Vocabulary Set 2
By Bryson Getz
-Comes from the Latin root "sacer" meaning "sacred"
- Execrate means to denounce something as vile or evil, to curse, and to destest
-Priests execrate gambling, as the Bible says that it is an evil and ungodly practice, only done by scum and low-lifes, as it leads to the idolization of money.
- Comes from the Latin root "sanctus" which means "holy"
- Sanctity means godliness or holiness
- Josh disrupted the sanctity of the church service when he stubbed his toe and let out a plethora of curse words, destroying the divineness of the room.
-Comes from the Greek root "hieros" meaning "holy," "sacred or "supernatural"
- Hierarchy means a group organized by rank
- Josh set up his cult as a hierarchy, with high-ranking officers ruling over supervisors who were then in charge of the rest of the lay people.
- Comes from Latin roots "pio," "piare," "piavi," and "platum" which mean "to appease," and "to purify (with sacred rites)
- Pittance means a meager portion of anything, especially an allowance or salary
- In the concentration camps during WWII, Jews were only given a pittance of bread and soup for their labor, which was barely enough to keep them alive.