11 terms

Growing Your Vocabulary — Book A, Chapter 18

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-ling-
a root that means "tongue"
-ist
a suffix that means "who practices"
language
the spoken and written words used by a group of people
linguist
a person who studies languages
bilingual
1. able to speak, read, or write fluently in two different languages
2. spoken or written in two different languages
-dent- or -odon-
a root that means "tooth"
dentist
a doctor who cares for teeth, gums, and the mouth
dentures
artificial, human-made teeth
indent
1. to set in or back from the margin of a piece of paper
2. a tooth-like notch
orthodontist
a dentist who works to prevent and correct crooked teeth
mastodon
an extinct mammal that looked similar to an elephant