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Primus, first. Root form prim.
primer, primitive, prime, primate, primeval. Rego, rectum, to rub. Root forms: reg, rect.
regent, direct, correction, directress.
Seco, sectum, to cut. Root forms: sec, sect. bisect, segment, insect, sectional.
Sequor, secutus, to follow.
Root forms: sequ, secut.
prosecute, consecutive, subsequent, sequel.
Spiro, spiratum, to breathe. Root forms: spir, spirat. expire, aspiration, dispiriting, conspirator.
Sto, statum, to stand. Root forms: sta, stat, sist, stant. station, obstacle, stable, constant, resist. Traho, tractum, to draw. Root form: tract. attract, subtraction, distract, contractor. Tribuo, tributum, to give. Root form tribut. tributary, retribution, contribute, tribute. Terra, the earth.
terrestrial, Mediterranean, territory, terrier. Verto, versum, to turn.
Root forms: vert, vers.
adversity, versatile, reverse, aversion, divert. Voco, vocatum, to call. Root forms: voc, vocat. vocation, revoke, equivocal, convocation. Root form: ver.
aver, verify, veracity, veracious.
Grapho, to write. Root form: graph.
monograph, geography, telegraph, graphite.
Philos, a lover. Root form phil.
Philadelphia, philosopher, philanthropist, philology. Phone, the voice.
telephone, euphony, phonetic, phonograph. Polis, a city.
police, metropolis, cosmopolitan, politics.
To the Teacher.-Have pupils note the part of the derived word found in the root word; also add other words to the lists of derivatives and give their meanings. The infinitive gives the general meaning of the verbal root.
AMBI, amb, about;
A, ab, abs, from; away. A, an, without; not. AD, ac, af, ag, al, ap, ar, as, at, to; toward. around. AMPHI, on both sides; around. through. ANTE, before. ANTI, ant, against, opposite. APO, from; off. BE, to make; about; emphatic. BIS, bi, two; twice. CATA, cat, down. CIRCUM, around; about. cON, co, cog, col, com, cor, with; together. CONTRA, contro, counter, against. DE, down; from. DIA, through. DIS, dif, di, from; away; apart; not. DUO, du, two. EPI, ep, EU, well; good; easy. EX, e, out of; from. HEMI, half. IN, ig, il, im, in, ir, on, on ; not; into; upon; within. INTER, between; among. INTRO, within. OB, oc, of, op, in the way; against; out. PER, through; thoroughly. PERI, around; about. POST, after. PRE, before. PRO, pur, for; forward; before. RETRO, back; backward. SE, aside; apart. SEMI, half. SINE, without. SUB, suc, suf, sug, sup, sur, sus, under; after. SUPER, sur, above; over; upon. TRANS, tra, over; across; through. TRI, three. ULTRA, beyond. VICE, in the place of. WITH, from; against.
upon; among. EXTRA, beyond.
ACEOUS, acious, consisting of; of; like. office of. AGE, collection or act of; an allowance for. AL, relating to; act of. AN, relating to; one who. ANCE, ancy, state of being; act of. ANT, ent, one who. AR, er, relating to; like; having; one who. ARD, one who. ARY, one who; relating to; place where. ATE, having; to make; to give; one who. CLE, cule, little. DOM, jurisdiction; condition. EE, one to whom. EER, ier, one who. ENCE, ency, state of being. ENT, one who; that which. ERY, ry, place where; art of; collection of. ESCENT, growing; becoming.
ETTE, little. FY, to make. IC, ical, made of; like; one who. ICE, that which. Ic, ics, like; made of; the science or art ILE, belonging to; easily; fit to be. INE, ION, the act of; state of being. ISE, ize, ISM, denoting tenets, or doctrines.
of. ID, being. of; pertaining to. to make; to give. ite, one who; one who is. ITY, ty, state or quality of being. IVE, one who, having the power. KIN, little. LET, little. LING, little. MENT, that which ; act; state of being. MONY, state of being. OR, one who; that which. ORY, place where; that which; belonging to; of. OSE, ous, full of. SHIP, the office of; state of. SOME, somewhat; full of. STER, one who. TUDE, state of being. ULE, little. URE, act or state of; that which. WARD, in the direction of.
To the Teacher.-Give the pupils frequent practice, both oral and written, in word-analysis and word-building. In this way make use of all the roots, prefixes, and suffixes given in the preceding lists. Designate a root, and let the pupils, with the aid of a dictionary and the lists of prefixes and suffixes, make as many words derived from that root as they can. The following is a good form for written exercises:
to cut into two parts.
to say or tell beforehand; to foretell.
to send through; to send from one to another.
to place after; to put off.
to turn back; to change to the opposite.
the act of joining; the state of being joined.
one who cries out to another; one who makes a demand.
full to overflowing; more than is needed.
state of being turned against; that which is against; calamity.
the act of speaking roundabout; using more
full of not believing; disposed to not believe.
Ex officio. By virtue of his of- Quid pro quo.
Ex parte. On one side only.
Gloria in excelsis. Glory to God
in the highest.
Habeas corpus. Take the body.
quers every thing. Lapsus linguæ.
Sine die. Without day.
Sine qua non.
A slip of the
Vice versa. changed.
Magna Charta. The Great Char
The terms being ex
Vi et armis. By force and arms. Viva voce. By the living voice.
Au revoir. Farewell till we meet Hors de combat. Not in a condi
tion to fight.
Beau monde. The fashionable Jeu d'esprit. A witticism.
Comme il faut. As it should be.
En masse. In a body.
En route. On the way.
Laissez faire. Let alone.
Menu. A bill of fare.
Naïveté. Native simplicity.
Noblesse oblige. Rank imposes obligation.
Nom de plume. An assumed title.
Par excellence. Pre-eminently.
Pot-pourri. A medley.
Protégé. One protected by another.
Qui vive. Who goes there? On the alert.
Raison d'être. Reason for being.
A man of science.
Tête-à-tête. Face to face; in close
Tout ensemble. The whole taken together.
Fait accompli. A thing already Trousseau. A wedding outfit.
Valet de chambre. An attendant. Vis à vis, Facing.
Vive le roi. Long live the king.