Root Words

Test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – “circum-“

  The presidential candidate’s continuously circumnavigating tough questions showed his inability to lead the country successfully. Today’s Root:  circum– to go around Word Building: circumscribe – to inscribe (to write) in a circle circumnavigate – to go around circumspect – to be very careful around Sample Sentence: Although the formula for the circumference of the circle…

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Test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – mit/mis

  Today’s Root:  mit- or mis- capable of being thrown Word Building: mission – the sending of a group to a foreign land admit – to send in Sample Sentence: Students from Liberty University take mission trips to many fascinating lands in order to spread their beliefs. photo credit

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Test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – “cred-“

Today’s Root:  cred- believe Word Building: creed – doctrine or formal declaration usually of religious belief credible – believable incredulous – not believable Sample Sentence: At Mass, people stand together to proclaim their beliefs as they were written centuries ago in the Apostles Creed. photo credit

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Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary – ager

Today’s Root:  ager- (agri-) – having to do with the earth or land, especially pastoral land and/or farming Word Building: agriculture – farming acre – a parcel of land  agrarian – rural Sample Sentence: A hundred years ago, most farms were only a few acres since they were run by families rather than corporations. photo credit

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Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – “ducere”

Today’s Root:  ducere, ductus – to lead, to draw out, Word Building: abduction – to take, steal, conduct – a way of acting, especially when leading as in conductor or the ability to draw out and transmit heat. Used in Conjunction with Other Word Parts: subduction – tectonic plates shifting under one another aqueduct – drawing…

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Today’s test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – “centi”

Today’s Root:  centi  or centi – having to do with 100. The root centi is the true Latin root. The i is dropped when placed before a vowel. This prefix has become more associated with 1/100 than 100 in recent years.   Word Building: century – 100 years centimeter – 1/100th of a meter Sample Sentence: It may…

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