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  1. Vocabulary List #29 post Latin root (used as a prefix) after or behind

  2. 1. posterior Example: As more people took up running as a sport, doctors noticed an increase in stress fractures along the posterior surface of the lower leg bones. Part of speech adjective Definition: situated in the back; rear

  3. 2. posthumous Example: Despite the fact that he scarcely sold a single painting during his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings experience posthumous fame. Part of speech: adjective Definition: published after the death of an author or artist

  4. 3. postscript Example: After she completed the letter to her brother, she remembered to fill him in on the latest family gossip, so she concluded with a postscript. Part of speech noun Definition: A note that comes after an otherwise completed letter, usually as an afterthought

  5. 4. postpartum Example: Some new mothers experience postpartum depression after the birth of their children. Part of speech adjective Definition: the period following childbirth and all of its related events and complications

  6. 5. postmodern Example: Typically, postmodern movements call for a return to simple design; for example, the postmodern architecture of the 1970’s is marked by traditional design elements such as columns and arches. Part of speech adjective Definition: having to do with a movement in art, architecture, or literature that is a reaction against modernism

  7. Academic Vocabulary #29

  8. 1. assert Example: She asserted that she had never seen the man before. Part of speech verb Definition: to state something as being true

  9. 2. counterargument Example: Students insist that using phones in school could help with research; however, the counterargument is that phones are a distraction. Part of speech noun Definition: A fact or opinion of the opposite view—the other side of the story