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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 5 (Latin), pp. 49-51

1. re(d)- back
UND- wave
(adj.)
coming back in waves, superfluous

2. pro- forward
TRUS- push
(adj.)
sticking out

3. re- back
GRESS- step
(noun)
return

4. retro- backward
SPECT- look
(adj.)
looking back on the past

5. VID- see
(adj.?)
pertaining to seeing

6. con- together
PEND- hang
(noun)
collection, summary

7. pre- before
CLUD- shut (out)
(verb)
to prevent by necessity, to make impossible

8. retro- backwards
GRAD- step
(adj.)
retreating

9. in- in
PLE- fill
(verb)
to put into effect

10. se- away
CLUS- shut
(noun)
state of being shut away from others

11. in- not
SUPER- overcome
(adj.)
unable to be conquered

12. pro- forth
PEND- hang
(noun)
natural inclination

13. con- together
SPECT- look
(noun)
overview

14. trans- across
GRESS- step
(noun)
violations

15. pre- before
SENT- feel
(noun)
a sense that some thing is about to happen

16. sub- under
CUR- run
(noun)
help, support

17. con- together
CUR- run
(verb)
to agree

18. sub- under
VERT- turn
(verb)
to undermine

19. in- not
re- back
VOC- call
(adj.)
incapable of being changed

20. sub- under
PLE- fill
(adj.)
additional

 

Lesson 6 (Latin), pp. 55-56

1. CENT- 100
PED- feet
(noun)
a multi-legged insect

2. VI- way
DUCT- lead
(noun)
a long bridge

3. DU- two
(noun)
the condition of being in two parts at once

4. QUADR- four
PART- part
(adj.)
having four parts

5. SEXT- six
-uple fold
(noun)
six at once

6. inter- between
LOCU- speak
(noun)
a partner in conversation

7. con- together
VOC- call
(noun)
assembly

8. trans- across
VERS- turn
(adj.)
crosswise, cutting from side to side

9. SACRo- holy
SANCT- holy
(adj.)
very holy

10. ad- to
CED- yield
(verb)
to agree to

11. TRI- three
PART- part
(adj.)
being in three parts

12. in- into
CURS- run
(noun)
sudden attacks

13. CENT- 100
GRAD- step
(adj.)
on a scale of 100

14. de- negative
SECR- holy
(noun)
violation of something holy

15. SEMI- half
FIN- end
(noun)
the next-to-last round

16. DECIM- tenth
(verb)
to reduce drastically

17. ex- out, completely
LUS- play, trick
(adj.)
hard to hold on to

18. PENS- hang
(adj.)
deep in thought

19. QUADRU- four
PED- foot
(noun)
four-footed animals

20. (a) PRIM- first
(noun)
the first order of animals

(b) PRIM- first
(noun)
first among bishops