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2 8th Latin List 9

Foreign PhraseEnglish Equivalent
Alibi a form of defense whereby a defendant tries to prove that he or she was elsewhere when the crime in question was committed; an excuse
Imperator a supreme commander in ancient Rome
Monarch a sole and absolute ruler of a state; a sovereign; one that presides over or rules; one that outdoes others in pre-eminence or power
Elector a qualified voter; a member of the U.S. Electoral College
Patriarch the male leader of a family or tribe
Insomnia chronic inability to sleep; sleeplessness
Antagonist one who opposes and actively battles with another; adversary or enemy
Alabaster a dense, translucent, white or tinted fine-grained gypsum; a hard, translucent, occasionally banded calcite; a pale yellowish pink to yellowish gray
Matron a married woman, especially a mature mother with established dignity and social position; a woman supervisor in a public institution, as a hospital, school, or prison
In Absentia in absence; while or although not present
Hiatus a gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a slight pause
Narthex a portico or lobby of an early Christian or Byzantine church or basilica; entrance hall leading to a church nave
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