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Vocabulary/Latin Roots. Week II Week of 8/26/13. DAUNTING. Verb To make fearful, to discourage, to undermine one’s self confidence Having four hours of homework is DAUNTING. Latin Roots: Domare – to tame. ABNEGATE. Verb To renounce, to reject, to deny

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vocabulary latin roots

Vocabulary/Latin Roots

Week II

Week of 8/26/13

daunting
DAUNTING
  • Verb
  • To make fearful, to discourage, to undermine one’s self confidence
  • Having four hours of homework is DAUNTING.
  • Latin Roots:
    • Domare – to tame
abnegate
ABNEGATE
  • Verb
  • To renounce, to reject, to deny
  • I told Mr. Daniels that if he does not abnegate his hold on the TV remote, I would be very angry.
  • Roots:
    • Ab – away
    • Negare – to deny
paradox
PARADOX
  • Noun
  • A seemingly contradictory statement that is true
  • When you say, “I’m not going to stand in line and lie down for this!” it is a paradox.
  • Latin Roots:
    • Para – beyond
    • Doxa – opinion/belief
candid
CANDID
  • Adjective
  • Open, frank and honest; not in the least sugar coated
  • Mrs. Daniels will always give her candid opinion on our writing.
  • Latin:
    • Candidus – white, pure, guileless
bonus question
BONUS QUESTION

If you get this correct, you will receive extra credit on your vocabulary quiz.

Is a candidate for President a paradox? Why?