WORDS: THE POWER WITHIN. BRONZE EDITION – LESSON 1 Putting First Things First. CON (CO, COL, COM, COR). Cooperate Co + operati (work) Literal definition = work together; work with Dictionary definition = (v) to act jointly; to work toward the same end
BRONZE EDITION – LESSON 1
Putting First Things First
Co + operati (work)
Literal definition = work together; work with
Dictionary definition = (v) to act jointly; to work toward the same end
We need to cooperate if we are to get anything accomplished.
Com + press (push)
Literal definition = push together
Dictionary definition = (v) to flatten by pressure; to squeeze; to shorten or abbreviate (n) a pad of absorbent material pressed onto the body to relieve inflammation or to stop bleeding
(v) We need to compress this five-page document into a two-page document.
(n) Keep the cold compress on the bruise to reduce swelling.
Con + cur (run)
Literal definition = run together; run with
Dictionary definition = (v) to be of the same opinion; to agree; to happen at the same time; to coincide
I concur with your decision to give a quiz tomorrow.
The swim meet and soccer game concur, so I can only go to one of them.
Cor + *rodere (gnaw) *Rodere is the base for rodent
Literal definition = gnaw with
Dictionary definition = (v) to destroy or damage slowly by chemical action; to weaken
If you leave old batteries in the remote, they will eventually corrode the surrounding metal parts.
CON = TOGETHER, WITH
De + crescere (grow)
Literal definition = grow down; grow away
Dictionary definition = (v) to become smaller or less in size, intensity, or degree; (n) an instance of becoming smaller or less
(v) My parents decreased my allowance when I didn’t do my chores.
(n) There was a decrease in the number of thefts in Wake County last year.
De + scandre (climb)
Literal definition = climb down
Dictionary definition = (v) to move or fall downward
The airplane descended to 5000 feet as it prepared to land.
De + struct (build)
Literal definition = build down; build away
Dictionary definition = (v) to cause deliberate; irreparable damage to; to destroy
The bombs destructed what remained of the abandoned city.
We need to destruct these missiles so they do not fall into the wrong hands.
DE = DOWN, AWAY, FROM
Il +litera (words or letters)
Literal definition = not words; not letters
Dictionary definition = (adj) unable to read or write
The illiterate man was unable to read the assembly directions for the bookcase.
Im + possible
Literal definition = not possible
Dictionary definition = (adj) not able to occur, exist, or be done
It is impossible to sneeze without blinking or closing your eyes.
In + cred (believe) + ible (able)
Literal definition = not able to believe
Dictionary definition = (adj) impossible or difficult to believe
Bob made an incredible, game-saving catch in the closing seconds.
Ir + responsible
Literal definition = not responsible
Dictionary definition = not showing a proper sense of duty, obligation, or control
The irresponsiblesecurity guard forgot to lock the front door, and the business was robbed.
IN (IL, IM, IR) = NOT
Il + lumin (light)
Literal definition = in light; into light
Dictionary definition = (v) to light up; to decorate with lights; to help clarify or explain
The addition of the ground lights helps to illuminate the path.
Perhaps this explanation will help illuminate the answer to the math equation.
Im +mers (dip)
Literal definition = dip in; dip into
Dictionary definition = (v) to dip in a liquid; to involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest
Bob filled the sink and immersedhis head to cool down after practice.
Sometimes I will immerse myself in a good book and spend hours reading it.
In + clud (close, shut)
Literal definition = close in; shut in
Dictionary definition = (v) to comprise or contain as part of a whole
The price of the movie ticket already includes sales tax.
Please include your rubric when you turn in the final paper.
Ir +rigar (water)
Literal definition = in water; into water
Dictionary definition = (v) to supply water to land or crops to help growth, usually by means of channels
Farmer Bob built a pond next to his fields so that he could use the water to irrigate his crops.
IN (IL, IM, IR) = IN, INTO
Per + mit (send)
Literal definition = send through
Dictionary definition = (v) to give authorization, permission, or consent to; to allow; (n) authorization
(v) I will permit you to enter our secret club if you know the password.
(n) You need a fishing permit to fish in Bob’s lake.
Per + pend (hang)
Literal definition = hang through; hang thoroughly
Dictionary definition = (adj) at an angle of 90 degrees to a given, line, plane, or surface.
We practiced drawing perpendicular lines in math class.
Per + suadere (advise)
Literal definition = advise thoroughly
Dictionary definition = (v) to cause someone to do something through reasoning or argument; to convince
We persuaded Bob to let us borrow his brand new XBOX game by telling him we could unlock secret levels.
PER = THROUGH, THOROUGHLY
Pre + dict (speak, say)
Literal definition = speak before; say before
Dictionary definition = (v) to say that something will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something
I was able to predict the winner of the Super Bowl based on how the teams performed during the regular season.
Pre + fix (place, put)
Literal definition = put before; place before
Dictionary definition = (n) an element placed at the beginning of a word to adjust or qualify its meaning
We can use the meaning of prefixes to help figure out the definitions of words.
Pre + jud (law, judgment)
Literal definition = judgment before
Dictionary definition = (n) an opinion that is formed before having the evidence of its truth or usefulness; one that is not based on reason or actual experience; (v) to make biased
(n) Your prejudice might prevent you from getting to know someone who is really an awesome person.
(v) Don’t prejudice the audience by saying negative things about your opponent.
PRE = BEFORE