Thursday, April 22, 2021

Elementary Vocabulary - Worksheet #3


A root word is a word or word part from which other words grow, usually through the addition of prefixes and suffixes.
Root Word Meaning
ambi/amphi Root word "ambi/amphi" comes from Latin, meaning "both, on both sides, around". Examples: ambidextrous - able to use both hands equally; ambiguous - having more than one meaning; ambivalence - conflicting or opposite feelings toward a person or thing
hex/a Root word "hex/a" comes from Greek, meaning six. Examples: hexagon - a shape with six angles/sides; hexameter - a verse measured in six; hexapod - having six legs.
omni Root word "omni" comes from Latin, meaning all. Examples: omnipotent - with all the power; omniscient - knowing all things; omnivorous eating all foods.
pent/a Root word "pent/a" comes from Greek, meaning five. Examples: "pentagon - shape having 5 angles and 5 sides, pentagram - a five-pointed star formerly used as a symbolic figure in magic; pentathlon - an athletic contest that includes five events."
astro Root word "astro" comes from Greek, meaning "star, stars, outer space". Examples: astronaut - a person traveling to the stars; astronomer - someone who studies the stars; asterisk - a star-shaped sign used as a reference tool
ped/i/e Root word "ped/i/e" comes from Latin, meaning "foot, feet". Examples: pedal - a lever pushed by the foot; pedestrian - one who walks; pedicure - cosmetic treatment of feet and toes.
avi/a Root word "avi/a" comes from Latin, meaning bird. Examples: aviary - a large enclosure for birds; aviatrix - a female airplane pilot; aviation - the art of designing or operating aircraft
sub Root word "sub" comes from Latin, meaning "under, lower than, inferior to". Examples: submarine - an underwater boat; submerge - to put underwater; substandard - inferior to accepted standards.


Some funny, some weird..
Word Meaning
Gobbledygook Meaningless or nonsensical language
Hobbledehoy An awkward or ill-mannered young boy
Discombobulate To confuse someone
Catercornered Diagonal(ly)
Fard Face-paint, makeup
Boustrophedon A back and forth pattern
Donnybrook An melee, a riot


Today's Vocabulary Challenges

*** Answers will be in the next worksheet of this level ***


Match Synonyms

Match Antonyms

1 visual A tire 1: 1 invest A divest 1:
2 distant B early 2: 2 initial B close 2:
3 cradle C place 3: 3 distant C last 3:
4 endanger D aloof 4: 4 D 4:
5 fatigue E jeopardize 5: 5 E 5:
6 invest F fable 6: 6 F 6:
7 fiction G friend 7: 7 G 7:
8 ally H rocker 8: 8 H 8:
9 initial I ocular 9: 9 I 9:


Match Definitions

1 pose a threat to; present a danger to A initial 1:
2 get tired of something or somebody B fatigue 2:
3 an associate who provides assistance C fiction 3:
4 mark with one's initials D endanger 4:
5 hold gently and carefully E visual 5:
6 furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors F distant 6:
7 relating to or using sight G ally 7:
8 separated in space H cradle 8:
9 a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact I invest 9:


Crossword Challenge
1 2 Across:
1: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress(7)
3: relating to or using sight(6)
5: separated in space(7)
7: a friendly nation(4)

1: a deliberately false or improbable account(7)
2: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position(8)
4: furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors(6)
6: occurring at the beginning(7)
5 6


Recent Words Learned: endanger, cradle, initial, distant, visual, invest, fiction, fatigue, ally

Answer to Synonyms Matching in worksheet 2: 1:E 2:B 3:C 4:A 5:D
Answer to Antonyms Matching in worksheet 2: 1:C 2:B 3:A
Answer to Definitions Matching in worksheet 2: 1:B 2:D 3:E 4:A 5:C
Answer to Crossword in worksheet 2: Across: 2: invest, 6: initial, 7: cradle Down: 1: fatigue, 3: endanger, 4: visual, 5: ally


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