Greek and Latin Roots Units 4-6

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Pecc (Latin)

to sin, to be flawed

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Pej, pair (Latin)

worse

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Mal (Latin)

bad

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Neg (Latin)

to deny, to neglect

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Joc (Latin)

joke

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Fest, fet (Latin)

festive

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Bacch

From the name of the Roman god of wine and celebration Bacchus

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Plaint (Latin)

To lament

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Eleg (Greek)

song of lament

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Somm (Latin)

sleep

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Sopor (Latin)

Sleep

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Lang (Latin)

To be weak, be faint

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Vigil (Latin)

watchful

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Quies (Latin)

To rest

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Peccadillo

N. a small sin or fault

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impeccable

Adj. having no flaws #Robinsonsface

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peccant

Adj. violating a moral law; sinful

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Pejorative

Adj. negative and critical; insulting

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Impair

V. To cause to diminish, as in strength, value, or quality

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Malign

v. to speak of maliciously; insult

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Malinger

V. To pretend to be sick in order to avoid something

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Malaise

N. A sense of unease; depression

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negligent

Adj. not properly attentive

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negligible

Adj. unimportant; insignificant

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Negate

v. to cancel the effect of ; nullify

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Jocose

Adj. cheerful; merry

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Jocular

Adj. of or relating to joking

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Festoon

V. The drape or adorn festively

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Fete

V. To honor with a banquet or feast

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Bacchic

Adj. of or relating to a wild celebration

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Bacchanal

n. a drunken party or celebration

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Plaintive

N. Sorrowful; expressing or evoking mourning or sadness

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Plaint

n. a lament or complaint

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Elegy

n. a song or poem memorializing something or someone

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Elegiac

adj. Mourning that which is lost or past; sorrowful

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Somnolent

Adj. Drowsy; sleepy

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soporific

Adj. causing sleep or fatigue

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Sopor

n. sleep; drowsiness

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Languid

Adj. lacking energy; weak

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Languish

V. To waste away

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Languor

n. lack of physical or mental energy

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vigilant

Adj. the one alert; watchful

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Vigilante

n. someone who takes law enforcement into his or her own hands #batman

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acquiesce

v. to give in

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Requiem

n. a song or religious service for the dead or lost

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Quittance

n. A repayment; compensation

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negligible antonym

significant

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impeccable antonym

flawed

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negligent antonym

careful, attentive

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languid antonym

active

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plaintive antonym

joyful

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somnolent antonym

alert

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impair antonym

fix

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acquiesce antonym

resist

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malign antonym

praise

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