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excise,
an internal tax or duty on certain commodities
incision,
a cut, gash, or notch.
incisors,
any of the four anterior teeth in each jaw, used for cutting and gnawing
concise,
expressing or covering much in few words
incisive
remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen
oligarchy,
government by the few.
hierarchy,
any system of persons or things ranked one above another
anarchy,
a state of society without government or law.
patriarchy
a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in the male line, with the children belonging to the father's clan or tribe.
synthetic,
something made by a synthetic, or chemical, process
synthesis,
a complex whole formed by combining
synchronous,
occurring at the same time; coinciding in time
synopsis,
brief or condensed statement giving a general view of some subject
syntax
the study of the rules for the formation of grammatical sentences in a language.
mortuary,
funeral home.
mortician,
a person, usually a licensed embalmer, who supervises or conducts the preparation of the dead for burial and directs or arranges funerals.
immortal,
not liable to perish or decay; imperishable; everlasting
mortify,
to humiliate or shame, as by injury to one's pride or self-respect
mortgage
a conveyance of an interest in property as security for the repayment of money borrowed.
fortify,
to protect or strengthen against attack; surround or provide with defensive military works.
simplify,
to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier
magnify,
to make greater in actual size; enlarge
glorify,
to honor with praise, admiration, or worship; extol
testify
to bear witness; give or afford evidence.
subterfuge,
an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something
subterranean,
existing, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth; underground
subtle,
delicate or faint and mysterious
subvert,
to cause the downfall, ruin, or destruction of.
subordinate
of less importance; secondary.
formulary,
a collection or system of formulas
formula,
any fixed or conventional method for doing something
conform,
to be or become similar in form, nature, or character
reformatory
a penal institution for reforming young offenders, esp. minors
pompous,
ostentatiously lofty or high-flown
courageous,
possessing or characterized by courage; brave
vicious,
given or readily disposed to evil
riotous,
characterized by or of the nature of rioting or a disturbance of the peace.
advantageous
providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial
inclement,
of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy
incontrovertible,
not controvertible; not open to question or dispute; indisputable
inconsistent,
lacking agreement, as one thing with another or two or more things in relation to each other; at variance
incongruous,
not harmonious in character; inconsonant;
inappropriate
not appropriate; not proper or suitable
pseudonym,
a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name
pseudopodia,
method of cell movement Pseudopod literally translates as "fake foot," but pseudopodia are not organelles or even true structures. Rather, they are just extensions of the cytoplasm toward which the rest of the cytoplasm tends to flow. An example of an organism that utilizes this type of motion is the amoeba.
pseudomorph,
an irregular or unclassifiable form
pseudoscience,
any of various methods, theories, or systems, as astrology, psychokinesis, or clairvoyance, considered as having no scientific basis
pseudoevent
A pseudo-event is an event or activity that exists for the sole purpose of garnering media publicity and serves little to no other function in real life
decentralize,
to disperse (something) from an area of concentration
eccentric
a person who has an unusual, peculiar, or odd personality, set of beliefs, or behavior pattern
centrist,
a member of a political party of the Center; moderate
concentric,
having a common center, as circles or spheres
centrifugal
moving or directed outward from the center
goddess,
a female god or deity
lioness,
a female lion.
baroness,
the wife of a baron.
priestess,
a woman who officiates in sacred rites.
waitress
a woman who waits on tables, as in a restaurant
retract,
to draw back or in:
regain,
to get again; recover
reiterate,
to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively
revive,
to activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew
regenerate
to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, esp. in a better form or condition
malediction,
the utterance of a curse.
interdict,
any prohibitory act or decree of a court or an administrative officer.
edict,
any authoritative proclamation or command.
benediction,
an utterance of good wishes.
abdicate
to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like
anthropology,
the study of human beings' similarity to and divergence from other animals
entomology
the branch of zoology dealing with insects.
addendum,
a thing to be added; an addition.
adherent,
a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower.
advocate,
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly
adapt,
to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly
adhesive
coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance
scribble,
to write hastily or carelessly
conscription,
compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service; draft
transcribe,
to make a written copy
manuscript
the original text of an author's work, handwritten or now usually typed, that is submitted to a publisher
appendicitis,
inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
tonsillitis,
inflammation of a tonsil or the tonsils.
bursitis,
inflammation of a bursa.
colitis,
inflammation of the colon.
arthritis
acute or chronic inflammation of a joint
unequal,
not equal; not of the same quantity, quality, value, rank, ability,
unequivocal,
not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation
unearned,
not earned; unmerited; undeserved
unconventional,
not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention, rule, or precedent
unattended
without attendance; lacking an audience, spectators
cis
root (cut)
archy
- suffix (chief, first, rule)
syn
prefix (together/with/same)
mor-, -mort-
root (mortal, death)
ify
suffix (make)
sub
prefix (under/below)
form
root (form, shape)
ous
suffix (full of, having)
in
prefix (not)
pseudo
prefix - (false, fake)
centri
root –- (center)
ess
suffix - (forms female nouns)
re
prefix (again)
dict
root -- (say)
ology
suffix –(study of)
ad
prefix - (to, toward)
scrib-/-scribe
root -- (write)
itis
suffix -(infection/inflammation)
un
prefix - (not)
1st
I me mine myself we us ours ourselves
2nd
you you yours yourself yourselves
3rd
he/she/it him/her/it his/hers himself/herself/itself they them theirs themselves
to be
am are is was were been being
MLA heading
My name
Mrs. holmes
class
date
header
.5" from top last name page#
page setup
1" indent first line
title in center