Test Prep Vocabulary – Root Words – “circum-“

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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 is given at the beginning of the SAT math section, test takers should have it memorized so that they know it without having to look it up.

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