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Improving your vocabulary The following slides slowly show you derivatives of a common base word. These words are found in the Academic Word List – a list.

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1 Improving your vocabulary The following slides slowly show you derivatives of a common base word. These words are found in the Academic Word List – a list of the most common words needed to function well in an academic setting. At the top of the presentation is a comment on how the word is formed (the meanings of the roots, etc) In the middle of the presentation are various derivational changes. A noun will change its form to become an adjective etc. As you click to reveal more different forms, constantly ask yourself the question – are these forms in my “active repertoire” ? Usually at the end of the presentation there is an arrow, and then a word which adopts a similar root, but is a completely different word with a different meaning. So instead of going DEEP (vertically) as you did with the derivatives - inside the way a word can change, I invite you to go FAR (horizontally) across many new, related words. The idea here is that you let your mind receptively input the words you see. Don’t work too hard. Just let the words enter your mind. Listening to music while watching this presentation may help.

2 Using Word Lists to vary your vocabulary Building your writing and reading vocabulary Learn about the Academic Word List coxhead/awl/ coxhead/awl/

3 Ana- everywhere lysis – to make loose Analyze Analytical Analysis Unanalyzed  synthesize

4 A – to proche - near approach approachable Unapproachable  reproach

5 Assessare – to sit next to the judge Assess Assessment Reassessed Unassessed  Session – to sit in the parliament

6 Auctoritas – advice, opinion, influence command Author Authority Authoritative Authorize Unauthorized  Authentic

7 Bene – good Factor - do Benefit beneficial Benefactor  superficial

8 Con together Cept –container - keep Conceive Concept Conceptual Conceptualize Conceptualization  reception receive

9 Con sist To place together – to stand consist consistent Inconsistent Inconsistently  Assist resist insist

10 Con – together Tract – to pull Contract noun Contractor Contractual  tractor, retract, traction

11 Creare – crescent - to make grow Create Creative Creatively Creativity Creator Recreate  increasing

12 De-completely finire –end limit finish Define Definable Definition Redefine Indefinable  refine

13 Dis – individually Tribuere – to assign Distribute distribution Distributor Redistribute  Retribution

14 oikonomia "household management," from oikonomos "manager, steward," from oikos "house" (cognate with L. vicus "district," vicinus "near;" O.E. wic "dwelling, village;" see villa) + nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" Greekvilla Economy economical economically economist Uneconomical  Ecology – the study of your place

15 Aestima = to value Estimate Overestimate Underestimate Estimations Inestimable 

16 From fin = ending – that is paying your bills to finish Finance Finances Financial Financially Unfinanced  infinite

17 Function - performance Function Functional Dysfunctional  defunct

18 In dicare – to say index Indicate Indications Indicative Indicator  predict

19 In = not Divide individual individualize individuality Individualist Individualism  dividend

20 Inter – between pret – many ? Interpret Interpretation Misinterpret Misinterpreted Reinterpretation

21 In – in Volve – roll into involve Involvement Uninvolved Involving  revolve, evolve

22 Leg - law Legal Legally Illegally Legalize Legality Illegal  legislation lecture

23 Pro – forward ceed – to go Proceed Process Procedure Procedural  recede precede

24 Re – repeat quire – to ask Require Requirement Required (adjective)  inquire question

25 Re- back, again spond – to promise Respond Respondent Responsive Unresponsive Responsible Irresponsible

26 Signum – sign mark Ify - make signal Significant Signify Significance Insignificant  signature

27 Similis - To be like Similar Dissimilar Similarities  Simulation Synonym

28 Species – a kind of category Specific Specifics Specify Specifically Special Specie

29 To build Structure Restructure Structural Structured Unstructured  Instruct construct

30 Vary – to make different to turn Vary various variable invariably variability Invariable Variety  diverse

31 Ad – to minister – to serve (la main) Administer Administration Administrations Administrative Administrator Administratively 

32 The end Final Finalize Finality Finally Finals  Definite infinite

33 Part –piece share Cip – to take Participate Participant Participation  party partisan apart

34 Reg - rules Regulate Deregulates Deregulation Regulated Regulation Regulator Regulatory Unregulated irregular  register

35 Se – apart legere – to gather collect Select Selected Selection Selective Selectively Unselective  separate

36 Phasis – to show Emphasis Emphasize Emphatic Emphatically  phase – the appearance of the moon

37 Ex – out claudere = close Exclude Excluding Exclusion Exclusive Exclusively  include preclude

38 Etc.


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