Today’s Root: novus Word Building: novice – someone new to doing something novel – new, unseen and unheard of before Sample Sentence: The successful woman attributed her success to learning from the wisdom her mentor, Mr. Brown, displayed when she was just a novice.
Today’s Root: nat to be born Word Building: native national nativity Sample Sentence: The native people welcomed the people with open arms and showered their guests in warm hospitality.
Today’s Root: phil
Today’s Root: luminos
Today’s Root: bon good Word Building: bonanza – ore found in mining; a sudden windfall in wealth or luck bonbon – a piece of sweet candy; fruit or nut dipped in fondant or chocolate Sample Sentence: The excitement over the newly discovered SAT strategies created a bonanza in test scores.
Today’s Root: spir, spire
Today’s Root: crescere to grow Word Building: increase decrease crescent Sample Sentence: The national debt is increasing at an alarming rate and should be a concern for all citizens. Read here to view the National Debt Clock and read some FAQ’s about our National Debt and read what Dave Manuel’s site to discover more about the …
Today’s Root: contra against Word Building: contrary – against contraband – contradict – Sample Sentence: Large sugary drinks, such as extra-large soda, may now be considered contraband in many New York City restaurants.
Today’s Root: phobia– an exaggerated and/or unfounded fear Word Building: Kakorrhaphiophobia arachnophobia hypnophobia Sample Sentence: I hope my students do not experience ergophobia; not doing work interferes with hopes of getting higher test scores. To read more about phobia related words, check out Merriam-Webster’s Halloween post! Happy Halloween! photo credit
Today’s Root: somn– somnus – having to do with sleep (Latin) Word Building: somnolent – drowsy insomnia – lack of sleep Sample Sentence: The test taker prepared like an insomniac by studying through the entire night, even though she knew that would hurt her score. photo credit