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noun

*1 : connection, link; also : a causal link
2 : a connected group or series
3 : center, focu
nexus
from "nectere," a Latin verb meaning "to bind."
adjective

1 a : hard to accomplish or achieve : difficult *b: marked by great labor or effort : strenuous
2 : hard to climb : steep
arduous
noun:

a long detailed account
saga
adjective

1 : full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy; also : inspiring such yearning
*2 : musingly sad : pensive
wistful
comes from a combination of "wishful" and "wistly," a now obsolete word meaning "intently."
noun

: a timid, meek, or ineffectual person
nebbish
derives from the Yiddish "nebekh," meaning "poor" or "unfortunate."
verb

*1 : to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes : sparkle
2 : to be brilliant or showy in technique or style
coruscate
noun

: a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially : one held in common by members of an organization, movement, or profession
tenet
"tenerē" ("to hold") in Latin rootwise; think of a sect of a Church; many other words come from "tenerē" such as "obtain" or "contain" or "tenable"*
noun

*1 : deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry : trickery
2 : a piece of sharp practice (as at law) : trick
chicanery (shih-Kay-nuh-ree
verb

*1 : to coax with flattery : cajole
2 : to act or speak in a flattering or coaxing manner
blandish
"blandus," a Latin word meaning "mild" or "flattering."
adjective

: of or relating to knowledge or knowing : cognitive
epistemic
from the verb "epistanai," meaning "to know or understand," a word formed from the prefix "epi-" (meaning "upon" or "attached to") and "histanai" (meaning "to cause to stand")
to walk around a place
perambulation
noun:
a frequented place
perlieu
adjective

: traveling from place to place; especially : covering a circuit
itinerant
In Latin, "iter" means "way" or "journey." parent of the Late Latin verb "itinerari," meaning "to journey." * "ir" means to go in Spanish
verb

*1 : satisfy, quench
2 : to cause (as lime) to heat and crumble by treatment with water : hydrate
slake
noun

1 : a large ship; especially : a large merchant ship
*2 : a rich supply
argosy
adjective

1 : having death as a subject : comprising or including a personalized representation of death
*2 : dwelling on the gruesome
3 : tending to produce horror in a beholder
macabre (like masacre)
noun

1 a : calm expression b : mental composure c : look, expression
*2 : face, visage; especially : the face as an indication of mood, emotion, or character
3 : bearing or expression that offers approval or sanction : moral support
countenance
"continēre," a verb meaning "to hold together," "to hold in," or "to contain."
adjective

: lying above or upon : overlying
superjacent
like "adjacent" both have "jacere" which means "to lie" in Latin except "super" means "over/above" so.... subjacent means "lying below", etc...
noun

1 : joint, connection
*2 : a critical time or state of affairs
juncture
from Latin "jungere" meaning "to join" * Spanish = "juntos" means "together"
adjective

: timorous, fearful
trepid (verb: trepidate means to tremble with fear)
from Latin "trepidus," meaning "alarmed" or "agitiated"
verb

: to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university
matriculate
related to the Late Latin "matricula," which means "public roll or register" also think of "alma mater" or "fostering mother"
noun

1 : the state of forgetting or having forgotten or of being unaware or unconscious
*2 : the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown
oblivion
think of Spanish word "olvidar" which means "to forget"; orginally from the Latin "oblivisci," which means "to forget."
adjective

: existing or present on all sides : encompassing
ambient
to the Latin verb "ambire," meaning "to go around," the grandparent of our English word.