Greek and Latin Roots. UNIT TWO. STA, STI. From the Latin ‘stare’ and ‘stantum’ stand or stay. From the root ‘ sta ’ or ‘ sti ’. stanch Verb ; to stop the flow of Desperate to stanch the blood seeping from the wound, the doctor decided to put a tourniquet on the patient’s arm.
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From the Latin ‘stare’ and ‘stantum’
stand or stay
Verb; to stop the flow of
Desperate to stanch the blood seeping from the wound, the doctor decided to put a tourniquet on the patient’s arm.
adjective; firm and steadfast; true
Though the reverend was a staunch believer in predestination, his faith was tested by horrible events.
Synonym: strong antonym: fickle, wavering
adjective; still in existence; not destroyed
Scientists continue to search through the remains of the museum in the hopes that they will discover some extant works of art.
Synonym: existing antonym: extinct
adjective; resisting authority; difficult to control
Police feared the townspeople would grow restive under the strict curfew and begin to engage in acts of civil disorder.
synonym: contrary antonym: compliant
From the Latin ‘ponere’ and ‘positum’
To put or place
preposition; with regard to
Apropos of Jim’s speech on nuclear energy, Dawn mentioned that a new power plant would be built in the neighboring town.
synonym: proper antonym: inappropriate
verb; to remove from office or power
The Russian rule of Czar Nicholas came to an end when the Czar and other members of the royal family were deposed and murdered by rebel forces.
From the Greek ‘statos’
adjective; having no motion or change
Critics found the composer’s latest work static, boring, and lacking in emotional development.
synonym: still antonym: dynamic
noun; intense joy or delight
The ecstasy Bob felt after watching the Red Sox win the World Series was matched only by the joy of the Yankees not winning.
synonym: joy antonym: misery
noun; condition in which there is no change
Scientists find it difficult to accurately predict climate patterns because the environment is not in stasis, but constantly changing.
From the Latin ‘esse’
noun; an existence; a being
For tax purposes, a married couple may be considered either two people or a single entity.
noun; the most important ingredient; the crucial element
After months of preparation, the lawyers finally began to discuss the essence of the case.
The goalie declared that the Blackhawk’s victory in the last second of the final game was his quintessential sports triumph.
synonym: essential antonym: unnecessary