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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 17 (Latin), pp. 105-106

1. MINUS- small
-cule little
(adj.)
very small

2. ex- out
QUISIT- seek
(adj.)
"choice"; highly sensitive, finely tuned

3. trans- across
SECT- cut
-ion act of
(noun)
division by cutting transversely

4. in- not
con- completely
RIG- straighten
-ible able to be
(adj.)
incapable of being reformed

5. re- back, aside
FRACT- break
-ion act of
(noun)
the splitting of lightwaves by frequency

6. re- back
QUISIT- seek
-ion act of
(noun)
"searching"; formal request

7. con- together
MOD- measure
-ious full of
(adj.)
"suitable"; roomy, spacious

8. pro- forth
GEN- produce
-y result of
(noun)
"offspring"; copies

9. re- back
VENU- come
(noun)
"returns"; income

10. con- together
PASS- suffer
-ion act of
-ate exhibiting
(adj.)
inclined to show pity

11. AC- sharp
-id inclined to
-ulous t.t.
(adj.)
caustic, harsh

12. CANT- sing
-icle little
(noun)
small song

13. ad- to
PROBAT- test, good
-ion act of
(noun)
approval, commendation

14. dis- in different directions
MINUT- small
-ion act of
(noun)
the act of lessening

15. JUG- join
-ul(e) little
-ar p.t.
(adj.)
p.t. the neck artery which joins head and body

16. ad- toward
JOURN- day
(verb)
to quit (for the day)

17. CUR- heal, clean
-ette little
(noun)
surgical instrument for removing tissues from body cavities

18. in- not
con- together, with
PAT- endure
-ible able to be
(adj.)
different, irreconcilable

19. dis- apart
SECT- cut
(verb)
to cut up for purposes of study

20. in- not
FRANG- break
-ible able to be
(adj.)
that is not to be violated or infringed upon

 

Lesson 18 (Latin), pp. 111-112

1. ex- out of
CRESC- grow
-ence that which
(noun)
abnormal outgrowth

2. pre- before
dis- apart
GEST- process
(adj.)
prepared for con-sumption before eating

3. in- completely
DUR- hard, last
-ance quality of being
(noun)
patience, ability to withstand

4. con- very
MOD- measure
-ity that which
(noun)
"convenience"; merchandise

5. FERV- boil
-or state of
(noun)
intense emotion

6. re- again
NASC- birth
-ence state of being
(noun)
rebirth, revival

7. re- back, away
POSIT- place
-ory place for
(noun)
a building for safe-keeping, warehouse

8. con- with(in oneself)
SCI- know
-ence state of -ing
(noun)
awareness of self, moral judgment

9. SONOR- sound
-ous full of
-ly (Eng. suffix)
in an imposing or loud style or manner

10. dis- apart, out
PENS- weigh
-ary place for
(noun)
a place where medical drugs are distributed

11. con- together
FLU- flow
-ence state of -ing
(noun)
a meeting or mixing of different things

12. CLAM- cry out
-or state of
-ous full of
(adj.)
loud, noisy

13. inter- between
DICT- speak
(verb)
"come between in speaking"; to forbid, prohibit

14. dis- apart
SON- sound
-ance quality of -ing
(noun)
harshness of sound, discord

15. VAL- be strong
-or quality of
-ous full of
(adj.)
brave, strong of mind

16. in- not
trans- across
-IG drive, move
-ence quality of -ing
(noun)
state of being immovable, uncompromising

17. MALE- bad
DICT- say
-ion act of
(noun)
act of cursing

18. CRED- believe
-ence quality of -ing
(noun)
acceptance as true

19. ad- toward, the same
SON- sound (noun)
-ance state of -ing
(noun)
similarity of sound, partial rhyme

20. CAD- fall
-ence quality of -ing
(noun)
rhythmic sequence, beat