Opulent & Impervious & Nostalgia

Etymological Study

Opulent

1. word origin

Latin opulentus, from ops power, help; akin to Latin opus work

First Known Use: 1523

2. Roots

c. 1510, from Middle French opulence (16c.), from Latin opulentia, from opulentus "wealthy," dissimilated from op-en-ent-, related to ops "wealth, power, resources," opus "work, labor, exertion," from PIE root op- (1) "to work, produce in abundance" .

3. Dictionary definition

adjective

1.characterized by or exhibiting opulence:

an opulent suite.

2.wealthy, rich, or affluent.

3.richly supplied; abundant or plentiful:

opulent sunshine.

4. Definition/explanation in student's own words

  • very rich and spending a lot of money
  • very beautiful with a lot of decoration , made from expensive materials.

5. Prefixes/Suffixes

prefixes; opul, opu, op


suffixes; lent, ent, nt

6. Synonyms

sumptuous, luxurious, rich

7. Parts of speech

  • adjective-opulent , opulently
  • noun-opulence

8. Pronunciation

ɒp yə lənt

9, Visual representation

10. Sentences

  • It was still an opulent city.
  • She is wearing an opulent dress.

Impervious

1. Word Origin

1640s, from Latin impervius "that cannot be passed through," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in-) + pervius "letting things through," from per "through" + via"road." Related: Imperviously; imperviousness.

2. Roots

1640-50; < Latin impervius. See im-, pervious

3. Dictionary Definition


1.not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable

2.incapable of being injured or impaired

3.incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected:

4. Definition/Explanation in student's own words

Formal not affected or influenced by something and seeming not to notice it.

5. Prefixes/Suffixes

Prefix; ours

Suffix; im

6. Synonyms

Hermetic, immune, impassable

7. Parts of speech

Adjective

imperviously-adv

imperviousness- noun

8. Pronunciation

im-per-vee-uh-s

9. Visual representation

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10. Sentences

  • The coat is impervious to rain.
  • This is impervious iPhone.

Nostalgia

1. Word Origin

1770-80; New Latin, Greek nost a return home + algia

2. Roots

The Greek nostos mean homecoming and algos mean pain.

3. Dictionary Definition

longing for something past

4. Definition/Explanation in student's own words

A feeling that the time in the past was good.

5. Prefixes/Suffixes

Prefixes-nos, no

Suffixes-gia, ia

6. Synonyms

longing, remorse, yearning

7. Parts of speech

noun

  • nostalgic; adj

8. Pronunciation

no-stal-jeh

9. Visual Representation

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10. Sentences

  • This part of nostalgia makes me feel anything.
  • It's fueled primarily by nostalgia.