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English is a hybrid language Over 75% of our words derived from Latin and Greek By learning to recognize word parts, we can decode thousands of unfamiliar words
Gastroenterology= gastro enter(o) ology Necessary= ne cess ary Microcosm = micro cosm Maximum = maxim um Imperceptible = im per cept ible Translucent = trans luc ent Heterogeneous = hetero gene ous
Example Words: Therm/thermo = heat Re ________ = back (again) Write the word part on one side of the card and the meaning on the other.
therm/ thermo heat Re _____ Back (again)
Read the word part to yourself and say its meaning out loud. Picture the meaning in your head. After you have memorized the word parts in the lesson, try to dissect and decode sample words.
1. ______ity/ty = being (condition of being) 2. _____ology = study of (science of) 3. bio = life 4. ge/geo = earth 5. anthrop/anthropo = man (human) 6. psych/psycho = mind (soul) 7. soci/socio = companion (social)
8. zo/zoo = animal 9. mono = one 10. _____ism = being/belief in 11. pre_____ = before Note: pre before en e requires a hyphen as in pre- election A hyphen is used before a capital letter as in pre- Thanksgiving.