Staying Vocabulary Lists
You must know the italicized, bold roots and their definitions each week.
THE AMOROUS APOTHECARY - List 2
Amorous - In the 16th century this word, which means passionate, was spelled amatist and meant "lovers' stone". Its origin is from the Latin amor, “love”; amat-, “to love”, from which come amatory and amorous (full of love). The word amateur means "one who works out of love" (non-professional).
Apothecary - A druggist or pharmacist. Originally an apothecary had nothing to do with drugs. In ancient Greek, apotheke meant "storehouse", and in Latin apothecarius means "a storekeeper". In England, an apothecary sold general merchandise until the 17th century. After a while, the Apothecary Company of London separated from the Company of Grocers and agreed to sell only drugs. In early America, apothecaries sold only drugs, and soon their stores were commonly called drug stores. Gradually drug stores began to sell almost everything and eventually returned to becoming true apothecaries, or storehouses.
1. amorous passionate, loving
2. apothecary pharmacist, druggist
3. awry wrong, distorted
4. ardor passion
5. aspersions falsehoods, slanderous remarks
6. allusions hints, indirect references
7. adamantly strongly, vehemently
8. artifices trickeries, deceptions
9. axioms truths
10. apparition ghost, phantom
11. assuage ease, lessen
12. astutely wisely
13. allocate assign, give
14. amiability friendliness, warmth
15. annuity yearly income
16. amalgamate unite, join
Rothstein, Evelyn. Staying at the Top. Nyack, NY: ERA/CCR Corp, 1986.