All these words are from Thomas Cahill's Mysteries of the Middle Ages
pertaining to or like marble - "marmoreal Rome"pellucidly
transparent, translucent, admitting the passage of light, easily understood
per (= through) + lucid (suffused with light) Do you notice that the prefix is assimilated?
The last letter of
the prefix changes to match the first letter of the base word or root, i.e.
+ tend = at
tend. "as the New Testament pellucidly states"soupçon
a very small amount, a trace; it comes from the Latin to suspect "soupçon of social dignity"prolix
unduly prolonged or drawn out, given to verbosity from pro = forward + liquere = to be fluiddivagations
wandering or straying from a course or subjectshat
past and past participle of the other word. Brand new word for this magistra. Well.
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