obliterate

verb

to do away with completely; to wipe out; erase

"littera"

The United States obliterated the Japanese city, Hiroshima, by dropping an atomic bomb as retaliation for the Pearl Harbor attack.

transcribe

verb

to arrange music for an instrument different from the one first composed for

"scribo"

Having only read the french horn music before the concert, Zach Condon had to mentally transcribe the music to trumpet notes while playing.

acronym

noun

a word composed of the first letters or parts of a name or series of words

"onoma"

IBM is an acronym for "International Business Machines".

ignominious

adjective

shameful; disgraceful

"nomen"

Racial discrimination within police forces has been an on going ignominious problem in the United States.

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