Obliterate

verb
to do away with completely; to wipe out; erase
root: LITTERA
definition of root: "letter"

During World War II, the goal of Hitler and his Nazi followers was to obliterate all the Jews.


Conscription

noun
a military draft
root: SCRIBO, SCRIBERE, SCRIPSI, SCRIPTRUM
definition of root: "to write"

Steve Rogers wanted to be picked during the conscription so badly that he continually volunteered to become a soldier.


Onomatopeia

noun
a word that sounds like the thing it names
root: ONOMA
definition of root: "name"

When recording his audio book, John used the onomatopoeia "woof" to imitate a dog barking.  


Ignominious

adjective
shameful; disgraceful
root: NOMEN
definition of root: "name"

When dogs feel ignominious, they put their head down and lower their tail between their legs.

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