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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 15 (Latin), pp. 96-98

1. per- wrongly
FID- faith
-y quality of
(noun)
faithlessness, disloyalty

2. TEN- hold
-acity quality of being inclined to
(noun)
state of holding onto firmly

3. sub- (up from) under
FUS- pour
(verb)
to spread over

4. ex- out
PATRI- fatherland
-ate to
(verb)
to exile, withdraw from one's country

5. FIDEL- faithful
-ity state of
(noun)
accuracy of reproduction

6. ob- close to, behind
SEQU- follow
-ious having the character of
(adj.)
servile, fawning

7. ob- close to, behind
SEQU- follow
-y act of
(noun)
procession, funeral

8. POT- have power
-ent -ing
-ate holder of office of
(noun)
ruler with great power

9. ad- to
VER- true
(verb)
to declare to be true

10. VIV- live
-acity quality of
being inclined to
(noun)
liveliness

11. in- in
CIS- cut
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
penetrating, keen

12. re- back
TORT- twist
(noun)
answer, reply (esp. a sharp or witty response)

13. PLEN- full
-ary p.t.
(adj.)
complete in every way, absolute

14. con- together
FEDER- league
-acy quality of being
(noun)
alliance, league of nations, bound by treaty in some common cause

15. SANCT- sacred
-imon(y) quality of
-ious full of
(adj.)
pretending to be holy, hypocritical

16. ACR- sharp
-imony state of
(noun)
sharpness of language

17. MATR(i)- mother
CID- kill
(noun)
the act of killing one's mother

18. PATR- father
-imony product of
(noun)
inheritance, usually from one's father

19. VER- true
-acity quality of
(noun)
being inclined to truthfulness

20. re- back
TENT- hold
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
having the capacity to remember

 

Lesson 16 (Latin), pp. 100-101

1. pre- before
dis- apart
LECT- choose
-ion act of
(noun)
preference

2. ACU- sharp
-men state, means of
(noun)
keenness of perception

3. con- together
JUNCT- join
-ion act of
(noun)
association

4. ANIM- mind
ad- against
VERS- turn
-ion result of
(noun)
harsh criticism

5. im- not
PROB- good
-ity state of
(noun)
dishonesty

6. ad- onto
CRET- grow
-ion result of
(noun)
enlargement

7. se(d)- apart
IT- go
-ion act of
(noun)
act of breaking away (from lawful authority)

8. trans- across
I- go
-ent -ing
(adj.)
passing, temporary

9. CAP- take
-acity quality of
being inclined to
(noun)
mental ability

10. re- again, anew
SOLUT- melt
(adj.)
"given a new form"; shaped, fixed, definite

11. ad- to, against
MONIT- warn
-ion act of
(noun)
warning against a wrong, reprimand

12. SOL(i)- alone
LOQU- speak
-y (pl. -ies) act of
(noun)
monologue addressed to oneself alone

13. pro- forth
FUS- pour
-ion act of
(noun)
a great abundance

14. in- in
CRE- grow
-ment result of
(noun)
increase

15. con- together
HER- stick
-ent -ing
(adj.)
consistent, united

16. FIRM- strong, steadfast
-(a)ment state of
(noun)
the heavens (because the Romans thought the heavens were unchanging)

17. pre- before
MONIT- warn
-ory serving to
(adj.)
giving previous notice

18. ad- onto
JUNCT- join
(noun)
accessory, non-essential addition

19. AMB(i)- around
IT- go
-ion act of
(noun)
energetic desire for gain, honor, fame or the like

20. con- completely
PLE- fill
-ment result of
(noun)
the number required to fill something up completely, full amount