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Grade 6 Greek and Latin Roots Study Guide: gen, astr, chron, aqua

Gen (birth, beginning), Astr/Stell (star), Chron/Temp (time), Aqua/Hydra (water)
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progeny
the children born to a person
generous
very giving, as if born with plenty of money
genius
a person born with great intelligence
gender
the sex a person is born: male or female
genteel
elegant, graceful, as typical to one born to the upper class
generic
typical of an original, but not coming from the true source
generation
a group of people born around the same time
genesis
the birth or origin of something
genuine
originating from one true source
indigenous
born in, growing naturally in a particular region
astronomy
science which studies stars and their movements
asteroid
a star-like body in space; a small planet
constellation
a group of stars
stelliform
star-shaped
astrodome
clear dome of an aircraft for viewing stars and the sky
astrologer
a person who examines the stars' influences on people
stellar
like a star; most important
aster
a fall flower shaped like a star
asterisk
a star used in printing to refer to a margin note
disaster
event that occurs under the influence of a negative star; a calamity
anachronism
anything out of its proper time
chronicles
a historical account of events of a particular time
chronic
continuing for a long time
chronometer
a timepiece, a watch, a clock
temporary
lasting only a short time
extemporaneous
given without time to prepare; spur of the moment
contemporary
someone living at the same time
tempo
the time or rhythm of a piece of music: fast or slow
synchronize
to cause to happen at the same time
tempest
a violent storm lasting for a portion of time
aquarelle
a painting done in transparent water color
aqueduct
a pipe or channel that carries water
aqueous
made from water
aquamarine
a bluish green color; a light blue semi precious gemstone
aquatic
growing or living in water
Aquarius
a constellation pictured as a man carrying water
hydrophobia
fear of water; rabies
hydraulic
in engineering, the use of water to create power
hydrant
a pipe where water may be drawn, especially in the use of fighting fires
hydroponic
the growing of plants in water