8T Eng. Vocab/Etymons: Unit 8

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8T English vocabulary and etymons as found in Unit 8 of the book /Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots: A Study of Word Families./

INSUL

"island"
from Latin INSULA
(etymon)

IDIO

"single, peculiar, personal"
from Greek IDIOS
(etymon)

NUM

"to count"
from Latin NUMERARE, NUMERATUM
(etymon)

PLUS, PLUR

"many"
from Latin PLUS, PLURIS
(etymon)

SING

"single"
from Latin SINGULUS
(etymon)

insular

(adj.) limited in knowledge or perspective

insulate

(v.) to protect from outside influence

idiosyncrasy

(n.) a peculiar quality; a quirk

idiom

(n.) speech or phrase specific to a particular language or group of people

enumerate

(v.) to list separately; to count off

innumerable

(adj.) so plentiful as to be uncountable

nonplussed

(adj.) baffled; confused

surplus

(n.) amount beyond what is needed

plurality

(n.) greater part; majority

single [out]

(v.) to isolate, to choose

singular

(adj.) separated from others; unique

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