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Semester Root Word Assessment Review

updated 4 years ago by naomeallison

Grade levels:
8th grade

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sect = cut; separate

dissect - to cut apart piece by piece; intersection - the place or point where two things cross each other; bisect - to cut into two equal parts.

Latin Root: sect = ________________
Words I know with sect:
bisect
dissect
insect
intersection

So I know: exsect --> must mean:
to cut out or away; to remove by exsection

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rupt = break

bankrupt - unable to pay because you're "broke"; interrupt - to break into a conversation or event, to disturb; rupture - a break in something.

Latin Root: rupt = ________________
Words I know with rupt:
abrupt
bankrupt
disruption
erupt

So I know: -->irrupt must mean:
to enter forcibly or suddenly. To break into a place.

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frail, fract, frag = break; shatter

fracture - a break; fragile - easy to break; fragment or fraction - a part or element of a larger whole;

Latin Root: frail, fract, frag = ________________
Words I know with frail, fract, frag :
fractals
frail
infraction
refract
suffrage

So I know: --> frailty must mean:
the condition of being weak and delicate; easily broken

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ject = throw

eject - to throw someone/something out; interject - to throw a remark into a discussion; project - to cast or throw something.

Latin Root: ject = ________________
Words I know with ject:
dejected
injection
projector
jettison

So I know: -->disject must mean:
to break or throw apart; separate

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struct = build

construct - to build; destruction - the act of destroying something that was built; structure - something built; infrastructure - underlying framework of a system.

Latin Root: struct = ________________
Words I know with struct:
construction
instruction
obstruction
reconstruct
substructure

So I know: --> obstructively must mean:
causing a blockage or obstruction
causing or tending to cause deliberate difficulties and delays

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ped = foot

pedal - a lever pushed by the foot; pedestrian - one who walks; pedicure - cosmetic treatment of feet and toes.

Latin Root: ped = ________________
Words I know with ped:
biped
centipede
pedestrian
pedicure

So I know: --> stampede must mean:
a sudden rapid movement or reaction of a mass of people by foot in response to a particular circumstance or stimulus : a stampede of bargain hunters.

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man, manu = hand

maneuver - to move by hand; manual - done with the hands; manuscript - a book written by hand.

Latin Root: man, manu = ________________
Words I know with man manu:
manipulate
manual
manuscript
manicure

So I know: --> manumission must mean:
release from slavery; set free (to hand someone their freedom)
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin manumittere, literally ‘send forth from the hand,’

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tract = pull

attract - to pull objects nearer; distract - to drag attention away from something; tractor - a motor vehicle that pulls things.

Latin Root: tract = ________________
Words I know with tract:
contract
distract
attract
tractor
retraction

So I know: --> detract must mean:
to divert or distract. To pull someone or something away.

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junct, join, jug = join, meet, or link

conjunction - a word that joins parts of sentences; disjunction - a disconnection; junction - a place where two things join.

Latin Root: junct, join, jug = ________________
Words I know with junct, join, jug:
jugular
join
conjugate
disjointed
conjoined

So I know: -->juncture must mean:
a particular point in events or time
a place where things join : the plane crashed at the juncture of two mountains.

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flect, flex = bend

deflect - to bend course because of hitting something; inflection - a bending in the voice's tone or pitch; flexible - easily bending.

Latin Root: flect, flex = ________________
Words I know with flect, flex:
flexor
circumflex
deflect
reflect
retroflex

So I know: --> flection must mean:
the action of bending or the condition of being bent, esp. the bending of a limb or joint

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cred = believe

credence - belief that something is true or valid; credulous - believing things too easily, gullible; incredible - unbelievable

Latin Root: cred = ________________
Words I know with cred:
accreditation
credential
credit
incredible
incredulous

So I know: --> credo must mean:
a statement of the beliefs or aims that guide someone's actions


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