QUARTER ONE VOCABUL ARY: ROOT WORDS MRS. ALCALA..WHY?!?!?!?! Greek and Latin roots aren't always the most fun to memorize, but doing so pays off in a very big way. When you know the roots behind the vocabulary that we use in every day language, you have a step up on vocabulary comprehension that other people may not have. Not only will this help you in school across the board (Science uses Greek and Latin terminology All. The. Time.), but knowing Greek and Latin roots will help you on those major standardized tests like the PSAT, ACT, and the SAT. If you plan on going into the medical field or any science fieldyou will have to learn root wordssame goes for
any future lawyers out there too! Why spend time learning the origins of a word? Ill tell you! Trust me on this one! REASON 1: KNOW ONE R O O T, K N O W MANY WORDS KNOWING ONE GREEK A N D L AT I N R O O T M E A N S T H AT Y O U KNOW MANY WORDS A S S O C I AT E D W I T H T H AT R O O T. S C O R E O N E F O R E F F I C I E N C Y.
EXAMPLE 1 Root: Anti Definition: AGAINST If you understand that any time you see the root, Anti-, you're going to be dealing with against" in some form, you'd know that words like antibiotic, antithesis, antidote, and others all have something to do with AGAINST even if you've never seen or heard those words before. Knowing a one root can multiply your vocabulary in an instant.
REASON 2:KNOW A PREFIX, KNOW PA R T O F T H E DEFINITION KNOWING THE PREFIX, OR THE WORD BEGINNING, C A N H E L P YO U U N D E R S TA N D PA RT O F THE WORD, WHICH IS R E A L LY H E L P F U L O N A M U LT I P L E C H O I C E V O C A B U L A R Y T E S T. EXAMPLE Root: a-, an Definition: without, not
Atypical means not typical or unusual. Amoral means without morals. Anaerobic means without air or oxygen. If you understand a prefix, youll have a better time guessing the definition of a word you may not have seen before. REASON 3:KNOW YO U R R O O T S BE C AUS E YOU WILL BE TESTED E V E RY M A J O R S TA N D A R D I Z E D T E S T R E Q U I R E S YO U T O U N D E R S TA N D
M O R E D I F F I C U LT V O C A B U L A R Y THAN YOU'VE SEEN OR USED B E F O R E . N O, YO U W O N T H AV E T O WRITE THE DEFINITION OF A WORD DOWN OR SELECT A SYNONYM FROM A LIST ANYMORE, B U T YO U W I L L H AV E T O K N O W C O MP LE X VO C AB ULA RY TO ANSWER THE QUESTION C O R R E C T LY. EXAMPLE Take, for instance, the word incongruous. Let's say it
appears in the Redesigned PSAT Writing and Langu age Test . You have no idea what it means and it's in the question. Your correct answer relies on your vocab comprehension. If you remember that the Latin root congruere means to come together and the prefix in- negates whats behind it, then you may get that YOUR FIRST 10 WORDS OF THE QUARTERAUGUST 1, 2016 1. Ante (before) antebellum, antecedent, anterior, anticipate,
antipasto 2. Anti (against) anti-aircraft, antibiotic, anticlimactic, antidote, antithesis 3. Bi (two) bicentennial, biceps, bicycle, bimonthly, binocular, bipartisan 4. Circum (around) circumvent, circumference, circumscribe, circumstance 5. Com/con (together) combine, common, compassion/ concert, contract, reconcile, 6. Sym/Syn (together) symbol, symmetry, sympathy/ synchronize, synopsis, syntax NOW LETS PRACTICEBELLWORK AUGUST 1 NEXT TO YOUR VOCAB SQUARE YOU
GLUED IN, ANSWER THESE BY FILLING IN 1.The author recited a brief ____________of THE BLANKS/MATCHING USING Compassion THE the play ON RIGHT WORDS Synopsis 2.To show___________for those in need. 3.The ______________ penicillin, was first used during WW2 1. Anti 2.Dis
3.Extra A. Beyond B. Against C. Away Antibiotic SOTHE TEST WILL TA K E O N E O F T H E WORDS FROM EACH R O O T , B U T YO U WILL NOT KNOW WHICH WORD UNTIL Y O U TA K E T H E T E S T
ON THE BLOCK YOU GOT THIS! AND BY DOING THIS EVERY WEEK, YOU ARE INCREASING THOSE VOCABULARY SKILLS WHICH EQUALS HIGHER A C T A N D S AT S C O R E S
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