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Many of the words we use today came from Greek or Latin words used in the past. A root is the basic element of a word. Most roots need to be combined with other elements in order to be a complete word. Remember: the roots, in most cases, are NOT words. They are PARTS of words. Being able to identify roots within words can help build your comprehension when you read.
aer, aero: air aerate: (verb) to expose to the circulation of air aerobic aerodynamic ambi, amphi: both, on both sides ambiguous: (adj.) having several possible meanings ambidextrous amphibian
amo: love amorous: (adj.) showing or expressing love amiable paramour andro: male androgynous: (adj.) having both male and female characteristics android androcentric
anthrop: human, humankind misanthropy: (noun) hatred of mankind anthropology philanthropy anni, annu: year Per annum: (noun) for the year anniversary annual
Define the two examples for each of the roots (12 words). Make sure you write the part of speech (verb, adjective, noun, etc.) Due Tuesday
Each week (MONDAY), you will be given six new roots to memorize. You will also have various homework assignments to help you memorize the roots. Every Friday, you will have a Greek/Latin Roots quiz You will have Unit Exams on every 18 roots you learn You will have a midterm on the root words at the half- way mark You will have a final exam on ALL the root words at the end of the year
aqua, aque: water astro, aster: stars or heaven aud: hear bene: good, well bio: life ced,ceed, cess: go, yield, surrender
Make sure you also find the part of speech! 1. aquarium 2. aquatic 3. asterisk 4. astrology 5. audience 6. audible 7. benefit 8. benevolent 9. antibiotic 10. biopsy 11. cede 12. succeed
chron: time cid: kill cine: motion ciner: ash circ: circle civ: citizen
aer, aero: air ambi, amphi: both amo: love andro: male anthrop: human, human kind anni, annu: year aqua, aque: water astro, aster: stars, heaven aud: hear bene: good, well bio: life cede, ceed, cess: go, yield, surrender chron: time cid: kill cine: motion ciner: ash circ: circle civ: citizen
Which of these words means: to go along with; agree to anxiousaccedeaerate Answer: accede How do you know: The root “cede” means “go, yield, surrender”
Which of these words means: occurs all the time chronicbiologyaerate Answer: chronic How do you know: The root “chron” means “time”
Which of these words means: one who studies the stars chronic biologyastronomer Answer: astronomer How do you know: The root “astro” means “stars or heaven”
Roots/Definition clar: cleardorm: sleep cogn: know, knowledgeduc: lead con, com: with or together euqi: equal corp: bodyflu, flux: flow cred: believe or beliefgen: birth or beginning cyclo: circle or aroundgraph: written or drawn dict: speak or speechgyn: female doc: teachhetero: different domin: masterhomo: same
Create FLASH CARDS to help you study for the Roots Unit 2 Test on FRIDAY. I will be checking to see if you have your flash cards daily If you finish with work early, I expect you to either take out your novel or your flash cards.