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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 7 (Greek), pp. 199-200

1. GEo- earth
CENTR- center
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
measured with earth as the center/focus

2. ANTHROPo- man
MORPH- form, shape
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
thought of as having human form or traits

3. GENE- originate
-tics science of
(noun)
the branch of biology concentrating on heredity/variation

4. CRYPT- hidden
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
obscure, mysterious

5. ANTHROP- man
-oid like
(noun)
resembling but not human (often used in reference to apes)

6. GER- old
IATR- medicine
-ics science of
(noun)
the branch of medicine dealing with the aged and aging

7. PYRo- fire
TECHN- art, "-works"
-ics art of
(noun)
spectacular or flashy music

8. AESTHE- feel(ings)
-tic p.t.
(adj.)
artistic, p.t. beauty

9. ANTHROPo- man
CENTR- center
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
interpreting the world in exclusively human terms

10. ASTER- star
-oid like
(substantive)
small object(s) orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter

11. EXO- outside [n.b.
prefix used as base]
-tic p.t.
(substantive)
a foreign or imported thing

12. dys- bad
PEPT- digest
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
suffering from poor digestion

13. ARCHA- ancient
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
out-of-date, antiquated

14. CHRON- time
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
continuing for a long time

15. DEMON- evil spirit
-iac p.t.
(adj.)
raging, fitful

16. eu- good
PEP- digest
-tic p.t.
(adj.)
optimistic

17. cata- completely
HOL- whole
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
comprehensive, broad-minded

18. eu- good
GEN- produce
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
related to improving the race or offspring

19. a(n)- not
ESTHE- feel
-tic p.t.
(substantive)
something that relieves pain

20. CYCL- circle
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
moving in circles, repeating across time