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LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

Answers to Ayers, English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, 2nd Edition (1986).
Be sure to put answers in the correct format, as below.

 

Lesson 3 (Greek), pp. 182-183

III. 1. BIBLIo- book
(adj.)
p.t. to a list of books on a particular subject

2. CANON- rule, list
(adj.)
included in the list of sacred books accepted by the Church as genuine

3. CRYPTo- hidden
(adj.)
p.t. using or composed of many deciphering secret codes

4. GLOTT- tongue
(noun)
structure behind the tongue covering the windpipe

5. CYCLo- circle
(adj.)
"circle of learning"; comprehensive, wide in scope

6. TOMo- cut
(noun)
"in-cut" (= in/sect); one who studies insects

7. ICONo- image
(noun)
the representation of ideas by images

8. MIM- imitate
(noun)
the act or practice of imitating

9. OD- song, poem
(noun)
satirical composition

10. GLOT- tongue
(adj.)
p.t. the urge to linguistic groups


IV. 1. AUSTER- severe
(adj.)
strict, serious

2. CANON- rule, list
(noun)
rule, principle

3. CRYPT- hidden
(noun)
vault, chamber

4. DESPOT- master
(noun)
autocrat, tyrant, ruler

5. ICON- image, picture
(noun)
a representation of the Virgin Mary

6. MYRIAD- 10,000
(noun)
a large, indefinite number

7. NOMAD- wander(er)
(adj.)
wander

8. ORGI- madness
(noun)
revels, secret rites, wild gathering

9. TOM- cut
(noun)
"section"; volume, large and heavy book

10. ZEPHYR- (south) wind
(noun)
soft, gentle breeze

 

Lesson 4 (Greek), pp. 186-187

1. apo- away
CRYPH- hidden
(adj.)
"secret, underground"; of doubtful authority, false, spurious

2. ana- up
LY- loosen
(adj.)
skilled in thinking or reasoning

3. a- not
TROPH- grow
(verb)
to waste away

4. amphi- both, two
BI- life
(adj.)
"living a double life"; able to function on both land and water

5. MNE- remember
(adj.)
relating to the memory

6. PAN- all
THE- god
(noun)
the entire group of gods

7. ana- up(side down), wrong
CHRON- time
(noun)
"wrong (in) time"; misplaced in time

8. PANTo- all
MIM- imitate
(noun)
a play without words, expression through gesture alone

9. a- not
THE- god
(noun)
a person who believes there is no God

10. anti- opposite
POD- foot
(adj.)
"on the other foot"; directly opposite, on the other side of the earth

11. an- no
ALG- pain
(adj.)
causing an insensitivity to pain without a loss of consciousness

12. ana- up
LOG- reasoning, count
(noun)
"calculation, equation"; likeness, connection

13. anti- against
BI- life
(noun)
a substance that destroys or inhibits germs

14. ana- up (verb)
TOM- cut
(noun)
study of the structure of plants and animals based on dissection

15. apo- off, away
THE- god
(adj.)
to turn into a god, exalt as a god

16. cata- down, completely LY- loosen
(adj.)
causing change [p.t. a chemical agent that speeds up a reaction]

17. dia- between (two people)
LOGUE- speech
(noun)
conversation

18. PAN- all
DEMON- evil spirit
(noun)
wild uproar, disorder

19. a- not
MNE- remember
(noun)
"forgetfulness"; pardon for past offenses

20. apo- away from
GE- earth
(noun)
(a) farthest point from earth in an orbit
(b) apex, highest point, peak