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mollify. Moll (soft) + fy (make) =. v. Make soft. It can be difficult to mollify someone’s anger. ichthyologist. i chthy (fish) + logy (science) + ist (one who) =. n. Fish scientist. The ichthyologist discovered a new species of fish. polyglot.

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mollify

Moll (soft) + fy (make) =

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v.

Make soft

It can be difficult to mollify

someone’s anger.

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ichthyologist

ichthy (fish) + logy (science) +

ist (one who) =

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n.

Fish scientist

The ichthyologist discovered a

new species of fish.

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polyglot

Poly (many) + glot (tongue)=

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n.

Multi-linguist

She is a brilliant polyglot

who speaks seven languages.

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diaphanous

Dia (across) + phan (appearance) +

ous (full of) =

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Adj.

Semitransparent

Look through the diaphanous

curtains.

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somniferous

Somn (sleep) + fer (carry) +

ous (full of) =

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adj.

bringing sleep

The somniferous speech put him

to sleep.

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sinecure

Sine (without) + cur (care for) =

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n.

An easy lucrative job

He has a comfortable sinecure

on his uncle’s farm.

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soliloquy

Sol (alone) + loqu ( talk) =

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n.

Speech to oneself

Hamlet’s famous soliloquy

is the question.

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adherent

Ad (to) + here (stick) =

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n.

supporter

Today’s adherents of a

militaristic foreign policy are

called “neo-cons.”

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abjure

Ab (away) + jur (swear) =

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v.

renounce

To abjure one’s former beliefs

is difficult.

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caustic

Caust (burn) =

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Adj.

burning

The caustic comments about

her clothes hurt her.

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confluence

Con (together) + flu (flow) =

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n.

A flowing together

The idea was formed by a

confluence of other ideas.

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depose

De (down) + pos (put) =

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v.

Topple from power

He was deposed without violence.

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egomania

Ego (I) + mania (madness) =

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n.

self-obsession

His egomania made him

offensive to his former friends.

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egregious

e (out) + greg (group) +

ous (full of) =

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Adj.

blatant

His egregious disrespect to the

teacher was obvious to everyone.

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analgesic

an (without) + algia (pain) =

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n.

painkiller

Tylenol is a popular analgesic.

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chiromancy

Chiro (hand) + mania (madness) =

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n.

Palm reading

Some people use chiromancy to

try to predict the future.

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oligarchy

Oligo (few or small) +

cracy (government) =

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n.

government by a few

In Animal Farm, control was kept

by an oligarchy of the pigs.

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intractable

In (not) + tract (pull) =

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adj.

stubborn

Mules have a reputation for being

intractable.

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intransigent

In (not) + trans (across) =

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Adj.

Not-compromising

Voters are very frustrated with

the intransigent members of

Congress. Compromise is not in

their vocabulary.

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perfidious

Per (through) + fid (faith) +

ous (full of) =

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Adj.

treacherous

His perfidious cowardice made

him infamous.

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perspicuous

Per (through) + spec (look)+

ous (full of) =

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Adj.

Brilliantly clear

Her perspicuous essay won her the

scholarship.

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ingenuous

In (in) + gen (origin) + ous

(full of) =

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Adj.

Innocent and naive

The ingenuous—but not

Ingenious—girl believed it.

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circumlocution

Circum (around) + loqu (talk) =

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n.

Talking in circles

To avoid answering the question,

the politician resorted to

circumlocution.

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gregarious

Greg (group) + ous (full of) =

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Adj.

sociable

Most middle school students

are gregarious and like to be with

friends.

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discursive

Dis (away) + curs (run) =

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Adj.

rambling

Instead of being concise, her

discursive answer confused

everyone.