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Commiserate :. Part of Speech – verb Definition – 1. to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity Word Root – com, together Sample Sentence – “A true friend is one who can commiserate with those he cares for.”. Voracious :. Part of Speech – adjective

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Commiserate

Commiserate:

Part of Speech – verb

Definition – 1. to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity

Word Root –com, together

Sample Sentence –

“A true friend is one who can commiserate with those he cares for.”


Voracious

Voracious:

Part of Speech – adjective

Definition – exceedingly eager or avid.

Word Root –vor, eater

ous, full of

Sample Sentence –

“Stan was always a voracious reader of science fiction.”

“I used to voraciously collect antique chess boards.”


Circumlocution

Circumlocution:

Part of Speech – noun

Definition – 1. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

2. Evasiveness in speech or writing.

3. A roundabout expression.

Word Root –circum, around

loqui-, to speak

Sample Sentence – “The politician evaded talking about the issue through circumlocution.”


Animosity

Animosity:

Part of Speech – noun

Definition – a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action.

Word Root –anim, mind

ous, full of

Sample Sentence – “The friends that once had loved each other now shared a common animosity.”


Belligerent

Belligerent:

Part of Speech – adjective

Definition – of warlike character; aggressively hostile

Word Root –bell, war

Sample Sentence –

“My sister always talks to my parents with a belligerent tone.”

“I will not tolerate your belligerence any longer!”


Vacuous

Vacuous:

Part of Speech – adjective

Definition – 1. Lacking intelligence; stupid.

2. Devoid of matter; empty.

Word Root –vac, empty

ous, full of

Sample Sentence – “I tried explaining it to him, but his expression remained vacuous and uncomprehending.”


Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan:

Part of Speech – noun

Definition – belonging to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world

Word Root –cosm, world

polis, city

Sample Sentence – “His mother was Russian and his dad was Peruvian…he was a true cosmopolitan.”


Perambulate

Perambulate:

Part of Speech – verb

Definition – To walk through, about, or over.

Word Root –peri, around

ambul, to walk

Sample Sentence – “As you take the test I will be perambulating in case you have any questions.”

“He generally perambulated near her table once or twice each day during lunch.”


Dormant

Dormant:

Part of Speech – adjective

Definition – Lying asleep; a state of inactivity.

Word Root –dorm, sleep

Sample Sentence – “With the cold weather and darker days usually make most teens rather dormant during much of winter break.”


Euphony

Euphony:

Part of Speech – noun

Definition – agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect on the ear

Word Root –eu, good

phon, sound

Sample Sentence – “Good poetry always seems to have a euphonious succession of words.”


Patriarchy

Patriarchy:

Part of Speech – noun

Definition – a social organization in which the father is the supreme authority (in tribes or families, not in necessarily government)

Word Root –pater, father

archy, government

Sample Sentence – “Capable women have for centuries sought to escape the oppression of traditional patriarchies.”


Symbiotic

Symbiotic:

Part of Speech – adjective

Definition – an interdependent, mutually beneficial relationship between two organisms.

Word Root –sym, together

bio, life

Sample Sentence –“The two hugged each other in a momentary symbiotic exchange of encouragement.”


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