The remaining words for CE Level 2: commonly known as...

  • The LEVEL TWO TEASERS!

OK - into the final stretch for Level 2. There are some tough ones in this group, but don't give up now - you're almost there!

Once again, I haven't included any numbers in the vocab tables; but you are now expected to know the Cardinal numbers 11-20.

Quick Jump Links

 NOUNS 1st decl: click #nouns1stdecl

NOUNS 3rd decl: click #nouns3rddecl

ADJECTIVES: click #adjectives

PRONOUNS: click #pronouns

PREPOSITIONS: click #prepositions

ADVERBS: click #adverbs 

CONJUNCTIONS: click #conjunctions

VERBS 1st conj: click #verbs1stconj

VERBS 3rd conj: click #verbs3rdconj

VERBS mixed conj: click #verbsmixedconj

VERBS 4th conj: click #verbs4thconj

VERBS irregular: click #verbsirreg

  

 

 

NOUNS

1st Declension: -A, -AE (mostly fem)

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

COPIAE (pl) FORCES, TROOPS copious

    we can **cope** with more troops; send in the 'cops' 

MORA DELAY moratorium the Mines of Mor(i)a caused delay for the Fellowship of the Ring; also helps to learn this one with the preposition 'sine' as a phrase: 'sine mora': without delay

 

 

 

NOUNS

3rd Declension: various stems and genders

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

COMES, comitis (c) COMPANION ?

your companion 'comes' with you; also sounds like **committee**

CONIUNX, coniugis (c) WIFE, HUSBAND conjunction, conjugation, deriv.'s give idea of 'joined together'; in plural tends to mean 'a married couple'
FLUMEN, fluminis(n) RIVER flume riding the rivers of water in waterpark flumes
ITER, itineris (n) JOURNEY itinerary make the journey to 'Iter'-ly
LUX, lucis (f) LIGHT elucidate visualise a 'luxury' hotel full of lights; a **hallucination** is a trick of the light
MORS, MORTIS (f) DEATH (im)mortal (deriv.'s)
MULIER, mulieris (f)  WOMAN very similar in Spanish remember those adverts for Muller yoghurt, with the woman licking the spoon...?
NEMO (acc: neminem) NOBODY ? nobody could find Nemo! Also, nobody ought to like (n)Eminem...
NIHIL (indeclinable) NOTHING annihilate deriv.; also football scores: Spurs 3, Chelsea 0 
PARS, partis (f) PART part umm... (why isn't this one in the Nifty Fifty!!?) 
SOROR, sororis (f) SISTER sorority does your sister cause you 'sorowr'?
UXOR, uxoris(f) WIFE uxorious the old song 'amo, amas, I love a lass' has a line: 'If I've luck, sir, she's my ux-or'
VIRTUS, virtutis (f) COURAGE virtue, virtuous connect with 'vir': the best quality of a Roman man was his courage
VOX, vocis (f) VOICE vocal, voice deriv.'s; see also  prompts for 'voco'
VULNUS, vulneris (n) WOUND (in)vulnerable (deriv.'s)

 

 

 

ADJECTIVES

        1st/2nd Declension: -US -A -UM                 

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

CARUS

,DEAR

caring, careful

deriv.'s; also some people's car is their dearest possession...

CETERI THE REST (OF) et cetera etc, etc, etc...; in the Blue Square Premiership, there's Kettering Town, and then there's the rest...
MEDIUS THE MIDDLE OF medium, medieval deriv.'s
PAUCI (A) FEW paucity you can only fit a few items in a pouch
ADJECTIVES  3rd Declension
  AUDAX (stem: audac-) BOLD, DARING audacious "au dar 'e" do that!
CRUDELIS -is -e CRUEL cruel 'Cruella de Ville'
FACILIS -is -e EASY facility, Fr. facile opposite of dif-ficilis
INGENS    (stem: ingent-) HUGE ? looks similar to **gigantic**; or, visualise a huge 'engine'
OMNIS -is -e ALL, EVERY omnivore, omnibus a 'bus (omnibus) is public transport: there for everyone
SAPIENS (stem: sapient-) WISE sapient our species: homo sapiens
TRISTIS -is -e SAD Fr. triste Tristan & Isolde is a very sad story

 

 

 

PRONOUNS

       Demonstrative; reflexive  

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

HIC haec hoc

, THIS, THESE; HE, SHE, IT, THEY

?

to distinguish the types of meaning: 'if it agrees, it's this or these; if it doesn't agree, it's he or she!'

ILLE illa illud THAT, THOSE; HE, SHE, IT, THEY Fr: il, elle similar rules apply to distinguish the meanings as for hic above
IS ea id HE, SHE, IT, THEY; THAT, THOSE ? may help to use **it**; once again use the rules above to distinguish the meanings 
SE (dat. sibi) HIMSELF, THEMSELVES (etc.) suicide the 'reflexive' pronoun: suicide: he killed himself. 'se' has no nom. case - this role is performed by 'ipse'

 

 

 

PREPOSITIONS

       with cases as shown  

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

INTER (+ acc) AMONGST, BETWEEN international, intercity (deriv.)
PRO (+ abl) FOR, ON BEHALF OF; in compounds it means 'forward' proceed, projector to weigh up the 'pros' and 'cons'; a professional does the job for money
PROPTER (+ acc) BECAUSE OF ? the play was good because of the prompter; the Rugby team won because of the props (careful not to confuse with 'prope'!)
SINE (+ abl) WITHOUT sinecure there is no-one really without sin; also helps to learn it alongside 'mora': without delay
SUPER (+ acc) OVER superior, supernatural deriv.'s; also six good balls in a row is a 'super over'!

 

 

 

ADVERBS

 all indeclinable  

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

CRAS

TOMORROW

procrastinate

deriv.; also "it's crass to put things off til tomorrow"

FORTE BY CHANCE fortunately fortunately it happened by a lucky chance
FRUSTRA IN VAIN frustration (deriv.)
HERI YESTERDAY Fr. hier today I've had a shave, but yesterday I was....
POSTEA AFTERWARDS, LATER ON as for 'post' to distinguish 'post-e-a' from post & postquam, count the syllables as well as those of its meanings
QUAM THAN ? (this is the meaning you'll need for CE Lev 2 - it does have others e.g. 'how' ); rhyme it: 'quam-than'
QUOQUE ALSO, TOO ? use the '-que' as a prompt: 'etiam' means also and quoque does too
TUM THEN ? I ate too much and then I got a pain in my 'tum'

 

 

 

CONJUNCTIONS

       all indeclinable  

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

AUTEM HOWEVER ? 'autem' is (nearly) an anagram of 'tamen', so they mean the same thing however you rearrange the letters
ET....ET....

BOTH....AND....

?

if you get two 'et's in a sentence, they don't both mean and

 NAM

FOR ? one pupil would remember this because when his family went to an Indian restaurant they always ordered 'for nam' breads (4 naan...)!
QUAMQUAM ALTHOUGH ? another old pupil favourite: although ducks usually go ' quack quack', Latin ducks go 'Quam Quam'...
-QUE AND ? usually remembered by examples: 'fish chipsque'; cheese onionque'...

 

 

 

VERBS

       1st Conjugation: -O -ARE -AVI -ATUM  

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

APPROPINQUO

APPROACH

approach

deriv., or use the meaning of ad-prop(e)- in the middle of the verb: 'go towards'

ERRO

WANDER, BE WRONG error, errand, errant, erratic deriv.'s; or think of Ron Weasley's owl Errol which can't fly straight: wanders around all over the place
NUNTIO ANNOUNCE pronunciation connect with 'nuntius': a messenger's job to announce the news
OCCUPO SEIZE occupy, occupation the word is spelled with two 'c's, and that's what it means ('to seize')!
SERVO SAVE preserve, conservative, reservation deriv.'s; the Conservatives have saved us from Gordon Brown...: beware confusing with 'servus'
VULNERO WOUND (in)vulnerable deriv.'s; also connect with 'vulnus'
VERBS 3rd Conjugation: various principal parts
COLLIGO -ere collegi collectum COLLECT, GATHER collect deriv.'s (compound of 'lego')
GERO -ere gessi gestum CARRY ON, WEAR, WAGE (WAR) belligerent, gesture, gerundive particularly found with 'bellum' in the 'wage war' meaning; otherwise connect wear with 'carrying something on' the body; the Spice Girls carried on without Geri Halliwell...
OCCIDO -ere occidi occisum KILL all the '-cide' words deriv.'s; beware of confusing with 'occupo'!
RUO -ere rui rutum RUSH ? **rush** itself will usually work well enough
TRADO -ere tradidi traditum HAND OVER trade, tradition deriv.'s; compound of 'do', hence principal parts
VERBS Mixed Conjugation: various principal parts
ACCIPIO -ere accepi acceptum RECEIVE accept deriv.; compound of 'capio'
CONSPICIO -ere conspexi conspectum CATCH SIGHT OF, SEE conspicuous he needs his 'spex' to see properly
EFFUGIO -ere effugi effugitum ESCAPE as from 'fugio' it's 'e' + 'fugio': to 'flee out of' the danger
VERBS 4th Conjugation: -IO -IRE -IVI -ITUM
ADVENIO -ire adveni adventum ARRIVE advent, adventure 'ad' + 'venio': come to a place
INVENIO -ire inveni inventum FIND invention beware: unlike 'advenio', it does not mean 'come in'! Rather, the sense is 'come (up)on', i.e. find or discover. The deriv. should help the most. 
VERBS irregular conjugation
EO ire ii or ivi itum GO from compounds, e.g. exit since this is mostly found in its compounds, with more obvious derivatives, the basic meaning of the verb itself quickly becomes well-known
EXEO exire exii exitum GO OUT exit (deriv.)
INEO inire inii initum GO IN, ENTER initial in + eo!
PEREO perire perii peritum DIE, PERISH perish beware: this is the only one that doesn't mean what it 'ought' to mean... unless you say 'go through' to the end of your life; 'go through' the gates of the Underworld
REDEO redire redii or redivi reditum GO BACK, RETURN ? N.B. this meaning of the prefix 're-': in compound verbs it is really common, meaning 'back'; e.g. revenio - come back etc.
TRANSEO transire transi(v)i transitum GO ACROSS, CROSS transition go across the country in your Ford Transit
NOLI (pl: NOLITE) DON'T... ? the negative imperative: always followed by an infinitive
POSSUM posse potui CAN, AM ABLE (im)possible, potential (deriv.'s)