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Latin Phrases:   tend to add gravitas or significance. 

 

Homicide

To kill another human being is always murder; unless of course it is accompanied by trumpets.   Voltaire

The death of one person is a tragedy; the death of 50,000, becomes a statistic.  Stalin 

There are four kinds of homicides: felonious, excusable, justifiable and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is for advantage of the lawyers.”  Ambrose Bierce

The following words originating in Latin or Greek referring to Killing are less emotive than our more common words. 

 

Uxoricide fratricide germicide sororicide infanticide insecticide femicide, genocide 

Matricide filicide   parricide  patricide   regicide   suicide     homicide  omnicide amicide

 

 

Which of the above words relate to killing:

 

1.    a brother                                  

2.    one’s self

3.    any human being

4.    one’s mother

5.    insects

6.    one’s wife

7.    one’s sister

8.    everything

9.    germs

10. one’s children

11. any infant

12. one’s father

13. any near relative

14. any woman

15.  a king

16. An entire race

             17.  A friend

Answers:

 


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