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LITTERA
(L) letter
alliteration
n. the occurence of the same initial sound in several words in succession
literal
adj. #1. in accordance with the explicit or primary meaning of a word or phrase, not its metamorphical meaning

#2. word for word; verbatim

#3. concerned mainly with facts; unimaginative
literate
adj. #1. able to read and write

#2. knowledgedable; educated
obliterated
v. to do away with completely; to wipe out; erase
SCRIBO
(L) to write
ascribe
v. to attribute to a particular cause, source, or origin
cicumscribe
v. #1. to draw a line around; to encircle

#2. to confine; to limit
conscription
n. a military draft
proscribe
v. #1. to denounce or condemn

#2. to prohibit; to forbid
subscribe
v. #1. to pledge to pay for something or to contribute to something; to place an order by signing

#2. to express consent or agreement; to consent

#3. to sign one's name to something
transcribe
v. #1. to make a copy of; to write out fully

#2. To make a sound recording for later reproduction

#3. to arrange music for an instrument different from the one first composed for
ONOMA
(G) name
acronym
n. a word composed of the first letters or parts of a name or series of words
onomatopoeia
n. a word that sounds like the thing it names
pseudonym
n. a fictitious name
NOMEN
(L) name
ignominious
adj. shameful; disgraceful
nomenclature
n. a system of naming, especially in the arts or sciences