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8T Eng. Vocab/Etymons: Unit 8

8T English vocabulary and etymons as found in Unit 8 of the book /Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots: A Study of Word Families./
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INSUL
"island"
from Latin INSULA
(etymon)
IDIO
"single, peculiar, personal"
from Greek IDIOS
(etymon)
NUM
"to count"
from Latin NUMERARE, NUMERATUM
(etymon)
PLUS, PLUR
"many"
from Latin PLUS, PLURIS
(etymon)
SING
"single"
from Latin SINGULUS
(etymon)
insular
(adj.) limited in knowledge or perspective
insulate
(v.) to protect from outside influence
idiosyncrasy
(n.) a peculiar quality; a quirk
idiom
(n.) speech or phrase specific to a particular language or group of people
enumerate
(v.) to list separately; to count off
innumerable
(adj.) so plentiful as to be uncountable
nonplussed
(adj.) baffled; confused
surplus
(n.) amount beyond what is needed
plurality
(n.) greater part; majority
single [out]
(v.) to isolate, to choose
singular
(adj.) separated from others; unique