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  1. GREEK/LATIN WORD PARTS SUFFIXES ly – like, characteristic of, suitable to ic – pertaining to, like or connected with ful – full of, characterized by, having ROOTS man – hand PREFIXES dem – people in/im/ir/il – not mal/mis – against, not, bad met/meta – beyond, higher, changed, transformed ped/pod – foot se/sub/suc/suf – under, beneath, below super/sur – superior, additional, above

  2. 1. Which word means “the science dealing with vital statistics of human populations?” • democracy • democratic • dermatitis • demographics

  3. 2. Match the following prefixes and words, then define the words you have made. • il A. possible • in B. legal • im C. responsible • ir D. side

  4. 3. Fill in the following blanks using words containing the prefix “mal” or “mis.” • Children in third-world countries are usually ______________ as a result of poor nutrition. • Doctors may be accused of malpractice if they ____________ too many patients’ conditions.

  5. 4. ankle metatarsal metacarpal wrist • The ___________ bones are found in the feet. These bones are “beyond” the bones called the tarsals. The common name for tarsal bones is the ____________ bones.

  6. Match the following words with their definitions: 1. podiatry A. care of the feet • podiatrist B. medical professional who cares for feet • pedicure C. professional who cares for feet • pedicurist D. profession dealing with medical care of the feet

  7. 6. Brainstorm words containing the prefixes “sub” and “super.” • What does the prefix “sub” mean? • What does the prefix “super” mean?

  8. 7. If “man” means “hand,” how does one operate a car with a manual transmission? How does a car with an automatic transmission operate?

  9. 8. Brainstorm words containing the suffixes “-ly” and “-ful.” What does the suffix “-ly” mean? What does the suffix “-ful” mean?