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Leo 1: A case of apoplexy

Leo 1: A case of apoplexy

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T h e w o r d c a s e d e s c e n d s f r o m t he Indo-European (IE) root kad-1 which means “to fall.”1 Its paronyms include:
  cadaver: the dead body of a human being casuist: specious or excessively subtle reasoning intended to rationalize or mislead; The determination of right and wrong in questions of conduct or conscience by analyzing cases that illustrate general ethical rules casualty: an accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life decay:

T h e w o r d c a s e d e s c e n d s f r o m t he Indo-European (IE) root kad-1 which means “to fall.”1 Its paronyms include:
  cadaver: the dead body of a human being casuist: specious or excessively subtle reasoning intended to rationalize or mislead; The determination of right and wrong in questions of conduct or conscience by analyzing cases that illustrate general ethical rules casualty: an accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life decay:

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Leo 1: A case of apoplexy
The word
case
descends from theIndo-European (IE) root 
kad-1
which
means “to fall.”
1
Its paronyms include:
 
cadaver
: the dead body of a humanbeing
 
casuist 
: specious or excessively subtlereasoning intended to rationalize ormislead; The determination of right andwrong in questions of conduct orconscience by analyzing cases that illustrate general ethical rules
 
casualty:
an accident, especially oneinvolving serious injury or loss of life
 
 
decay
:
the organic phenomenon of rotting or decomposing
 
 
escheat 
:
a reversion to the state (as theultimate owner of property) in theabsence of legal heirs
 
 
incident 
: a
n occurrence or event that interrupts normal procedure orprecipitates a crisis; Somethingcontingent on or related to somethingelse
 
accident
: anything that happens bychance without an apparent cause; amishap; especially one causing injury ordeath
 
 
recidivism:
a return to a previous pattern of behavior, especially a return tocriminal habits
 
 
caducous
: d
ropping off or shedding at an early stage of development, as thegills of most amphibians or the sepals or stipules of certain plants
 
 
deciduous:
falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth;shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season
;
Not lasting.
 
The word
apoplexy
descends two IE roots.
 Apo-
descends from the IEroot 
apo-
which means
“off, away.”
2
Among its many paronyms are:
 
expose
: to bring to light, to reveal something discreditable, e.g. an impostoror a fraud
 
compost 
:
a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer
 
 
post-mortem
: occurring or done after death; of or relating to a medicalexamination of a dead body and
 
dispose
: to place or arrange in a particular order; to get rid of, throw out)
1 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 362 Watkins, c. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, p. 5

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