Etymology Project

Latent

Origin

The origin of the word latent is Latin.

Definitions

Dictionary Definitions:

1. Present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential

2. Remaining in an inactive or hidden phase; dormant (pathology)

3. Existing in an unconscious or dormant form but potentially able to achieve expression (psychology)

4. Dormant or undeveloped (botany)


My Definition:

~Something that is there but either you can't see it or it isn't fully developed

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~None


Suffixes:

~Ent-accidnet, different


Parts of Speech:

~Latent-adjective

~Latently-adverb


Roots:

~None

Synonyms

~suppressed
~concealed
~inoperative

Pronounciation

leyt-nt

Sentences

1. Latent fingerprints are often found at crime scenes.


2. In science, microscopic organisms are latent until you look at them under a microscope.

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Unwitting

Origin

The origins of the word unwitting are Middle English and Old English.

Definitions

Dictionary Definitions:

1. Inadvertent; unintentional; accidental

2. Not knowing; unaware; ignorant; oblivious; unconscious


My Definition:

~Not intentional; not supposed to happen; not aware something has happened

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~Un-not


Suffixes:

~Ing-expresses action


Parts of Speech:

~Unwitting-adjective

~Unwittingly-adverb

~Unwittingness-noun

~Unwit-verb


Roots:

~Unwit

Synonyms

~inadvertant
~accidental
~unplanned

Pronounciation

uhn-wit-ing

Sentences

1. He unwittingly walked right into the glass door.


2. The unwitting girl didn't realize that it was Saturday until she had gotten ready for school.

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Peremptory

Origin

The origin of the word peremptory is Latin.

Definitions

Dictionary Definitions:

1. Leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative

2. Imperious or dictatorial

3. Positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.

4. That preludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc; decisive or final; in which a command is absolute and unconditional (law)


My Definition:

~Not giving the opportunity to disagree; being sure and confident in what you say

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~None


Suffixes:

~Tory-denotating places


Parts of Speech:

~Peremptory-adjective

~Peremptorily-adverb

~Peremptoriness-noun

~Overperemptorily-adverb

~Overperemptorilyness-noun

~Overperemptory-adjective


Roots:

~None

Synonyms

~domineering
~irrefutable
~uncompromising

Pronounciation

puh-remp-tuh-ree

Sentences

1. The peremptory lawyer left no question that the person up for trial was guilty.


2. His mom gave him a peremptory command to go clean his room.

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Prodigious

Origin

The origin of the word prodigious is Latin.

Definitions

Dictionary Definitions:

1. Extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.

2. Wonderful or marvelous

3. Abnormal; monstrous

4. Obsolete; ominous


My Definition:

~Excesive in size or amount; giant

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~Pro-advancing forward


Suffixes:

~Ious-having the quality of


Parts of Speech:

~Prodigious-adjective

~Prodigiously-adverb

~Prodigiousness-noun


Roots:

~None

Synonyms

~immesurable
~massive
~stupendous

Pronounciation

pruh-dij-uh s

Sentences

1. The college was giving a prodigious amount of money in scholarships.


2. The prodigious company was expanding even more.