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to (TOO, TUH [when unstressed]) (preposition)
1. A functional word used to indicate direction: "The children were running to and fro across the lawn."

"After work, we drove to the country for a picnic."

2. A word used to indicate the end of an activity: "We came to the end of the story and had to return the book to the library."
3. Used to indicate that the following verb is in the infinitive form: "You asked why I like to swim. Well, that's a difficult question to answer."
to (TOO, TUH [when unstressed]) (verb form)
Used to indicate that the following verb is in the infinitive form: "You asked why I like to swim. Well, that's a difficult question to answer."
too (TOO) (adverb)
Excessively, besides; also, to a regrettable degree: "I was too tired to do anything except go to bed after I got home."

"I decided to sell the car and the trailer, too."

"His teasing had gone too far and my sister was upset and was crying."

two (TOO) (noun)
Being second; having more than one in number; an expression to suggest an approximate small amount: "She came in second, or as number two, in the cross country race."
two (TOO) (adjective)
An expression that indicates a quantity or an amount: "She said that she would like to have two chocolate desserts with her coffee."

"The boy found only one or two pink shells on the beach."

I was too excited to realize that there would be two extra guests for dinner this evening.

Her father told the clerk that he wanted a couple of the pens and that he would give two to his daughter, too.

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(Latin: prefix; to, toward, a direction toward, addition to, near, at; and changes to: ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, ap-, aq-, ar-, as-, at- when ad- is combined with certain words that begin with the letters c, f, g, l, n, p, q, r, s, and t)
(Latin: ad-, "to, toward, near" plus gluten, glutinis, "glue, beeswax")
(Latin: toward, to, before)
(Latin: belly, venter [the use of "stomach" is considered incorrect for this root word]; from Latin abdo-, to put away)
(Latin: a suffix; expressing capacity, fitness to do that which can be handled or managed, suitable skills to accomplish something; capable of being done, something which can be finished, etc.)
(Latin: abluere, to wash away)
(Greek: irresolution, indecision, loss or defect of the ability to make decisions)
(Greek > Latin: suffix; from French -aque, or directly from Latin -acus, from Greek -akos forming adjectives. This suffix was used to form names of arts and sciences in Greek and it is now generally used to form new names of sciences in English; meanings, "related to, of the nature of, pertaining to, referring to")
(Latin: a suffix; having the quality of, of the nature of, characterized by, belonging to, resembling)
(Latin: vinegar; sour, to be sour)
(Latin: suffix; forming adjectives; inclined to, given to, tendency to be, abounding in)
(Latin: sharp, to sharpen; point; needle, pin)
(the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma)
(Latin: fat, fatty; lard; of or pertaining to fat; fleshy)
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(Latin: to set in motion, to hurry, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)
(Greek > Latin: love feast of the early Christians; love, love feast; to love)
(Greek: struggle, a contest, to contend for a prize; also, to lead, set in motion, drive, conduct, guide, govern; to do, to act; by extension, pain)
(Greek: assembly, market place; open space, public speaking; originally, "to unite")
(considered to be the most common phobia)
(Greek > Latin: from ager to agri and agrarius, of the land; land, fields)
(Latin: rustic, rural; pertaining to the fields; from ager then agrestis, "field")
(Greek: aitios, causing, to cause, causation)
(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)
(from a powder to a liquid)
(Greek > Latin: depending on chance or luck; pertaining to gambling; rolling of dice; game of hazard or chance)
(Greek: different, other, another; divergence; a combining form denoting a condition differing from the normal or a reversal, or referring to "another")
(Greek: different, of or belonging to another; foreign, strange; abnormal; perverse)
(an abnormal desire to eat "unnatural" things for food)
(Greek: ; beginning, first of anything; first letter of the Greek alphabet; used in physics and chemistry to designate a variety of series or values)
(Latin: different, other, another; to change, to modify)
(an etymological approach to learning more about English words; especially, those from Latin and Greek origins)
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(Latin: a suffix that forms nouns; pertaining to, like; connected with, belonging to, resembling)
(Latin: to strangle; to choke)
(reconstruction of blood vessels damaged by disease or injury usually performed by inflating a balloon inside the blood vessel lumen (tube) in order to reconstitute the flow of blood)
(reconstruction of blood vessels damaged by disease or injury usually performed by inflating a balloon inside the blood vessel lumen (tube) in order to reconstitute the flow of blood)
(reconstruction of blood vessels damaged by disease or injury usually performed by inflating a balloon inside the blood vessel lumen (tube) in order to reconstitute the flow of blood)
(reconstruction of blood vessels damaged by disease or injury usually performed by inflating a balloon inside the blood vessel lumen (tube) in order to reconstitute the flow of blood)
(reconstruction of blood vessels damaged by disease or injury usually performed by inflating a balloon inside the blood vessel lumen (tube) in order to reconstitute the flow of blood)
(reconstruction of blood vessels damaged by disease or injury usually performed by inflating a balloon inside the blood vessel lumen (tube) in order to reconstitute the flow of blood)
(reconstruction of blood vessels damaged by disease or injury usually performed by inflating a balloon inside the blood vessel lumen (tube) in order to reconstitute the flow of blood)
(Leo the lion does not want anyone or anything to intrude into his territory)
(Latin: before, in front of, prior to, forward; used as a prefix)
(Greek: against, opposed to, preventive; used as a prefix)
(Greek: cave, cavern; in medicine, of or pertaining to a [bodily] cavity or sinus; a term in anatomical nomenclature, especially to designate a cavity or chamber within a bone)
(Latin: to open, to uncover)
(Greek: aphairesis, withdrawal, separation, removal and aphairein, "to take away")
(the Sun god who brings life-giving heat and light to Earth)
(Latin: eagle; referring to or like an eagle)
(Latin: a suffix; pertaining to, of the nature of, like; denoting an agent)
(Latin: to plow, plowing)
(Greek: spider; the arachnoidea; when used in medicine this Greek element refers to a membrane, veins, or any web-like structure in the body)
(a suffix which forms nouns that refer to people who regularly engage in some activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem or root of the word; originally, which appeared in Middle English in words from Old French where it expressed an intensive degree or with a pejorative or disparaging application)
(Latin: harena, "sand" or "arena" in English, became the general term for "shows" and now it refers more to "sports", etc.)
(Latin: harena, "sand" or "arena" in English, became the general term for "shows" and now it refers more to "sports", etc.)
(Greek: of, or pertaining to "god of war", Ares or Mars, used primarily in astronomy)
(Latin: a suffix; related to or connected with)
(Latin: a suffix forming adjectives from nouns ending in -ary; a person who, a thing that; a person who is a part of something, pertaining to one's state or condition; a person who has a connection with or belief in the stated subject; a promotor of something; a native or inhabitant of someplace; someone of a certain age)
(Latin: to be dry; lacking enough water for things to grow, dry and barren; by extension, not interesting, lifeless, dull)
(Greek > Latin: a suffix; a place for; abounding in or connected with something; a place containing or related to that which is specified by the root)
(Greek: joint, pertaining to the joints or connecting bone structures)
(Latin: a suffix; a person who, a place where, a thing which, or pertaining to; connected with; having the character of; apparatus)
(Greek > Latin: a suffix; used in medicine to denote a state or condition of)
(Latin: to sprinkle, to scatter)
(Greek: lightning; the Greek verb strapto means "to hurl")
(Greek: star, stars, star shaped; also pertaining to outer space)
(the science of the stars, anciently equivalent to astronomy, which was known as natural astrology, and used to predict such natural events as eclipses, the date of Easter, and meteorological phenomena)
(Latin: a suffix; to do, to make, to cause, or to act upon; to do something with)
(Greek: struggle, a contest [in war or in sports], to contend for a prize; physical activity, rigorous self-discipline or training)
(Greek > Latin: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of)
(Latin: a suffix; tending to)
(Greek > Latin: Atlanticus, pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean or to Mount Atlas; from the Atlas mountains)
(Latin: to dare, be bold)
(Greek > Latin: to increase, to grow; growth)
(Latin: to look, to observe in order to make a prediction; to see omens; from auspex [genitive form auspicis] avi-, stem of avis, "bird" plus -spex, "observer", from specere)
(Latin: to long eagerly for; to wish, to desire; to have a keen interest in something; an intense eagerness to do something)
(Greek balaustion > Latin balaustium: supporting post of a railing on a balcony, staircase, etc. Borrowed from Italian balaustro, from balaustra; so called because of the resemblance of a baluster to the double-curving calyx tube of the "wild pomegranate flower".)
(Greek: to immerse or to dip into water)
(Greek > Latin: stepping, to step, to go, to walk; a place where someone steps; a pedestal; a foot for stepping; foundation, ground, base)
(using an instrument to detect photoluminescent signals in marine environments)
(scientist, inventor, printer, writer, patriot, and diplomat; sharing his contribution of wisdom to generations from the past, in the present, and into the future)
(Latin: drink, to drink)
(an uncontrollable desire to take books based on a strong fondness for them)
(robotics engineers blend expertise from fields of biology and computer engineering to produce robots that mimic living creatures)
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(Greek: germ, bud; shoot, formative cell or layer; of or pertaining to an embryonic or germinal stage of development)
(Greek: eyelid; of or pertaining to the eyelid[s] or eyelash[es])
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(Greek > Latin: to feed, to graze)
(Greek > Latin: plants, plant life [originally, "herb, grass, pasture"] to botany)
(of uncertain origin: to spoil; to bungle, to cause something to fail through carelessness or incompetence)
(Greek: arm [especially the upper arm from the shoulder to the elbow])
(Greek: fetus; infant; a combining form denoting relationship to the embryo, fetus, or newborn infant)
(Greek: windpipe or one of the two large branches of the trachea, the tube in air-breathing vertebrates that conducts air from the throat to the bronchi, strengthened by incomplete rings of cartilage)
(Greek: to eat nosily or greedily; to eat with much noise, to tear or rip into pieces)
(Greek: moss; blossom; also to swell, teem; young one; to be full, swell, bloom, cause to burst forth)
(Latin: to bubble, a bubble; to blister, a blister)
(Latin: burere, "to burn up"; from urere, with an inserted or faulty separation of b in amburere, "to burn around"; which stands for amb-urere, "to burn around", but it was misdivided into am-burere and because of this misdivision, the new verb burere was formed with the past participle bustum; so, it really came from urere, "to burn, to singe")
(Latin: to fall, befall)
(Latin: lime, calcium; heel, bone of the tarsus; to tread; derived from calx, calcis, "limestone, lime, pebble"; from Greek words halix and psephos, "small stone, pebble".)
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(Latin: heat, warm; related to caust-, (fire, burn, burnt, burner))
(Greek: shell; husk; cup [of a flower], used primarily in the specialized senses of "pertaining to or of a cup-shaped bodily organ or cavity"; also a reference to the "cup-shaped ring of sepals encasing a flower bud")
(Latin: flat space, plain; of or pertaining to fields)
(Latin: to glow, to glow with heat; to burn; to glitter, to shine; white)
(Greek: hemp; of or pertaining to hemp's chemical components or derivatives.)
(Latin: of, pertaining to, or resembling hair; minute [hairlike] blood vessels that connect the arterioles and the venules)
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(Greek: heart, pertaining to the heart)
(Greek: karphos, straw, dry stock, bit, or scrap; from karphein, to wither, to wrinkle, to dry)
(Latin: to pluck, to pick out, to gather, to select)
(Greek: fruit [or similar reproductive result]; to cut, to pluck)
(Latin: pure, cut off, to cut off from, separated)
(Latin: to cut, geld, spay; to remove the testicles or ovaries of an animal, including humans)
(Greek: katta to Late Latin: cattus)
(Greek: to purge, to purify, or to cleanse; purification; cleansing)
(Greek > Latin: to let down, to insert, to thrust in [kata, "down" plus hienai, "to send"])
(Greek: fire, burn, burnt, burner; from kaustikos, "capable of burning" or "burning" and kaukstos, "combustible" and from kaiein, "to burn")
(Latin: wary, careful, heedful; be on one's guard, to take heed; from cavere, to look out, to beware)
(Latin: to hide; hidden; secret)
(Latin: to be in motion; to go, to go away, to yield, to give up, to withdraw)
(Latin: frequented, populous; to frequent in great numbers, to assemble, to honor; thronged)
(Latin: unmarried; vow not to marry; chaste, morally pure in thought and conduct; that which is considered to be decent and virtuous behavior)
(Latin: to rise high, to surpass, to be eminent)
(Latin: a storeroom, a chamber, a closet; by extension, of or pertaining to a cell, a microscopic protoplasmic mass made up of a nucleus enclosed in a semipermeable membrane)
(Greek: hollow; abdomen; hernia; used primarily in the sense of concave; pertaining to a bodily cavity)
(Latin: caementa, "stone chips" from caedere, "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, fell, slay")
(Latin: to count, to reckon, to assess, to estimate, to value, to deem, to judge; judgment, criticism; Latin censura and French censure)
(Latin: to separate, to sift, to distinguish, to understand, to decide, to determine; separated, separation, to set apart; the glandular extraction or the movement out of a natural substance)
(Latin: to make warm, heat)
(Latin: character; Greek: kharakter; originally, "a distinctive mark, a sign, or impression"; then it came to mean "an aggregate of distinctive qualities")
(Greek: grace, beauty, kindness; to rejoice at; extended to attractiveness, personal charm)
(Greek: hand; pertaining to the hand or hands)
(Greek: chemical element; antimonos, opposed to solitude; symbol Sb is from Latin stibium [powdered antimony]; some say antimony means, “a metal seldom found alone”; metal)
(German: Wismut [wise, “meadow”] plus [mut, “claim to a mine”]; changed to bismat; metal)
(Greek: chloros, grass-green; a reference to the color of the gas which tends to be greenish-yellow; gas)
(Modern Latin: chemical element; from Latin, cuprum, referring to the island of Cyprus; metal)
(Modern Latin: chemical element; from Greek, dysprositos, hard to get at; difficult to access; hard to obtain; rare earth)
(Modern Latin: chemical element; from Latin, fluere, to flow; gas)
(Anglo-Saxon: gold, Sanskrit juel, to shine; the symbol is from Latin aurum, shining down; metal)
(Modern Latin: chemical element; from Greek, lanthanein, "hidden", "to be concealed"; rare earth)
(Modern Latin: chemical element; named in honor of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeléyev, a Russian chemist who contributed so much to the development of the periodic table; radioactive metal)
(Modern Latin: named for potash, a compound of potassium; the symbol is from Latin kalium; from Arabic, gilf, and a reference to the charred ashes of the saltwort; metal)
(Modern Latin: from Greek, rhodon, "rose"; in reference to the red color of its salts; metal)
(Modern Latin: named for the mythical king Tantalus [who in the Greek myths was tortured by being placed in water up to his chin, which he was never able to drink, whence the word “tantalize”]; because of the element’s insolubility or “to illustrate the tantalizing work he had until he succeeded in isolating this element”; metal)
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(Arabic > Greek > Latin: the art of combining base metals [to make gold]; from Greek, chemia, “Egypt”, supposedly where the art of changing metals into gold existed)
(a rich Chinese who wants to avoid the spotlight)
(Greek: tunic, covering; a reference to the chemical constituent of crab and lobster shells)
(Greek: funnel; a combining form denoting a relationship to a funnel or to a funnel-like structure)
(Greek: choledochos, from chole, "bile" + dechomai, "to receive"; the common bile duct or tube; conveying bile; containing bile, which is a yellow-green fluid that is made by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and passes through the common bile duct into the first section of the small intestine or duodenum where it helps to digest fat)
(Greek: disease in which the bodily humors [biles] are subject to violent discharge; characterized by severe vomiting and diarrhea)
(Greek: groat, grain, any small rounded mass; cartilage, gristle, granule, or a relationship to cartilage)
(Greek: khorde, "gut string" [of a lyre]; used in an extended sense to mean "sinew, flexible rod-shaped organ, string, cord"; Latin: chorda, "related notes in music, string of a musical instrument, cat-gut" via Old French, corde, "rope, string, twist, cord")
(Greek: a suffix: to spread, to disperse; to move, to go; to withdraw, to advance; a means or agency for distribution)
(Greek: dance; involuntary movements; spasm; in medicine, it is used to reveal a nervous disorder either of organic origin or from an infection)
(Greek: acquisition of wealth by making money; transacting business to gain wealth; efforts made to possess goods and money; striving to be rich)
(Greek (khylos) > Latin (chylus): juice, to pour; pertaining to chyle, the milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fat that is a product of the digestive process)
(Latin: a suffix; kill, killer; murder, to cause death, slayer; cutter; “to cut down”)
(Latin: surrounding, to encircle, to go around; to bind, to gird)
(Latin: to cut, a cut)
(Latin: talk, speak, say; to put into quick motion, to excite, to provoke, to call urgently; to summon, to summon forth, to arouse, to stimulate; used in the sense of "stimulating")
(Latin > French: the ability to see things that are out of normal sight but which can be perceived by extrasensory powers)
(Latin: division according to rank; class, division, army, fleet)
(Latin: lock, barrier; to close, to shut; a confined space)
(Latin: key; to enclose, to comprise, to involve; to fit together, or to work together; pertaining to the collarbone [so named because of its keylike shape])
(Greek: bar for closing a door; to shut, to close)
(Greek: bed; slope, slant; to lean, leaning; an ecological term; in the sense of a slope or gradient)
(Greek > Medical Latin: muscle spasm; to move violently; turmoil)
(Greek: to wash; washing)
(Greek: nettle; a relationship to a nettle or nettle-like structure; nettle rash)
(Latin: to curdle; from a verb meaning "to bring together")
(Greek: spiral shell, snail with a spiral shell; pertaining to the cochlea, the spiral tube in the inner ear)
(Latin: to cook, to boil; to prepare; to digest)
(Latin: to inhabit; to live in, to live on, to live among; to dwell; living among, dwelling in; occurring on, occurring in)
(Greek: glue; used in the sense of "pertaining to a colloid, a gelatinous [gluelike] substance in which particle matter is suspended")
(Greek: kolo- > Latin: colo-, colon or large intestine [that part which extends from the cecum to the rectum])
(Latin: to agree, to come together, to correspond with; "suitable, proper," from Latin congruentem, congruens, "agreeing, fit, suitable" from congruere, literally, "to come together, to agree, to meet", from com-, "with, together" + gruere, ruere, "to fall, to rush")
(Latin: to bind; to link together; to tie together; close tightly and jointly)
(Latin: to close the eyes, to blink, to wink at [a crime], to overlook [errors], connive at; to be privy to [secretly knowing about]; to be tightly closed)
(Latin: to deliberate together, to consider; a magistrate in ancient Rome who sought information or advice from the Roman Senate)
(Latin: against, opposed to, opposite, conflicting, different, clashing, unaccommodating)
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(Latin: to cook, to prepare food, to ripen, to digest, to turn over in the mind)
(Greek: crowlike; used in the specialized sense of "pertaining to, or connected to the coracoid, the bony process that forms part of the scapular arch [and is so named because its shape resembles that of a crow's beak"])
(Greek: pupil of the eye; kore, literally, "girl" to mean both "doll" and "pupil of the eye")
(Greek: korizesthai, "to caress"; via Late Latin: corisma)
(Latin: horny, hornlike; horny [tissue] pertaining to the cornea, the horny transparent anterior portion of the external covering of the eyes)
(Latin: bark, rind; literally, that which is "stripped off"; used in its extended senses, chief among these being "pertaining to the outer layer of a bodily organ, especially the brain")
(Greek: kosmos to cosmos; "world, universe"; from its "perfect order and arrangement"; to order, to arrange, to adorn; well-ordered, regular, arranged; skilled in adornment, which came into English as cosmetic.)
(Latin: cheat, swindle; to defraud with deceptions or delusions)
(Latin: tomorrow, of tomorrow, belonging to tomorrow; delay, delaying, putting off until a later date)
(Greek: a suffix; to govern, to rule; government, strength, power, might, authority)
(Latin: to make, to produce, to bring forth)
(getting a "fire in the head" in order to get the flame of creativity in motion)
(Greek: to hang, hang up; hung, hung up; suspend, suspended, suspender)
(Latin: to become greater or larger in amount or size, to grow, to multiply, to increase; to reproduce)
(Greek: ring; used in the extended sense of pertaining to the [ring-shaped] cartilage that forms the back and lower part of the laryngeal cavity)
(Greek: to secrete, to come out; such as, a certain gland or glands)
(Greek: to separate; a separating, putting apart; a decision, decide; to judge)
(Greek: cold, very cold, freezing; used to describe the effects of low temperatures or activities carried on at a very low temperature)
(Greek: hidden, secret, secrets, secret writing; by extension, applied to secret code or ciphers)
(Greek: crystal, ice, freeze, congeal, frost; icelike, transparent; [especially in reference to a mineral or glass])
(Latin: to lie [in a horizontal position or posture]; to lie down, to lie asleep)
(Latin: to care for, to till [the ground], to cherish; to dwell, to inhabit)
(Latin: desirous, desiring, to desire, desired)
(Latin: care, heal, cure; care for, give attention to, to take care of)
(Latin: to run, running)
(Latin: from quatere, to shake, to strike, to beat)
(Greek: steersman, pilot, helmsman; to steer, guide, govern, governor; computer-mediated electronic communications)
(Greek: to be pregnant; pregnancy)
(Greek: embryo, fetus; pertaining to pregnancy or to a fetus)
(Greek: cells, cell, hollow; used primarily in the extended sense of "animal or plant cells" [because cells were originally thought to be hollow])
(Latin: to harm, damage, loss; sentence to punishment, doom; worthy of condemnation)
(Greek + Latin: dare, to give, a giving, given; a gift; to grant, to offer)
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(Latin: to destroy, to efface, to abolish, to obliterate)
(Greek: to harm, to hurt, to injure, to damage, to destroy; destroyer; harmful)
(Latin: madness; crazy, rave, deranged; literally, to go off the furrow; from delirare, "to turn aside from the furrow", whence arose the meanings "to deviate, to become deranged, to be crazy, or to be delirious")
(Latin: to point out, to display, to show)
(Latin: to soothe, to soften)
(Latin: write down, perceive, catch sight of; to see, to look for)
(Greek: to bind, binding, fusing; surgical fixation)
(Latin: to make worse, to become worse; lower, inferior; unfavorable; decline, declining; diminish, diminishing)
(Latin: right, right hand, to the right; therefore, "skillful, fortunate")
(Greek: devil, demon [literally, "to throw across;" then, "to attack, to slander"])
(Latin: talk, speak, say, tell, declare; to proclaim)
(Latin: discipulus, pupil, apprentice; instruction, teaching, learning (to learn), knowledge)
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(Latin: to separate; a separation)
(Latin: to feel pain, to grieve; sorrow, grief, mourning)
(euphemisms, question-begging, declarifications, and cloudy vagueness sometimes designed to make lies sound truthful)
(Greek: believe, belief; that which is thought to be true by someone who has the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and to enforce his or her opinions, doctrines, praise, or beliefs)
(Greek > Late Latin: to do, to accomplish)
(Latin: to lead, leading; bringing; to take; to draw along or out)
(Greek: bad, harsh, wrong; ill; hard to do, difficult at; slow of; disordered; impaired, defective)
(Latin: to bubble, to bubble up; to boil)
(Greek: abortion, untimely birth; primarily used to mean "congenital absence" or "defect" of a part which is normally present)
(Latin: edere, "to bite, to eat; eating, eatable; consume")
(Latin: to build, to erect a building; a building, a sanctuary, a temple; originally, aedes, "building a hearth" or "to build a hearth" because the fire in the hearth was the center of the home in early times since it supplied both heat and light; over time, the meaning expanded from the hearth itself to the home and building that enclosed it)
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(Greek: to drive, strike, beat out; general application is "beaten metal, metal plate")
(Latin: a taking, to take, to take up, to buy, to select; to use, to spend, to consume)
(Greek > Latin: traveler, trader, merchant; a trading place, market; pertaining to trade or traveling)
(Latin: striving to equal; rivaling or competing with; imitate, imitating; trying to do something as well as or better than another system, person, or other people)
(Greek: in, into, inward; within; near, at; to put, to go into, or to cover with; as, entomb, encamp, enfold; to provide with; as, to enlighten; to cause to be; as, to enlarge; thoroughly; as, enmesh; in, within, into; as enzootic)
(Indo-European is believed to be the origin of many modern languages)
(The Romans were apparently never able to conquer the northern Picts)
(Under Hadrian, the Romans built a wall to protect themselves from the Picts in Northern Britain)
(Roman troops went back to Italy to defend Rome)
(the revitalization of Christianity into the English culture did much to re-establish a significant number of Latin vocabulary into the English language)
(the Venerable Bede made important contributions to the English language via Latin)
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(the space-age generation continues to utilize terms from Latin and Greek origins)
(Cornelius Tacitus, approximately A.D. 55 to A.D. 117, a Roman historian who wrote about the Rebellion of Boudicca, A.D. 60-61)
(highlights of illustrated historical events for a better comprehension of the historical periods which contributed to the development of the English language)
(Mongolian leaders believe that English is the key to economic progress)
(the English language is viewed as a ticket to the future in Mongolia and other countries)
(Greek ainigma > Latin aenigma: dark saying, riddle, fable; from ainissesthai, "to speak darkly, to speak in riddles")
(Greek: within, inside, inner; used as a prefix [used in many words related to anatomy and biology])
(Greek: insect, bug; literally, "cut up, cut in pieces"; an insect because it appears to be segmented)
(Greek: dawn [east], daybreak; early; primarily used to signify, "early, primeval")
(Greek: daybreak, dawn, red of the dawn sky; primarily used in naming chemical compounds, especially pertaining to red stain or dye)
(Greek: above, over, on, upon; besides; in addition to; toward; among)
(Latin: [from arcere] to restrain, to enclose, to confine; to keep off)
(Latin: beginning to be, becoming; to be somewhat; a suffix that forms nouns and adjectives)
(Latin: food; good to eat, eatable, edible)
(Latin: suffix from -ensis, of, belonging to, from [a place]; originating in [a city or country])
(Greek: gullet, throat [passage from the mouth to the stomach], that which carries food; the path along which food travels from the mouth to the stomach)
(Latin: to be)
(Latin: to value; to appraise; to assess)
(Latin: pertaining to summer; heat, fire; the ebb and flow of the sea, tide)
(Greek > Latin: burn, shine, to kindle; light up; the heavens; the upper air, the sky)
(Greek: -etikos, an adjective suffix meaning "pertaining to, of the nature of" for nouns ending in -esis)
(Latin: to shun, to avoid)
(Latin: a prefix occurring in words of Latin origin used in the senses: out, out of, from; upward; completely, entirely; to remove from, deprive of; without; former [said of previous holders of office or dignity])
(Latin: root out, to pluck out by the stem or root)
(Latin: to go into exile; to be in exile, banishment)
(Anglo Saxon or Teutonic: in Old English times, eye was eage, which is related to a whole range of words for "eye" in other European languages; including, Greek ophthalmos and Latin oculus [with all of its subsequent derivatives])
(Latin: fari-, "to say, to talk"; telling, speak, say, spoken about; acknowledge)
(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)
(Latin: face, pertaining to the face; countenance; form, make, set in place, do)
(Latin: deception, untrue, incorrect; deceiving; contrary to truth and fact; lie)
(Latin: to plug up or to cram, to stuff; by extension, practical joke, sham; fiasco)
(Latin: to speak; utterance, expression, manifestation; expressed in a number of ways)
(Latin: band, bandage; bundle, bunch; used in the extended sense of "pertaining to the fascia", a band or sheet of fibrous tissue providing a subcutaneous covering for various parts of the body)
(Latin: to enchant, to bewitch, to charm)
(Latin: loathing, disgust, excessively critical, fussy, hard to please)
(Latin: good will or support; to show kindness to; to be inclined toward good will, to befriend)
(Latin: suck, to suck)
(Latin: ward off, to ward off, strike, keep off, guard, protect; from fendere [found only in compounded words])
(Latin: window; in anatomy, a small opening in a bone; to bring to light, to show)
(Latin: to bear, to carry; to produce; to bring)
(Latin: yeast; substance containing enzymes that break down carbohydrates; from the Latin root of fervere, "to boil, to seethe")
(Latin: iron; pertaining to, or containing iron)
(Latin: to boil; hot; to begin to boil, to be hot; deeply earnest; ardent)
(Latin: seize, to be seized; capable of being seized)
(Latin: fiber [an elongated, threadlike structure]; a combining form denoting a relationship to fibers)
(Latin: form, shape, figure; to make, to shape, to form)
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(Latin: pipe; an abnormal passage or communication, usually between two internal organs, or leading from an internal organ to the surface of the body)
(Latin: to fasten; to attach; from fixus, past participle of figere)
(Latin: to whip, a whip, whip-like appendage)
(Afghanistan to Azerbaijan)
(Bahamas to Burundi)
(Cambodia to Czech Republic)
(Denmark to French Southern Territories)
(Iceland to Luxembourg)
(Macao City to Mynamar)
(Namibia to Nunavut, Canadian Territory)
(Uganda to Zimbabwe)
(Latin: to blow, a puff of wind or air; by extension, accumulation of gas in the stomach or bowels)
(Latin: strike, to strike down; to destroy, dashed down, damaged, destroyed)
(Uncertain origin: treat with disdain or contempt; to jeer)
(Greek: phorbe, fodder, from pherbein, to graze; by extension: fodder, food; any herb other than grass, a broadleaf herb; a weed)
(Latin: shape, structure, figure, outer appearance, composition, to compose; visual appearance; spacial arrangement; to develop or to acquire; to produce)
(Latin: formido, "terror"; causing fear, terrible; to dread, to fear)
(Latin: to dig, digging; dug out, dug up from beneath the surface; ditch, trench)
(Latin: a rubbing, to rub)
(Latin: fruit; from Old French fruit, from Latin fructus, "fruit, produce, profit" from frug-, stem of frui, "to use, to enjoy".)
(Latin: in vain, in error; to deceive, to disappoint)
(Latin: to shine, to flash, to glow, to burn; fulmi-, lightning, thunder forth, denounce; related to fulg-)
(Latin: to perform, to execute, to discharge; performance, service, execution)
(Latin: bottom, base; and with special reference to financial applications, "piece of land")
(Latin: to rage, to be mad [insane with anger]; sometimes, general enthusiasm, passion)
(Latin: dark, to make dark; black; brown, tawny)
(Latin: to strike down, to hit; to challenge; to prove wrong, to refuse, to reject)
(Latin > French: to be, about to be; future)
(Latin: helmet, helmet shaped, to cover with a helmet; cap; used primarily in zoology and botany with phases of sense development that seem to have been: weasel, weasel's skin or hide, leather, and then a helmet made of leather; by extension, it also means "cat, cats" in some words)
(Latin: of or pertaining to Gaul)
(Named after the Italian physician and physicist who investigated the nature and effects of what he conceived to be electricity in animal tissue; who in 1762 discovered and first described voltaic electricity; electric currents; and primarily, direct electrical current.)
(Greek: from gamet[e], "wife" and gamet[es], "husband" [from gamein, "to marry"]; used chiefly as "pertaining to a gamete, a mature reproductive cell")
(Greek: Γ, γ; the third letter of the Greek alphabet; corresponding to g, as in go and as a numeral, it indicates 3)
(Greek: marriage, union; wedding; pertaining to sexual union)
(Greek > Latin: swelling, a knot; center of a cavity; nerve center; pertaining to a mass of nerve tissue)
(Greek: an eating, or gnawing, sore ending in mortification, necrosis, or the death of bodily tissue; usually the result of ischemia or the loss of blood supply to the affected area, bacterial invasion, and subsequent putrefaction)
(Old French: look at, consider, think of; from guard, to heed)
(Latin: a suffix; from agere to set in motion, to drive, to lead; to do, to act)
(French: from gaver, "to gorge, to feed forcibly")
(Latin: to freeze; frosting; cold; then, to congeal, and finally: gelatin)
(Greek > Latin: race, kind; line of descent; origin, creation; pertaining to sexual relations, reproduction, or heredity; and more recently, a gene or genes)
(Greek: genein, "to produce"; all the genetic information possessed by any organism)
(from Late Latin, 1526, genuflectionem (genuflexio), from stem of genuflectere "genuflect", from Latin genu, "knee" + flectere< "to bend")
(GIS or Geographic Information System topics to enhance your knowledge)
(Latin: carry, produce; to bear)
(Latin: pertaining to the Teutonic people of central Europe [possibly from a Celtic word meaning "neighbor"], similar to Old Irish gair, "neighbor"; pertaining to Germany)
(Latin: to make a collection; to gather what is left after the reapers)
(Latin: a round body, a ball; round, a sphere; the earth; "sphere" came from Latin globus, "round mass, sphere"; related to gleba, "clod, soil, land". Sense of "planet earth," or a three-dimensional map of it, appeared first in 1553)
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(GPS expected to advance into consumer mainstream)
(international cheating, defrauding, and dishonesty and their detriments to human progress)
(Latin: to swallow, to gulp down)
(Greek: carve, carving, engraving; to hollow out; by extension, a form of writing)
(Greek > Latin: to steer or to pilot a ship; to rule; a steersman)
(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)
(traditional and modern group names that try to describe group characteristics)
(Latin: gurgitare, "to flood"; gurges, gurgitis, "the gullet, a gulf, the sea"; to surge, to flood; pour, glut, gorge; whirlpool, engulf; boiling liquid)
(Hindu: references to a wandering race of people who have called themselves and their language Romany)
(from the depths of the ocean floors to the highest mountains, from dry deserts to grasslands, and the warm and wet tropical areas; all provide each form of life its preferred habitat)
(secretly getting access to files on a computer or network in order to get information, to steal private information in order to illegally transfer money, or to cause damage, etc.)
(Greek: the lower world [originally, invisible, to make invisible])
(Samples of ancient beard and male and female hair styles)
(Latin: breathe, breath; from halitus, "breath" and related to halare, "to breathe")
(Greek > Latin: to wander in mind, to dream)
(Latin: to draw out, to drink; to draw water, to swallow)
(alcohol and its dangers to the brain and bodily functions)
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(Greek: youth, pubescence, puberty [the period during which the secondary characteristics of maturity begin to develop; by extension, a young man])
(Latin: stick to, cling to, cleave to)
(Greek > Latin: a taking, choosing, a choice; to take for oneself)
(Greek: Hermes, the son of Zeus and Maia, the god of commerce and messenger of the gods in Greek mythology; identified by the Romans as Mercury; however, some of the words in this unit come from Hermes tris megistos, Hermes Trismegistus, literally, "Hermes, Thrice the Greatest" referring to the Egyptian god Thoth, who was identified with the Greek god Hermes, of science and arts)
(Greek heuriskein and Modern Latin heuristicus and from German heuristisch; "to invent, to discover")
(Latin: to stand open, to split; opening, aperture, gap; to yawn)
(Latin: winter, wintered, wintry; it also refers to: sleep, sleeping; inactive, inactivity; dormant, dormancy [suspended animation or a lack of activity])
(Greek: tissue [web]; beam or warp of a loom; hence, that which is woven; a web or tissue; used in the sense of pertaining to [body] tissue)
(hoodwink, deceive, cheat; believed to be from hocus pocus which is probably from a pseudo Latin phrase: hax pax max Deus adimax, that was used by traveling conjurers to impress their audiences)
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(Greek: from ancient Greek hormáein [hormein], "to set in motion, impel, urge on")
(Greek: to rouse or to set in motion)
(Latin: to encourage, to urge strongly)
(Trying to find solutions to two life-robbing diseases: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's)
(Latin: shoulder, upper arm; pertaining to the bone that extends from the shoulder to the elbow)
(Greek: glass, glassy; transparent; pertaining to the vitreous humor or surrounding membrane)
(Greek: shortcoming, deficiency; to be behind, to come late, to lag; later)
(Latin: a suffix that forms English adjectives from Latin adjectives ending with -is or -ius with meanings about "pertaining to, relating to", or "characterized by")
(Latin: suffix form of -an from -ianus, a modifier of the main word to which it is attached: belonging to, coming from, being involved in, or being like something)
(Latin: a suffix that means "able to [be]"; a variation of -ability)
(Latin: a suffix; can be done, worthy of being, able to be, tending to, capacity for)
(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)
(Latin: from -icalis, a suffix that forms adjectives from nouns; of or having to do with; having the nature of; constituting or being; containing or made up of; made by or caused by; like, characteristic of; art or system of thought; chemical terms)
(Greek: track, trace, footprint; pertaining to fossil footprints)
(Greek: a suffix that forms nouns and is usually used to form names of arts and sciences)
(Latin: a suffix; meaning, state, condition; having, being, pertaining to, tending to, inclinded to)
(Latin: a suffix used to form names of zoological groups, classes, and orders)
(Greek: a suffix used to form the names of families in zoology and biology; descended from, related to)
(Creativity is achieved by focusing and striving with one's chosen objective regardless of what others say or have done! In essence, it is a conception and the completion of the chosen vision.)
(Greek: peculiar, one's own, personal, private; of or pertaining to one's self, distinct, separate, alone)
(Latin: suffix; meaning, to make, to drive)
(Latin: suffix; ability to, capable of, suitable for; pertaining to, like, belonging to, tending to)
(Latin: a suffix; meaning, ability, ability to [do something])
(Latin: roof tile, overlapping like tiles or a pattern that looks like this; to lay so as to overlap)
(Latin: unbound, free from, pure; pertaining to protection against or freedom from disease)
(Latin: belonging to a country; born in a country; native to a geographical area)
(Latin: to be lenient [toward], accede, take pleasure [in]; originally, "to be kind, kindness; to be long-suffering, to be patient")
(Greek > Latin: a suffix that is used to form hundreds of words that mean: similar to, resembling, like, characterized by, or of the nature of)
(Latin: oculus used as a reference to "eye" to designate something that looks like or is suggestive of a person's organ of sight including potato "eyes")
(utilizing insects to produce practical substances)
(Latin: a bug; literally, "cut into," from insectum, with a notched or divided body; literally, "that which is cut up, segmented" [as the bodies of the first invertebrates to which the term was applied or appeared to be])
(Latin: island; derived from insul[a], "island" [used here in reference to the islands [islets] of Langerhans, irregular structures in the pancreas that produce the protein hormone insulin which is secreted into the blood where it regulates sugar metabolism])
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(Latin: to suggest indirectly, to hint)
(Greek: ion, "going"; neuter present participle of ienai, "to go"; because an ion moves toward the electrode of an opposite charge)
(Latin: a suffix; pertaining to)
(Greek: iris [relating to the eye]; the rainbow; colored circle, colored portion of the eye [originally, "something bent or curved"])
(Latin: to anger; to excite, to stimulate, to stir up, to provoke)
(Latin: a suffix; to act in a certain way; to treat in a certain way; to make into; to treat with; to do; to make; to cause)
(Old English: a suffix meaning, characteristic of, like, tending to; of or relating to, from; somewhat, approximately; or a verb ending)
(Greek: a suffix; one connected with, inhabitant of; also used to show chemicals, minerals, etc.)
(Latin: again; to do over a second time, to repeat, to say again)
(Latin: to go, to walk away; to travel, to journey, a journey)
(Latin: a suffix; tending to, characterized by)
(Latin: suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing act, state, quality, property, or condition corresponding to an adjective)
(Latin: a suffix; tending to; of the quality of, inclined to)
(Latin: a suffix; to act in a certain way; to treat in a certain way; to make into; to treat with; to do; to make; to cause)
(Latin: to lie, to rest)
(Latin: originally galbinus, "greenish yellow" related to galbanus, "yellow" then formed with the intrusive d; from Old French jaunice, jaunisse from jaune, "yellow")
(Latin: the fasting [intestine], the portion of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum [so named because early anatomists typically found this organ to be empty in dissection]; original meaning, "hungry, not partaking of food")
(Latin: decide, determine a result; declare to be; right and power to interpret the law)
(Latin: beside; close by, close to, near; adjoining; proximity; to come together, to meet)
(Greek: to sit; sitting)
(Greek: worry, anxiety, care, grief, trouble, to be concerned for; protector, guardian, most worthy of care)
(facts and truthful information to improve the accuracy of our knowledge)
(Greek: hinder, inhibiting, to cut short, stop)
(Latin: to slip, to fall; to glide)
(Latin: insect in its grub stage; from Latin larva, "mask" and by extension, "ghost", the idea being that an insect in its grub stage is merely a ghost of its future self and bears no resemblance to its future form)
(Latin: to lurk; to lie hidden, to be hidden)
(going from learning to knowing equals knowledge)
(Greek: yolk of an egg; a reference to the ovum)
(Latin: pertaining to the law, legal)
(Latin: read, readable [to choose words; to gather, to collect; to pick out; to read, to recite])
(Latin: lentil-shaped, lentil; a term later used to refer to "the lentil-shaped lens of the eye")
(Latin: light in weight, lightness; to raise, to rise, to lift)
(Latin: left, to the left; toward, or on the left side)
(Latin: balance; to be balanced; to make even; Roman pound)
(Latin: to be allowed; permitted; unrestrained)
(Greek > Latin: spleen; a combining form denoting relationship to the spleen)
(Latin: limpidus, clear; calm, serene; easy to comprehend or to understand)
(Latin: to leave, to abandon)
(Greek, elleipsis, elleipo, elleipein; Latin, ellipsis: abandon, to leave [behind]; fail; lack, lacking; be wanting)
(Latin > Italian: a suffix; seashore; pertaining to the seashore)
(Deep-sea animals have made attempts to light their cold and dark environments by carrying their own lights on their heads and on every other conceivable part of the bodies; including their eyes and tails and the insides of their mouths. The light they shed is living light.)
(Latin: place; from place to place; where something is positioned or situated)
(Latin: pertaining to mourning, mournful, painful; lament, bewail)
(Latin: wolf [pertaining to or connected with a "wolf"])
(Latin: excess, excessive, have to excess; abundant, abundance; grow profusely, profuseness)
(A suffix that forms adjectives and examples that are used to show them.)
(Greek: water, yellowish fluid; connected with, or containing, lymph, a transparent fluid that is derived from body tissue and conveyed to the bloodstream by the lymphatic vessels)
(Greek: lyein [LYOO ayn], "to loosen"; loosening, dissolving, dissolution)
(Greek: madness, fury, rage, frenzy; relationship to rabies)
(Latin: spot, mark, stain, blot, blemish, mesh; the original meaning of macula seems to have been, "a soiled spot, a spot to be cleaned")
(Greek: pertaining to midwifery; obstetric; serving to elicit ideas [said of the Socratic method of teaching])
(Latin: to soften, softening; to mollify; a kneading movement used in massage; stroking, caressing, love play)
(Latin: flow out, to issue forth, to run)
(Greek: used as a suffix; divination, prophecy, fortune telling; to interpret signs so “practical” decisions can be made [related to -mania])
(Latin: jaw, lower jaw; chew; from mandere, "to chew")
(Latin: to stay, to remain, to abide)
(Latin: pertaining to a husband or marriage; used as a prefix)
(Latin: specter, witch, mask, nightmare > Italian mascera > French, masque [covering to hide or to protect the face])
(Latin: male, manly, of or relating to men or boys; of the male sex and gender; bold, courageous)
(Latin: to chew; Greek: to gnash, grind, or rub the upper and lower teeth together)
(Greek: breast; the front of the human chest and either of two soft rounded organs on each side of the chest in women and men; however, with women the organs are more prominent and produce milk after childbirth; also, a milk-producing gland in mammals that corresponds to the human breast)
(Greek: breast; used in the specialized sense as "of or pertaining to the breast-shaped mastoid process of the temporal bone)
(Latin: matter, stuff, wood, timber; of or belonging to matter)
(Latin: ripe; to ripen; timely)
(Latin: opening or passageway in the body, bodily opening or canal; to go, to pass, passage)
(Greek makhana, machana > Latin machina: machine, device, tool; an apparatus for applying mechanical power to do work; mekhanikos > machynen, decide a course of action, contrive, plot contrivance; a machine or the workings of machines)
(Greek > Latin: [mekonion to meconium] of or pertaining to the poppy, poppy-juice; opium)
(simplified connections of word parts which work together to form practical medical terms that can enhance one's understanding of several fields of medicine)
(Latin: heal, cure, remedy; physician, doctor; practice of medicine, give medicine to)
(Latin: from meditatus; a form of meditare, to muse, to ponder; to think over, to consider; to think, to reflect)
(Latin: better, to make better; to improve)
(Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson)
(Latin: memory, remember, thought; retaining and recalling past experiences and information; capacity to store information; ability to recall or to recognize previous experiences; recollection; retention)
(Latin: mendicare, to beg; a beggar; an infirm, wretched, miserable person)
(Greek: part, partial, referring to parts; segment; incomplete)
(Latin: to deserve; earn, acquire, gain; entitled to)
(precursor of hypnotism, believed by Mesmer to involve animal magnetism)
(Greek: middle, intermediate; close to a center line; between)
(Greek: after, behind, beyond; changed in form, altered; higher [used to designate a higher degree of a branch of science])
(Greek: pollution, stain, contamination; to pollute, to defile, to corrupt)
(infectious diseases via the transmission of foul, putrid air)
(Latin: to remove, to wander; moving; to move away, to depart from one place to another place)
(Latin: threaten, thretening; to jut out, project out, tower up)
(Middle English, from Old French mineral from Middle Latin minerale, "pertaining to mines", from minera, "mine")
(Latin: to wonder at, wonderful; causing one to smile)
(Latin: to send, to let go, to cause to go; to throw, to hurl, to cast)
(Latin: to make mild or gentle; mildness, gentleness, softer)
(Greek mikso > Latin mixtus: mix, mixed, a mixing, a mingling, an intercourse; to combine or to blend into one mass or substance; to combine things; such as, activities, ideas, styles; to balance and to adjust individual musical performers’ parts to make an overall sound by electronic means)
(Greek: memory, to remember; recollection of something or someone; awareness, consciousness of the present and the past)
(Latin: move, moving, to set in motion)
(Latin: monere, to warn; to remind, to advise, to instruct)
(Latin: mucus, mucous, or mucosa; a viscid, slippery, slime secretion of the mucous membranes; related to mucor, "mold, moldiness")
(Latin: much, many; combining form of Latin multus "much, many"; which is related to the Greek mala, "very, very much, exceedingly")
(Latin: musum, "muzzle, snout"; Old French muser "to meditate, to ponder", perhaps literally "to go around with one's nose in the air" from muse "muzzle, snout")
(Greek > Latin: unable to speak, inarticulate, dumb; uttering no sound, silent, silence, still, quiet)
(Latin: mutilatus, mutilare; to cut off, to lop off; to maim, to mangle)
(Greek: muscle; said to be from a Greek word meaning "mouse")
(names that describe Venery or group names as determined by traditional terms of the hunt and those of more modern creations that attempt to describe group characteristics)
(nano science and engineering prospects are providing incentives to invest time and money)
(Latin: to tell, to relate, to recount; to make acquainted with)
(Latin: to swim, swimming; floating)
(One of the body's busiest passage ways and essential to a person's well being)
(Latin: no, not; to refuse, to nullify; to deny)
(Greek: thread, that which is spun; pertaining to a thread-like structure used in many scientific terms)
(Latin: Probably from mitulus "mussel", of unknown origin [the change from m to n has not been explained]. It is also said to possibly come from Latin nidificare or nidulari, "to nest"; from nidus "nest", but there is no confirmation for either theory)
(Latin: nest, nesting; nidificare or nidulari, "to nest")
(Apollo, the sun god, and the planets with links to additional details about the sun and each planet)
(Latin: from niti, to strive, to endeavor; effort, endeavor)
(Latin: to injure, to hurt; injury, harm, harmful; trauma; a noxious or deleterious agent or influence)
(Latin: rule, pattern; normalis, "right angled, made according to a carpenter's or mason's square"; then, "conforming to common standards, usual")
(Latin: from gnoscere, to come to know, to get to know, to get acquainted [with]; know, learn; mark, sign; and cognoscere, to get to know, to recognize)
(Latin: harmful, to do harm; injury, injurious; hurt, damage)
(Latin: from the stem of nubere, "to marry, to wed")
(Latin: cloud, fog; shade; dark or obscure, not easy to comprehend)
(Latin: distribution; to count, to reckon)
(Latin: nutrire; to nourish, to feed, to nurse, to foster, to support, to preserve)
(Greek: night; a relationship to darkness, dark)
(Latin: to forget, forgetfulness)
(Latin: to wear out, to grow old; to fall into disuse; to grow out of use; elderly, older)
(Latin: to blunt, dull; from ob- "against" plus tundere, "to beat, strike")
(Greek > Latin: "the great river encompassing the whole earth"; hence, the "great Outward Sea" [as opposed to the "Inward" or Mediterranean]; the ocean)
(Latin: to hate, hatred, hateful; despise)
(Greek: a suffix; like, resembling, similar to, form)
(Greek: worship; excessively, fanatically devoted to someone or something; “service paid to the gods”)
(Latin: a suffix; full of, disposed to)
(Latin: to destroy, to die out)
(Latin: to smell; pertaining to the sense of smell; scent; to cause to smell at)
(Greek: a suffix meaning: to talk, to speak; a branch of knowledge; any science or academic field that ends in -ology which is a variant of -logy; a person who speaks in a certain manner; someone who deals with certain topics or subjects)
(Greek: tumor, morbid growth; to swell, bulge; mass, group)
(Latin: foreboding; anything perceived or happening that is believed to portend or to suggest that something is going to happen which may be a good or an evil event or circumstance in the future)
(Greek: said to be a stem for "all, every, whole", or "complete"; that is, a field of study in biology that refers to the whole set of omics including their -omics and -ome subfields in order to understand life as a holistic existence and organic beings as a whole)
(Greek: navel, umbilicus; pertaining to the navel or to the umbilicus)
(Greek: "mass, bulk"; denotes relationship to a tumor, process of cancer formation; swelling, or mass)
(Greek: ovary, egg [literally, "egg-carrier"; extended to mean ovary])
(Latin: not transparent nor translucent, not clear, unable to shine through; shaded, shady; dark; no luster; not clearly understood or expressed)
(Latin: to close, to enclose, to cover)
(Latin: to suppose, to think, to judge)
(Greek: boiled meat; to buy food; to purchase provisions; shopping)
(Greek: dance, pertaining to dancing)
(Greek: appetite [hunger]; to stretch out for; to desire)
(Greek: an organized structure; pertaining to a specific bodily part with a specific function or set of functions; instrument, tool, implement)
(Latin: to rise, arising, to be born, source, original; the rising sun, east; to ascend, to spring up, to become visible, to appear)
(Latin: to equip; to prepare, to furnish, to fit out)
(Latin: mouth, face; referring to the "mouth")
(Greek: right, straight, correct, true; designed to correct)
(Latin: a suffix of adjectives ending in -ory; of or relating to; like; resembling)
(Greek: scrotum; a combining form denoting relationship to the scrotum or the pouch of skin which contains the testes, epididymides, and lower portions of the spermatic cords)
(Latin: yawning, the act of yawning; to gape [see the definitions for these words below])
(Greek: to smell; pertaining to odor or to the sense of smell)
(Greek: ear; relationship to the ear)
(Greek > Latin: wood sorrel; the leaves of the wood sorrel are acidic to the taste)
(Greek: to smell; stink; generally used in a bad sense)
(Latin: mantle, covering; to cloak, to cover)
(Latin: to touch gently, to stroke; to pat)
(Latin: poppy; used in extended senses to mean "pertaining to, containing, or derived from opium")
(Greek: papyros > Latin > Old French; papyrus, an Egyptian rush [a reed plant] from which material was made for writing or drawing. Used in the sense of "fibrous material on which to write or to draw"; paper)
(Latin: to make ready, to get ready, to put in order; to furnish, to prepare)
(Greek > Latin: to bring forth, to bear; producing viable offspring; giving birth to; brood; secreting)
(Latin: to come forth, to be visible, to come in sight)
(Latin: part, parts, to divide)
(Latin: to be open, lying open, to lie open)
(Latin: to err, to sin, to commit a crime)
(Latin: foot, feet; people often see this ped element in other words. When people refer to "pedal extremities", they mean "feet". When anyone pushes the pedals of a bicycle, it is done with the feet. A pedestrian must use the feet for walking. A quadruped has four feet while a centipede has "100 feet"; or a large number of them because it may be impossible to count all of them.)
(Greek [pelagos] > Latin [pelagicus]: sea, pertaining to the sea or ocean)
(Latin: hang, hanging; weigh, weighing; to cause to hang down; related to words in this pond- unit.)
(Latin: penetrare, penetratus, to go into, to enter, to pierce; to pass through, to pass into; a place within)
(Greek: digestion, able to digest; cook; from "to cook, boil, digest")
(Latin: to continue steadfastly, to persist)
(Latin: to aim at, aim for, go toward; to seek, seek out, ask, request; strive after)
(Greek: a suffix; fixing [of a specified part]; attaching to, a fastening)
(Greek: eat, eating; to consume, to ingest; relationship to eating or consumption by ingestion or engulfing)
(Greek: to show; to make visible, to manifest, to open)
(Greek: manifest; show, appear, make appear, make visible, display; visible; to show through, to shine through; illustrious)
(Greek: to show, to appear, or to display; making evident; literally, "to come to light" or "to bring to light")
(Greek: love, loving, friendly to, fondness for, attraction to; strong tendency toward, affinity for)
(Greek: vein, blood vessel; from the verb, phlein, "to flow")
(Greek > Latin: bearer, to bear, carrying; producing, transmission; directing, turning; originally to carry or to bear children)
(Greek: light, light bringer, shine; morning star; a nonmetallic chemical element that ignites when exposed to air)
(Greek: breath, wind; pertaining to air or gas; bellows, bladder, bubble; swollen; as seen in many modern scientific terms)
(Greek: nature, natural, inborn [to make grow, to produce])
(Greek: a plant; growth; growing in a specified way or place; to produce)
(Latin: magpie; related to Latin, picus, "woodpecker"; probably translated from Greek kissa, kitta, "magpie, jay")
(a danger to both young and old)
(Greek: to press; pressure; to squeeze)
(Latin: to gather, to pillage, to plunder, to rob, to steal, to snatch, to heap up (as stones) and to carry off)
(Greek: a combining form confused between three Greek roots and may mean "hunger", "dirt", or "drink"; and there is one Latin form referring to the "pine tree")
(Latin: pine tree, relating to the pine; shaped like a cone)
(Latin: to please, to satisfy; peace, peacefulness; calm, calmness)
(Latin: flat cake; cakelike mass, especially the uterine organ that connects the mother to the child by way of the umbilical cord)
(Latin: a literary thief; "plunderer, oppressor, kidnapper" [one who "abducts the child or slave of another"]; then by extension, to take and use the thoughts, writings, etc. of someone else and represent or claim them as one's own)
(Latin: sole of the foot; to tread down with the sole or the flat bottom or the underside of the foot; and by extension, to level the ground for sowing seeds)
(Latin: to clap, to strike, to beat; to clap the hands in approbation [recognition as good], to approve)
(Latin: common people, common multitude; as opposed to the patricians [upper-class citizens] of Roman times)
(Greek plektron > Latin plectrum: thing to strike with; such as, a pick for a lyre, a zither, a guitar, an autoharp, etc.)
(Greek: to sail, to float; flow)
(Greek: stroke, wound; used in medicine to denote "a condition resulting from a stroke")
(Latin: plicare, plecare, to fold, bend, curve, turn, twine, twist, interweave, weave)
(Latin: to weep, to cry out, to bewail, to lament,)
(Wilfred Owen challenges our thinking about whether it is really so sweet and fitting to die for one's country)
(a poem by Lorrie Cline)
(said to be one of the greatest poems written during World War I by Alan Seeger)
(two roads diverged or separated and went in different directions according to Robert Frost)
(some things are not as obvious as we may think they are even with people who seem to be so well off, according to Edwin Arlington Robinson and Franklin P. Adams)
(Greek: beard; referring to a beard or beard-like structures)
(Greek: war, warlike, pertaining to war; battle)
(Latin: polire, to polish, to smooth, to shine; to refine)
(Greek: gray; pertaining to the "gray matter" of the nervous system, brain, and the spinal cord)
(Greek: used as a suffix; sale, selling; one who sells; pertaining to selling, to sell; trade, barter)
(Latin: to place, to put, to set; placement, positioning)
(Latin: weight, weigh; heavy; to consider, to think about; closely related to this pend-, "hang, weigh, to hand down" unit of words)
(Greek > Latin: drinking; a word termination [suffix] denoting a relationship to drinking or the intake of fluids)
(Latin: after, behind, following; denoting relationship to the posterior or back part)
(posters worth considering)
(Latin: to demand, to ask)
(Greek > Latin: skilled in the law; busy, skilled in business; a thing done; to do, effect, accomplish, practice)
(Latin: crooked, crookedness; perverted, vicious, wicked; borrowed through Old French depraver or directly from Latin depravare, "to corrupt"; from de, "completely" + pravus, "crooked")
(Greek > Latin: to do, to exercise, doing; action, activity, practice; the opposite of theory; from the stem of prassein, "to do, to act")
(Latin: to ask, to entreat; ask earnestly, entreaty, beg; request, petition, pray, prayer)
(Latin: to clasp, seize; reach, attain; hold, take)
(Greek: old, relationship to old age, elderly, elder; literally, "he that goes first")
(Latin: individual; not in public life; apart from the State; belonging to an individual)
(Greek > Latin: a prefix signifying before; forward, forth; for, in favor of; in front of; in place of, on behalf of; according to; as, to place before; to go before or forward, to throw forward)
(Latin: upright, good, honest; to try, to test, to examine; to demonstrate)
(Greek > Latin: literally, "something thrown forward, to throw forward")
(Latin: a spendthrift, wasteful; a squanderer; to drive forth)
(Latin: a spreading; to breed or to multiply; getting more widely known)
(Latin: one's own; to belong to a person, a thing, or a group)
(Greek > Latin: convert; stranger, one who has come over; to come to; to surrender; to associate with)
(Greek: one who stands before, in front of; refers primarily to the prostate gland [so named because it "stands before" the mouth of the bladder])
(Greek > Latin: an addition; to put to, add to, to place)
(using cybernetic devices to enhance human mobility)
(a disease of the skin in which raised, rough, reddened areas appear, covered with fine silvery scales which cause aggravation)
(Greek: a person who crouches; than extended to a beggar, poor; paupers; modernized meanings: street people, homeless, vagrant, living in poverty)
(Latin: adult, mature; sign of maturity, especially the growth of pubic hair; extended to mean the "pubic bone")
(Latin: people, belonging to the people, concerning people, population)
(Latin: originally, "that which one should be ashamed of"; the external organs of generation; from pudere "to cause shame".)
(Latin: to fight, to fight against, to strike, to puncture; a point; fist, handful)
(Latin: flesh, meat, fleshy parts of the body; fruit pulp; used mostly in reference to the tissue that exists in a tooth)
(Latin: push, beat, strike, knock, drive; drive to, force toward)
(Latin: pungere, punctum to strike, to hit, to punch, to pierce, to puncture, to point, to sting, to bite; a dot, a mark; a point, a sharp point, a pinpoint)
(Latin: putatus past participle of putare: to think over, consider, reckon, count; to trim, prune, lop, cut, clean, clear, unmixed)
(Latin: rotten, decayed; to be rotten, to become rotten, to decay)
(Greek: fire, burn, burning, heat, produced by heating, hot; and sometimes also referring to "fever as shown at this link")
(Latin: to make void, annul; originally from the Latin meaning of, "to shake violently, to shatter")
(Latin: oak; used to designate any of a variety of chemical substances derived from oak bark or acorns)
(suggestions; one of those situations where most people prefer to give than to receive)
(driving to succeed; a get-ahead ache)
(seeing is believing; even if some things have to be believed in order to be seen)
(bound to sell and to be read; the ability to hear with the eyes)
(striving to entertain, to inform, and to stimulate thinking)
(striving to just do it right)
(a book that is bound to be used and where one word leads to another and another, ad infinitum)
(fortune telling or paying more attention to the future than the present)
(a quality that's never wasted except when given to oneself)
(a result of an instant on the lips to a lifetime on the hips)
(worthy traits to have within ourselves)
(a political system that operates on a deficit and continues to print more and more money)
(it's always better to slip with the foot than with the tongue)
(information and viewpoints that are constantly shifting courses in the midst of ever-changing news; knowing which perspectives to put into and what to keep out of a newspaper)
(a system that protects everyone who can afford to hire a good lawyer)
(failure in life takes place when we live and fail to learn; what we don't know, we can learn)
(speaking a foreign language in English; the inability to tell what a person does not mean until he/she has spoken)
(that age when people prefer siestas to fiestas)
(the most important trait to cultivate if you are always punctual)
(consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there)
(a style of writing that can't be translated into the poetry of another language)
(art of taking a long time to start to begin to get ready to commence)
(a form of word humor when people fiddle with words and laugh at the resultant loony tunes: Considered by some to be the lowest form of humus, earthy wit that we all dig and often respond to with groans and moans)
(a form of word humor when people fiddle with words and laugh at the resultant loony tunes; considered by some to be the lowest form of humus, earthy wit, that we all dig and often respond to with groans and moans)
(a quiz about topics that appear to have obvious answers but which might not be correct)
(a belief that teaches people to spend the best parts of their lives preparing to avoid the worst that could come after this life)
(a field in which scientists try to prolong the lives of people so they will have time to pay for the gadgets that are invented for them)
(the only thing that enables someone to learn self-control)
(a situation in which one does not have to remember what was said previously)
(the judgment to realize how much we must know before we can realize how little we actually know)
(a nation that utilizes automation and technology, but which is depending more and more on outsourcing to other nations for the experts in those areas)
(residential areas that have been connected to each other during rush hours by long traffic jams)
(possibly knowing less but understanding more; utilizing common sense to an uncommon degree)
(Latin: madness, to be mad; to rave, to be furious)
(Latin: "little root"; pertaining to nerve roots)
(there is a lack of understanding as to how RFID works)
(bill is proposed in New Hampshire, U.S., to place limits on RFID applications)
(Latin: tearing away, seizing, swift, rapid; snatch away, seize, carry off; from Latin rapere, "to seize by force and to carry off")
(Latin: reckoning, to reckon; calculating, calculation; understanding; thinking)
(Latin: reciprocus, turning back the same way, alternating; turning backward and forward; to give, to do, to feel, or to show in return)
(Latin: make right, adjust, remedy; make straight; to lead, put in a straight line; to rule)
(therapeutic applications to the feet for greater health)
(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)
(Greek > Latin: to recollect, to remember; act of recalling; to recall to memory; to remind of past events)
(Latin: rendere from reddere, "to give back, to restore; to give up; to translate")
(millions of photoreceptor cells residing in the human retina gather light and transmit signals to the brain)
(Greek: a snoring; to snore; from beak, snout)
(Latin: to laugh, laugh at; capable of exciting laughter; laughing)
(Latin: stiff, hard, numb; to be frozen, to grow stiff with cold, to be chilled)
(The Roads That Led to Rome by Victor W. Von Hagen)
(The Roads That Led to Rome by Victor W. Von Hagen)
(when all roads led to Rome)
(A Special Publication for Logophiles (YOU?) and for Those Who Want a Handy Reference to Latin-Greek Elements Used in English-Derived Words)
(Latin: strengthening; to make stronger, to invigorate; strength)
(a Czech word, robota meaning "serf" or "slave" or "forced work" which is now applied to any manufactured device that is capable of doing work ordinarily done by human beings)
(links to topics about robots, robotic devices, and the science of robotics)
(helping to save military lives)
(chapter listings with subdivision links for easier reading of Those about to Die book by Daniel P. Mannix)
(historical perspectives for a better understanding of Roman events in their arenas)
(words which identify Roman terms referring to people and other topics; especially, those appearing in Those about to Die)
(Greek > Latin: wrinkle, to make full of wrinkles; ridge, fold)
(Latin: to chew over again, to chew the cud; to muse or to meditate; that is, to think about something in a deep and serious or dreamy and abstracted way or to think about something carefully, calmly, seriously, and for a long time)
(Latin: to leap, leaping; to jump, jumping; to hop, hopping; to spring forward, springing forward)
(More history and updates to the "sandwich")
(Latin: wise, wisdom, to be wise, to have wisdom; to know, knowledge; to taste [of], to perceive)
(Greek: lizard, reptile, serpent; used especially with reference to "dinosaurs")
(Greek: boat-shaped [often refers to bones]; shaped like the hull of a boat; dug out like a boat; trench; deep vessel)
(Latin: to climb; to mount; by extension, a ladder)
(Latin: of a school, referring to a place of learning and education)
(historical and current advances and achievements)
(international students in scientific areas of study need to possess a solid grasp of English to succeed as scientists or even to lay claim to being scientifically literate citizens of the world)
(international students in scientific areas of study need to possess a solid grasp of English to succeed as scientists or even to lay claim to being scientifically literate citizens of the world)
(Latin: to rend, to tear, to divide)
(Latin: pertaining to, or having scurvy [a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C in the body, characterized by weakness, anemia, spongy gums, bleeding from the mucous membranes, etc.])
(Greek > Latin > Old French: Greek skorpios, Latin scorpionem, Old French scorpion; poisonous animal related to the spiders)
(Latin: the pouch that holds the testes; a purse; probably a variant of scortum, "a skin, hide"; or of scrautum, "a leather bag for holding arrows"; akin to scrupus, "a sharp stone")
(Latin: tallow, suet, fat, fatty; grease; by extension, "pertaining to a suetlike secretion of the body")
(Latin: from Old French seculer; from Late Latin sæcularis, worldly, living in the world, not belonging to a religious order; from saecularis, pertaining to a generation or age; from saeculum, saeclum, period of a man's life, generation; period of a hundred years)
(Greek: to move back and forth; to shake, to move violently; earthquake)
(John Robertson, a committed lexicographer who is utilizing the past and the present to provide word information for our modern age)
(Latin: feeling, perception through physical awareness; to discern or detect by touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, etc.)
(Latin: a partition; a dividing wall between two spaces, tissues, or cavities; from saepire "to enclose, to hedge in", and from saepes, "fence, hedge")
(Latin: to bury; a grave, a tomb)
(Latin: to give up for safe keeping; a depository, a trustee; to restrict)
(Latin: serere, a string, a thread; a row, succession, sequence; to join together, to connect, to combine)
(Latin: creeping, to creep; a creeping thing; snake, snakes; serpent, serpents)
(Latin: servire, to serve, to be a slave; slave; slavery)
(Latin: servare, to watch, to keep safe, to protect, to maintain; to preserve)
(Greek: sigmoeides, shaped like the letter sigma; pertaining to the sigmoid flexure, the S-shaped bend in the colon; a combining form that usually denotes the sigmoid colon)
(Latin: same, like, alike; same time; to appear, to seem; together)
(Latin: loosen, to loose; to dissolve; to untie, to set free)
(Latin: to suck in, to swallow; to take in)
(Latin: sordidus, dirty, foul, filthy, squalid; dirt, filth; related to sordes, "dirt")
(Latin: to see, seeing; to look at, looking at; sight, to appear, appearing; to behold, to examine, examining)
(units that should be seen because of their important content, illustrations, quizzes, and links to any additional related information)
(Latin: seed, germ; pertaining to semen)
(Latin: to scatter, to strew or to spread here and there, to sprinkle)
(Latin: to shine, shining; to gleam, to glisten; illustrious; bright; brilliant, brilliance; magnificent, sumptuous)
(used to attract ad-clicking visitors, content must be created, begged, borrowed, or most commonly, simply stolen)
(Latin: to bind oneself; to pledge; to promise solemnly; to adopt and support a cause)
(Latin > French: to seek amusement, literally, "to carry oneself in the opposite direction")
(Latin: betrothed man, groom; betrothed woman, bride; both come from sponsus, past participle of spondere, "to promise, betroth" from Old French, espous [masculine, male]; espouse [feminine, female])
(Greek > Latin: dropping, dripping; trickling; to drip, to drop, to trickle)
(Greek: contraction; to gather, to constrict)
(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)
(Greek: a trickling; oozing; to drip, dripping; denoting a flow of some kind, or from some source)
(a secretly hidden coding that dates back to ancient Greece and is used even in this modern era)
(Greek: covering, covered, to cover; roof; by extension, secret, secret writing, applied to a secret code, codes, or ciphers that are hidden)
(Greek: an inscribed stone slab; a block of stone, gravestone; a column, a pillar [also a reference to certain plant structures])
(Latin: to snore; a snoring)
(Latin: from -stingere and -stinguere, to separate; to quench, quenching; to wipe out, to obliterate; to goad, to stick; sticking, puncturing, probing)
(Latin: compress, compressed, to press together, to pack; related to: stalk, log, stock, trunk of a tree)
(Latin: to demand a formal promise, to bargain; to arrive an an agreement; to compromise)
(Greek: to aim at, to guess, to conjecture; to aim, to target, to mark)
(another way to improve one's Latin-Greek-English vocabulary)
("The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen is a fable about the pitfalls of political self-aggrandizement and the fear of people to face reality even when they know that the reality of the situation is untrue)
(Greek: strabizein > Modern Latin: "to squint"; imperfect focus; eyes deviating inwardly, deviating outwardly, or one eye going to the right and the other eye going to the left)
(Greek: to twist, to turn)
(Latin: noise, to make noise; to rattle, to roar)
(Greek: a twisting, to twist; easily bent or twisted, like a chain)
(Latin: to build, to build up; to pile; to construct; to place together, to arrange)
(Latin: eagerness, to be eager; to be diligent; to be pressing forward)
(Greek: astringent [from the verb styphein, "to contract, to be astringent")
(Latin: suavis, "sweet"; suadere, "to advise"; "to make something pleasant to, to present in a pleasing manner"; hence "to recommend, to advise")
(Latin: to suck, sucking)
(Latin: to fester, to form matter; forming or discharging pus)
(Latin: to raise, to erect; to rise)
(Greek > Latin: contraction; to draw together)
(Latin: talis, "such like" or "such"; talio, "punishment equal in severity to the wrong that occasioned it" or "exaction of payment or payment in kind")
(Greek: arrangement, order, put in order, orientation; the movements or directed responses of motile organisms to stimuli, as indicated by the combining roots)
(Latin: to cover)
(Greek: to cut, cutting; literally, a piece cut off)
(Latin: to mix, to mix colors)
(Latin: to try out, to influence, to test)
(Greek > Latin: to move in a certain direction; to stretch, to hold out; tension; as well as tendon, sinew)
(Greek: tendon, sinew [related to "move in a certain direction, stretch"])
(Late Latin: feeler, to feel; a flexible appendage serving as an organ for moving around or for touching)
(Latin: to rub, polish, wipe)
(Latin: to weave, woven; to structure, to make)
(Greek > Latin: inner room, bedchamber; so called by Galen because chambers at the base of the brain were thought to supply animal spirits to the optic nerves; thalamus, the middle part of the diencephalon (the area in the center of the brain just above the brain stem that includes the thalamus and hypothalamus) which relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex of the brain)
(Greek: wonder, a wondrous thing; miracle, miraculous, magic; something to look at; sight, spectacle)
(learn how to avoid being a malapropist)
(Latin: placing, setting; to place, to put)
(Greek: heal, cure; treatment; service done to the sick, [a waiting on])
(Greek: to pluck, tear, pull)
(Latin: to fear; faint-hearted, cowardly)
(Latin: to ring, to jingle; formed by reduplication (for the sake of emphasis) from the base of Latin tinnire, which is of imitative origin.)
(Latin: a suffix forming nouns from verbs of condition and action; an act or process: resumption, absorption; state or condition, redemption, exhaustion; something resulting from or otherwise related to an act or process, assumption, friction)
(Greek: childbirth, delivery, a reference to the production of offspring; that which is brought forth)
(Latin: toile to toilette in Middle French)
(Latin: toile to toilette in Middle French)
(Latin: toile to toilette in Middle French to "toilet" in English)
(Latin: toile to toilette in Middle French to "toilet" in English)
(an excess of nutrients flowing from the land to the sea has created serious environment problems)
(an excess of nutrients flowing from the land to the sea has created serious environmental problems)
(an excess of nutrients flowing from the land to the sea has created serious environmental problems)
(an excess of nutrients flowing from the land to the sea has created serious environmental problems)
(using plants; such as, algae to clean up waste water)
(Greek > Latin: to bear, to support, to endure)
(Latin: to lift up, to raise; to carry)
(the "tongue" term may be applied to both a body part in the mouth and an extensive reference to "language")
(Greek: tragoidia, a compound of tragos, "goat" and aeidein, "to sing"; goat song)
(a greaseless way to achieve lubrication)
(Latin: to assign, to allot, to bestow, to give, to grant; from tribe, to give out among the tribes was tribuere which is the source of many of the words located in this unit)
(Greek: to crush; to massage, to rub, rubbing, friction, to grind)
(Latin: to rub; to thresh, to grind; to wear away; from tritus, past participle of terere, "to rub")
(Greek: a suffix referring to a device, tool, or instrument; more generally, used in the names of any kind of chamber or apparatus used in experiments)
(Greek: bend, curve, turn, a turning; response to stimulus)
(Latin: to maim, to cut off; mutilated; cut short)
(Latin: to look after, watch over; watcher, guardian)
(Latin: swelling, to swell; swollen)
(Greek > Latin: drum, kettledrum; stretched membrane; from "blow, impression, to beat"; a part of the ear)
(Greek: blind, blindness [typhlos, blind]; denotes relationship to the cecum or the first part of the large intestine, forming a dilated pouch; also called the "blindgut" or "blind intestine" [caecum, "blind, blind gut", typhlon, cecum])
(Greek: to smoke; smoke, mist, vapor, hot vapor, steam, cloud, fog; stupor [insensibility, numbness, dullness]; used exclusively in medicine as a reference to fever accompanied by stupor or a clouding of the mind resulting from the fever caused by a severe-infectious disease)
(Greek > Latin: to beat, to strike; a blow; a dent, an impression, a mark, original form; a mold; a figure, an image, a form, a kind)
(Latin: of, relating to, or resembling; compound of the suffixes -ule, "little, small" and -ar, "pertaining to, of the nature of, like"; and so, -ular is a combining form meaning: referring to something "specified": appendicular, molecular, pedicular; as well as, a combining form meaning "resembling" something specified: circular, globular, tubular)
(Latin: a suffix; tending to do, inclined to; full of)
(Latin: beyond, on the other side; excessive, to an extreme degree)
(Latin: pertaining to the navel, umbilical cord; a protuberance or swelling; related to umbo, the boss [a convex elevation or knob] of a shield)
(Latin: a suffix; tending to, inclined to)
(Latin: to press hard, to push, to drive, to compel)
(Latin: loaning money at extremely high rates of interest; to use)
(Latin: of, or pertaining to, a cow; a bovine)
(Latin: flow, wave, to sway back and forth)
(Latin: from vacare, "to empty")
(Latin: to go, to walk)
(Latin: originally, "sheath, scabbard, the husk of grain"; in medical science, the vagina or lowest part of the female genital tract, the canal that leads from the vulva to the uterus)
(Latin: valere, to be strong, to be well, to be worth; strong; power, strength; and "fare well" [go with strength])
(Latin: to vanish, to disappear, to fade, to become empty)
(Latin: waste, lay waste completely; from vastare, "to make empty, to lay waste", from vastus, "empty, waste, desert")
(Latin: animating, enlivening; vigorous, vigor, active; to be alive, activity, to quicken; then a quickening action of growing; a specific sense of "plant cultivated for food, edible herb, or root" is first recorded in 1767; the differences between the meanings from its original links with "life, liveliness" was completed in the early twentieth century, when vegetable came to be used for an "inactive person".)
(Latin: quantity having magnitude and direction; carrier, bearer, conveyer; from the stem of vehere, "to carry, to convey, to cart")
(Latin: covering, velare, "to cover"; a veil)
(Latin: to hunt; hunting)
(Latin: to sell, to give [i.e. offer] for sale)
(Latin: love, loveliness, beauty, attractiveness, charm; by extension, "reverence; to worship")
(terms of Venery or group names from traditional terms of the hunt and some more modern creations that attempt to describe group characteristics of animals, humans, and groupings)
(Latin: stomach, belly or a relationship to the abdomen or the front or anterior aspect of the body)
(Latin: to beat, to strike; to drive, to force back; from verber, whip, lash, rod; by extension, to make sounds or noises or those sounds and echoes that are thrown back again or repeatedly)
(Latin: stand in awe of, to be awed at; wonder or admiration of; dread mixed with veneration or great respect)
(Latin: evening; pertaining to the evening)
(Latin: footprint; track, tracking, to track, to trace)
(Latin: to annoy, to irritate; to bother; an agitation; a shaking, a jolting, a shocking situation)
(Latin: to quiver, to oscillate, to shake, to move; motion)
(Latin: victima, an animal or a human that is offered as a sacrifice to a god; perhaps a religiously consecrated creature)
(Latin: videre, "to see"; plus words with other related meanings: to notice, noticing, noticed; observe, observing, observed; look, looking, looked; perceive, perceiving, perceived, perception; see, seeing, saw, seen, sight; view, viewing, viewed; manifest, manifesting, manifested; reveal, revealing, revealed, revelelation)
(Latin: a marriageable girl, maiden; related to "a young shoot, a twig")
(numbers of global visitors as indicated by the flags and initials of the countries from which the visitors have come)
(Latin: life, living, pertaining to life, essential to life)
(everyone needs to constantly increase his or her word knowledge)
(Latin: unoccupied, vacant; related to vacuus, "empty")
(Latin: to fly; flying; flies; fleeting; rapid, fast, quickly)
(Latin: will, free will, free choice; to wish; personal desire)
(Latin: to spew forth, to discharge)
(Latin: affirm, wish, commit; to promise solemnly, to pledge, to give earnestly)
(Latin: to pull, pulling; to tear, tearing, tearing away; to twitch, twitching)
(Latin: the tearing (bird), to tear)
(Greek: wood; the first element of various scientific and technical words that refer to wood)
(Greek: diseases communicated from one kind of animal to another or to human beings; usually restricted to diseases transmitted naturally to man from animals)
(Greek: diseases communicated from one kind of animal to another or to human beings; usually restricted to diseases transmitted naturally to man from animals)
(Greek: yoke, forming pairs; joined, union; or indicating a relationship to a junction; meaning a yoke or crossbar by which two draft animals; such as, oxen could be hitched to a plow or wagon)
(Greek: the malar bone or the arch that the malar bone forms with the other bones to which it is connected)
Word Entries containing the term: “to
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 1)
A kangaroo is the largest species of grasshopper known to humans.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 1)
A keyring is used for holding all kinds of keys, except the key to success.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 1)
A teacher at school had to go to an ophthalmologist to get her eyes examined because she couldn't control her pupils.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 2)
An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life

James L. Sumich, Grossmont College; Wm. C. Brown Publishers, College Edition; Dubuque, Iowa; 1988.

This entry is located in the following unit: Bibliography of Sources Regarding Habitat and Dwelling Environments (page 1)
Ancestors or Greek origins for the English words referring to child or boy

Any time a student refers to a teacher as a pedagogue he or she is not suggesting that the teacher has feet which are a foot-and-a-half (sesquipedalian) long.

The Greek ped used in English is a shortened form of the Greek pais (paid-), which means a "child"; usually a "boy", because in old Grecian times, boys were considered "more important" than girls.

Actually, pedagogue means "a child's guide" or "guiding a child". In ancient Athens, the pedagogue was a slave who led his master's children (boys) to school or provided private tutoring. In the U.S., the equivalent of "guiding a child" is now "home schooling". In time, the word became known as a "teacher".

This Greek ped is used primarily in technical terms; such as pedagogics, which refers to the "science of teaching". There is more information about pedoagogue, pedagog on this page.

Another derivative from the Greek ped is a word meaning "education" or the results of "education"; such as, "knowledge" or "learning". The Greek element pedia is found in other Greek words; such as, cyclopedia and encyclopedia, "circles of knowledge".

This entry is located in the following unit: pedo-, paedo-, ped-, paed-, paido-, paid- (page 1)
Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 2)
beautiful vista to look out upon *
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buried and suffocated to death *
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competency to stand trial
The ability of a defendant to understand the nature of the charges against him or her, to distinguish between pleas of guilty and not guilty, and to prepare a defense, to instruct counsel, and to challenge a juror.

In the United Kingdom, fitness to plead is the corresponding expression for this term.

This entry is located in the following unit: peti-, pet-, -pit- (page 1)
Diplomacy is the art of getting other people to do it your way.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 3)
Eclipse: What a gardener does to a hedge.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 3)
Efficiency expert: A person smart enough to tell others how to run their businesses but who is too smart to start his or her own.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 3)
Experience is the name we give to the mistakes we make.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 4)
From rags to riches. (an idiomatic phrase)
From extreme poverty to great wealth: Going from rags to riches is an expression that describes a situation about someone who has had very little money and then becomes very rich.
This entry is located in the following unit: rich, riches (page 1)
Going to church doesn't make a person a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes him or her a car.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 4)
Handicap is a ready-to-use hat.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 4)
have or to speak, with a forked tongue
To talk deceitfully, to prevaricate, or to lie: When Jake said he had to stay home because he was sick, then went to a movie, he was speaking with a forked tongue.
This entry is located in the following unit: Tongue Idioms (page 1)
Health: Oxytocin Is Found to Have Benefits
Inhaling oxytocin can result in positive reactions.
This entry is located in the following unit: Health: Index of Articles (page 1)
Health: Salmonella from Pets to Humans
Pets can transfer salmonella to humans.
This entry is located in the following unit: Health: Index of Articles (page 1)
I used to be indecisive; but now, I'm not so sure.
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I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 4)
Intaxication: euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
It was never our intent to intentionally exclude . . . .
Heard on the radio.
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 11)
Liquor: the procedure used by a male animal to clean his mate.
Little corn to Mom corn: How did I get here?

Mom corn to little corn: The stalk brought you.

Little corn to Mom corn: Do you mean there's no Pop corn?

This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 5)
Mottoes, Slogans, Proverbs, Adages, Words of Wisdom: Latin and Greek to English Units
Units of Latin-Greek mottoes with English translations.
This entry is located in the following unit: Special Contents of Interest (page 3)
music to his or her ears; music to their ears, etc.
Something that is very pleasant or gratifying to hear or to discover: "An increase in employment opportunities for those without an income was music to their ears."
This entry is located in the following unit: musico-, music- + (page 1)
On the wall of a dentist's office: Alway be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 5)
person-to-person (adjective) (not comparable)
Something that takes place directly between two individuals: Jill received a person-to-person call from Jack's cell phone.
This entry is located in the following unit: person-, parson- (page 3)
Poem: I Met the Master Face to Face by Lorrie Cline
Going from a worldly life to a spiritual awakening with a vision of meeting God.
This entry is located in the following unit: Poems: Index (page 1)
Polygamy is marriage to many spouses, while monotony is considered by some as marriage to just one spouse.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 5)
Quotes: Poetry to Stimulate Thinking
Stimulating thinking: poetry quotes.
This entry is located in the following unit: Quotes: Quotations Units (page 5)
Secret: something that is told to just one person at a time.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 5)
set to go
1. Infants: Wet set.
2. Neurotics: Fret set.
3. Racing fans: Bet set.
4. Old soldiers: Vet set.
5. Tennis fans: Net set.
6. Ultra rich: Jet set.
7. Opera fans: Met set.
8. Most of us: Debt set.
This entry is located in the following unit: Dictionary with a Touch of Humor (page 7)
Tact: The ability to see others as they wish to be seen.
The last thing I want to do is hurt you; however, it's still on my list.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and then say that whatever you hit was the target you were aiming at.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
To belong is to take one’s time.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
to pitch or to throw someone a curve (verb) (no other tenses)
To surprise someone, usually with an unexpected and unwelcome question or a sudden response.
This entry is located in the following unit: curvi-, curv- (page 1)
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many sources is research.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
Tomorrow: one of the greatest labor saving devices from the past, to the present, and for the future.
Toothache is the pain that drives some people to extraction.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (s) (noun), TTTS
1. Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is the result of an intrauterine blood transfusion from one twin to another twin.

TTTS occurs in monochorionic, monozygotic twins. The donor twin is often smaller and anemic at birth. The recipient twin is usually larger and plethoric at birth.

2. Also known as Feto-Fetal Transfusion Syndrome (FFTS) and Twin Oligohydramnios-Polyhydramnios Sequence (TOPS) is a complication with high morbidity and mortality that can affect identical twins or higher multiple pregnancies where two or more fetuses share a common (monochorionic) placenta.

In twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, the twins share not only the same placenta but some of the same blood circulation; in other words, they essentially share a single blood supply. This allows the transfusion of blood from one twin (the donor) to the other (the recipient).

The donor twin becomes small and anemic, and the recipient twin becomes large and overloaded with blood.

The transfusion causes the donor twin to have decreased blood volume, retarding the donor's development and growth, and also decreased urinary output, leading to a lower than normal level of amniotic fluid (becoming oligohydramnios).

The blood volume of the recipient is increased, which can strain the donor's heart and eventually lead to heart failure, and also higher than normal urinary output, which can lead to excess amniotic fluid (becoming polyhydramnios).

This entry is located in the following units: fus-, fun-, fund-, fut-, found- (page 8) trans-, tran-, tra- (page 19)
verb "to be": am, is, are; was, were; will be; has been, have been; had been; being (verb forms)
To exist: "He will be here later."
This entry is located in the following unit: verbo-, verb-, verbi- (page 3)
voltage-to-frequency converter, V/F converter
1. A device that converts an analogue input voltage into a sequence of digital pulses with a frequency that is proportional to the input voltage.
2. A converter that has an output frequency which is a function of some reference or control signal.

This digital output can be fed into a computer for a process control or for other applications.

This entry is located in the following unit: volt + (page 7)
waste-to-energy (s) (noun), waste-to-energies (pl)
A process that generates energy from useless, discarded materials; especially, by the incineration of municipal solid wastes or (MSW): The waste-to-energy process utilizes "waste" to generate useful energy; such as, electricity, heat, or both.

This waste-to-energy is possible, and convenient, when the heat generated by burning the "waste" is high enough to warrant satisfactory combustion conditions and to make enough energy available to overcome losses and auxiliary consumption.

Characteristics of waste-to-energy production

  • Waste-to-energy is the offspring of the incineration of materials, which were originally introduced to sterilize and to reduce the volume of useless substances by burning it in a furnace.
  • Modern waste-to-energy plants allow the export of energy, with very low environmental impact.
  • The waste-to-energy plant consists of four basic sections: waste combustor, recovery boiler, flue gas treatment, and steam cycle.
  • Waste-to-energy is the process in which municipal waste is used to generate useful energy for electricity, heat, or both.

  • The design of the combustor varies widely with the waste characteristics: physical state (solid versus liquid), size distribution, heating value, ash and moisture content, etc.
  • Municipal solid waste is typically burned on a moving grate, where it is kept 20-30 minutes until it is completely burned.
  • The hot gases generated in the combustor go through the recovery boiler to generate steam, which is used directly as a heat carrier or it is sent to a steam turbine to produce power.
  • Flue gases are treated by adding reactants called sorbents and by filtering the particulate matter.
  • A modern, large plant, treating a half-million tons of municipal solid waste per year, can generate more than 400 million kWh per year, meeting the electricity needs of more than 150,000 families.
—Compiled from information in
"Waste-to-energy" by Stefano Consonni; Dictionary of Energy,
Elsevier Publisher; Oxford, UK; 2006.
This entry is located in the following units: ergo-, erg- (page 5) vast-, wast- (page 3)
We never really grow up; we only learn how to behave in public.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
Wear short sleeves and then you can support your right to bare arms.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
When people die, arrangements are made to barium.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)
Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 7)
Wife-beating is "sanctioned" by Koran according to a German judge

A German judge has stirred a storm of protest in Frankfurt, Germany, by citing the Koran in turning down a German Muslim wife's request for a fast-track divorce on the ground that her husband beat her.

In a remarkable ruling that underlines the tension between Muslim customs and European laws, the judge, Christa Datz-Winter, said the couple came from a Moroccan cultural environment in which it is common for husbands to beat their wives. The Koran, she wrote, sanctions such physical abuse.

News of the ruling brought swift and sharp condemnation from politicians, legal experts, and Muslim leaders in Germany; many of whom said they were confounded that a German judge would put seventh-century Islamic religious teaching ahead of German law in deciding a case of domestic violence.

While legal experts said the ruling was a judicial misstep rather than evidence of a broader trend, it comes at a time of rising tensions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, as authorities in many fields struggle to reconcile Western values with their burgeoning Muslim minorities.

Last fall, a Berlin opera house canceled performances of a modified Mozart opera because of security fears stirred by an added scene that depicted the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad.

Stung by charges that it had surrendered its artistic freedom, it staged the opera three months later without incident.

To some people here, the ruling reflects a similar compromising of basic values in the name of cultural sensitivity.

Muslim leaders agreed that Muslims living here must be judged by the German legal code, but they were just as offended by what they characterized as the judge's misinterpretation of a much-debated passage in the Koran governing relations between husbands and wives.

For some people, the greatest damage done by this episode is to other Muslim women suffering from domestic abuse. Many already fear going to court against their spouses.

There have been a series of so-called "honor killings" here in which Turkish Muslim men have murdered women.

—Compiled from excerpts of an article,
"German judge rouses anger by citing Koran: She claims it sanctions wife-beating";
by Mark Landler; International Herald Tribune; March 23, 2007; pages 1 & 4.
This entry is located in the following unit: sanct-, sancti- (page 3)
Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are attractive.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 7)
Worry is like a rocking chair; it will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 7)
You can usually count on Americans to do the right thing; after they have tried everything else.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 7)
You don't need a parachute to skydive; you only need a parachute to skydive twice.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 7)
You're never too old to learn something stupid.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 7)
(shortened forms of spoken words or written symbols, or phrases, used chiefly in writing to represent the complete forms)
(generally a reference to indigenous people in general; being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region: aboriginal forests, aboriginal rocks; of or relating to Aborigines or people of Australia)
(resin to amber stone to electricity)
(the structure of organisms from the smallest components of cells to the biggest organs and their relationships to other organs especially of the human body)
(Latin: to give "life to" and so, showing movements)
(terms restricted to the study of social insects; such as, ants and words that apply generally to entomology)
(a glossary of archeological terms particularly related to the field of research that can tell us about our origins and our remote past)
(scientific terms about the use of vehicles including cars, trucks, or any automobiles including their technology as related to transportation)
(a reverse acronym or a regular word that also doubles as an acronym using the same procedures as with acronyms, except that the letters of a word are presented to form a phrase which defines the word or for humorous reasons)
(Latin: war; bellum, war; bellare, to wage war)
(a world of Biblical information for everyone who wants to know more about the Bible and its contents and the world from which it became known)
(architects are using stylish high-tech concrete to create beautiful and greener buildings)
(a radiographic technique that produces an image of a detailed cross section of bodily tissue using a narrow collimated beam of x-rays that rotates in a full arc around a patient to image the body in cross-sectional slices)
(judicial or legal words that may apply to trial processes that determine the guilt or innocence of people which is ascertained by either judges or juries)
(dogs are considered to be the companions and best friends of humans and this list of terms will help all of us understand the topics that exist about our canine friends)
(a suffix that forms abstract and collective nouns added to adjectives to show state or condition; added to nouns to show a position, rank, or realm of; all of those who are part of a group or organization)
(economics involves business and financial activities that show how people choose to use their limited resources (land, labor, and capital goods) to produce, exchange, and to consume goods and services)
(languages spoken by over 400 closely related groups in central, east-central, and southern Africa, belonging to the South Central subgroup of the Niger-Congo language family and including Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Zulu, Xhosa, etc.)
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(Old English: flowan, to flow, to stream, to issue; to become liquid, to melt; to abound, to overflow)
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(Old English: (first meaning), more forward; (current meaning), in addition, to a grater degree)
(geography includes mapmakers, scientists, explorers of the earth and provides a way to look at both the physical world and the people who live in various parts this globe)
(when visiting old graveyards and examining the epitaphs on gravestones, there are certain words and phrases which could be difficult or impossible to understand without knowing what the words in this unit mean)
(Herodotus extended his historical coverage beyond the Greek world to the lives, ways, and beliefs of the people with whom the Greeks and the Persians came into contact)
(Latin punctus "a point" or "a mark"; the standardized non-alphabetical symbols or marks that are used to organize writing into clauses, phrases, and sentences, and in this way to clarify meanings)
(There are estimated to be 10,000 million insects living in each square kilometer of habitable land on earth or 26,000 million per square mile)
(a glossary of terms relating to the decoration and design of interior spaces in buildings)
(the first Latin words to find their way into the English language owe their adoption to the early contact between the Roman and the Germanic tribes on the European continent and Greek came with Latin and French while others were borrowed directly; especially, in the fields of science and technology)
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(there are certain anatomic terms which present various situations; for example, a body part may be horizontal, as opposed to vertical; in front as opposed to being behind or at the back; above as opposed to being under, etc.)
(fashion terms including the invention of new words for items that apply specifically to men's fashions)
(composed of varied things or made up of many different things or kinds of things that have no necessary connection with each other; from Latin miscellaneus, from miscellus, "mixed"; and derived from miscere, "to mix")
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(a science that attempts to discover the fundamental principles of the sciences, the arts, and the world that the sciences and arts influence)
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(generally, flowering plants have special parts that make it possible for them to exist)
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(The name given to the plague that ravaged Europe between 1347 and 1351.)
(The name given to the plague that ravaged Europe between 1347 and 1351.)
(The name given to the plague that ravaged Europe between 1347 and 1351.)
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(historical perspectives of thermoscopes to thermometers: Daniel Fahrenheit, Galileo Galilei, Anders Celsius, and Lord Kelvin; among others, were major contributors to temperature calculations as we know them today)
(Sesquipedalia Verba or Sesquipedalians are references to the use of excessively long words)
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(words exist in all sizes and degrees of difficulty from numerous languages and English continues to churn out new words from the past and the present)
(a suffix freely used to designate someone who is associated with, concerned with, or characterized by a thing or an expression; sometimes, with a jocular [humorous] or derisive [contempt or ridicule] intent; borrowed from Russian, a common personal suffix)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “to
3. Scientific method, developoment of theory to predict new phenomena
The development of a theory that is used to predict new phenomena where the theory is a general statement that explains the facts.

A theory can lead to a new conclusion or the discovery of a phenomenon. Developments of a theory often result in a change in paradigm; that is, looking at or thinking about a scientific problem in a totally different way as indicated by a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitute a way of viewing reality for the scientific community that shares them.

—Based on information compiled from "Why Is Measurement Important to Science?"
by Patricia Barnes-Svarney, Editorial Director; The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference;
A Stoneson Press Book, Macmillan Publishers; New York; 1995; page 2.
This entry is located in the following unit: Measurements and Mathematics Terms (page 1)
A cross to bear (Luke 14:27)
"And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple."
This entry is located in the following unit: Bible Quotations used in modern English (page 1)
Asimov's New Guide to Science
Isaac Asimov; Basic Books, Inc., Publishers; New York; 1984.
This entry is located in the following unit: Sources of Information; Science and Technology (page 1)
DC-to-DC converter
Electronic circuit to convert direct current voltages (photovoltaic module voltage) into other levels (load voltage).

it can be part of a maximum power point tracker.

This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 5)
Dung Beetles Important to Pasture Ecosystems
Without dung beetles, the earth would be a ball of dung unit.
English Words in Action, Groups A to Z

An alphabetized listing of links to groups of English words in action as seen in sentences with short definitions.

Words are being added daily to expand your potential vocabulary for this modern age.

This entry is located in the following unit: Index or Menu of Various Topics (page 1)
expeditious, expedite: foot or feet, free to move unhindered and quickly
Origins of the words expeditious and expedite.
This entry is located in the following unit: Amazing Histories of Words (page 1)
Father who imprisoned daughter to go on trial

Josef Fritzl, who has admitted imprisoning his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering seven children by her, will go on trial on March 16, 2009, on charges including murder, an Austrian court said Thursday.

Fritzl, 73, has been charged by prosecutors with the murder of one of his daughter's children who died shortly after birth. He is also charged with rape, enslavement, incest, coercion, and deprivation of liberty.

1. rape: The crime of forcing an unwilling or legally incompetent person to participate in sexual intercourse.

Destructive assault, as on a city, landscape, etc.

2. enslavement: The process of making someone a slave.
3. incest: Sexual relations between people who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal or forbidden by custom; such as, with a man's daughter.
4. coercion: To force to act or to think in a certain way by use of pressure, domination, restraining, or forcibly controlling.
5. deprivation of liberty: the act of taking a person's freedom away or preventing someone from having personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression.
—From the International Herald Tribune; Reuters; Vienna; January 23, 2009; page 8.
This entry is located in the following unit: Father who imprisoned his daughter (page 1)
From strength to strength (Psalms 84:7)
This entry is located in the following unit: Bible Quotations used in modern English (page 2)
Grammatical Forms That Are Used to Identify the Parts of Speech for Word Entries
A list of Parts of Speech that are presented with word entries.
This entry is located in the following unit: Index of Punctuation Marks (page 1)
hard to beat
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
This entry is located in the following unit: Definitions in Deviant and Comical Format (page 4)
It doesn’t do much good to lock the barn door after the horse is stolen.
Don’t lock the barn door after the horse is stolen.

Of little value his compunctions
Who assumes clavinous functions
When once from circumambient pen,
Is snatched its equine denizen.
It's better to give than receive (Acts 20:35)
This entry is located in the following unit: Bible Quotations used in modern English (page 3)
Lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7)
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laugh all the way to the bank (informal saying or idiom), laughs all the way to the bank; laughed all the way to the bank; laughing all the way to the bank
Having made a lot of money; especially, when doing something that other people consider to be foolish: There were those who thought Celeste's investment in the company was stupid, but now she's laughing all the way to the bank.
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Medical Orientation Words with Reference to the Body

Medical references as related to the body or anatomy.

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New Additions to the Search Area
A great deal of effort has been made since the last newsletter to include new words and definitions with some of the Latin and/or Greek elements in the search area. Such additions are indicated below for your consideration. Let me know if you have any desires for specific Latin and/or Greek word groups. So much to do and so little time to get them done.

  • There are thousands of English words that are derived from Latin and Greek sources which can be found by doing searches at this Cross-References Search page.
  • Again, if you don’t see what you would like to have, you are urged to let me know which Latin and/or Greek elements and related words and definitions you would like to see.
    This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #07 (page 1)
  • nothing to go on
    All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen and it appears that the police have nothing to go on.
    This entry is located in the following unit: Fun with Words (page 1)
    Reader Responses to U. S. Teachers and Cheating from Newsletter #9
    Dear John:

    I read your e-mail on the deplorable state of education in the United States.

    Having taught both high school and college, I must admit that the comments are quite accurate. I must say that I am certainly doing my best to maintain high standards both at the university and high school levels and your newsletters have been a great help in helping me achieve this.

    Best regards,
    James

    John,

    I enjoyed your latest newsletter about the problem of cheating and the watering down of the curricula in most academic areas. In my first teaching position almost forty years ago, I took a boy's History Regents paper away from him . . . along with his copious "cheat notes" and went to the Principal.

    The result? I almost lost my job for daring to ruin this young person's life. The same Principal later asked me to remark the State Regents exams and see if I couldn't upgrade some of them because "they weren't going to be reviewed at the state capital that year and who would know the difference."

    I'm happy to report I didn't, but it wasn't easy and the pressure on teachers to bend the rules has only grown worse. I don't know what the answers are, but you are right to highlight the problem.
    Best wishes,
    Ray

    Hi John:

    You have made some excellent points about education and Americans. I see this all the time. I have a Montessori Pre-school and we have "before and after-school kids" from three districts and it's amazing what they don't know and yet bring home "A's" and "B's".

    Have you ever read the Leipzig Connection? I ran across it in a thrift store and it's the story of how America's education came to be what it is now.

    Thanks for the wonderful newsletter. I don't say much about it but I do love getting it. You do a great job.

    Pam
    This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #10 (page 1)
    Real Headlines that Tend to Confuse and so Amuse

    These are REAL Headlines with double meanings that have appeared in newspapers from around the world. The list was contributed to this newsletter by a friend; otherwise, the source is unknown.

    • March Planned For Next August
    • Blind Bishop Appointed To See
    • Lingerie Shipment Hijacked - Thief Gives Police The Slip
    • L.A. Voters Approve Urban Renewal By Landslide
    • Patient At Death's Door - Doctors Pull Him Through
    • Diaper Market Bottoms Out
    • Stadium Air Conditioning Fails - Fans Protest
    • Queen Mary Having Bottom Scraped
    • Antique Stripper to Display Wares at Store
    • Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
    • Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
    • Fund Set Up for Beating Victim's Kin
    • Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years
    • Never Withhold Herpes Infection From Loved One
    • Autos Killing 110 a Day; Let's Resolve to Do Better
    • If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last A While
    • Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
    • Blind Woman Gets New Kidney from Dad She Hasn't Seen in Years
    • Flaming Toilet Seat Causes Evacuation at High School
    • Defendants Speech Ends in Long Sentence
    • Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
    • Stiff Opposition Expected to Casketless Funeral Plan
    • Collegians are Turning to Vegetables
    • Quarter of a Million Chinese Live on Water
    • Farmer Bill Dies in House
    • Eye Drops off Shelf
    • Reagan Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead
    • Miners Refuse to Work after Death
    • Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
    • Two Sisters Reunited after 18 Years in Checkout Counter
    • Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
    • New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
    • Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
    • Deaf College Opens Doors to Hearing
    • Prosecutor Releases Probe into Undersheriff
    • Old School Pillars are Replaced by Alumni
    • Sex Education Delayed, Teachers Request Training

    And even in Germany-

    From the Mendener Zeitung: "748 Männer arbeiten im Rathaus, 312 davon sind Frauen." (748 men work in the city hall of which 312 are women).

    From the March 20, 2000, issue of DER SPIEGEL, page 270.


    That reminds me of a statement made by George W. Bush a few weeks ago when he was speaking about children and parental responsibilities; especially, of fathers. I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio) and Bush was saying, "Every father is responsible for his or her children."

    Was this an extraordinary effort on his part to be PC (politically correct)?

    This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #10 (page 1)
    Responses to letters

    If you read “Newsletter #5”, you know that there was an extensive discussion about the important field of “tribology”. Geoff, in the United Kingdom, sent me information that led to the following internet article about a “TRIBOPEN (tribo + pen)” a Plastic Identifier:

    “The automotive industry has moved a step closer to maximum car recyclability following the development of two innovative plastic identifiers by Ford Motor Company and Southampton University.

    “The biggest problem when recycling plastics is the sorting and grouping according to material type,” said Professor Walter Brandstetter, Director of Environment and Safety, Ford of Europe.

    “Although many plastics look alike, just one percent of an incompatible plastic can be enough to ruin an entire batch of recyclate.”

    The Spectrometer unit is the larger of the two. When its nozzle is placed against the plastic part in question, it will identify the exact type of plastic from which it was made. The unit compares the spectroscopic fingerprint with its own integrated database, which consists of more than 200 types of plastic.

    The second, pen-shaped hand-held unit, known as the Tribopen, works on the basis of tribo-electric charges that occur when a metal or plastic surface is rubbed against the part. A wide range of different heads are available to cover all possible plastics, from car bumpers to cable shrouding. The portable Tribopen has been designed predominantly for use by dismantlers and recyclers.

    Based on information from the University of Southampton with reference to Wolfson Electrostatics.


    Since so many subscribers are from non-English speaking countries, the following may answer a question that has puzzled so many, including a few “native speakers”. Nichola of France, wrote:

    “A Turkish friend of mine asked if I knew why English is one of the few languages of the world where ‘I’ is always capitalised. ”

    Other than making it stand out in a sentence I couldn’t give him a satisfactory answer, could you help, is it based on historical use?"


    Scribe answers:

    Well, Nichola, and anyone else who is interested, William and Mary Morris, in their Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage explain:

    “English is one of the few languages in which the pronoun for the first person, singular, is capitalized. For example, the French ‘je’ and the Spanish ‘yo’ are not capitalized unless they are the beginning of a sentence.

    “This has nothing to do with egotism on the part of English-speaking people. Printing and handwriting have everything to do with it. In Middle English the first person singular was ‘ich’ with a lower-case ‘i.’ When this was shortened to ‘i,’ manuscript writers and printers found that it often became lost or attached to a neighboring word. So the reason for the capital ‘I’ is simply to avoid confusion and error.”

    Scribe’s note: I would like to add that in English, the first person, “I” (referring to the person who is writing or who is quoted as the speaker), should always be capitalized, whether it is the first letter of a sentence or anywhere within the sentence.

    This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #06 (page 1)
    Science and Technology from 1800 to 1899, Part 2
    A presentation of words about Science and Technology from the past.
    This entry is located in the following unit: Index of Scientific and Technological Topics (page 2)
    Science and Technology from the Past to 1799, Part 1
    An extensive list of Science and Technology terms from the past.
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    See eye to eye (Isaiah 52:8)
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    Success with Words, A Guide to The American Language
    By The Reader's Digest Association, Inc; Pleasantville, New York; 1983.
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    The 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin, an African-American, was very excited to meet the Obamas in the White House and she was dancing with joy.

    Ms. McLaurin was invited as part of a Black History Month celebration. “I thought I would never live to get into the White House and I tell you I am so happy to have a black president,” she said to the smiling Barack Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama.

    Click on this link: to see the video posted by the White House as Virginia McLaurin opens her arms wide and greets Obama with an excited "Hi!".

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    The Elephants that came to dinner
    This is an unusual appearance of elephants who walked through a restaurant as if it were part of their natural environment.

    Click on this link: The Elephants that came to dinner so you can see what happened.

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    The four greatest risks to your mental health
    1. Excessive consumption of television.
    2. Neglect of reading challenging materials.
    3. Lack of stimulating conversation.
    4. Avoidance of challenging word (vocabulary) acquisitions from a variety of perspectives.

    It’s not what you get, it’s what you keep that counts!

    —John Rayoa
    This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #08 (page 1)
    The results of a diagnostic test given to premedical students who were instructed to write short meanings for a list of medical terms

    artery, the study of paintings.

    bacteria, the back door of a cafeteria.

    barium, what doctors do when patients die.

    bowel, a letter like a, e, i, o, or u.

    caesarean section, a neighborhood in Rome.

    cat scan, searching for a lost cat.

    cauterize, making eye-contact with a girl.

    coma, a punctuation mark.

    dilate, to live a long time.

    enema, not a friend .

    euthanasia, Chinese, Japanese, etc. adolescents.

    fester, quicker.

    fibula, a small lie.

    genital, not a Jew.

    hangnail, a coat hook.

    impotent, distinguished, well known.

    labor pain, getting hurt at work.

    malfeasance, exorbitant charges for professional services.

    medical staff, a doctor’s cane.

    morbid, a higher offer.

    nitrates, cheaper than day rates.

    node, was aware of, knew.

    nosography

    1. The art of writing using a pen or pencil stuck up one’s nose.

    2. The writing done by a nasograph.

    outpatient, someone who has fainted.

    pap smear, a fatherhood test.

    pelvis, a cousin of Elvis.

    prophylactic, a person who favors birth control.

    recovery room, place to do upholstery.

    rectum, dang near killed ‘em.

    secretion, hiding something.

    seizure, famous Roman leader.

    tablet, a small table.

    terminal illness, getting sick at the airport.

    tumor, more than one.

    urine, opposite of “you’re out”.

    vein, conceited.

    —Source is unknown
    Think of any single number greater than zero; such as, 1 to 9.
    Multiply the number of your choice by 3. Add 1. Multiply by 3. Add the original number to the result.

    The answer will always end with 3. Delete the 3, and the remaining figure will be the original number that you started with.

    This entry is located in the following unit: Number Challenges (page 1)
    tie a can to (verb), ties a can to; tied a can to; tying a can to
    1. To get rid of someone or something, to dismiss. to reject, to discharge: A woman tied a can to her boyfriend apparently because she didn't want him anymore.

    Anyone who has had a can tied to him or her is a person whose presence is no longer desired.

    Tying a can to someone who is no longer wanted.
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    Tying a can to someone who is no longer wanted.
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    Something that is no longer wanted nor appreciated.

    Tying a can to the world because it is considered to be evil.
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    2. To control or to stop an activity: A woman said that her husband was deceiving himself if he thinks he can tie a can to her.
    A wife says her husband thinks he can tie a can to her in order to control her.
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    3. To control someone or to make him or her do something: Another wife wants her husband to buy her a coat or she will tie a can to him in order to make him do what she wants him to and he is apparently not concerned about her threat.
    A wife threatens to tie a can to her husband if he doesn't do what she wants.
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    U.S. agency offers start-up fund to inventors aiming for the stars
    agency:
    start-up fund:
    inventors:

    "The U.S. government agency that helped invent the Internet now wants to do the same for travel to the stars."

    International Herald Tribune, August 18, 2011; page 1.
    Word Challenges to Activate Your Brain Cells

    Groups of Word Challenges so you can test your vocabulary skills.

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