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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 (Latin) pp. 39-40

1. ab- off
JUR- swear
(verb)
to reject

2. ad- to
LEV- lighten
(verb)
to lessen

3. abs- away
TRUS- push
(adj.)
difficult to understand

4. circum- around
LOCUT- speak
(noun)
evasiveness of speech

5. ad- to
VENT- come
(noun)
arrival

6. de- thoroughly
LINE- line
(verb)
to describe in detail

7. contra- against
VEN- come
(verb)
to come into conflict with

8. ad- to, at
FIN- end, border
(noun)
a natural attraction

9. con- together
VEN- come
(verb)
to meet

10. ad- to
CESS- go
(noun)
the act of coming to

11. dis- off
VEST- garment
(verb)
to take off

12. ad- to
DUC- lead
(verb)
to offer a reason in support of an argument

13. ante- before
CED- go
(adj.)
previous

14. con- together
LUS- play, trick
(noun)
secret agreement for illegal purposes

15. de- negative
LUD- trick
(verb)
to fool

16. de- thoroughly
DUCT- lead
(adj.)
reached by reasoning

17. ad- to
NUL- nothing
(verb)
to make inoperative

18. con- very
DUC- lead
(adj.)
tending to promote

19. circum- around
VENT- come
(verb)
to defeat by trickery

20. de- against
PREC- beg
(verb)
to express disapproval of

 

Lesson 4 (Latin) pp. 44-46

1. con- together
GREG- flock
(noun)
group

2. ob- against
TRUD- push
(verb)
to thrust forward

3. per- wrongly
JUR- swear
(noun)
violation of oath

4. ob- against
LOQU- speak
(noun)
censure, ridicule

5. in- not
CESS- yield
(adj.)
unyielding

6. per- wrongly
VERS- turn
(adj.)
improper

7. in- not
per- completely
TURB- upset
(adj.)
not easily confused

8. a(d)- to
LIGN- line
(verb)
to line up

9. in- not
JUST- right
(noun)
unfairness

10. inter- between
CESS- go
(noun)
the act of coming between two parties to reconcile them

11. ex- out
PUNG- point
(verb)
to delete

12. in- against
PREC- pray
(noun)
curse

13. inter- between
LOCU- speak
(noun)
a female conversation partner

14. con- very
SECR- holy
(verb)
to make holy

15. in- not
per- through
VI- way
(noun)
inability to be penetrated

16. ex- out
SECR- holy
(verb)
to curse, detest

17. in- not
ad- to
VERT- turn
(adv.)
carelessly

18. inter- between
LINE- line
(noun)
material written between lines of print

19. in- not
SENS- feel
(adj.)
senseless, foolish

20. in- in
DUC- lead
(verb)
to bring on