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ars, artis
L. art
artifact
n. an object made by human beings; often refers to primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
artifice
artificer n.
n. 1. craftiness; trickery.
2. cleverness; skill
artless
artlessness n.
antonym: artful
adj. 1. without decit or cunning; natural; simple.
2. crude; ignorant; uncultured.
artisan
n. a skilled craftsperson
aoide
Gr. song
ode
n. a poem usually addressed to a particular person, object or event that has stimulated deep and noble feelings in the poet.
parody
parodist n.
n. a humorous imitation of a piece of literature or music.
tr. v. to mimic a style, plot, or idea for comic effect.
rhapsody
rhapsodic adj.
rhapsodist n.
rhapsodize v.
n. speech or writing expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm
canto, cantare, cantavi, cantatum
L. to sing
incantation
n. the chanting or speaking of words seeming to have magical power or used to create a magical spell.
recant
recantation n.
tr. v. to take back a formal statement or belief previously made known.
pingo, pingere, pinxi, pictum
L. to paint, to embroider
depict
tr. v. 1. to paint, draw, or express in a picture or sculpture.
2. to describe; to picture in words.
pictograph
pictographic adj.
n. a picture or drawing representing words or ideas.
cresco, crescere, crevi, cretum
L. to grow, to increase
accrue
accrual, n.
intr. v. to come as a natural increase or advantage.
crescendo
n. a gradual increase in sound, often referring to music.
excrescence
excrescent, adj.
n. abnormal growth or outgrowth
facio, facere, feci, factum
L. to make
beneficence
beneficient, adj.
n. doing good or causing good to be done; kindly action.
efficacious
efficaciously, adv.
adj. effective as a means or remedy
facile
facilely, adv.
facilitate, v.
facility, n.
adj. acting, working, or proceeding with ease; fluent. (sometimes superficial, when something is too easily done.)
facsimile
n. an exact copy oif a book, painting, document, etc.
faction
factional, n.
factious, adj.
n. 1. a group or clique within a larger group, party, or government.
2. conflict within an organization or nation.
mollify
tr. v. to calm; to make gentler or softer in feeling.
texo, texere, texui, textum
L. to weave
context
n. 1. the parts before or after a word or statement that influence its meaning.
2. the circumstances surrounding an event or situation.
pretext
n. a false reason put forward to conceal the true one.
trans
L. across
transgress
n., transgression
tr. v., to go beyond or over set limits; to break a rule
transitive
adj., describing an action carried from subject to verb to object; needing a direct obect to complete the meaning of the verb
transitory
adj. lasting for only a short while
translucent
adj. permitting light to pass througt, but not transparent
eo, ire, ivi, itum
L. to go
ambience
adj., ambient
n., environment; the surrounding atmosphere
obituary
n., notice of a death with biographical information.
transient
n., transcience
adj., 1. passing quickly; transitory. 2. staying only a short time.
n., a person or thing having a short stay.
erro, errare, erravi, erratum
L. to wander; to stray
aberration
adjl, aberrant
n., straying from what is normal or accepted.
erratic
adv., erratically
adj., irregular or inconsistent in movement, habit, quality, or ideas.
hodos
G. journey
episode
adj., episodic
adv., episodically
n., an incident in a person's life or in a story or play.
exodus
n., 1. mass departure or emigration. 2. (capitalized) the departure of the Israelites from Egypt with their leader Moses.
iter, itineris
L. journey
itinerant
n., itinerancy
adj., traveling from place to place, especially to perform some duty or work; transient.
n., a person who travels from place to place.
itinerary
v., itinerate
n., 1. a route of travel. 2. a plan or record of a journey.
venio, venire, veni, ventum
L. to come
advent
n., 1. arrival or coming inot being. 2. (capitalized) the period beginning four weeks before Christmas; the birth of Christ.
circumvent
n., circumvention
tr. v., 1. to avoid; to evade by cleverness. 2. to avoid by passing around.
convene
n., convention
tr. v., to assemble, especially for a meeting.
intervene
n., intervention
intr. v., 1. to occur between events or periods. 2. to come between, thereby easing a situation. 3. to interfere or to interrupt.
tele
G. at a distance
telepathy
adj., telepathic
adv., telepathically
n., communication from one mind to another without speech, writing, or other sensory means.
via
L. way, street, road, journey
deviate
adj., deviant
n., deviation
intr. v., to turn aside from a course, norm, pattern, or subject.
devious
n., deviousness
adj., 1. winding; roundabout. 2. underhanded; deceptive.
impervious
n., imperviousness
adj., 1. not penetrable by light rays, moisture, etc. 2. incapable of being influenced or affected.
celer
L. swift
accelerate
n., acceleration
tr. intr. v., to cause faster movement; to go faster.
celerity
n., swiftness; quickness; speed.
curro, currere, cucurri, cursum
L. to run
cursor, cursoris
L. runner
concur
n., concurrence
adj., concurrent
adv., concurrently
intr. v., 1. to agree; to cooperate. 2. to coincide; to happen simultaneously.
discourse
n., 1. conversation. 2. a formal discussion of a subject in speech or writing.
intr. v., to talk; to discuss formally in speech or writing.
incur
n., incursion
tr. v., to meet with; to run into; to bring upon oneself.
precursor
adj., precursory
n., forerunner
succor
n., help in time of distress
r. v., to render help to.
glomus
L. ball
conglomeration
n. + adj., conglomerate
n., a collection of unrelated things.
jacio, jacere, jeci, jactum
L. to throw
abject
n., abjection
adv., abjectly
adj., 1. humiliating and miserable. 2. contemptible.
conjecture
n., an opinion formed from inconclusive evidence; a guess
tr. + intr. v., to conclude from insufficient evidence.
interjection
v., interject
n., a word or phrase sometimes inserted between other words, often expressing emotion; a word not linked grammatically to other words in a sentence.
salio, salire, salui, saltum
L. to jump, to leap
assail
n., assailant
tr. v., 1. to attack violently; to assault. 2. to attack with words; to ridicule or criticize harshly.
desultory
adj., 1. jumping from one thing to another; rambling. 2. haphazard or random.
exult
adj., exultant
adv., exultantly
n., exultation
intr. v., to rejoice greatly; to be triumphant.
resilient
n., resilience
adj., 1. capable of returning to the original shape after being bent or stretched. 2. buoyant; recovering quickly from illness, change, or misfortune.
salient
adv., saliently
adj., 1. conspicuous; striking. 2. projecting up or out.
valeo, valere, valui, valitum
L. to be strong
convalesce
n., convalescence
intr. v., to recover health after illness.
avail
tr. v., to use to one's own advantage
prevalent
intr. v., prevail
n., prevalence
adj., widely occurring or in general use.
valor
adj., valorous
n., heroic courage; bravery.
volvo, volvere, volvi, volutum
L. to revolve
evolve
n., evolution
adj., evolutionary
intr. v. 1. to develop gradually. 2. to change from a simpler to a more complex form of animal or plant life.
voluble
n., volubility
adv., volubly
adj., speaking in a steady, easy flow of words; talkative; glib.
apis
L. bee
apiary
n., apiarist
n., a place where hives or colonies of bees are kept for their honey.
avis
L. bird
aviary
n., aviarist
n. a house, enclosure, or large cage for birds.
bos, bovis
L. cow, ox
bovine
n., bovinity
adj., having the quality of a cow or ox; sluggish, dull.
canis
L. dog
canine
n., caninity
n., member of the family of dogs.
caper, capra
L. goat
caper
n., 1. a playful hop, leap, or skip. 2. a prank or wild escapade.
intr. v. to leap, frolic, or frisk about.
caprice
n. a sudden impulse, whim, or unmotivated change of mind.
capricious
adv., capriciously
n., capriciousness
adj., subject to whim; impulsive; unpredictable or fickle.
equus
L. horse
equine
adj., pertaining to a horse; belonging to the family of horses and zebras.
equitation
n., the art of riding horses
equestrian
n., equestrianism
adj., pertaining to a rider of horses, or skill.
felis
L. cat
feline
n., felinity
n. a member of the family of cats, lions, tigers, and jaguars.
adj., belonging to the cat family; having characteristics of a cat, such as gracefulness and independence.
leo, leonis
L. lion
leon
G lion
leonine
adj., pertaining to a lion; having characteristics of a lion, such a fierceness and majesty.
lionize
n., lionism
n, lionization
n., lionship
tr. v., to regard or treat a person as a celebrity.
piscis
L. fish
piscine
n., piscinity
adj., typical of fish.
porcus
L. swine, pig, hog
porcine
n., porcinity
adj., pertaining to or resembling a pig.
serpens, serpentis
L. serpent, snake
serpentine
adj., 1. resembling a serpent in form or movement; sinuous; winding. 2. having qualities of a serpent; subtle, sly, sometimes even evil.
simia
L. monkey, ape
simian
n., simianity
adj., pertaining to or resembling an ape or monkey.
n., an ape or monkey.
ursa
L. bear
ursine
n., ursinity
adj., pertaining to or characteristic of a bear.
zoion, zoa
G. living being, animal
zoology
adj., zoologic
adv., zoological
adv., zoologically
n., zoologist
n., the science dealing with animals.