Grade 6 Greek and Latin Roots Study Guide: gen, astr, chron, aqua

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Gen (birth, beginning), Astr/Stell (star), Chron/Temp (time), Aqua/Hydra (water)

progeny

the children born to a person

generous

very giving, as if born with plenty of money

genius

a person born with great intelligence

gender

the sex a person is born: male or female

genteel

elegant, graceful, as typical to one born to the upper class

generic

typical of an original, but not coming from the true source

generation

a group of people born around the same time

genesis

the birth or origin of something

genuine

originating from one true source

indigenous

born in, growing naturally in a particular region

astronomy

science which studies stars and their movements

asteroid

a star-like body in space; a small planet

constellation

a group of stars

stelliform

star-shaped

astrodome

clear dome of an aircraft for viewing stars and the sky

astrologer

a person who examines the stars' influences on people

stellar

like a star; most important

aster

a fall flower shaped like a star

asterisk

a star used in printing to refer to a margin note

disaster

event that occurs under the influence of a negative star; a calamity

anachronism

anything out of its proper time

chronicles

a historical account of events of a particular time

chronic

continuing for a long time

chronometer

a timepiece, a watch, a clock

temporary

lasting only a short time

extemporaneous

given without time to prepare; spur of the moment

contemporary

someone living at the same time

tempo

the time or rhythm of a piece of music: fast or slow

synchronize

to cause to happen at the same time

tempest

a violent storm lasting for a portion of time

aquarelle

a painting done in transparent water color

aqueduct

a pipe or channel that carries water

aqueous

made from water

aquamarine

a bluish green color; a light blue semi precious gemstone

aquatic

growing or living in water

Aquarius

a constellation pictured as a man carrying water

hydrophobia

fear of water; rabies

hydraulic

in engineering, the use of water to create power

hydrant

a pipe where water may be drawn, especially in the use of fighting fires

hydroponic

the growing of plants in water

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