junct-, jug-, join-

(Latin: link, unite, yoke; bring together, meet, merge, engage in; combine)

conjunctly (adjective), more conjunctly, most conjunctly
A reference to being joined together or united: "Occurring only in combination with an immediately preceding or following form of a particular phonetic unit; such as, these conjunctly examples; 'll in English "he'll", and n't in "isn't"."
conjuncture (s) (noun), conjunctures (pl)
1. A combination, as of events or circumstances; especially, one that leads to a crisis.
2. A critical set of circumstances; a crisis: "It was an unfortunate conjuncture of events because peak demand was at a time of reduced output from the hurricane-ravished refineries resulting in skyrocketing gas prices."
3. Etymology: from the early 17th century; from conjunction, by substitution of the suffix; influenced by obsolete French conjuncture, from Italian congiuntura, based on Latin conjungere, "to join together".
disjoin (verb), disjoins; disjoined; disjoining
1. To undo the joining of something; to separate; to detach.
2. To disconnect parts, things, or ideas, or to become disconnected.
3. To separate or to disconnect, or to become separated or disconnected.
disjoint (verb), disjoints; disjointed; disjointing
1. To separate something at the joints, or to come apart at the joints; to dislocate.
2. To force or to move something out of its usual position, or be moved out of the usual position.
3. To destroy the unity or coherence of something.
4. To cease or to break an association with someone or something: "He is disjointing himself from the organization because he realizes that it is advocating illegal procedures."
5. To disarticulate or to separate bones from their natural positions in a joint.
disjointed (adjective), more disjointed, most disjointed
Characteristic of a broken association with someone or something, or that which has become dislocated.
1. Discontinuous or separated in time or space.
2. Consecutive musical notes that are separated by an interval of a second.
3. Having deep constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen; as with insects.
1. Tending to divide or to separate.
2. Lacking a connection or consistency: "The writer had disjunctive details in his presentation."
3. Serving to divide things, or having the effect of dividing things.
4. Showing contrast as with a word or phrase which indicates opposition or alternatives; such as, "but", "or", and "in contrast to" that establish differences between two words or linguistic elements.
1. A reference to serving or tending to divide or to separate something.
2. Descriptive of a statement, course of action, etc., involving alternatives.
1. The state or condition of being disconnected or being disjoined.
2. A lack of connection between things that are related or should be connected.
enjoin (Janus word)
To direct and to forbid.
enjoin (verb), enjoins; enjoined; enjoining
1. To give instructions to or to direct someone to do something from an a position of authority.
2. To prohibit or to forbid something; that is, to order or to recommend emphatically.
3. To command someone to do something or to behave in a particular way: "We were enjoined to not say anything about the incident."
4. Etymology: from engoinen, from the stem of Old French enjoindre, "to impose (on), to inflict; to subject to; to assign (to)"; from Latin injungere, "to join, to fasten, to attach"; figuratively, "to inflict, to attack, to impose"; from in-, "on" + jungere, "to join".
Facile rumpuntur singula jacula, conjuncta non item.
To break a single arrow is easy, to break a bundle of arrows is difficult.

Motto of Otto III (983-1002), A child of three when his father died, his mother Theophano, and after her death his grandmother Adelheid and Archbishop Willingis of Mainz ruled over the empire until 995.

Otto III, who was considered to be highly talented and educated, tried to revive the glory of ancient Rome. During his first expedition to Rome, he designated his 24-year old cousin Bruno Pope (Gregory V) and on his second expedition his teacher Gerbert, Archibishop of Reims, as Pope Sylvester II.

He sought to establish a universal theocratic empire but his dreams of reform collapsed, when during his third expedition to Rome, rebellious Romans defeated him. He died of malaria at the age of 22 during an attempt to reconquer that city. He is buried in the cathedral of Aachen, Germany.

fibrous joints
Inflexible layers of dense connective tissues that hold the bones tightly together.

In adults, these joints or sutures, do not allow any movement; while in new-born babies and very young children, some fibrous joints, or fontanelles known as "soft spots", are movable before they have solidified.

These fontanelles on a baby’s head enable the soft bony plates of the skull to flex during the second stage of labor making it possible for the head to pass through the birth canal.

As the baby matures, the sutures close and the fontanelles gradually harden and are usually completely hardened by the child's second birthday.

go for the jugular
To attack a vital part that is particularly vulnerable.

To go for the jugular is to attack a vital part that is particularly vulnerable or to make an attack that is intended to be highly destructive and conclusive.

The word jugular refers to the throat or neck and is derived from the Latin jugulum meaning "throat" or "collarbone" and the Latin jugum meaning yoke.

gyp joint
1. Any business establishment that charges excessively for poor-quality service or goods.
2. A gambling house in which the games are dishonestly run.