Lesson 2 (Hearing) Roots, Suffixes, Prefixes, Challenge Words

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"audi"

listening, hearing (root)

audible

adj. able to be heard, loud enough to hear

audience

n. the people who hear a speech or performance

audition

n. a tryout for a role; a hearing to test and judge a performer's ability
v.to perform for a part; to try out for a role

auditorium

n. a large room or hall where people gather to hear speakers or view performances

inaudible

adj. not able to be heard, too soft or faint to hear, unheard

audiobook

n. a recording of a book you can listen to

audiotape

n. a tape recording of sound

audiovisual

materials using sight or sound to present information

audit

examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.

auditory

of or relating to the process of hearing

"phon"

sound

megaphone

n. a cone-shaped horn used to direct the voice and make it sound louder

phonics

n. the study of the sounds of the letters of the alphabet

saxaphone

n. a curved wind instrument made of brass with a reed mouthpiece and keys for the fingers

stereophonic

adj. an electronic system that blends sounds from more than one source

symphony

n. a long piece of music to be played by an orchestra

"in"

not (prefix)

"arium, orium"

place

aquarium

n. a tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

terrarium

a clear container housing plants and small land animals

emporium

a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise

planetarium

an apparatus or model for representing the solar systems

solarium

a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun

"planet"

large body that revolves around the sun

"terra"

land

"solar"

produced by the sun

"aqua"

water

phoneme

in a language, the smallest distinctive sound unit

phonetics

the study of letter sounds

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