Latin Love, Vol III: capere – 16 Words

capacity

the amount that can be contained

“Most existing factories are running at full capacity.”
captive

a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

Two other men, David Parker and Paul Smith, were each jailed for 11 years for assaulting Ms Spence and holding her captive.
caption

brief description accompanying an illustration

There are also pictures, drawn by Timmy with funny captions.
perceive

become aware of through the senses

Mr. Mitchell warned that U.S. universities needed to ensure that they were perceived as being safe.
conceit

an elaborate poetic image comparing very dissimilar things

He described common emotions and used simple language instead of far-fetched conceits.Mordell, Albert
concept

an abstract or general idea inferred from specific instances

A quiz, he recalls, could quickly determine which concepts students had not yet learned.
anticipate

be excited or anxious about

The outcome was exactly what many international and human rights lawyers had anticipated.
susceptible

yielding readily to or capable of

Golfers are especially susceptible to bruising because so much that happens in the competitive arena is outside their control: playing conditions, odd bounces, competitors’ scores.
precept

rule of personal conduct

“Let’s just build a film company around the precepts we’ve developed.”
emancipate

free from slavery or servitude

The newly emancipated people, struggling into the life of liberty, were disheartened.Various
principle

a basic generalization that is accepted as true

They focus on principles, practices, values and attitudes, not hero worship.Forbes (May 30, 2013)
unprincipled

having little or no integrity

In another letter, speaking of this same man, Mr. Paine says: “If an unprincipled bully cannot be re- formed, he can be punished.”Ingersoll, Robert Green
reciprocal

concerning each of two or more persons or things

From three weeks onward, puppies show behaviors like wrestling, rolling over, biting, rearing and reciprocal chase.Scientific American (Dec 12, 2012)
municipal

relating to a self-governing district

The city faces growing budget problems with pension healthcare costs for municipal workers expected to rise.
participle

a form of the verb used as an adjective

The other was sent to the New York City mayor’s office but intercepted at a mail sorting facility.
intercept

seize, interrupt, or stop something on its way
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