Presentation on theme: "In ancient Rome, genialis referred someone who was festive. We use it today to describe someone who is kind or warm to us."— Presentation transcript:
In ancient Rome, genialis referred someone who was festive. We use it today to describe someone who is kind or warm to us.
When someone stands flat- faced and unmoved, with little response. This adjective comes from the Latin stolidus, which meant immovable or even stupid, over 2000 years ago in Rome. It’s and interesting connection between unmoved and stupid!
Our English adjective palpable can be a synonym for tangible.
This word comes from the Latin, austerus, which in turn comes from the Greek austeros, which means harsh, rough or bitter. Today some synonyms might mean bare, severe, stern, or ascetic.
This word has a wonderful origin. We use it to mean stealthy, sneaky, or surreptitious, but it traces back through the Latin to furtivus which means theft. When something is furtive, it means it’s done like a thief.