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  • Shawn made the mistake of antagonizing Carson. The origin of the prefix anti- and its variant ant- is an ancient Greek word which meant “against” or “opposite.” Antapology : ANT […]

    Antagonize

    Shawn made the mistake of antagonizing Carson. The origin of the prefix anti- and its variant ant- is an ancient Greek word which meant “against” or “opposite.” Antapology : ANT […]

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  • When on an airplane, Matthew expects the best amenities, but instead he gets put next to a slob Definition: The pleasantness of a place or a person. Root meaning: Am-, […]

    Amenity

    When on an airplane, Matthew expects the best amenities, but instead he gets put next to a slob Definition: The pleasantness of a place or a person. Root meaning: Am-, […]

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  • The third grade pedagogue thought she had excellent teaching skills, but the students thought otherwise. Pedagogue – one who leads a child; a strict teacher Ped- Greek root meaning “child” […]

    Pedagogue

    The third grade pedagogue thought she had excellent teaching skills, but the students thought otherwise. Pedagogue – one who leads a child; a strict teacher Ped- Greek root meaning “child” […]

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  • Taylor Swift’s agenda for the day included a trip to the store. Word used in GIF: Agenda Define the word: Agenda- a list of items to be discussed at a […]

    Agenda

    Taylor Swift’s agenda for the day included a trip to the store. Word used in GIF: Agenda Define the word: Agenda- a list of items to be discussed at a […]

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  • he King revealed a new edict detailing new trade regulations Word used in GIF: Edict Define the word: an official order Root Word: Dict Latin/Greek: Latin DICERE, DICTUM Meaning: to […]

    Edict

    he King revealed a new edict detailing new trade regulations Word used in GIF: Edict Define the word: an official order Root Word: Dict Latin/Greek: Latin DICERE, DICTUM Meaning: to […]

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  • Caitlin’s teacher gave her misinformation when she told her that 2+2=8. Word used in GIF: Misinformation Define the word: Untrue or wrong information Root Word: FORM Latin/Greek: FORMARE, FORMATUM Meaning: […]

    Misinformation

    Caitlin’s teacher gave her misinformation when she told her that 2+2=8. Word used in GIF: Misinformation Define the word: Untrue or wrong information Root Word: FORM Latin/Greek: FORMARE, FORMATUM Meaning: […]

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  • Food, Water, and Money are sustenance for life. SUSTAIN (sǝ stān) v. To support for an extended period of time ABSTAIN (ab stān) v. To not do something; refrain TENACIOUS […]

    Sustenance: something that gives support, help, strength, and life

    Food, Water, and Money are sustenance for life. SUSTAIN (sǝ stān) v. To support for an extended period of time ABSTAIN (ab stān) v. To not do something; refrain TENACIOUS […]

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  • Mary Kate and Mikayla are very photogenic in the mirror. Photogenic: adj. Attractive in pictures or photographs Root Word:PHOT/PHOS meaning light Phototropic:adj. Tending to grow or move towards light Phosphorescent: […]

    Photogenic

    Mary Kate and Mikayla are very photogenic in the mirror. Photogenic: adj. Attractive in pictures or photographs Root Word:PHOT/PHOS meaning light Phototropic:adj. Tending to grow or move towards light Phosphorescent: […]

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  • The specter lurked through the dark hallway Specter – A ghost or phantom Root Meaning – To look at 1. Circumspect – Careful; mindful of the rules and consequences 2. […]

    Specter

    The specter lurked through the dark hallway Specter – A ghost or phantom Root Meaning – To look at 1. Circumspect – Careful; mindful of the rules and consequences 2. […]

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  • The court judge was equitable during the trial. Equitable: fair; just Root word: equi Latin (equal, even) 1. Equilibrium- balance; steadiness 2. Iniquity- Injustice; wrong or wicked action or situation […]

    Equitable

    The court judge was equitable during the trial. Equitable: fair; just Root word: equi Latin (equal, even) 1. Equilibrium- balance; steadiness 2. Iniquity- Injustice; wrong or wicked action or situation […]

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  • A peddler approached Caty Grace’s door to buy Girl Scout cookies, but she decided against it. Define the word: a person who goes from door to door on foot trying […]

    peddler

    A peddler approached Caty Grace’s door to buy Girl Scout cookies, but she decided against it. Define the word: a person who goes from door to door on foot trying […]

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  • The photographer hired the models because they were very photogenic. Root: Phos, Photos Root Meaning: light Word definition: attractive in pictures or photographs (adj.) Other words: 1. Photokinesis (n.) – […]

    Photogenic

    The photographer hired the models because they were very photogenic. Root: Phos, Photos Root Meaning: light Word definition: attractive in pictures or photographs (adj.) Other words: 1. Photokinesis (n.) – […]

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  • The celebrity’s retinue catered to her every need, including scheduling her events, painting her nails, fixing her hair, and applying makeup. Definition: n. A group that attends an important person […]

    Retinue

    The celebrity’s retinue catered to her every need, including scheduling her events, painting her nails, fixing her hair, and applying makeup. Definition: n. A group that attends an important person […]

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  • Kali’s grades are relative to the amount of Netflix she watches. relative: dependent upon lat: Latin root meaning brought or carried other “lat” words: elated: to make someone ecstatically happy […]

    relative

    Kali’s grades are relative to the amount of Netflix she watches. relative: dependent upon lat: Latin root meaning brought or carried other “lat” words: elated: to make someone ecstatically happy […]

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  • Nick acted infantile when he blocked the shot. (adj) Childish and immature Latin Root: FA Meaning: To speak fantabulous – Marvelously excellent, of the highest quality fanaticism – an excessive […]

    Infantile

    Nick acted infantile when he blocked the shot. (adj) Childish and immature Latin Root: FA Meaning: To speak fantabulous – Marvelously excellent, of the highest quality fanaticism – an excessive […]

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  • The girl was inhibited by her friend who cut in front of her in the doorway. Definition: to get in the way of; Hinder Root Word: Hib Meaning: to have, […]

    Inhibit

    The girl was inhibited by her friend who cut in front of her in the doorway. Definition: to get in the way of; Hinder Root Word: Hib Meaning: to have, […]

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  • Rachel is a well known bibliophile at the library, because she’s always there. Definition: n. One who loves books Root Word: Phil Greek: Phile Meaning: Love Other “phil” words: Philanthropy: […]

    Bibliophile

    Rachel is a well known bibliophile at the library, because she’s always there. Definition: n. One who loves books Root Word: Phil Greek: Phile Meaning: Love Other “phil” words: Philanthropy: […]

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  • Thomas likes playing goalie and being an impediment to the ball’s movement Impediment- Something that gets in the way; obstacle Latin Root: Ped meaning foot Expedient: Practical; prudent Pedestrian: lacking […]

    Impediment

    Thomas likes playing goalie and being an impediment to the ball’s movement Impediment- Something that gets in the way; obstacle Latin Root: Ped meaning foot Expedient: Practical; prudent Pedestrian: lacking […]

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  • Because of her psychic abilities, from time to time Hannah has a vision. definition: an experience of seeing someone or something in a dream or trance, or as a supernatural […]

    vision

    Because of her psychic abilities, from time to time Hannah has a vision. definition: an experience of seeing someone or something in a dream or trance, or as a supernatural […]

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  • As the specter attempted to make a friend, Rachel stood cowering in the corner. Define the word: A ghost, phantom, or apparition Root Word: Spec/Spect Meaning: “to look at” Three […]

    Specter

    As the specter attempted to make a friend, Rachel stood cowering in the corner. Define the word: A ghost, phantom, or apparition Root Word: Spec/Spect Meaning: “to look at” Three […]

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  • The King revealed a new edict detailing new trade regulations Word used in GIF: Edict Define the word: an official order Root Word: Dict Latin/Greek: Latin DICERE, DICTUM Meaning: to […]

    Edict

    The King revealed a new edict detailing new trade regulations Word used in GIF: Edict Define the word: an official order Root Word: Dict Latin/Greek: Latin DICERE, DICTUM Meaning: to […]

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  • The corpulent girls consumed five bags of potato chips. Corpulent: Extremely fat or obese. Corp: “Body.” Other “Corp” Words: Corporeal- Having to do with information Incorporate- to bring together features, […]

    Corpulent

    The corpulent girls consumed five bags of potato chips. Corpulent: Extremely fat or obese. Corp: “Body.” Other “Corp” Words: Corporeal- Having to do with information Incorporate- to bring together features, […]

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  • Anne Christian was so inept, she was constantly falling down the stairs. Word used in GIF: Inept Define the word: unskilled; clumsy Root Word: ept/apt Meaning: To fit adapt; to […]

    Inept

    Anne Christian was so inept, she was constantly falling down the stairs. Word used in GIF: Inept Define the word: unskilled; clumsy Root Word: ept/apt Meaning: To fit adapt; to […]

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  • Look at the picture. Pediatrician: a doctor who specializes in the care for children Ped: Greek root meaning “child” other “ped” words: pediatrics: the branch of medicine devoted to the […]

    Pediatrician

    Look at the picture. Pediatrician: a doctor who specializes in the care for children Ped: Greek root meaning “child” other “ped” words: pediatrics: the branch of medicine devoted to the […]

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  • The teacher did not like Kat because she was a rebel and never listened. BELL: Latin, “war” Other “bell” words Rebellion-armed resistance to one’s government;defiance of authority Postbellum-after the war […]

    Rebellion

    The teacher did not like Kat because she was a rebel and never listened. BELL: Latin, “war” Other “bell” words Rebellion-armed resistance to one’s government;defiance of authority Postbellum-after the war […]

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  • Look at the picture. Pediatrician: a doctor who specializes in the care for children Ped: Greek root meaning “child” other “ped” words: pediatrics: the branch of medicine devoted to the […]

    Pediatrician

    Look at the picture. Pediatrician: a doctor who specializes in the care for children Ped: Greek root meaning “child” other “ped” words: pediatrics: the branch of medicine devoted to the […]

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  • When I am late for school, I pedal really fast on my bike so I make it before the bell rings. Root: Ped- foot Definition: Verb: move by working the […]

    Pedal

    When I am late for school, I pedal really fast on my bike so I make it before the bell rings. Root: Ped- foot Definition: Verb: move by working the […]

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  • His bellicosity resulted in him tackling the innocent person. Definition of Word: Bellicosity: The inclination to instigate a fight or war. Root Meaning: Latin root meaning “war”. 5 Words from […]

    Bellicosity

    His bellicosity resulted in him tackling the innocent person. Definition of Word: Bellicosity: The inclination to instigate a fight or war. Root Meaning: Latin root meaning “war”. 5 Words from […]

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  • Look at the picture. Pediatrician: a doctor who specializes in the care for children Ped: Greek root meaning “child” other “ped” words: pediatrics: the branch of medicine devoted to the […]

    Pediatrician

    Look at the picture. Pediatrician: a doctor who specializes in the care for children Ped: Greek root meaning “child” other “ped” words: pediatrics: the branch of medicine devoted to the […]

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  • I do my hobby for pleasure and not as a job for money. Amateur: a person who does something for pleasure and not as a job am: Latin root meaning […]

    Amateur

    I do my hobby for pleasure and not as a job for money. Amateur: a person who does something for pleasure and not as a job am: Latin root meaning […]

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