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"graph" and "scrib/script" Root Word List

"graph" and "scrib/script" Greek and Roman Root Word List for "writing" and "write"
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autobiography
writing about a person's life written by that person
autograph
the writing of one's own name
bibliography
the written list of all the books used in a report or book
biography
a book written about a person's life
cartography
mapmaking; the writing involved in making maps or charts
homograph
a word written in the same way as another word but having a different meaning (ex: bow - hair and bow - ship)
paragraph
a section of writing that has a topic and concluding sentence
phonograph
record player; a device that turns the writing on records into sound
photography
the use of light to record an image using a camera
seismograph
a device that writes down (records) the movements of the earth
describe
to say or write down how something or someone looks; to use adjectives in writing
inscription
a short dedication written in a book or engraved on something, such as a coin or monument
manuscript
a peice of writing; a book
postscript
P.S.; a short bit of writing added after a letter is finished
prescription
a piece of paper written by a doctor that lets you get medicine at the pharmacy
scribble
sloppy writing that is hard to read
scribe
a person who writes things down
script
a set of papers with writing that will be read and acted out
subscription
a written agreement to buy and read a magazine or newspaper for a set period of time
transcribe
to write down or record; to translate