from Greek ERGON
"be lively, be energetic"
from Latin VIGERE
IG, AG, ACT, EG
"do, drive, act"
from Latin AGERE, ACTUM
(adj.) very precise; clear and accurate
The rifle battalion, made up of the best marksmen in the world, targeted its enemy with ______ exactness.
(adj.) active and lively
Whenever the weather was too hot, Ethan was not interested in ________ activity and preferred to stay home in air-conditioned comfort.
(adj.) intended to decrease discomfort and maximize work
The _______ layout of the cockpit helped the pilots focus on flying and reduced their work-related injuries.
(adj.) done with power, force, or energy
Reggie's _________ exercise routine always made him flushed and sweaty.
(v.) to fill with strength and energy
The brisk morning breeze __________ the crowds of people walking to work.
(adj.) wasting money or resources
Gerald's _______ tendencies eventually left him penniless and on the streets.
(v.) 1. to publicly demand; petition for
2. to move vigorously or violently; to upset
1. Though the American colonies _______ for more power and independence, King George III was deaf to their demands.
2. Loud noises __________ Angela so much that she cannot endure them.
(v). to make legal or official
As part of the agreement, the United States agreed to ______ legislation to prevent further environmental damage from greenhouse gases.
(adj.) strongly opposed to change; conservative
The bank preferred to stick to ______ strategies rather than adapt to new conditions.
(adj.) able to move quickly and lightly
A less _______ swimmer never would have been able to make the quick turns that Sarita did.
(v.) to put forth as true; claim
The reporter ________ that at four o'clock this afternoon, a local politician took part in an armed robbery.
"to place, to put"
from Latin PONERE, POSITUM
"to stand, stand something up"
from Latin STARE, STATUS
"placing;" "having been placed"
from Greek THESIS and THETOS
(n.) control over expression and action
(adj.) steadily increasing
(n.) an unwelcome demand; a burden
(n.) a place designated for storage
(adj.) happening immediately
(v.) to bring back into existence or authority
(adj.) not lasting; not steady
(v.) to combine; to blend
(adj.) explaining the main idea or topic
(n.) idea proposed as true; theory
CEPT, CIP, CIEVE
"to take, seize"
from Latin CAPERE, CAPTUM
"to have, hold;" "to have a home, to dwell"
from Latin HABERE, HABITUM; HABITARE, HABITATUM
from Latin DARE, DATUM
from Latin DONARE, DONATUM;
(v.) to catch or block
(n.) one who takes part in
(v.) to come up with, imagine
(adj.) intending to mislead or trick
(adj.) standing out from others
(v.) to expect before-hand
(n.) living together; coexistence
(v.) to show; to display
(adj.) expression opinions or bias
(adj.) going against the accepted pattern or style
(n.) one who gives something
(v.) to support; to give approval to
from Latin SANCTUS
from Latin DEUS
from Greek THEOS
from Latin CASTUS
(n.) a private place; a retreat
(v.) to make holy
(n.) something that forces obedience with a law or rule
(n.) a place of protection
(n.) a god; a divine being
(v.) to make into a god; to treat like a god
(n.) a group of gods; a group of people so accomplished in a skill or field that they seem like gods
(adj.) having several gods or deities
(n.) worship of or belief in only one god
(v.) to criticize; to condemn
(adj.) made less proud; humbled
(v.) to punish verbally; to scold
from Latin HUMUS
from Latin STELLA
from Greek ASTRON
from Latin NEBULA, NIMBUS
from Latin CAELUM
from Latin TERRA
(n.) modesty; lack of pride
(v.) to remove from the ground; dig up
(adj.) excellent; outstanding
(adj.) enormous, immense
(adj.) not definite; vague)
(n.) a cloud
(adj.) having to do with the sky or heavens
(adj.) earthly; of or from land
(v.) to put into the ground; to bury
(adj.) beneath the ground