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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 (Latin), pp. 73-74

1. dis- not
FID- faith (in oneself)
-ent showing
(adj.)
shy, timid, lacking self-confidence

2. in- not
sub- under
ORDIN- order
-ate being
(adj.)
not submissive to rank

3. con- with
CUB- lie
-ine p.t.
(noun)
an unmarried woman cohabiting with a man

4. super- over
SED- sit
(verb)
to replace

5. in- in
HER- stick
-ent -ing
(adj.)
inseparable from, naturally found in

6. SAL- jump
-ient -ing
(adj.)
standing out, prominent

7. PLEN(i)- full
POT- have power
-(i)ary p.t.
(adj.)
having full power

8. SED- sit
-ent -ing
-ary p.t.
(adj.)
inactive

9. sub- under
SID- sit
-(i)ary p.t.
(adj.)
underlying, complementary

10. ad- to(gether)
GREG- flock
-ate p.t.
(substantive noun)
combined mass, the sum of the units of

11. TERR- land
-ian p.t.
(substantive noun)
type of topography; perspective

12. PUNG- prick, sting
-ent having
(adj.)
having a sharp smell

13. UN(i)- one
VERS- turn
(noun)
singleness, the totality of things existing

14. re- back
SIL- jump
-ient -ing
(adj.)
readily recovering, buoyant

15. in- not
ORDIN- order
-ate p.t.
(adj.)
being without order or restraint

16. FLAGR- fire
-ant having
(adj.)
glaring, notorious

17. OMN(i)- all
POT- have power
-ent -ing
(adj.)
having complete power

18. ex- out of
PED- foot
-ient getting
(adj.)
"getting out of the way of the foot," unfairly advantageous

19. in- in, on
CUMB- lie
-ent -ing
(adj.)
resting on as a duty

20. con- together, with
GEN- give birth to
-it(e) being
-al p.t.
(adj.)
related to birth, hereditary, resulting from prenatal development

 

Lesson 11 (Latin), pp. 80-82

1. in- not
ex- out (loud)
FA- speak
(a)ble- able to be
(adj.)
indescribable

2. CRED- believe (in)
it(e)- to
(verb)
to approve

3. trans- across
MUT- change
(verb; past participle)
to change from one form to another

4. FAT- speak
(noun)
"those who speak" (what will happen); Roman deities who control future events

5. FALL- deceive
-ible able to be
(adj.)
capable of being mistaken

6. CRED- believe
-ible able to be
(adj.)
reliable

7. in- not
TRACT- drag
-able able to be
(adj.)
difficult to persuade or manage

8. con- together
TING- touch
-ent exhibiting
(adj.)
dependent on

9. GEN- give birth
-it(e) to
-al p.t.
-ly
(adv.)
through the organs of reproduction

10. in- not
TANG- touch
-able able to be
(adj.)
lacking real substance, unreal

11. de- down
SPIC- look (on)
-able able to be
(adj.)
despised, contempible

12. ad- to
SIMIL- like
-able able to be
(adj.)
capable of being absorbed into a nation

13. in- not
contro- against
VERT- turn
-ible able to be
(adj.)
not able to be changed

14. de- down
FAM- speak
(verb)
to speak against, denounce

15. EQU- equal
-able able to be
(adj.)
unvaried, even

16. FALL- deceive
-acious t.t.
(adj.)
illogical, misleading

17. im- not
MUT- change
-able able to be
(adj.)
unable to be altered

18 DOC- teach
-ile able to be
(adj.)
easy to manage

19. TEN- hold
-able able to be
(adj.)
capable of being defended

20. ob- against
SESS- sit
(verb)
to besiege (technical Roman military term); harass, preoccupy