Etymology: Use roots list to determine meanings of the following words


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  1. circumlocution
    talking around a subject
    looking around warily
    sailing around the world
    motion of a train

  2. refractory
    change in appearance
    stubborn
    dining room in a monastery
    a broken bone

  3. untenable
    not able to be defended
    messy
    easily stressed
    difficult to control

  4. precursor
    dangerous situation
    ancient sorceror
    computer icon
    forerunner

  5. antecedent
    before a war
    word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
    a backwards motion
    antiquated or ancient event

  6. deportment
    behavior
    banishment
    back door
    intense condition

  7. perspicacious
    looking thoroughly at a subject
    acting in a suspicious manner
    working to a point of creating a sweat
    allowing through passage

  8. inverse
    shy
    brand of sneakers
    form of poetry
    opposite in order

  9. aggressive
    clustering together
    increasing in numbers
    returning to a former condition
    self-assertive

  10. omnisicient
    all-powerful
    ever-present
    all-knowing
    bad knowledge


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