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A.D.
Anno Domini; In the year of the lord
Quasi
seemingly; as if
memorandum
that which must be remembered; gerundive
ibid
ibidem; in the same source
etc.
et cetera; and other things
de iure
legally
Q.V.
quo vide; "which see"
loco citato
passage already cited
viz
videlicet; in other words
Nota Bene
take special notice
ad inifinitum
forever
ad hominem
appealing to emotion
ex officio
by virtue of one's status
sub iudice
a case under trial
ex post facto
with retroactive effect
sine die
no appointed date for resumption
in loco parentis
in place of parent
in camera
private chambers of the judge
sine qua non
absolutely necessary
prima facie
accepted as correct until proved otherwise
ipso facto
by that very fact
mea culpa
acknolwedgement of fault
pro rata
proportional
non compos mentis
not sane
per se
intrinsically
fear of cats
ailurophobia
fear of insects
entomophobia
fear of death
thanatophobia
fear of friday 13th
triskaidekaphobia
love of dead bodies
necrophilia
lover of wine
oenophile
love of horses
hippophile
lover of heat
thermophile
ponophobia
hard work
agoraphobia
crowds
toxophilite
lover of archery
hypnophile
lover of sleep
ornithologist
one who studies birds
stratocracy
rule by the military
morphology
study of the structure of words
ochlocracy
rule by the mob
heliophobia
fear of sunlight
acrophobia
fear of heights
cynomaniac
uncontolled passion for dogs
gymnomaniac
uncontrolled passion for nudtity
gerontocracy
rule by old people
aetiology
study of cause of disease
dispomania
love of liquor; alcholic
speleology
study of caves
monomania
one single obsession
hierocracy
rule by priests
hippomaniac
madness for horses
anathema
vehment dislike
apocryphal
not authentic
perfidy
untrustworthy
obviate
remove
revenant
one who returns
traduce
speak badly about
anitpathy
feeling of dislike
viticulture
vine growing and grape harvesting
hypogeal
underground
anthropophagist
cannibal
demotic
relating to common people
pandemic
prevalent around the world
catacomb
underground cemetery
neophobia
misoneism
catholic
including a variety of things
diaphanous
light; delicate
inter
dig up
sanguine
optimistic; cheerful
diffident
painfully shy
dissolute
lax in morals
candiate reflects the notion that a person running for office should be honest
True
The calendar was finally reformed by Julius Caesar
False it was reformed by Gregory
The word profane and the Latin word for temple are etymogically linked
True
Humourous describes a person whose bodily humours were not in balance
True
Canary and canine are etymogically linked
False
complain and plantiff come from the same latin root
False
Decidious Trees are evergreen
False; they are tree that have their leaves fall off
fascist serives from the bundle of rods which was the symbol of power in Rome
True
An advocate and barrister mean the same thing
true
a factotum is a large suitcase that carries all
False; it is an employee that does all kinds of work
an inauguration ceremony was orginally linked to the practice of interpreting omens
True
Swastika was originally the symbol of the evil eye
False
Money derives from the epithet of the goddess Juno
True
The root of the word agony means pain
False
supercede and supersede are etymogically connected
False
appease and pacifist come from the same latin root
True
sincere is an example of folk etymology
True; thought to mean without wax because a sculpture without wax was honest in form
sms is an example of a conversion
True
Gladiator means one who uses sword
True
curriculum is an example of a gerundive
false
incorrigible is an example of ASSIMILATION
True
A biennial event occurs twice a year
False; once every 2 years
Binomial classification classifies plants and animals according to genus and domicllium
false; genus and specific name or epitheph
a superannuated person holds a supervisory position for a year
False; someone who is retired
innocuous and inoculate both derive from nocere
False
Minister is a word which has ameliorated in meaning
True; actually means servant
greek number represent whole numbers and latin/roman numbers represent fractions
True
phillip would be an apprpriate name for a horse lover
true
Dog an canine are etymogically linked
False
dekalitre means one tenth of a litre
False; means ten litres
The metre as a unit of length is defined in terms of the speed of light
True
a photosensitive person is camera shy
false; it means have a chemical or electrical response to light
A polymath is knowledgable in many disciplines
True
xenogamy refers to cross fertilization
true; specfically by plants
the drug morphine is named because it induces sleep
False; came from Roman god morphius
Hesiod's Theogony gives an account of the origin of the Greek gods
True
bitter sweet is an example of metonymy
False; substitutes name or attribute for the actual thing
The greet root nano means very tiny
False; means dwarf
Sunflowers belong to the genus Helianthus
True
politician, policeman, and necropolis are etymogially linked
True
Gigabyte, megabyte and terabyte-which one is largest?
Tera, giga, mega
Epizootic refers to a rapidly spreading disease in animals
True
Hydrophobia
rabies
lipoma
tumor of tissue
opthalmology
study of the eye
hysterectomy
surgery that removes uterus; cut out the womb
atrohpy
without food; wasting away
melanoma
tumour associated with skin cancer; black tumour
myograph
recording muscle
nephrectomy
removal of kidneys; kidney surgery
gastro-enteritis
abnormal stomach condition
hepatitis
live inflammation
toxaemia
blood poisoning by toxins
neuropathy
disease of nerves
mastectomy
remove breast; to cut out breast
neuralgia
intense pain along the nerve; condition of a nerve
thermometer
heat measure
diarrhoea
liquid excremment; flow through
hydrocephalus
fluid accumulates in the brain;water head
otorhinolaryngologist
one who studies ears, nose and throat
megalocephaly
condition that causes and abnormally large head; large brain
vulpine
sly;cunning
invidious
unenviable
Mother Teresa was cannonise in 2002
False
Athena
goddess of wisdom
Mentor
Wise and trusted advisor
Bachanalia
drunken party from the Roman festival Bacchus
Halcyon Days
calm peaceful days; named after king fisher that builds its nest at sea and makes the seas calm for 7 days during winter
Ares
Also called Mars; God of War, extremely volatile
Aphrodite
Also called Venus; Goddes of sexuality and love
Hermes
Also called Mercury; God of thieves and merchants
Who was Zeus married to?
Hera
Form the antonym of heterodox
orthodox
What number is in duo decimal
12
What number is in dean
10
what number is in sesquicentenial
150
What number is in sexageneraian
60
How many years are in a chiliad
1000
What number means Tetra
4
What number means hepta
7
Give one word of Greek origin which means the art of stuffing dead animals
taxidermy
Give one word of Greek origin which means moral
ethical
Give one word of greek origin which means prediction
prophecy
Give one word which means inability to speak
aphasia
Give one word of Greek origin which means the study of the cause and nature of disease
pathology
Give the anyonym of philanthropist
misanthrope
What is the meaning of synagogue
meeting place
What does geocentrism mean?
Belief that sun revolves around the earth
What did the greeks call the uterus?
also called hysteria; a mobile organ that moved around causing abnormal behavior
How is the word surgery formed?
work+hand; healing by manual operation
Marathon
toponym; named after Greek city Marathon; Olympic competitor Pheidipeedes ran 42 km from there to Athens. Modern Olympics added 42 km
Improvident
thoughtless
Penicillium
derived from the brush like shape that it takes in mold; another version of penis-Latin for tail
scrotum
little watcher
Quintessence/quintesentail
refers to the 5th essence "ether", which permeated through all things
IVY League
named after 4 school-the league of 4; another explanation is the IvY on the walls
Impeachment
Accusation of high crimes or treason
Binnomail classification started in..
Greek and was then changed to latin. Now a different system that uses genus and species
Fiscal shrike is..
a bird
Court is a contraction
True; of cohort..."an enclousre"
Moneta was...
an epitheph for goddess Juno; money and mint come from this word
Pecunia comes from...
the fact that Romans paid debts with cattle and later imprinted cattle on blocks of copper
sic means...
thus
The French changed "ize" to "ise"
True
Agenda and propaganda are...
gerundives
to hector
to bully
Sisphean task
endless and frustrating task
Zeus was the son of...
Chronos
Between Scylla and Carybdis
essentially, between a rock and a hard place
polyglot
many tongues
the rape of persephone
explains change of seasons; goddess of agriculture Ceres is sad because she has to giver her daughter back to pluto- describes fall and winter and spring occurs when she gets her back
Echo and narcissus
story of echo who, after being rejected, wastes away until she is only a voice and narcissus wastes away with love for himself
venus and adonis
Venus and Adonis comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book 10. Ovid told of how Venus took the beautiful Adonis as her first mortal lover. They were long-time companions, with the goddess hunting alongside her lover. She warns him of the tale of Atalanta and Hippomenes to dissuade him from hunting dangerous animals, he disregards the warning, and is killed by a boar.
oedipus complex
named after greek character Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother
vaccine is a...
generalization, pertaining to a cow
decimate is a,...
generalization; killing one tenth of a military unit
ichthyology
study of fish
Audi alteram partem
hear the other side
bona fide
real
ultra vires
beyond one's legal power
re
in the matter of
nolo contendere
a plea by which a defendant in a criminal prosecution accepts conviction as though a guilty plea had been entered but does not admit guilt.
mens rea
the intention or knowledge of wrongdoing that constitutes part of a crime
locus standi
ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's participation in the case
fiat iustitia
The maxim signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences.
amicus curiae
an impartial adviser, often voluntary, to a court of law in a particular
epithet
a descriptive phrase expressing a quality of the person or thing mentiioned
epitaph
a statement written in memory of someone who has died
hex
6
hept
7
Languages that have developed from Proto-Indo-European are related and are therefore called
cognate
1. Hebrew and Yiddish are both Indo-European languages:
False; Hebrew is non Indo-European
Circle the languages which do not belong to the Indo-European family of languages: Afrikaans, Hindi, Zulu, Arabic, English, Chinese, Roumanian.
Zulu, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew,
oviparous
laying eggs that are then hatched outside
ovoviviparous
hatching eggs that are inside
viviparous
living young that have developed inside the body
psephology
study of elections and voting; comes from greek word psesphos ancient greek practice of using pebbles to cast votes
anthropomorphic
having human characteristics
Why are snakes used today as medical symbols?
pets of Asclepius; believed to have the power of rejuvination and heal sick by licking them
scion
descendant
supplication
begging
redolent
tainted
ascetic
very self disciplined person
desultory
aimless, unenthusiastic
caveat
"Let him beware"; warning or caution
caret
"it is lacking" mmark used to indicate an ommistion
fiat
"Let it be done". A decree
credo
"I believe"
sub rosa
"under the rose" done in secret