Latin: Unit 19 (matr, patr, fil, gen)
Terms in this set (16)
matr (Latin MATER)
n. A married woman. A ___________ in colonial America would have been constantly busy with home and children.
adj. having the qualities of a mother; motherly. Even as a child, Bess was _________ towards the other students in her class. syn: nurturing, ant: uncaring
v. to enroll in a degree program, especially at a college. Darnell is going to take a year off before he ______________s at the business school.
patr (Latin PATER)
v. 1) to regularly visit or give business to. The Sidlowskis no longer ___________ed the deli. 2) to talk down to; condescend. The college professor tried not to _________ the high school students.
adj. having the qualities of a father. Toby began to feel _________ towards the abandoned young boy.
n. the murder of a father. L. pater + cidus "murder" = murder of a father. The prince was so jealous of his father that he contemplated _________ to take over the throne.
n. a person living outside his or her native country. L. ex "out of" + patria (from pater) "fatherland" = out of fatherland. Gertrude was a __________ who abandoned America for France. syn: emigrant, ant: native
fil (Latin FILIUS)
adj. having to do with a son. Carl admitted that he felt more _________ affection for his stepfather than for his father.
n. one related to or associated with. L. ad "toward' + filius = like a child toward. The small business became an __________ of a much larger corporation in New York. syn: partner, ant: rival
gen (Latin GIGNERE, GENITUS)
to give birth to, to create
n. the founder of a line or race. L. pro "forth" + genus. The ____________ of the Louis family in America was a fur merchant named Jacques. syn: forefather, ant: descendant
n. children or descendants. L. pro "forth" + gennus = one who brings offspring forth. At family reunions, the couple always posed for a photograph with their numerous __________. syn: offspring
n. the study of families and descendants. After discovering an old picture of his great uncle, Phillip became interested in the ___________ of his family.
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