cata



This
ROOT-WORD is the Prefix CATA which means DOWN, just the opposite of ANA-up. You will find quite a few scientific words in the list and you will feel very much advanced to have them in your vocabulary. And, indeed, you are advanced to know the ROOTS: CATA and ANA.


1. Catabasis : CATA basis (ka tab’ a sis) n.

A going down; decline in health


2. Catachresis : CATA chresis (kat a kree’ sis) n.

A misuse of words; mixed metaphor


3. Cataclysm : CATA clysm (kat’ a kliz m) n.

A downward sweep of water; flood; disaster


4. Cataclysmic : CATA clysmic (kat a kliz’ mik) adj.

In the nature of a cataclysm


5. Catacomb : CATA comb (kat’ a kome) n.

Underground burial place


6. Catafalque : CATA falque (kat; a falk) n.

A raised platform for the coffin of on deceased


7. Catagenesis : CATA genesis (kat a jen’ e sis) n.

Evolution going back, and not forward


8. Catalyst : CATA lyst (kat’ a list) n.

A combination which starts a reaction


9. Cataract : CATA ract (kat’ a rakt) n.

A large waterfall; a clouding of the lens of the eye


10. Catakinesis : CATA kinesis (kat a ki nee’ sis) n.

A state when energy is down




11. Catalepsy : CATA lepsy (kat’ al ep sy) n.

A nervous disorder which keeps limbs rigid


12. Catalogue : CATA logue (kat; a log) n.

Lists of names set down; registered


13. Catapult : CATA pult (kat’ a pult) n.

An ancient apparatus for hurling stones


14. Catasta : CATA sta (ka tas’ ta) n.

Platform on which slaves were shown for sale


15. Catastasis : CATA stasis (ka tas’ ta sis) n.

Climax in a drama


16. Catastrophe : CATA strophe (ka tas’ tro fee) n.

A moment of tragedy


17. Catatonia : CATA tonia (kat a to’ nee a) n.

A severe type of mental disorder


18. Catarrh : CATA rrh (ka tar’) n.

Inflammation of the mucous membrane


19. Catastrophic : CATA strophic (kat a strof’ ik) adj.

In the nature of a great disaster




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