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infidel
one who does not have the right faith or religion
fides
placid
calm, easygoing, serene
plac-
laconic
terse, concise
laconia
voluble
vocal, verbal, highly articulate
volvo
garrulous
chattering (w/o significance)
garrio
magnate
a person of great power or influence
magnus
magnum
a large bottle (generally 2/5 of a gallon)
magnus
verbiage
1) excess of words
2) style of words

Such ~!
military ~
verbum
avuncular
like an uncle
avunculus
somniferous
bringing sleep, sleep-inducing
fero
somnus?
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy
somnus
somnambulism
sleep walking
somnus
ambulo
ambulatory
walking, while previously unable
ambulo
amble
to walk aimlessly
ambulo
preamble
that which walks before or an introductory statement
ambulo
soporific
sleeping pill
soor
facio
martinet
strict disciplinarian
Jean Martinet -> Inspector General of Infantry for Louis XIV
sycophant
kiss-up
fig-shower
virago
aggressive, over-bearing woman, termagant
vir -> man
diaphonous
showing through
dia
phanein
tyro
beginner in an art (although may have much drive)
harridan
masculine woman (coarse, loud-mouthed, aggressive)
termagant
virago
patrimony
inheritance from one's father
-mony
alma mater
"soul mother"
mater, matris
matrimony
marriage
-mony
mater, matris
uxoricide
killing of one's wife
uxor
mariticide
killing of one's husband
maritus
parricide
killing of either or both of one's parents
uxorious
doting on one's wife (from one's own neurosis)

cf. hen-pecked -> dominated out of fear, etc.
uxor
uxorial
characteristic of, or befitting of, a wife
uxor
regalia
impressively formal clothes or decorations/insignia/uniforms denoting rank
rex, regis
dipsomania
alcoholism
dipsa
incendiarism
setting fires w/ malicious intent (e.g. for revenge)
arson
setting fires for economic gain
acrophobia
morbid dread of high places
akros
prurient
"itching" with sexual desire, curiosity
prurio
viviparous
giving birth to live offspring (as opposed to eggs)
vivo
vivacious
full of the joy of life, animated
vivo
vivid
possessing the freshness of life

~ imagination
~ color
vivo
oviparous
producing offspring from eggs
ovum
pareo
gourmand
one who enjoys eating
ingenuous
frank, not given to concealment
credulous
willing to believe, not skeptical (slightly derogatory, but not as much as gullible)
credo
credo
personal belief, code of ethics
credo
creed
a religious belief
credo
credence
general belief
perspicacious
keen-minded, sharp, able to see through things
-spic
specto
punctilious
exact
scrupulous
observing the proper "points" of etiquette
punctus
pungent
sharp, piercing (as of smell or wit)
pungo
perspicuous
easily understood (as if from one look), clear
-spic
specto
circumspect
looking around, wary
specto
specious
seeming right and sensible, but actually not being
pusillanimous
petty and mean, having a small mind
pusillus
aniimus