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posted Oct 4, 2015, 2:16 PM by Anastasia Caputo
  1. Amalgamate v. to combine or join, consolidate 

2.Demented: adj. insane, mentally ill, deranged  

3.Hone v.  to sharpen (to hone your skills) 

4.Beleaguer v. to surround and annoy or attack  

5.Gorge v. to eat or swallow greedily 

6.  antiquated adj. old and out of use; obsolete 

7. opiate n. a narcotic used to cause sleep or kill pain  

8. caricature n. a drawing that exaggerates features; a cartoon 

9. dally v. to waste time; loiter 

10. felonious adj. criminal; pertaining to a major crime 

Roots:   

1. Arch:  to rule or govern (monarchy/anarchy) 

2.Aud:  to hear/listen (audio/audition) 

3.Bat:  to beat (batter, battery, battalion) 

4.Brev:  to shorten (abbreviate, brevity) 

5.Capit:  head (capital, decapitate) 

6.  dorm: to sleep (dormitory/dormant) 

7.  equ:  equal (equality/equity) 

8.  fid:  faith/trust (infidelity/confide) 

9.  fort: to strengthen (fortify/fortitude) 

10.  grat:  thankful/pleasurable (gratitude/gratified/gratuity) 

 

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