consecrate

verb

to dedicate something to a goal

"sacer"

President Barack Obama consecrated his stimulus package towards the recovery of the American economy by attempting to create jobs.

sanction

verb

to approve; to encourage

"sanctus"

In order to sanction a swimmer's time, meet officials must carefully watch a swimmer's movements for potentially illegal techniques.

hieroglyphic

adjective

hard to read

"hieros"

Joshua could barely read his doctor's hieroglyphic signature on his most recent medical examination.

pittance

noun

a meager portion of anything, especially an allowance or salary

"piatum"

Despite receiving a pittance from his mother, David was grateful he had enough to purchase another McDouble from McDonalds.

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