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QUAERO
(L) to seek, to search for
aquisitive
adj. eagerly seeking to obtain things, wealth, or information
inquistion
n. 1. a prolonged inquirt or questioning, especially a harsh investigation on religious or political issues

2. (capitalized) the special court of the Roman Catholic church in the Middle Ages to combat, suppress, and punish heresy, i.e., any belief varying from orthodox doctrine
querulous
adj. complaining; irritable; peevish
DUNAMIS
(G) power
DUNASTHAI
(G) to be able, to have stregnth
dynamo
n. 1. an electric generator

2. an extremely forceful, energetic, or hardworking person
dynasty
n. 1. a succession of rulers from the same family, group, or line

2. a succession of influential people linked by familial, political, social, or cultural association
MITTO
(L) to send
demise
n. death, or the end of existence or operation of something
emissary
n. a person sent on a special mission
premise
n. 1. a proposition ofered as a basis for arguement

2. in logic, each of the first two propositions in a syllogism
MEREO
(L) to earn, to deserve, to merit
meretricious
adj. 1. attention-getting in a vulgar way; tawdry or tacky

2. insincere; based on pretense or deception
meritorious
adj. praiseworthy; deserving reward or esteem
PORTUS
(L) harbor, gate
importune
v. to make repeated and insistent demands or requests
opportunist
n. a person (or animal) taking advantage of any chance to achieve an end in a forceful or self-serving way
SUMO
(L) to take, to obtain
presumption
n. 1. arrogance; excessive self-assurance; unbecoming boldness

2. grounds for belief; assumption or supposition
subsume
v. to place in a larger catagory or under a general heading or principle
sumptuary
adj. pertaining to or regulating expenditure, often for religious or moral reasons, usually relating to clothing or food