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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 22 (Latin), pp. 126-128

1. dis- apart
VULG- common (people)
(verb)
to make public

2. pre- forth
TENT- stretch
-ious full of
(adj.)
making boastful claims, showy

3. MISC(e)- mix
GEN- race
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
marriage between different races

4. ambi- both (ways)
VAL- be strong
-ence that which
(noun)
simultaneous existence of conflicting emotions

5. in- not
CRED- believe
-ul(e) little (neg.)
-ity state of
(noun)
unwillingness to believe, skepticism

6. in- not
con- together
HER- stick
-ent -ing
-ly Eng. adverb
(adv.)
illogically

7. ex- out
MOT- move, feel
-ion act of
-al p.t.
(adj.)
showing strong feeling

8. pro- forth
MISC- mix
-uous t.t.
(adj.)
mixed up, without any order

9. dis- not
SIMUL- (act) like
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
"pretending something does not exist"; pretense, deceit

10. PURG- clean
-at(e) verb suffix
-ory place for
(noun)
a place for redemption of one's sins

11. ex- out
TENU- stretch
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
the lessening or excusing of an offense

12. pre- forth
VAIL- be strong
-ing Eng. participle ending
(participle)
predominant, prevalent

13. inter- between
VEN- come
-ing Eng. participle ending
(participle)
"coming in between"; occurring between two points

14. SPEC- look
-ious like
(adj.)
having a deceptive appearance, resembling falsely

15. ex- out
PURG- clean
-ate verb suffix
(verb, past participle)
to omit offensive material

16. dis- apart
LAT- bear, carry
-ory t.t.
(adj.)
"t.t. put off, delay"; procrastinating

17. in- not
POT- to have power
-ence state of
(noun)
helplessness

18. ab- away, off
NEG- deny
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
the denial of luxuries, etc.

19. con- with
VIV- live
-ial p.t.
(adj.)
fond of company, sociable

20. in- in, among
GRATI- be pleasing
-ate to
(verb)
to gain the favor or acceptance of outsiders by deliberate effort

 

Lesson 23 (Latin), pp. 129-130: Shakespeare

I. 1. CRESC- grow
-ent -ing
(adj.)
on the rise, waxing

2. dis- apart
GEST- carry, produce
(participle)
produced, set in order

3. extra- outside
VAG- wander
-ant -ing
(adj.)
wandering

4. con- together
TIN- hold
-ent -ing
(noun)
container

5. FORT- strong
-itude quality of
(noun)
strength

6. in- on (top of)
VEST- garment
-ment result of
(noun)
outer clothing

7. PROB- test, good
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
proof

8. re- back
DUC- lead
(verb)
to bring back

9. TEN- hold
-able able to be
(adj.)
held close


II.1. CAD- fall
-ent -ing
(adj.)
being shed

2. CRED- believe
-ent -ing
(adj.)
credulous, trusting

3. dis- apart, without
ANIM- breathe, spirit
-ate to
(verb)
to dispirit, discourage

4. ex- out
PULS- drive
(verb)
to exile

5. pro- forward, in front
PUGN- fight
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
defense

6. re- back
PUGN- fight
(verb)
to reject.

7. SEQU- follow
-ent -ing
(adj.)
following, next

8. SIMUL- like (falsely)
-ar p.t.
(adj.)
not real, false

9. TORT- twist
-ive t.t.
(adj.)
twisted

 

Lesson 23 (Latin), pp. 131-132

1. VOC(i)- voice
FER- bear
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
noisy outcry, clamor

2. ART(i)- art, skill
FIC- make
(noun)
"thing made by art"; a thing made up, a false thing, trick, strategem

3. circum- around
SPECT- look
-ion act of
(noun)
watchfulness

4. in- not
FLEX- bend
-ible able to be
(adj.)
firm, not yielding

5. con- together
STRU- build
(verb)
"to take together"; to interpret, explain

6. dis- apart, different
CORD- heart, feelings
-ant having
(adj.)
disagreeing, differing

7. in- in
NAT- born
(adj.)
in-born, inherent

8. in- not
VINC- conquer
-ible able to be
(adj.)
incapable of being overcome

9. de- down
TERMIN- end, limit
-ant setting
(substantive)
factor that defines

10. ex- out
FERV- boil, bubble
-esc(e) to begin
-ent -ing
(adj.)
bubbly, foaming

11. pro- forth
SCRIB- write
(verb)
to prohibit (from the Roman custom of posting the names of wanted criminals)

12. ad- to, very much
CLAM- cry out
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
loud cry of approval

13. ad- to, at, near
POSIT- place
-ite being
(adj.)
fitting, suitable, pertinent

14. trans- across
IT- go
-ory t.t.
(adj.)
lasting only a short time

15. in- not
TERMIN- end
-able able to be
(adj.)
endless

16. DICT- say
-ion act of
-ary place for, that which
(noun)
book listing words, definitions, etc.

17. ex- out (neg., "undo")
MAN- (in) hand
CIP- take
-at(e) verb suffix
-ion act of
(noun)
the act of freeing

18. ab- away
JECT- throw
(adj.)
downcast, pitiful

19. extro- outside
VERT- turn
(noun)
a person interested in others and the world around him

20. MANU- (by/from) hand
MISS- send, let go
-ion act of
(noun)
the freeing of slaves, emancipation