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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 12 (Latin), pp. 85-86

1. in- not
CRED- believe
-ulous t.t.
(adj.)
disinclined to believe, skeptical

2. de- down
CAD- fall
-ent -ing
(adj.)
decaying, marked by decline

3. dis- apart
TRACT- drag
-ing Eng. participle
(adj.)
drawing attention away from

4. ex- out of
LEV- lighten
-ate to
(verb)
to raise

5. PEND- hang
-ulous t.t.
(adj.)
hanging downwards

6. FLOR- flower
-id t.t.
(adj.)
flowery, excessively ornate

7. ex- out of
FLU- flow
-ent -ing
(substantive)
outflow of a sewer

8. per- completely
NIC- harm
-ious full of
(adj.)
very harmful, destructive

9. FACT- make (up)
-itious char. by
(adj.)
"made up"; not natural, forced

10. FEAS- do
-ible able to be
(adj.)
"do-able"; reasonable, practical

11. con- together
FLU- flow
-ent -ing
(adj.)
flowing together so as to form one

12. re- again
NOV- new
-ate to
(verb)
to make new

13. VERS- turn
-at(e) being
-ile able to
(adj.)
competent in many things; many-sided

14. de- not
FOLI- leaf
-ate to
(verb)
to strip the leaves off of

15. per- completely
CEIV- take
(verb)
to understand fully

16. ACR- sharp
-id t.t. (be)
(adj.)
sharp-smelling

17. ad- toward
VENT- come
-itious t.t.
(adj.)
added extraneously, accidental

18. CAP- take
-acious inclined to
(adj.)
large, able to hold a great quantity

19. ex- completely
FIC- do
-acious inclined to
(adj.)
producing the intended result

20. pre- before
CEPT- take
(noun)
rule laid out ahead of time; commandment, law, maxim

 

Lesson 13 (Latin), pp. 88-89

1. de- down
SULT- jump
-ory t.t.
(adj.)
aimless

2. intro- within
SPECT- look
-ive t.t.
-ness = noun suffix
(noun)
observation and analysis of self

3. pre- before
FAT- speak
-ory t.t.
(adj.)
introductory

4. dis- apart
CURS- run
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
rambling

5. DUR- last
-ing = present part.
(preposition)
lasting
[Old French durant < Latin durare "to last"]

6. con- very
SERV- save
-at(e) to
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
adhering to the old

7. TORT- twist
-uous full of
(adj.)
winding

8. com- very
PULS- drive
-ive inclined to (be)
(adj.)
driving

9. dis- apart
CERN- separate
-ible able to be
(adj.)
able to be distinguished, visible

10. ad- to, at
SID- sit
-uous t.t.
(adj.)
showing diligence, constant in the application, careful

11. SENS- feel
-uous inclined to
(adj.)
appealing to the senses

12. CURS- run (over)
-ory t.t.
(adj.)
hasty, without close attention

13. ex- out
FUS- pour
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
showing too much emotion

14. ex- out
POSIT- put, lay
-ory serving for
(adj.)
explanatory

15. ob- against
DUR- hard
-ate being
(adj.)
insistent

16. NASC- be born
-ent -ing
(adj.)
in early development, just coming into being, first

17. in- in
PULS- push
-ive inclined to
(adj.)
spontaneous, acting without forethought

18. per- through
SPIC- see
-uous t.t.
(adj.)
transparent, easily understood

19. de- down
CID- fall
-uous t.t.
(adj.)
shedding leaves

20. re- back
PULS- push
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
causing strong dislike