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quintaped (kwint-əped)

In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Newt Scamander describes the “quintaped” as a  “highly dangerous carnivorous beast with a particular taste for humans” (pg. 198 more words

Etymology

Words to Throw Around: Jacere

The Latin root jacere (jok-eh-ray) can have one of two meanings: to lie or to throw. Here are some common words that use this Latin root. 119 more words

Words And Quotes

vexillology (veksəˈläləjē)

The Olympic flag consists of five interlocking rings on a white background. (Photo from http://www.mapsofworld.com)

The flag of Nepal is the only flag in the world that is neither a square nor a rectangle. 240 more words

Greek Roots

pacific (pəˈsifik)

My sister enjoys the feel of the cool, pacific waves.

The Pacific Ocean tranquilly laps at the beach with the city of Monterey in the background. 189 more words

Etymology

Sicca syndrome

Throughout this summer, let’s continue to explore medical words since they are a rich source of roots. Sicca syndrome is a condition in which the body exhibits signs and symptoms of extreme dryness because of abnormalities which occur with various glands. 100 more words

Greek Roots