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LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS IN ENGLISH

Answers to Ayers, English Words from Latin and Greek Elements, 2nd Edition (1986).
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Lesson 14 (Latin), pp. 92-94

1. DE- god
-ity state of
(noun)
godhead, god

2. RECT- right
-itude state of
(noun)
moral integrity

3. STRING- draw tight
-ent -ing
(adj.)
strict, unyielding

4. LUC- (clear) light
-id t.t.
-ity state of
(noun)
clearness of thought

5. trans- through
LUC- light
-ent shedding
(adj.)
letting light through

6. in- not
EQU- equal
-ity state of
(noun)
injustice

7. VER(i)- true
SIMIL- like
-itude quality of
(noun)
appearance of truth

8. in- not ex- out
OR- plead
-abl(e) able to be
-(l) y in a manner of
(adv.)
in a manner impervious to entreaty

9. VER- true
-ity state of
(noun)
truth

10. FORT- strong
-itude state of
(noun)
courage in the face of adversity

11. PRIM- first
-acy quality of
(noun)
supremacy

12. PROB- good
-ity state of
(noun)
honesty, uprightness

13. sub- secretly
REPT- seize
-itious t.t.
(adj.)
stealthy, done without proper authority

14. ACU- sharp
-ity condition of
(noun)
perceptiveness, sharpness

15. ex- completely
FIC- make
-acy quality of
(noun)
power to produce a desired effect

16. ad- to
FA- speak
abl- able to be
-ity quality of
(noun)
courteous manner, esp. in conversation

17. ANIM- feeling
-os(e) full of
-ity quality of
(noun)
strong dislike

18. RAP- seize
-acious inclined to
(adj.)
excessively greedy

19. in- not
FIRM- strong
-ity state of
(noun)
weakness

20. AM- love
-ity state of
(noun)
friendly relations, esp. between nations