Welcome to your Class Starters. words of the day. ben, bene, bon – good, well. benefit (v.) to gain or receive good results from something s yn. – to help, to serve, to profit ant. – to harm, to hurt, to hinder
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words of the day
syn. – to help, to serve, to profit
ant. – to harm, to hurt, to hinder
ety. – [ < Anglo-French benft < L benefactum good deed <benewell + facere do]
Prometheus was a god who believed his actions should benefit mankind.
ety. – [ late ME < late L beneficiᾱrius, “enjoying a favor, prifileged” equivalent to L benefici(um), benefice + ᾱrius
Persephone was the beneficiary of her mother’s undying love.
syn. – favorable, useful
ant. – harmful
ety. – [ late ME < late L beneficiᾱlis, equivalent to L benefici(um) kindness]
When mortals follow fulfill the requests of the immortals without question, the results are often beneficial.
syn. – backer, sponsor, supporter
ant. – antagonist, opponent, opposer
ety. – [ < late benefactor < L bene + facer; bene“well” + facere“to do”]
Sometimes gods would act as benefactors for man to protect man from Zeus’ anger.
syn. – commendation, grace
ant. – curse, disapproval
ety. – [ < L benedictio, from benedῑcereto bless]
A benediction from Zeus would be more pleasing than a curse.
syn. – true
ant. – counterfeit, fake, false
ety. – [ < L benedictio, from benedicereto bless]
As the god of war, Ares is a
syn. – harmless, innocent
ant. – harmful, damaging
ety. – [ < OF benigne< L benignus< benewell + gignereto produce]
syn. – farewell, adieu, good-bye
ant. – hello
ety. – [ < F literally, good journey]
I wonder if Penelope had the chance to say the Greek version of “bon voyage” to Odysseus before he left for the Trojan War.
syn. – perk, dividend, premium
ety. – [ < L bonus good]