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146 terms

Midterm Study Guide

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ped
foot
ducere, duct
to lead
trahere, tract
to pull; to draw
struct
to build
vertere, verto
to turn
specere, spect
to look; to view; to see
ad
to, toward
con
with, together
ex
out
sub
under, below
de
down
ab, abs
from
in, im
in
re
back
pre
before
inter
between
trans
across
dis
away, apart
pro
forward
super
above, beyond
ob
over, upon
per
through
bi
two
tri
three
quadr
four
centum
hundred
spectator
one who watches or views. (n)
spectacle
something amazing or wonderful to see. (n)
spectacular
amazing; impressive; fantastic. (adj)
spectacles
eyeglasses. (n)
speculate
to consider, contemplate, theorize. (v)
speculation
a guess or a theory. (n)
inspect
to examine or look at closely. (v)
inspector
one who examines things officially. (n)
inspection
a formal or official examination. (n)
introspection
the act of looking at one's inner self. (n)
introspective
thoughtful; meditative; reflective. (adj)
expect
to anticipate; to look forward to. (v)
expectant
anticipating; hopeful. (adj)
respect
to admire; to have high regard for. (v)
aspect
a distinct part, feature, or view of. (n)
suspect
to distrust, suppose, believe. (v)
prospect
a possibility or expectation. (n)
prospective
probable; likely to happen. (adj)
perspective
view point; point of view; standpoint. (n)
conspicuous
noticeable; easy or plain to see; eye-catching. (adj)
vertebra
one of the bones in the spine. (n)
vertebrate
an animal that has a backbone. (n)
versatile
capable of doing many things well. (adj)
vertigo
an illness of dizziness. (n)
vertiginous
dizzy. (adj)
convert
to change; to turn the opposite way. (v)
convertible
capable of being changed. (adj)
invert
to turn upside down in position or direction. (v)
introvert
a shy, quiet person. (n)
revert
to go back; to return to an earlier state. (v)
reverse
to turn backward; to turn the opposite way. (v)
reversible
capable of being turned around in direction/position. (adj)
divert
to turn aside, amuse, or entertain. (v)
diverse
different; varied. (adj)
diversion
a distraction; an amusement; an attention getter. (n)
avert
to turn away from; to avoid. (v)
aversion
a strong dislike for; a feeling of disgust. (n)
subversion
an overthrow, revolution, or rebellion. (n)
adverse
unfavorable; harmful; unfriendly. (adj)
extrovert
an outgoing, sociable person. (n)
structure
building; configuration; formation. (n)
structural
pertaining to the form or configuration of. (adj)
construct
to build or form; to put up or erect. (v)
construction
the act of building or putting up. (n)
constructive
helpful; serving to improve or enhance; beneficial. (adj)
destruction
the act of taking down or destroying. (n)
destructible
capable of being destroyed. (adj)
destructive
tending to destroy or cause much damage. (adj)
instruct
to teach or educate. (v)
instruction
the act of teaching or providing knowledge. (n)
instructor
one who teaches or imparts knowledge. (n)
instructional
pertaining to teaching or imparting knowledge. (adj)
instructive
serving to inform or provide knowledge. (adj)
reconstruct
to rebuild; to re-enact. (v)
reconstruction
the act of rebuilding or re-enacting. (n)
indestructible
unbreakable; tough; permanent. (adj)
obstruct
to hinder; to block; to get in the way of. (v)
obstruction
an obstacle; a barrier; a bloc. (n)
obstructionist
a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress. (n)
structuralism
any theory related to the form/configuration of a topic. (n)
tractor
a vehicle used for pulling farm machinery. (n)
traction
tension; friction. (n)
tractable
easy to deal with, manage, or control. (adj)
contract
to make smaller; to shrink; to catch or be infected. (v)
contraction
process of shortening or making smaller. (n)
detract
to take or draw away from the importance of. (v)
distract
to draw the attention away from. (v)
distraction
that which draws away attention; an amusement. (n)
attract
to draw to ones self. (v)
attraction
something that delights, draws attention or entices. (n)
extract
to pull or draw out, usually with effort. (v)
extractable
capable of being pulled out. (adj)
abstract
theoretical; not concrete; not real. (adj)
abstraction
theory; idea; notion. (n)
protract
to draw out; to lengthen; to prolong; to extend. (v)
protractor
an instrument for drawing/measuring angles. (n)
retract
to pull back; to draw back; to take back. (v)
retraction
a taking back; a withdrawal of a statement. (n)
subtract
to take away, to deduct. (v)
subtraction
act of taking something away. (n)
duct
a pipe that allows something to flow through. (n)
conduct
to lead; to guide and move along. (v)
conducive
favorable; beneficial. (adj)
deduce
to reach a conclusion by reasoning. (v)
deduct
to take away; to subtract. (v)
deductible
able to be subtracted or taken away. (adj)
deduction
that which can be taken away; a conclusion. (n)
induct
to bring in; to put into a position formally. (v)
inducement
something that leads on or persuades. (n)
introductory
beginning; preliminary. (adj)
produce
to cause to grow; to make. (v)
product
that which is made. (n)
production
the act of making, creating, or manufacturing. (n)
productive
fruitful; profitable; fertile. (adj)
reduce
to make less or smaller. (v)
reduction
a lessening or making smaller. (n)
abduct
to carry off by force; kidnap. (v)
abductor
one who kidnaps. (n)
induce
to lead on; to influence; to cause. (v)
introduce
to make known or acquainted. (v)
moped
low-powered motorized bicycle. (n)
biped
two-footed mammal. (n)
quadruped
four-footed mammal. (n)
podium
a platform or stand for a speaker. (n)
tripod
a three-legged stand. (n)
pedal
a foot operated lever, mechanism, or device. (n)
pedestrian
one who walks. (n)
pedestal
the foot or base of a statue or column. (n)
pedometer
a device that measures distance walked. (n)
centipede
a creature with the appearance of 100 legs. (n)
millipede
a creature with the appearance of 1,000 legs. (n)
expedition
a trip or journey. (n)
expedite
to speed up or hasten. (n)
expeditious
fast, speedy. (adj)
expeditiously
quickly, fast. (adverb)
expedient
quickest, most advantageous or suitable. (adj)
impede
to hinder, block, obstruct. (v)
impediment
an obstacle or hindrance. (n)
podiatry
medical field for the care of the feet. (n)
podiatrist
a foot doctor. (n)