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E3 - September Words

The English 3 September vocab words and roots.

Word/RootDefintion/s
Per “Through”
percussion 1.n. The sharp striking of one thing against another. 2. adj. Describing the striking of a substance or a musical instrument.
perennial 1. adj. Lasting for an indefinitely long time. 2. Continuing regularly 3. Living longer than two years said especially of plants.
permeate v. To penetrate through spaces; to spread throughout
persevere v. To hold fast to a task or purpose despite handicaps or obstacles.
Fero/Ferre/Tuli/Latum "to bring", "to bear", or "to carry"
defer 1. v. To postpone; to delay 2. v. To yield respectfully to the opinion or will of another.
dilatory adj. Tending to delay or to postpone.
elation n. Excited feelings of pride
infer 1. v. To use available evidence to form a conclusion. 2. To guess.
Tendo/Tendere/Tetendi/Tensum "to stretch"
contend 1. v. To engage in a quarrel
Sub “under”
Subvert v. To upset; to overthrow; to ruin.
Subservient adj. Excessively willing to yield; submissive.
Torqueo/Torquere/Torsi/Tortum "to twist"
contort v. To twist or bend out of shape.
distort 1 .v. To change something to make it false. 2. To twist something out of its natural shape.
retort 1. v. To reply quickly and sharply
tortuous 1. adj. Deceitfully roundabout; tricky. 2. Deceitfully roundabout; tricky.
Verso/Versare/Versavi/Versatum "to turn"
adversity n. Hardship; misfortune.
avert 1. v. To turn away (one’s eyes). 2. To prevent.
introvert n. A person whose thoughts and interests are directed inward.
perverse adj. Stubbornly doing something other than what is reasonable or required.
prose 1. n. Ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter (that is
intent n. purpose
Created by: efoushee