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act,ig,ag

to do, to move, to drive

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ali, alter

(another, other)

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3

am (at)

(to love)

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anim

life, spirit, soul

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anni, annu, enni

year

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aqua, aque

water

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arm

arm, weapon

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art

skill, craft, art

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9

amiable (a)

generally pleasant, friendly, and nice to be around

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10

equanimity (n)

calmness or evenness

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11

inalienable (a)

that which cannot be taken away or transferred to someone else

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12

Magnanimous (a)

showing a kind of nobleness of mind and spirit; high-minded; free from pettiness

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13

reactionary (a)

characterized by ideas suggesting a desire to move backward, especially in matters related to politics; a person with such ideas

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14

amorous (a)

suggestive of love, lovemaking, or sexual desire

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aqueous (a)

life, of, or formed by water, watery

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16

armature (n)

equipment or clothing for battle, or any protective covering; an armlike extension

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artifice (n)

cunning ingenuity, clever or sly trickery

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18

armistice (n)

a temporary suspension of hostilities by mutual agreement, as a truce preliminary to a peace treaty

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19

artisan (n)

a person skilled at a craft, usually a handicraft

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20

superannuated (a)

worn out, or retired, from age and years of use or hard work; obsolete or outdated

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21

aud

to hear

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22

avi

bird

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23

bell

war

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24

ben

good, well

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25

bon,boun

good

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26

capit, capt

head, chief, leader

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27

carn

meat, flesh

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28

ced, ceed, cede, cess

to go, to yield

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29

antebellum (a)

before the war, especially the American Civil War, typical of how things were before any war

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30

audit (v)

to attend a class only as a listener, not for credit, to check or examine a company's financial records

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31

bellicose (a)

eager to fight

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32

belligerency (n)

the condition of warlike hostility; a hostile action

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benign (a)

not malignant gracious and kindly, good natured

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34

benefactor (n)

a person who gives another help, a patron

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35

accession (n)

the attainment of a certain rank or dignity, an increase by means of something added, the act of becoming joined

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36

capitulation (n)

a surrendering, usually upon prearranged terms or conditions, a final giving up

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bona fide (a)

in good faith, genuine

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38

incarnate (a)

literally, in the flesh; in bodily form; personified; flesh-colored

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39

intercede (v)

to act on another's behalf, to mediate

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recapitulation (n)

an act or instance of summarizing and restating the main points of something

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41

cent(i)

hundred

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42

Cid(e),Cis(e)

cut, kill

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43

clam, claim

to cry out, to declare

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cord,cour

heart

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corp(or)

body

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cred

believe, trust

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cur(r), curs, course

to run, flow

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dic(t)

to speak, to say

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centenarian

a person who has lived to be one hundred years old

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50

clamorous

characterized by continuous loud and complaining voices; noisily complaining; insistent

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51

concordance

a condition of harmony or agreement; an alphabetical index indicating reference passages, as from a writer's works

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discordant

sounding harsh or inharmonious; clashing

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53

incisive

keenly penetrating; cutting into

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54

concourse

a running or flowing together; a broad public walkway or hallway; a crowd or throng

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corporal

related to the physical body

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credulity

the naïve willingness to believe too easily without proof

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cursory

done in a superficial or hasty manner

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58

dictum

an authoritative saying or maxim

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Duc(t), duce

to lead

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60

Fedter), fid(e)

faith, trust

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Fin(e)

end, limit

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Flect, flex

to bend

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flu(x), fluct

to flow, flowing

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fort, fore

strong

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frater(n), fratr

brother

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fus, fund, found

to pour, to melt

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confluence

a coming or flowing together, as of rivers or ideas, a place of joining

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68

confound

to perplex, confuse, amaze, or bewilder

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effusive

pouring forth in an emotional way; unrestrained or overly demonstrative

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70

fratricide

the killing of one's own brother; someone who commits such an act

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mellifluous

as if flowing with honey or sweetness; like the tones of a honeyed voice

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72

superfluous

beyond what is needed; in excess of a sufficiency

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conducive

tending to lead, help, assist, or result in

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fidelity

faithfulness to one's promises or obligations; steadfast faithfulness; technological faithfulness

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flexuous

a winding in and out; bending or waving

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perfidious

a characteristic of one who would intentionally betray a faith or trust; treacherous

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77

liter

letter

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78

loc

place

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79

locut, loqu

to speak, to talk

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80

man

hand

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81

mater, matr

mother

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medi

middle, between

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mem

to remember

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84

allocate

to put aside for a specific purpose, as money or time

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85

circumlocution

using many more words than necessary to make a point; evasiveness

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86

colloquy

a formal conversation or discussion, usually on a serious topic; a conferenced convened to discuss a specific subject

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elucidate

to shed some light on a subject, as though clear expression

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88

literati

collectively, the educated, or well-lettered, member of society; scholar people

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89

localism

an expression or manner typical to a specific region

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90

loquacious

too talkative; excessively wordy; fond of one’s own voice

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luminary

any particular brilliant, famous, or well-known person; a celebrity

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pellucid

presented in such a way that understanding is clear and easy; showing maximum clarity

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93

matriculate

to enroll, as in college or university - which then becomes one’s alma mater

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94

matrix

any kind of mold, form, or casting form which things are produced

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95

mediocrity

the condition of being ordinary; a state of moderate or low quality

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memorabilia

a collection of all sorts of objects or information, as from the past

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memorandum

a short note (intended to jog the memory)

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98

grad, gress

to step, to walk

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grat, grac

pleasing, favor

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greg

flock, herd, group

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