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Vocabulary #10. Retro: back, behind, or backward. Retroactive—having an effect on things that are already past. Tempor : time. Contemporary—of the present time, modern. Sign: sign or mark. Signature—a person’s name written by that person Signal—a sign or event that initiates action.

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Vocabulary 10

Vocabulary #10


Retro back behind or backward

Retro: back, behind, or backward

Retroactive—having an effect

on things that are

already past


Tempor time

Tempor: time

Contemporary—of the present time, modern


Sign sign or mark

Sign: sign or mark

Signature—a person’s name written by that person

Signal—a sign or event that initiates action


Di duo two

Di/duo: two

Duo—a pair, a couple

Dichotomy—division into

two parts or groups


Ast er star

Ast(er): star

Astronomy—the science that studies the origin, size, motion, etc., of stars, planets, etc.


Prefix ad toward

PrefixAd-: toward

Adapt—to make suitable, especially by changing

Advance—to bring forward


Suffix mania obsession

Suffix ---mania: obsession

Kleptomania—a persistent,

abnormal impulse to steal

Ablutomania—obsession with

washing one’s self

Trichotillomania—craving for pulling out one’s hair

Onomatomania—irresistible desire to repeat certain words

Gamomania—obsession with issuing marriage proposals


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