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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 19 (Latin), pp. 114-116

1. re- back
FER- carry
-endum that which must be -ed
(noun)
a measure "sent back" to the people, a vote of the people

2. con- together
JECT- throw
-ur(e) act of
-al p.t.
(adj.)
dependent on guessing

3. re- back
ST- stand
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
refusing to go forward, hard to control, nervous

4. circum- around
SCRIB- write
(verb)
to restrict, hold within boundaries

5. BENE- well, good
FACT- do
-or one who
(noun)
protector, well-wisher

6. ex- out
(S)T- stand
-ant -ing
(adj.)
existing, still in existence

7. con- very (much)
VOLUT- roll
-ion act of
(noun)
coil, winding

8. PRIM(o)- first
GEN- birth
-it(e) possessing
-ure result of
(noun)
inheritancy by first-born son

9. ST- stand(ing)
-at(e) possessing
-ure result of
(noun)
importance, elevation

10. NOMIN- name
-al p.t.
(adj.)
in name only

11. super- over, above
STIT- stand
-ious full of
(adj.)
"over-full"; scrupulous beyond need

12. TEN- hold
-ure act of
(noun)
condition of holding, terms under which something is held

13. pre- before
re- back
QUISIT- seek
(noun)
necessary condition for something following

14. ERR- wander
(verb)
"wander (from the truth)"; to make a mistake

15. in- in
FER- carry
-ence that which
(noun)
conclusion made through deduction

16. TERR- land
-arium place for
(noun)
container enclosing a garden for small plants

17. in- in
FLU- flow
-ence quality of -ing
(noun)
power to produce an effect

18. ex- out
IG- force
-ence that which
(noun)
necessity, urgent or pressing matter

19. per- thoroughly
QUISIT- seek
(noun)
"a thing sought for"; compensation, pre- rogative, perk (= clip)

20. con- together
SIST- stand
-ency quality of -ing
(noun)
firmness, solidity

 

Lesson 20 (Latin), pp. 118-119

1. de- down
ROG- ask
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
"a detracting from"; a lessening of position

2. ad- to, very
TENU- thin
-ate to
(adj., participle)
thinned out, scant, wasted away

3. ex- out
FLOR- flower
-esc(e) to begin
-ence state of -ing
(noun)
peak, fulfillment

4. in- not
dis- apart, differently
PUT- think
-abl(e) able to be
-ly (Eng. adverb)
(adv.)
undoubtedly

5. re- back, in and out
SPIR- breathe
-at(e) p.t.
-ory serving for
(adj.)
related to breathing

6. circum- around
ST- stand
-ance that which
(noun)
attendant or incidental facts or events

7. UND- wave
-ul(e) little
-ate to (make)
(verb)
to move in a (gentle) wave-like fashion

8. pre- before, first
ROG- ask (for)
-at(e) verb suffix
-ive t.t.
(substantive)
prior privilege

9. ex- out
RADIC- root
-ate to
(verb)
to destroy completely

10. in- in, against
PUT- think
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
charge, reproach

11. counter- against
VAIL- be strong
(adj., participle)
to counteract, compensate, have equal force against

12. ab- away from
ERR- wander
-ant -ing
(adj.)
mistaken, straying from what is true

13. LUMIN- light
-esc(e) to become
-ence quality of -ing
(noun)
emission of light

14. ex- out, completely
LUC- light
-id t.t.
-ate to
(verb)
to shed light on, explain

15. PUT- think
-at(e) verb suffix
-ive t.t.
-ly (Eng. adverb)
(adv.)
supposedly

16. in- not
NOMIN- name
-ious full of
(adj.)
having "no-name" (= "dishonor"); shameful, degrading

17. con- together
SON- sound
-ance state of -ing
(noun)
"agreement of sounds"; harmony, accord

18. ex- out, completely
COG- think, reflect
-it(e) verb suffix
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
invention, contrivance

19. in- not
NO- know
-(a)ble able to be
(adj.)
"not well-known"; base, of low birth

20. SEN- old(er)
-esc(e) to become
-ent -ing
(adj.)
aging or growing up