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rap·ture

rapture

 
 
pronunciation:
raep chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: great happiness, joy, or ecstasy; bliss.
Watching the ballet filled us with rapture.
synonyms:
bliss, ecstasy, joy
similar words:
heaven
derivations: rapturous (adj.), rapturously (adv.)
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The word rapture contains the following parts:
rap Latin root that means seize, carry off by force
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-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.