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aer ate: to expose to the air as in soil aer ial: pertaining to the air, as a view from the air . aero bics : a system of vigorous exercises designed to improve the body’s ability to take in and utilize oxygen. _____________________________________

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1 aero air
aerate: to expose to the air as in soil

aerial: pertaining to the air, as a view from the air.

aerobics: a system of vigorous exercises designed to improve the body’s ability to take in and utilize oxygen.

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A plow with sharp stakes was used to aerate the yard before planting the grass seed.

1. aero: air
2 antho flower
anthology: a “bouquet” or collection of literary or musical selections

ananthous: without flowers

anthozoan: class of marine creatures, including the sea anemones and coral (flower like)

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The plants they used in the rock gardens were ananthous..

2. antho: flower
3 arbor tree
arbor: a shady area with the roof and sides formed by trees, shrubs, or lattice

arboreal: resembling or living in trees

arboretum: place for the study and exhibition of trees and shrubs

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The arboretum at UNC Chapel Hill was once the scene of a murder.

3.arbor: tree
4 bath bathy deep
bathos: sinking from the lofty to the

depths of the ridiculous, an anticlimax

bathymetry: the art of deep sea

sounding or measuring the depths

bathysphere: chamber for deep-sea exploration.

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Inside the bathysphere, the rescuers searched for the victims of the shipwreck.

4. bath (bathy): deep
5 cad cid cas fall happen accident
decadent: that which is falling down

casualty: one who falls in battle or by accident

recidivism: falling or relapsing back into crime

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The recidivism rate for criminals who undergo rehabilitation is less than for those who don’t.

5. cad (cid, cas) : fall, happen, accident
6 calc lime stone pebble
calcification: the act of turning to stone

calcium: a silver-white mineral found in limestone

calculate:to reckon using pebbles, to compute

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The calcification around the fountain left silver-white rocklike formations.

6. calc: lime, stone, pebble
7 chloro green
chlorine: greenish-yellow, poisonous gas

chloroform: green compound used as an anesthetic and solvent

chlorophyll: green pigment in plants essential for photosynthesis

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The chlorine in the pool helped give the water its greenish color.

7. chloro - green
chrys yellow gold
chrysanthemum: yellow flower

chrysalis: hard shelled pupa of a butterfly

chrysophyte: golden-brown and yellowish-green algae.

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The yellow blooms on the chrysanthemums stood out against the wooded background.

chrys: yellow, gold
9 cre creas cret grow
increase: to grow or get larger

crescendo: music that grows louder

accretion: gradual buildup or growth

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The speaker cracked just as the music reached a crescendo.

9. cre (creas, cret): grow
10 cur care for
curator: one who cares for a museum

curious: full of care or interest on a subject

sinecure: a position or office providing compensation or other benefits but requiring little responsibility or effort

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The curious child opened every cabinet door in the kitchen before moving to another room.

10. cur: care for
11 cyan blue
cyan: a moderate greenish blue color

anthocyanin: blue pigment found in plants, especially flowers, and some insects

cyanosis: bluish coloration of skin caused by insufficient oxygenation of the blood

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The artist spread much cyan paint on his pallet before attempting to paint the sky.

11. cyan: blue
12 cyto cell
astrocyte: star shaped cell in brain and

spinal cord

cytogenesis: cell formation

cytotoxin: toxins that destroy certain cells, like venom

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The biology students studied cytogenesis.

12. cyto: cell
13 domin lord master
dominate: to master or lord over

predominate: have controlling power or influence, master

anno Domini: Latin for “in the year of our Lord”

in a specified year of the Christian era

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Our football team has been able to dominate the other teams in the conference.

13. domin: lord, master
14 erythro red
erythema: abnormal redness of the skin

erythrocytometer: instrument used to count red blood cells

erythrophobia: abnormal fear of anything red or of blushing

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After the blood sample was taken, the technician used an erythrocytometer to check for abnormalities.

14. erythro: red
15 ethno nation race culture
ethnic: related to race or culture

ethnology: the study of culture

ethnocentric: belief in the superiority of one’s own culture

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The ethnocentric nature of the tribe made it impossible to teach them new ways.

15. ethno: nation, race, culture
16 ferv hot boil or bubble
fervent: showing great emotion or

enthusiasm, hot tempered, ardent

fervid: fiery; zealous, bubbly

effervescent: giving off bubbles of gas as carbonated water, showing exhilaration

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When students show fervent devotion to a cause, they work harder.

16. ferv: hot, boil or bubble
17 gyn woman
gynecologist: a doctor specializing in

women’s health

androgynous: showing both male and female characteristics

gynophobia: fear of women

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Many of the gods and goddesses from mythology have androgynous appearances.

17. gyn: woman
18 ish like resembling
childish: child like

feverish: having a fever, fever like

dwarfish: small like

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Often childish behaviors result in trouble in school.

18. -ish: like, resembling
19 itis infection inflammation
meningitis: brain inflammation

arthritis: joint inflammation

hepatitis: liver inflammation

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The danger of meningitis from a West Nile infection is great.

19. -itis: infection, inflammation
20 liber free
liberal: generous, lavish, abundant, freely giving

liberty: state of being free

liberate: to make free

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Patrick Henry is famous for his “Give me liberty or give me death” line.

20. liber: free
21 meter metr measure
perimeter: the measurement around

isometric: equal in measure

odometer: instrument to measure mileage on a road trip

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Guards walk the perimeter of buildings when they are on duty.

21. meter (metr): measure
22 moll soft
mollify: to make less angry, violent or intense

mollusk: soft bodied

emollient: softening and soothing to the skin

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In an attempt to mollify the students, the principal added more parking spaces.

22. moll: soft
23 orni ornith bird
ornithology: the study of birds

ornithivorous: bird eating

orniscopy: instrument for examining birds

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I’m trying to decide if I’m ornithivorous because I eat chicken.

23. orni (ornith): bird
24 phyll leaf
phylloid: leaf like

aphyllous: without an abundance of leaves

phyllaphagous: leaf eating

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The Japanese magnolia is relatively aphyllous in the spring when only the flowers appear.

24. phyll : leaf
25 pon pos put place
compose: to put together or create

depose: to put down or overthrow

opponent: one who is placed against

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Several of the players decided to play a trick on the opponent.

25. pon (pos) : put, place