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Level E Unit 9. Allocate Connotation: Neutral Etymology: from L. ad- "to" + locare "to place"

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1 Level E Unit 9

2 Allocate Connotation: Neutral Etymology: from L. ad- "to" + locare "to place"

3 Ardent Connotation: Positive Etymology: from L. ardentem prp. of ardere "to burn"

4 Assiduous Connotation: Positive Etymology: L. from ad "to" + sedere "to sit"

5 brash Connotation: Negative Etymology: 16c. Scottish brash = "attack, assault"

6 capricious Connotation: Negative Etymology: It. capriccioso, from capriccio meaning "sudden start or motion," apparently from capro "goat," from L. capreolus "wild goat.”

7 chastise Connotation: Negative Etymology: 1275–1325; Middle English chastisen, to chasten = to make chaste, decent

8 copious Connotation: Neutral Etymology: Latin cōpiōsus well supplied, from cōpia abundance, from ops wealth

9 deviate Connotation: Negative Etymology: Late Latin dēviāre to turn aside from the direct road, from de- + via road

10 emaciated Connotation: Negative Etymology: Latin ēmaciāre to make lean, from macer thin

11 exult Connotation: Positive Etymology: Latin exsultāre to jump or leap for joy, from saltāre to leap

12 gnarled Connotation: Negative Etymology: probably variant of knurled = M.E. knor "knot"

13 indemnity Connotation: Neutral Etymology: L. indemnis "unhurt, undamaged," from in- "not" + damnum "damage."

14 inkling Connotation: Neutral Etymology: c.1400, apparently from the gerund of M.E. verb inclen "utter in an undertone" (mid- 14c.), which perhaps is related to O.E. inca "doubt, suspicion."

15 limpid Connotation: Positive Etymology: L. limpidus "clear," from limpa "water goddess, water;" probably cognate with lympha "clear liquid"

16 omnipotent Connotation: Positive Etymology: L. from omnis "all" + potens "powerful"

17 palatable Connotation: Positive Etymology: 1660s, "good- tasting," from palate + -able

18 poignant Connotation: Positive Etymology: Latin pungens pricking, from pungere to sting, pierce, grieve

19 rancor Connotation: Negative Etymology: L. rancorem "rancidness, grudge, bitterness," from L. rancere "to stink"

20 sophomoric Connotation: Negative Etymology: , Americanism; sophomore + -ic; probably by influence of folk etymology derivation from Gk. sophos "wise" + moros "foolish, dull."

21 spontaneous Connotation: Neutral Etymology: from Latin sponte voluntarily


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