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Beginner question: Conservate me ; servate me

Warning, this is a beginner question...

Chapter 1, Sententiae 7, Conservate me!
The answer key published here says protect me.
Yet, in the optional exercices, #20 is also Conservate me, with the answer in Wheelock as save me.

Another example is Apollo me saepe servat, translated here as Appollo often saves me.

So what would be the difference between conservate me, and servate me? I assume it's some sort of nuance that I am not ...
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nullam pacem or nihil pacis?

I was doing an English -> Latin exercise and the phrase '.. we were able to have no peace' popped up. The answer on the Wheelock forum says nullam pacem. But is nihil pacis also correct?
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Ch 32 'sic inviderit'

P&R 6, At volumus cognoscere cur sic inviderit et cur...
But we wish to learn why he is sic jealous, and why...

I'm not quite sure how to translate 'sic' in that sentence. I though it meant so/thus/in this way, as in 'don't do it that way, do it sic.' But if I just plug 'so' into that phrase, it seems to mean 'so (very) jealous'. But if that were the meaning, wouldn't 'tam' be ...
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Benissimus' Wheelock's Answers - A Wheelock Answer Key

The Benissimus answer key is no longer available on Textkit.

Adult learners in search of the answer key may contact academic@harpercollins.com for more information.
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Ch 32 irregular adverbs

In Wheelock, on page 220, it says "in the following table, adverbs that do not follow the standard rules for forming adverbs from adjectives are highlighted". But male is highlighted, implying that it is an irregular formation from malus. But it seem to follow the rules to me: add -e to the stem mal-.
I can see the irregularities in all the other highlighted forms, - is the highlighting simply reminding readers that these are ...
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Ch 31 1000 basiorum

The last three lines have got me baffleissimused.

11. conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus,
12. aut ne quis malus invidere possit
13. cum tantum sciat esse basiorum

11. We will jumble those things (what things?), so that we may not know,
12. nor so that someone may cast an evil eye,
13. when he may know so many kisses to be..

As you can see I haven't a clue what it means.

iuvate me!

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Ch 31 Ringo

The book asks 'What effect might the poet be hoping to achieve by so widely separating noun (anulos) and adjective (senos)? To which my only reply can be 'Dunno'. Maybe to make the reader wait to find out what it is that you can have six of on each finger and not put away at night. What can you have? The mind boggles.
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Neuter perfect participles

Um... In page 122 (chapter 19) The book list a neuter form in all persons. When would you ever use a neuter in the first or second person? Maybe a castrated person would use this in the first person? :D
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Answers to Wheelock

Update: The answers can now be found in the Wheelock Answer Key

OK, so I read each chapter of Wheelock and try to learn the grammar, vocab etc. presented. Then I do the self-tutorial exercises at the back, and then check my answers. Every chapter I find that I get at least some wrong, but that's fine, because that makes me recheck that bits I missed, and shows me where I have to be more ...
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