Welcome in the New Year and all the novel experiences you will encounter!
Today’s Root: novus
novice – someone new to doing something
novel – new, unseen and unheard of before
The successful woman attributed her success to learning from the wisdom her mentor, Mr. Brown, displayed when she was just a novice.
The Nativity scene brings peace to many hearts.
Today’s Root: nat
to be born
The native people welcomed the people with open arms and showered their guests in warm hospitality.
Today’s Root: bon
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
The excitement over the newly discovered SAT strategies created a bonanza in test scores.
The crescent moon has a long way to grow before becoming a full moon.
Today’s Root: crescere
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 national debt and interpret how it may affect you upon your graduation.
Today’s Root: contra
contrary – against
Large sugary drinks, such as extra-large soda, may now be considered contraband in many New York City restaurants.
A future SAT student? This child may be experiencing hypnophobia.
Today’s Root: phobia–
an exaggerated and/or unfounded fear
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!
Despite the phrase, “Sleeping like a baby,” many new parents are faced with incredible somnolence from being up round the clock.
Today’s Root: somn–
somnus – having to do with sleep (Latin)
somnolent – drowsy
insomnia – lack of sleep
The test taker prepared like an insomniac by studying through the entire night, even though she knew that would hurt her score.