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WORDSKILLS:. Lesson 7. WORDSKILLS: LESSON ONE. PART ONE. act (ag): drive (force), do. Ag it ate Ag (force) ate (make,do) Ag ent Ag (do) ent (one who) re act Re (back, again) act (do). * andr: male. Andr oid Andr (male) oid (resembling, having characteristics) * Phil ander er

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Lesson 7

Wordskills lesson one



Act ag drive force do
act (ag): drive (force), do

  • Agitate

    Ag (force) ate (make,do)

  • Agent

    Ag (do) ent (one who)

  • react

    Re (back, again) act (do)

Andr male
* andr: male

  • Android

    Andr (male) oid (resembling, having characteristics)

    * Philanderer

    Phil (love) andr (male) er (one who)

    * Androgenous

    Andr (male) gen (origin) ous (full of) –producing male offspring.

    NOTE: Androgynous

    Andro (man) gyn (women) ous (full of), means having both male and female characteristics.

Arthr joint
arthr: joint

* Arthropod

Arthr (joint) pod (foot)

* arthritis

Arthr (joint) itis (inflamation)

* Arthropathy

Arthr (joint) path (disease) y (result of)

Biblio book
biblio: book

  • Bible

    Biblio (book)

  • Bibliography

    Biblio (book) graph (write, record) y (result of)

  • Bibliophile

    Biblio (book) phil (love)

Calli kali beautiful
Calli (kali): beautiful

  • Calligraphy

    calli (beautiful) graph (write) y (result of)

  • Calisthenics

    Calli (beautiful) sthenos (strength) ics (science of)

  • Kaleidoscope

    Kali (beautiful) eidos (form) scop (look)

Capit head
Capit: head

  • Capital

    Capit (head) al (related to)

  • Decapitate

    De (down, from) capit (head) ate (make, do)

  • Capitulum

    Capit (head) – dense, headlike cluster of stalkless flowers: Small knob or head-shaped part as on end of a bone

Chron time
* Chron: time

  • Chronic

    Chron (time) ic (having characteristic of)

  • Chronological

    Chron (time) log (study) al (related to)

  • Synchronize

    Syn (together) chron (time) ize (make, do)

Emia blood condition
* emia: blood condition

  • Anemia

    An (lacking, without) emia (blood) – a pathological deficiency in the oxygen-carrying materials in the blood

  • Toxemia

    Tox (poison) emia (blood)

  • Leukemia

    Leuk (white) emia (blood)

    NOTE: HEM and HEMO mean “blood” also, but emia means more specifically “a condition of the blood.”

Flu flow
* Flu: flow

  • Fluent

    Flu (flow) ent (full of)

  • Confluence

    Con (together) flu (flow) ence (state, condition)

  • Superfluous

    Super (over, above) flu (flow) ous (full of)

Fus pour
fus: pour

  • Confuse

    Con (together) fus (pour)

  • Effusive

    Ef (out) fus (pour) ive (that which)

  • Profusion

    Pro (forth) fus (pour) ion (state)

Gno know
gno: know

  • Agnostic

    A (not, without) gno (know) ic (related to)

  • Ignorance

    I (not) gno (know) ance (state, condition)

  • Prognosis

    pro (forward) gno (know) sis (process)

Greg flock gather
* greg: flock, gather

  • Segregate

    Se (apart, away) greg (gather) ate (make, do)

  • Congregation

    Con (together) greg (gather) tion (act of)

  • Gregarious

    Greg (flock) ious (full of)

Hem hemo blood
Hem (hemo): blood

  • Hemorrhage

    Hemo (blood) rrhage (flow)

  • Hemophilia

    Hemo (blood) phil (love, fondness) ia (condition)

  • Hematology

    Hemat (blood) logy (study of)

Ism belief doctrine
ism: belief, doctrine

  • Communism

    Communis (common) ism (doctrine)

  • Chauvinism

    Chauvin (a legendary French soldier who fanatically supported Napoleon) ism (belief)

  • Egoism

    Ego (self) ism (belief)

Jur swear
jur: swear

  • Juror

    jur (swear) or (one who)

  • Perjury

    Per (thoroughly) jur (swear) y (result of)

  • Abjure

    Ab (away) jur (swear) – to recant or repudiate

Lat side
lat: side

  • Lateral

    Later (side) al (related to)

  • Unilateral

    Uni (one) later (side) al (related to)

  • Quadrilateral

    Quadr (four) later (side) al (related to)

Mania craze obsession
mania: craze, obsession

  • Maniac

    Mania (obsession)

  • Kleptomania

    Klept (steal) mania (obsession)

  • Pyromania

    Pyro (fire) mania (obsession)

Neuro nerve brain
neuro: nerve, brain

  • Neurology

    Neuro (nerve, brain) logy (study of)

  • Neuralgia

    Neuro (nerve, brain) alg (pain) ia (condition)

  • Neurectomy

    Neuro (nerve) ec (out) tom (cut) y (result of)

Ped pod foot
Ped (pod): foot

  • Pedal

    Ped (foot) al (related to)

  • Pedestrian

    Ped (foot) ian (one who)

  • Podiatrist

    Pod (foot) iatr (cure, heal) ist (one who)

Rupt break burst
rupt: break, burst

  • Rupture

    Rupt (burst) ure (state of)

  • Erupt

    E (out) rupt (burst)

  • Interrupt

    Inter (between, among) rupt (break)

Scrib script write
Scrib (script): write

  • Scribble

    Scrib (write)

  • Circumscribe

    Circum (around) scrib (write) – to encircle or to limit

  • Post script

    Post (after) script (write)

Terr land earth
terr: land, earth

  • Terrain

    Terr (land) ain (related to)

  • Inter

    In (in, into) ter (earth) – bury

  • Terricolous

    Terr (earth) colere (dwell) ous (full of) – dwelling in or on the earth

Tors tort twist
Tors (tort): twist

  • Torso

    Tors (twist)

  • Distort

    Dis (apart, away) tort (twist)

  • Tortuous

    Tort (twist) ous (full of)

Vers vert turn
Vers (vert): turn

  • Reverse

    Re (back) vers (turn)

  • Convert

    Con (together) vert (turn)

  • Versatile

    Vers (turn)

Vor eat
Vor: eat

  • Devour

    De (down) vor (eat)

  • Carnivorous

    Carn (flesh, meat) vor (eat) ous (full of)

  • Voracious

    Vor (eat) cious (having qualities of)