Staying Vocabulary Lists
You must know the italicized, bold roots and their definitions each week.
THE ADIPOSE AGNOSTIC - List 1
Adipose - This word is often used as a polite or euphemistic way to say “overweight”. Its derivation is from the Latin word adipis which means “grease or fat”. The second syllable "pose", is from pois, an Old French word which means “weight”.
Agnostic - Early Greek sects called themselves Gnostic, from Greek gnosis, "knowledge," and claimed to know the reality of God through intuition rather than faith. Those who doubted the beliefs of the Gnostics were agnostic, from Greek agnostos, "one who disclaims any knowledge of God."
1. adipose fat, fatty
2. agnostic doubter, one who doubts the existence of God
3. alimentary digestive
4. addled flustered, muddled
5. abstinence restraint, keeping away from
6. agape open-mouthed
7. absolve pardon
8. adage wise saying
9. aptitude ability, talent
10. accrual accumulation, addition
11. abasement degradation, lowering
Rothstein, Evelyn. Staying at the Top. Nyack, NY: ERA/CCR Corp, 1986.