THIRD TRIMESTER ROOT WORDS!!!!!!!!!!

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CUR-

to run

CRED-

to believe

DEM-

people

DICT-

to speak

VIT-, VIV-

to live/ life

MORT-

death

AMBI-, AMPHI-

around, both

ANN-, ENN-

year

ANTE-, ANTI-

before

ANTHROP-

human

ANTI-

against, opposite

BENE-

good

AUTO-

self

CHRON-

time

CEDE-

go, yield

CON-, COM-, COL-, COR-

together, with

CIRCUM-

around

EQU-

equal

DIS-, DI-, DIF-

not, away, apart

EU-

good, well

EX-, ES-, E-

out

GEN-

birth, race, kind

FID-

faith

GRAPH-, GRAM-

to write

HYPER-

overmuch, too far

LOG-

speech, word

LOGY-

study of

LOQU-, LOC-

to speak (2nd)

METER-, METR-

measure

barometer

an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure and hence for assisting in predicting probable weather changes

odometer

a road measure; an instrument for measuring the distance traveled by a vehicle

symmetrical

measured together; having both sides exactly alike

MIT-, MIS-, MISS-

to send

intermittent

sent between intervals; stopping and starting at intervals

omit

to send away; to leave out

promise

to send forth; to indicate what may be expected

PATH-

feeling, suffering

antipathy

a feeling against someone or something; a strong dislike

apathy

a lack of feeling; indifference

empathy

a feeling as if one were in the other person's place; an understanding so intimate that one participates in another's feelings

psychopathic

suffering in the mind; mentally disordered

sympathy

a feeling together with someone or something; a feeling for another person

panacea

a remedy for all ills or difficulties

pandemonium

the home of all demons in Milton's Paradise Lost; a wild uproar

panorama

a view in all directions

pantheism

the doctrine that God is all the laws and forces of nature and the universe. Also, the ancient belief in and worship of all gods.

MORPH-

form

amorphous

without definite form or shape

anthropomorphism

assigning human characteristics or behavior to inanimate objects or animals

metamorphosis

change of form or shape

monopoly

exclusive control by one group of a commodity or service

monotheism

the belief that there is only one God

monotonous

one tone; having no variation

expedite

to get the foot out of an entanglement; to speed the process of; to help along

impede

to get the foot in an entanglement; to hinder the process of

pedestrian

one who goes on foot; also, commonplace or dull

PHIL-

to love

bibliophile

one who loves books; a book collector

philosopher

one who loves and pursues wisdom through reasoning

PHOB-

fear

acrophobia

an excessive or illogical fear of high places

claustrophobia

an excessive or illogical fear of enclosed places

hydrophobia

an abnormal fear of water - rabies

phobic

excesssively fearful

xenophobia

fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers

PHON-

sounds

cacophony

bad sounds; diagreeable or discordant sounds

symphony

sounds togther; and orchestra; music written for a orchestra

PRE-

before (2nd)

precedent

an act that goes before and may serve as an example for later acts

precipitate

to dash head-first; to hasten the occurence of

predilection

to love before others; a preference

unprecedented

never having happened before

POST-

after

posterity

those who come after; future generations

posthumously

after the one's death

postmortem

an examination after death; an autopsy

preposterous

having the before part where the after part should be; contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd

PRO-

forward, before, for, forth

procrastinate

to push forward until tomorrow; to put off doing something until a future time

profuse

pouring forth freely; generous

propensity

a hanging forward; a natural inclination

RE-

back, again

recession

a period of reduced economic activity

recluse

one who lives shut back from the world

remiss

sent back; negligent; lax in attending to duty

SED-, SID-, SESS-

to sit

insidious

sitting in wait for; treacherous; more dangerous that seems evident

preside

to sit before a meeting to conduct it

sedentary

requiring much sitting

SCRIB-, SCRIPT-

to write (s)

ascribe

to write to; to attribute

nondescript

not easy to write about or to describe, lacking in distinctive qualities

SUB-

under

subliminal

below the threshold of concious perception

subpoena

a legal order requiring a person to appear int court to give testimony

subversive

to turn under; tending to undermine or overthrow

SPEC-, SPIC-, SPECT-

to look

auspicious

originally, looking at the flight of birds for omens; today, promising good luck, favorable

introspection

a looking within one's own mind

SYN-, SYM-, SYL-

together, with (s)

symbol

things thrown together for comparison; something that represents something else

synergistic

working together; as when the joint action of two drugs increases the effectiveness of each

synopsis

a seeing things together; a brief general summary

synthesis

a putting together; the combination of seperate elements in a whole

SUPER-

above, over

supercilious

above the eyelid; eyebrows raised in a haughty way

superfluous

overflowing what is needed, extra

supersonic

above the speed of sound

deviate

to turn away from an established way

impervious

no way through; incapable of being passed through

via

by way of

VERT-, VERS-

to turn

adversity

the state of being turned against; misfortune

aversion

a turning away; extreme dislike

inadvertent

not turning one's mind to a matter; unintentional

introvert

one who turns within; one whose thoughts and interests and directed inward

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