Worksheet due Thursday

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Memorize the most used 8 Latin roots:
spec, spic (to look), press (to press), port (to carry), form (to shape),
pose, pos (to put or place), tract (to drag or pull), spir (to breathe),
and mis,mit (to send).
spec, spic
press
inspect
spectroscope
spectacle
spectator
respected
circumspect
speculate
impression
compress
oppressive
pressure
depressed
repressive
expression
Name_________________________________________
Word Bank: Sample words using the eight basic Greek roots
port
form
pose, pos
tract
spir
porter
import
transport
deportment
opportunity
portmanteau
portable
deport
transform
information
uniform
reforming
conform
formulate
performance
formation
transpose
position
positive
deposit
exposition
composer
compost
indisposed
ASSIGNMENT STEPS:
Step One: Cover the roots above. Now write the meanings of each one here:
spec, spic
press
port
pose, pos
tract
spir
tractor
retraction
attracted
detract
distract
traction
attractive
contract
aspiration
respiration
inspiring
transpire
spirit
conspire
expire
perspire
mis,mit
missile
submission
remittance
transmit
mission
emit
omit
admittance
form
mis,mit
Step Two: Use the roots to explain what uniform means. (uni means one) Use the root definition in your explanation. Why
do teams dress in a uniform?___________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Step Three: Choose one root and write all the family words from that section. Remember, a family word is NOT a
synonym. Family words share the same root or base word.
One of the roots:
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The family words for that root: ______________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Name_____________________________
Step Four: Choose a focus word from the sample words bank. Look up the meaning on Google (define___________)or in
a print dictionary. Describe the meaning of the focus word in your own words.
NEVER COPY A DEFINITION!!!!!!!
My focus word:
The meaning in my own words: _____________________________________________
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Step Five:
Think of the word
composer
What are some other people who put or place
things together like a composer places music in
an arrangement? In other words, what are some
people like a composer?
______________________________________
______________________________________
What are some people who do not create or put
things together? In other words, what are some
people NOT like a composer?
______________________________________
______________________________________
Step Six: Review the meanings of the eight roots. Choose a word from the list that creates a clear image in your mind. (DO
NOT use a word used in Steps One to Five.) Draw the meaning of this word. Color it neatly and label as needed.
The Word:
The image:
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