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Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes: Group 1

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Greek and Latin
Roots and Affixes:
Group 1

Instructions
for
Power Roots
and Affixes
Handout
1. On the handout, list as many words as you can think of that contain the root or affix for each number.
2. Count the number of words that you knew alone and add the number to *1 at the bottom of the handout.
Do
this by
yourself.
3. With your elbow partner, share the words you were able to generate for each root/affix. Make sure to add your partner's strong examples to your list for each root/affix.
4. Count the number of words that you added with the help of your partner, and add that number to **2 at the bottom of the handout.
5. With your partner, go back and look at the words you generated for each root or affix. Based on these example words, write a short definition for each root/affix in the margin beside the number.
1. ad
(prefix)
adhere, addition, adhesive, adapt, addict, advocate
Prefix Definition: to,toward
2. bi/bin
(prefix)
bicuspid, bicycle, biped, bipolar, binoculars, binary, bimonthly
Prefix Definition: two
3. cata
(prefix)
catatonic, catacomb, cataclysm, catalog, catastrophe
Prefix Definition: down
4. de
(prefix)
deposit, descend, denounce, deduct, demolish, deplete, despicable
Prefix Definition: down
5. mal
(prefix)
malnourish, malpractice, malicious, malcontent, malevolent, malady, malfunction, malnutrition
Prefix Definition: bad
6. omni
(prefix)
omnipotent, omnivore, omniscient, omnifarous, omnibus
Prefix Definition: all
7. under
(prefix)
understudy, underachieve, underground, underage, underarm
Prefix Definition: below
8. syn/sym
(root)
synthetic, synchronize, syndrome, synonym, symbol, symmetry, symphony, sympathy, symbiosis
Root Definition: together
9. sol
(root)
solo, solitary, sole, soliloquy, solitare
Root Definition: alone
10. pend
(root)
suspend, pending, pendulum, pendant, impending, depend
Root Definition: hang
11. ject
(root)
eject, reject, conjecture, dejected, inject, projection
Root Definition: throw
12. bene
(root)
benefit, benign, benevolent, beneficial, benefactor
Root Definition: good
13. neo
(root)
neonatal, neoclassic, Neolithic, neophobia, neologism
Root Definition: new
14. fer
(root)
transfer, aquifer, infer, refer, defer, ferry
Root Definition: carry
15. astr/astro
(root)
astronaut, asteroid, astronomy, astrology, disaster, asterisk
Root Definition: star
16. stell
(root)
constellation, interstellar, stellar, stellify, stellate
Root Definition: star
The End
Thank you for supporting your
Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes!
Now, continue making your flashcards for all of the roots and affixes on the handout.
6. The remainder of this prezi will help you check your work. As you go through the roots/affixes, add strong examples suggested by the prezi and adjust your definition for the root/affix if necessary.
You
need at least
5 examples for each root/affix.
When you
have completed your Power handout, bring it to me.
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