Vocabulary Builder
Deciphering Definitions
These are words you haven’t seen in this book. They are all real words containing the word parts you’ve been studying.
  • First, categorize the words as either “positive,” “negative,” or “neutral” by marking each blank.
  • Second, define each one in the space below (or on a separate sheet of paper) based solely on your knowledge of word parts.
  • Third, look these words up in your dictionary to see how close you were.
Set 1
__ 1. circumnavigate
__ 2. patricide
__ 3. dystopia
__ 4. primal
__ 5. nominal
__ 6. expulsion
__ 7. amity
__ 8. inauguration
__ 9. interregnum
__ 10. brachiation
__ 11. infraction
__ 12. misanthropic
__ 13. ingrate
__ 14. capitation
__ 15. malediction
__ 16. metonymy
__ 17. transpiration
__ 18. archetype
__ 19. heliotropic
__ 20. diachronic
Set 2
__ 1. ambulatory
__ 2. amphitheater
__ 3. anthropogenesis
__ 4. aqueduct
__ 5. archaism
__ 6. synchronic
__ 7. microcosm
__ 8. incorporate
__ 9. gradient
__ 10. ideography
__ 11. malodorous
__ 12. circumspect
__ 13. extemporaneous
__ 14. tractable
__ 15. convivial
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