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BASIS
<G "pedestal" "foot" "base"
BASSUS
<L "low"
bas-relief
sculpture whose ornament or figures are somewhat raised above the background (also known as "low relief")
debase
to lower in quality, value, or dignity, to degrade
CLIVUS
<L. "slope"
declivity
a downward slope; the slope of a hill
proclivity
a natural inclination or tendency
LEVIS
<L. "light (in weight)"
leaven
1. a substance like yeast or a small amount of fermented dough that causes dough to expand or rise
2. a lightening or enlivening influence
legerdemain
1. sleight of hand; magic tricks
2. any trickery or deception
leverage
1. the action of a lever that raises or lifts
2. power to influence; a position of strength
levitate
to rise or float, or cause to rise, seemingly despite gravity
levity
lightness in speech or behavior, esp. unbecoming jocularity; frivolity
PENDO, PENDERE, PEPENDI, PENSUM
<L. "to cause to hang down" "to weigh"
PONDERO, PONDERARE, PONDERAVI, PONDERATUM
<L. "to weigh"
penchant
a strong inclination or liking
ponderous
1. extremely heavy; massive
2. unwiedly or awkward
3. dull or tedious
imponderable
unable to be assessed or measured precisely
preponderant
superior in number, force, power, or importance
SCALA
<L. "steps" "stairs" "ladder" "scale"
SCANDO, SCANDERE, SCANDI, SCANSUM
<L. "to climb"
echelon
1. a step-like formation of troops, ships, or aircraft
2. a level or command or authority
transcendent
going beyond the limits of ordinary experience
penchant
a strong inclination or liking
ponderous
1. extremely heavy; massive
2. unwiedly or awkward
3. dull or tedious
imponderable
unable to be assessed or measured precisely
preponderant
superior in number, force, power, or importance
SCALA
<L. "steps" "stairs" "ladder" "scale"
SCANDO, SCANDERE, SCANDI, SCANSUM
<L. "to climb"
echelon
1. a step-like formation of troops, ships, or aircraft
2. a level or command or authority
transcendent
going beyond the limits of ordinary experience