Interregnum (noun)

Root: Inter "between"

1. Any period of time when a state is without a ruler or has a provisional government, especially between the reign of a sovereign and a successor.

2. An interval between controlling elements; an interruption in an otherwise continuous function or process.

Original Sentence:

1. When the king ventured off to fight the war, the interregnum lasted over nine years, or until the battle was over.

2. When the child entered the factory and started to fiddle with the machines making the product, the company had to halt all functions in order to make up for the lost time in the interregnum.

Juxtapose (verb)

Root: Pono, Ponere, Posui, Positum "to put" "to place"

To place side by side

Original Sentence:

The baker juxtaposes his cupcakes in order to give off an organised look, but he ended up with some of the icing flavours overlapping.

Rapprochement (noun)

Root: Prope "near" Propinquus "near"

Reconciliation; restoration of cordial relations, especially between two countries

Original Sentence:

England and France during the 1700s could never reach rapprochement because of the countless wars against each other and long, brutal history.

Requiem (noun)

Root: Quies, Quietis "quiet" "rest" Quiesco, Quiescere, Quievi, Quietum 'to rest"

A mass or service for the repose of the departed souls; music, poetry, or other composition for the dead

Original Sentence:

The requiem was played at the soldier's funeral in the church he grew up in.

Abstruse (adjective)

Root: Trudo, Trudere, Trusi, Trusum "to push"

Difficult to understand; complex

Original Sentence:

If a student had been sleeping through class and taking no notes, the final exam would seem abstruse.

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