Classical roots 1-2

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Percussion

Noun

The sharp striking of one thing against another.

In the symphony, there are percussion instruments like the drum in which they play.

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Perennial

Adjective

Lasting for an indefinitely long time.

World War 2 had a perennial effect on history.

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Permeate

Transitive Verb

To penetrate through spaces; to spread throughout.

The rain permeated through the cracks in the sidewalk.

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Persevere

Intransitive verb

To continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.

Bob persevered in school, even though it was hard.

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Defer

Transitive Verb

To postpone; to delay.

Jimbo deferred from doing his work.

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Dilatory

Adjective

Tending to delay or to postpone.

Kevin is a very dilatory person because he never turns in his work on time.

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Elation

Noun

Excited feelings of pride, triumph, happiness.

I became elated when I heard that I got an A+ on homework.

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Infer

Intransitive Verb

To use available evidence to form a conclusion.

Mr. Jimbonana inferred that his pet died of old age.

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Contend

Intransitive Verb

To engage in a quarrel, a struggle, or rivalry.

The professor began to contend with the student over a homework problem.

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Intent

Noun

Purpose.

King Arthur's intent was to find the holy grail.

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Subvert

Transitive Verb

To upset; to overthrow; to ruin.

In 1789-1799, the French people subverted the monarchy they had.

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Subservient

Adjective

Excessively willing to yield; submissive.

African-Americans used to be forced to be subservient.

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Contort

Transitive Verb.

To twist or bend out of shape.

Some of the acts in Cirque de Soleil had people contorting their bodies.

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Distort

Transitive Verb

To change something to make it false.

The picture of Stalin sitting next to Lenin was a distorted picture.

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Retort

Transitive and Intransitive Verb

To reply quickly and sharply, often as if in reply to an accusation.

Bob retorted to answer he thought was incorrect.

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Tortuous

Adjective

Having many twists and turns.

The road to the Lonely Mountain from the Shire is very tortuous.

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Adversity

Noun

Hardship; misfortune.

Gregory had to face huge adversities getting into a good university.

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Avert

Transitive Verb

To turn away (one's eyes).

To make sure your eyes are safe, avert your eyes from the sun at all times.

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Introvert

Noun

A person whose thoughts and interests are directly inward.

Kim is very introverted since she has journals full of memories.

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Perverse

Adjective

Stubbornly doing something other than what is reasonable or required.

Instead of drinking soup with a spoon, Bobby drank his very perversely by drinking it like a dog.

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Prose

Noun

Ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter.

We all talk and write in prose unless we are told to write a poem.