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PCHS Greek & Latin roots/vocabulary 1-4

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Phot/Phos
Greek - light
phototropic
tending to grow toward the light
phosphorescent
giving off light without heat
photogenic
attractive in pictures
Luc
Latin - light
lucid
easy to understand
elucidate
to make clear by understanding
translucent
allowing light to pass through
Spec/Spect
to look at
circumspect
careful; mindful of the rules
prospect
that which is expected
specter
a ghost or phantom
Vid/Vis
to see, to look
invidious
hateful or spiteful
providential
happening by good fortune
improvise
to create without any forethought or preparation
Nunc/nounc
to announce
enunciate
to pronounce or articulate
renounce
to reject by declaration
pronouncement
a declaration of opinion
Voc.Vok
to call
invoke
to call on for support
provocative
causing a disturbance
revoke
to make invalid; deactivate
Fa
to speak
ineffable
unutterable; indescribable
infantile
childish; immature
affable
easy to converse with; friendly
Dic/Dict
to say, to tell
edict
an official order
indict
to charge with a crime
dictum
a formal or authoritative statement
Hib/Hab
to have, hold
prohibit
to stop one from doing something; prevent
inhibit
to get in the way; hinder
Fus/Found
to pour out
suffuse
to fill up from within; spread throughout
confound
to confuse and frustrate
infuse
to inject; to fill something or someone with
Ten/Tain/Tin
to hold
sustain
to support for an extended period of time
abstain
to not do something; refrain
tenacious
stubbornly persistent; determined
retinue
a group that attends an important person
Ple
to fill
replete
filled up with
implement
to put into action; execute
deplete
to use up; waste
Form
to form, to establish
misinformation
untrue or wrong information
reform
to bring back to rightness, order, or morality
formative
occurring at the time of most influence
Apt/Ept
to fit
inept
unskilled, clumsy
adept
skilled; expert at
aptitude
skill or suitability for
Pos/Pon
to put, place
Impose
to forcibly place upon
disposition
attitude or mood
Fig
to shape
figment
something invented or imaginary
effigy
a figure constructed in mockery
prefigure
to look like or predict a later thing or event