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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 10 (Greek), pp. 214-215

1. apo- away, apart
STA- stand
-te one who
(noun)
deserter, rebel, one who renounces his religion

2. en- in, into
PATH- feel
-y state of
(noun)
projection of one's feelings into a foreign situation

3. meta- beyond
PHYS- nature
-ic/-al p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. the study of the nature of reality/knowledge

4. DYNAM- force
-ism action of
(noun)
vigorousness, powerful energy

5. epi- on, against
THE- put, set
-t that which
(noun)
a descriptive word or phrase (often negative)

6. HOLo- whole
CAUS- burn
-t that which
(noun)
thorough destruction by fire, mass extinction

7. ALL- other
ERG- work
-y act of
(noun)
sensitivity to foreign substances

8. DEMONo- evil spirit
LATR- worship
-y state of, act of
(noun)
worship of evil spirits

9. ICONo- image
CLA- break
-st one who
[(b) -ic p.t.]
(noun)
(a) one who attacks est'd beliefs
(b) p.t. one who destroys religious artwork

10. anti- against
PATH- feeling
-y state of
(noun)
feeling of aversion, hatred or dislike

11. NEo- new, young
PHY- grow
-te one who
(noun)
one who is new at something, a beginner

12. THERMo- heat
STA- stand, regulate
-t that which
(noun)
a device for regulating temperature

13. COSMo- universe
GON- produce
-al p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. to the origin of the universe

14. AESTHE- feel
-te one who
(noun)
one with a high degree of sensitivity to beauty in art

15. an- not
ec- out
DO- give(n)
-te that which
(noun)
"unpublished"; short, amusing story (not usually recorded as formal history)

16. CAUS- burn
-tic p.t.
(adj.)
sharply painful, biting, sarcastic

17. ICONo- image
LATR- worship
-y state of
(noun)
worship of images or statues

18. CACo- bad
PHON- sound
-y state of
(noun)
dissonance, jarring sound(s)

19. a- not
PATH- feel
-y state of
(noun)
lack of interest in or feeling for anything

20. DYN- power
-ast one who
-y state of
(noun)
rule of powerful group or family, usually lasting a long time

 

Lesson 11 (Greek), pp. 218-220

1. MISo- hatred
GYN- woman
-y state of
(noun)
a hatred of women

2. KIN- move
ESTHE- feel
-tic p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. the sensation of position or movement

3. NEo- new, most recent
LITH- stone
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. the latest human age characterized by the use of stone tools

4. HETERo- other
GENE- kind
-ous full of
(adj.)
consisting of dissimilar types

5. POLY- many
ANDR- man, husband
-y state of
(noun)
condition of having more than one husband at a time

6. ana- onto, against
THE- set, place
-ma result of
(noun)
(a) anything detested or condemned
(b) curse, deprecation

7. pro- before
GNO- know
-sis act of
(noun)
prospect for recovery, forecast of the course of a disease

8. eu- good
PHEM- speak, say
-ism example of
(noun)
mild expression used in place of a harsher one

9. apo- off
THEo- god
-sis act of
(noun)
act of becoming a god, deification

10. SCHIS- cut
-m result of
(noun)
a division into hostile groups

11. ARCHE- first
TYP- model
(noun)
original model from which copies are made

12. STEREo- solid
PHON- sound
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
giving lifelike sound with a three-dimensional effect

13. IDIo- peculiar
-m result of
(noun)
"peculiarity"; the accepted phrasing or expression used in a language

14. syn- together
THE- put
-sis result of
(noun)
combination of elements into a whole

15. DOG- opinion
-mat result of
-ism belief in
(noun)
emphatic assertion of opinion

16. HOMo- same
GENE- kind
-ous full of
(adj.)
having a culturally uniform composition

17. hypo- under
THE- put, place
-tic/-al p.t.
(adj.)
involving a set of underlying assertions, supposed

18. anti- against
THE- set
-sis result/state of
(noun)
the direct opposite

19. MIS- hate
ANTHROP- mankind
-ic p.t.
(adj.)
showing a dislike or distrust of people

20. STEREo- solid
TYP- model
(noun)
"unmoving type"; a fixed character, a conventional type