Vocabulary Builder
Answers to Word-Part Exercises
Matching
Set 1: Roots
1. H
2. I
3. K
4. E
5. B
6. D
7. J
8. F
9. G
10. A
Set 2: Roots
1. H
2. J
3. B
4. [none]
5. D
6. C
7. E
8. A
9. F
10. G
11. I
Set 3: Roots
1. G
2. I
3. A
4. J
5. B
6. C
7. D
8. [none]
9. F
10. H
11. E
Set 4: Roots
1. G
2. I
3. B
4. K
5. A
6. D
7. C
8. H
9. J
10. F
Set 5: Prefixes and Suffixes
1. C
2. B
3. A
4. K
5. D
6. E
7. F
8. J
9. G
10. [none]
11. H
12. I
Set 6: Prefixes and Suffixes
1. I
2. F
3. C
4. B
5. A
6. H
7. K
8. E
9. G
10. J
Set 7: Prefixes and Suffixes
1. F
2. C
3. A
4. I
5. J
6. [none]
7. G
8. B
9. H
10. D
11. E
Deciphering definitions
We note below whether a word is positive, negative, or neutral by using +, –, and N, respectively. We also highlight the word part or parts. The definition we leave to you to find in your dictionary. Remember to make a word flashcard for each word.
Set 1
N 1. circumnavigate
2. patri cide
3. dys top ia
N 4. primal
N 5. nominal
6. ex puls ion
+ 7. amity
N 8. in aug uration
N 9. inter regnum
N 10. brachiation
11. in fract ion
12. mis anthro pic
13. in grate
N 14. capitation
15. malediction
N 16. meto nymy (Hint: word parts sometimes change their spelling in different words.)
N 17. trans [s]pir ation
+ 18. archetype
N 19. helio tropic (Hint: helio means “pertaining to the sun.”)
N 20. diachronic
Set 2
N 1. ambul atory
N 2. amphi theater
N 3. anthro po gen esis
N 4. aque duct
5. arch aism
N 6. syn chron ic
N 7. micro cosm
N 8. in corp orate
N 9. grad ient
N 10. ideo graph y
11. mal odorous
+ 12. circum spect
N 13. ex temp oraneous
14. tract able
+ 15. con viv ial
Related Roots
1. To hear/to listen/sound
aco(u)
aud
plaud; plaus; plod; plos
2. To write/writing/written record
scrib; script; scribe
gram; graph
3. Speech/to speak/to say
dic; dict; diction
locut; loqu; loquy
log; logue; logy; lexico
voc; vok; vow
4. Equal/equality/equivalent
equ; iqu
iso
par; pare
5. To look/to see/looking/sight
opt; optic
spec; spic; spect
6. Thought/belief/mind/thinking/teaching
anim
cog; cogit
cred; creed; creant
doc; doct; dog; dox
fid; fidel
ideo
rati; reas
soph; sophy
7. There are many possibilities. Here are three suggestions.
A. Feeling; feelings; emotion(s)
B. Strength/weakness
C. To bring together/to break apart
Related Prefixes and Suffixes
1. Before/earlier
ante; anter
pre
pro
2. Away from/separated from
ab; abs
apo; ap
dis; di; dif
ec; ecto; ex
se
3. Not/against/downward/negatives
a; an
cata; cat; cath
contra
de
dys
in; im
mis
ob; op; of
un
4. Through
per
trans; tra
5. There are many possibilities. Here are two suggestions
A. “With/within/together”
B. “Near/beside”
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