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How Well Do You Know Greek And Latin Roots?

Time to test those rusty SAT vocab skills.

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  1. 1.

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    Alone
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    Incorrect
    Human
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Breath
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    Masculine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Anthro- comes from the Greek word anthropos, meaning "man" or "human." English derivatives: anthropology, anthropomorphic, misanthrope

  2. 2.

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    To digest
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    To flatten
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    To soothe
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    To thin out
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pept- is from the Greek word peptos, meaning "cooked" or digested. English derivatives: peptide, dyspepsia, Pepsi (really!)

  3. 3.

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    Cow
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    Incorrect
    Needle
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    Weapon
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    Chair
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Vacca is the Latin term for "cow." "Vaccine" first developed from the anti-smallpox drug, which in its first form consisted of injecting humans with the cowpox virus.

  4. 4.

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    Water
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    Incorrect
    Above
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    Both
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    Sound
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Greek word amphi means "on both sides." English derivatives: amphibian, amphitheater

  5. 5.

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    Rock
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    Bone
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    Incorrect
    Hard
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    Unfettered
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    From the Greek word chalix, meaning "pebble" or "limestone." English derivatives: calcium, calculus, recalcitrant

  6. 6.

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    To smell
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    Incorrect
    To infect
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    To wallow
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    To creep
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Greek verb herpein means "to creep." English derivatives: herpes, herpetology

  7. 7.

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    Fibrous
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    Incorrect
    Related to blood
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Monthly
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Feminine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Latin word menstruus is an adjective meaning "monthly." English derivatives: mensturation, menstrual

  8. 8.

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    Animus
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    Incorrect
    Layer
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    Incorrect
    Eye
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    Incorrect
    Dream
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Greek word ptuchē means "fold" or "layer." English derivatives: triptych

  9. 9.

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    Unskilled
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    Frustrated
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    Unpleasant
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    Measure
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rudis is the Latin term for "unskilled" or "rough." English derivatives: erudite, rudimentary

  10. 10.

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    Reptile
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    Incorrect
    Punishment
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    Incorrect
    Assembly
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    Incorrect
    Socialist
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ekklēsia is the Greek word used for a church or assembly, from the verb ekkaleo ("to call out"). English derivatives: ecclesiastical

  11. 11.

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    To know
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    Incorrect
    To believe
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    Incorrect
    To challenge
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    To turn away from
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    Wrong!

    Gnoscere is Latin for "to know"; gnosis is Greek for "knowledge." English derivatives: agnostic, cognizant, ignorant, recognize

  12. 12.

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    Alluring
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    Incorrect
    Noble
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    Incorrect
    Big
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    Incorrect
    Regal
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Magnus is Latin for "big" or "large." English derivatives: magnitude, magnify, magnificent

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