Presentation on theme: "Verbivore’s Diner #12 Today’s Specials: Roots - Bio Affixes – Contra- Mythology & History - hermetic Adopted Words – martinet."— Presentation transcript:
Verbivore’s Diner #12 Today’s Specials: Roots - Bio Affixes – Contra- Mythology & History - hermetic Adopted Words – martinet
Root du jour O Bio O Life
Affixes Prix Fixe O Prefix: Contra- O “Against” O Contradict O Contrary
Mythology & History Main O Hermetic O HERMES was a Greek god, whom most people know as the messenger god. He was in charge of other things, too, one of which was magic. Something described as “hermetic” therefore means airtight, secret. Something sealed “hermetically” has been sealed as if by magic.
Adopted Word Dessert O Martinet (French) O Person who enforces strict discipline, with the added sense of a fool or incompetent person