Wistful – Yearning Is NOT Latin in origin. Wistful comes from the term whist, which is the sound people used to make to mean Shhh! It’s an onomatopoeia. It has altered over time to mean a vague or regretful longing.
SUBTLE – slight The word comes from the Latin subtilis, which means fine, thin, slender, but can also mean precise, accurate, keen and plain, simple or unadorned, depending on the context. You can therefore have a subtle stripe, a subtle mind and a subtle wallpaper.
sagacity – wisdom To the Romans, sagax meant wise. A man of wisdom is often referred to as a sage, and when some has good judgment and a keen mind, they are often called sagacious.
remonstrate – to object The word remonstrate means to plead, protest or argue repeatedly over something. It comes from the Latin re, which means again and the Latin monstrare which means to show.
Tedious - boring The English word tedious comes from the Latin taedios, which means long, boring or tiresome. Tedious was an adjective used by Shakespeare over and over in his plays. It was one of his favorite words.