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AMBULO
(L) to walk around
ambulatory
adj. #1. able to walk about

#2. pertaining to walking

n. a place for walking; an arcade; a cloister
preamble
n. a preliminary statement in speech or writing; an introductory part
CALCITRO
(L) to kick
recalcitrant
adj. #1. stubbornly resistant to authority or guidance

#2. hard to manage
STO
(L) to stand
SISTO
(L) to cause to stand; to put; to place
constituent
adj. serving as a necessary part of the whole

n. a voter of a district represented by an elected official
desist
v. to cease doing something; to forbear; to abstain (often used with from
destitute
adj. #1. altogether lacking

#2. poverty-stricken
interstice
n. intervening space; a chink; a crevice
obstinate
adj. #1. very stubborn, inflexible

#2. difficult to control
oust
v. to force out of a position or place
prostitute
v. to sell oneself or one's talents for an unworthy cause
restitution
n. #1. restoring of a thing to its proper owner or its original state

#2. repayment or repair for injury or damage
restive
adj. #1. uneasy, restless

#2. unruly
stance
n. #1. the position of the body and the feet while standing

an emotional or mental attitude
static
adj. #1. at rest, unmoving

#2. pertaining to electric charges

n. interference in radio and television signals as a result of electrical disturbances
subsist
v. #1. to exist; to be

#2. to be sustained; to live (used with on or by)