
|participant||(n.) one who takes part in|
|sanctify||(v.) to make holy|
|composure||(n.) control over expression and action|
"be lively, be energetic"
from Latin VIGERE
from Greek ASTRON
|terrestrial||(adj.) earthly; of or from land|
|nontraditional||(adj.) going against the accepted pattern or style|
|condone||(v.) to support; to give approval to|
|inconstant||(adj.) not lasting; not steady|
"to have, hold;" "to have a home, to dwell"
from Latin HABERE, HABITUM; HABITARE, HABITATUM
from Latin TERRA
(v.) to put forth as true; claim
The reporter ________ that at four o'clock this afternoon, a local politician took part in an armed robbery.
|cohabitation||(n.) living together; coexistence|
from Latin CAELUM
|subterranean||(adj.) beneath the ground|
(adj.) very precise; clear and accurate
The rifle battalion, made up of the best marksmen in the world, targeted its enemy with ______ exactness.
|sanctions||(n.) something that forces obedience with a law or rule|
from Latin DONARE, DONATUM;
(adj.) wasting money or resources
Gerald's _______ tendencies eventually left him penniless and on the streets.
|exceptional||(adj.) standing out from others|
from Greek ERGON
|stellar||(adj.) excellent; outstanding|
|editorial||(adj.) expression opinions or bias|
"placing;" "having been placed"
from Greek THESIS and THETOS
"to place, to put"
from Latin PONERE, POSITUM
|intercept||(v.) to catch or block|