Word Study Units
 
Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5Unit 6Unit 7Unit 8Unit 9

Unit 1

PREFIXES

im-

in, into

ad-

to, toward, near; against

ex-

out, forth

pro-

for; forward


ROOTS

-port-, -portat-

carry, entrance

-voc-, -voke-

to call, speak, or voice


SUFFIXES

-ion, -tion, -ation

action or process

-able

able to be


SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. advocate

someone who speaks on behalf of another

2. vocation

job or profession

3. provoke

cause a feeling or action

4. vocabulary

a list of words

5. vocalist

a person who sings

6. import

carry into the country

7. export

carry out of the country

8. portable

able to be carried

9.transportation

method of delivery, shipments or transit

10.importance

substance or significance

BONUS: vociferous

noisy or loud

BONUS: portico

a covered porch with columns at the entrance of a building


Practice Your Words with the
Unit 1 Quizlet

Unit 2

PREFIXES

re-

back, again

super-, supra-

above, beyond

trans-

across

sub-

under; beneath


ROOTS

-vid-, -vis-

to see, to look

-scrib-, -scrip-

to write


SUFFIXES

-ion

action or process

-ise, ize

producing a particular state


SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. improvise

made up or invented on the spur-of-the-moment

2. revision

a review or imporvement of something

3. supervise

to watch over

4. visa

an official document or stamp that allows travel

5. visualize

to see or form a mental image; to imagine something

6. describe

to convey an idea

7. subscribed

agreed with an idea; gave consent or approval

8. manuscript

handwritten or typed document

9. prescriptions

orders for something

10. transcript

a written record

BONUS: visionary

a person with foresight and imagination

BONUS: inscription

text carved into something


Practice Your Words with the
Unit 2 Quizlet

Unit 3

PREFIXES

inter-

between

intro-

within

con-, com-

with; together

ex-

out


ROOTS

-mit-, -mis-

to send

-vert-, -vers-

to turn


SUFFIXES

-ile

quality or state

-ant, -ent

relating to


SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. admit

allow in; accept

2. commitment

promise to do something

3. committee

a group working together

4. permission

consent or approval

5. remit

send money or payment

6. introvert

shy or withdrawn

7. extrovert

outgoing or social

8. convert

change

9. reverse

go backwards

10. controversy

disagreement

BONUS: versatile

having a wide variety of skills

BONUS: intermittent

coming and going in intervals; not consistent


Practice Your Words with the
Unit 3 Quizlet

 

Unit 4

PREFIXES

retro-

back; backward

pro-

forward

de-

down


ROOTS

-ject-

to throw

-spec-, -spic-

to look at or see


SUFFIXES

-ile

pertaining to

-ive

pertaining to

-or

one who does a certain thing

SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. conjecture

theory; guess

2. dejected

unhappy

3. interjection

word thrown into a sentence or conversation

4. projectile

something thrown forward

5. rejected

turned down

6. retrospective

looking back

7. spectator

one who watches

8. suspicious

uneasy; uncertain

9. inspector

one who examines things closely

10. speculate

make predictions

BONUS: trajectory

path of an object as it moves through space

BONUS: introspective

looking within oneself

Practice Your Words with the Unit 4 Quizlet

Unit 5

PREFIXES

bio-

life; living organism

pro-

for; forward

se-

apart; away


ROOTS

-gress-, -grad-

to go, step, or walk

-clos-, -clude-

to shut or close


SUFFIXES

-ly

manner or way

-phobic

having a fear of something

-or

pertaining to

SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. progress

go forward

2. regress

go back; retreat; backslide

3. graduates

people who receive a diploma or degree

4. gradually

moving slowly or steadily

5. digress

to go off topic; swerve off course

6. foreclosed

took possession of

7. recluse

hermit or loner

8. secluded

separate; isolated

9. exclusive

private, closed, or restricted

10. disclosure

announcement or declaration

BONUS: biodegradable

able to be broken down or decayed

BONUS: claustrophobic

fear of closed places

Practice you words with the Unit 5 Quizlet.

 

Unit 6

PREFIXES

ex-

out; forth

re-

back; agin

com-

together; with

dis-, dif-

apart; away from


ROOTS

-fer-, -ferre-

to bear, carry, or bring

-pet-, -pul-

to drive or push


SUFFIXES

-ive

pertaining to

-ory

relating to

SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. confer

consult; advise

2. infer

deduct, suppose, or conclude

3. transferred

signed over; sent over

4. referee

person who disputes a close call

5. defer

delay or postpone

6. compelled

forced or required

7. dispel

dismiss, banish, or end

8. expelled

ejected or removed

9. impulsive

spontaneous; doing something without thinking

10. repulsive

horrid; loathsome

BONUS: compulsory

required

BONUS: differentiate

understand the differences

 

Unit 7

PREFIXES

mon-

one, single, or alone


ROOTS

-manu-

hand

-arch-

first; leader


SUFFIXES

-ology

study of

-ure

function or process

-ate

to act upon in a certain way

SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. manufacture

to make or produce by hand or machinery

2. manipulate

to control or influence; to operate with one's hands

3. mandate

an official command or order; requirement

4. manual

small handbook that gives instructions

5. maneuver

to steer in various directions; a strategic plan

6. anarchy

absence of authority; rebellion; confusion or chaos

7. architect

a person who designs building or other structures

8. hierarchy

a ranking of persons or things one above the other

9. archives

a place where public reords or historical documents are kept

10. monarch

the sole and absolute ruler of a nation

BONUS: emancipate

to free or liberate

BONUS: archaeology

the scientific study of past human life and culture

 

Unit 8

ROOTS

-min-

small, less

-mal-

bad


SUFFIXES

-ure

condition

-ant, -ent

relating to

-ity

state or quality

-ous having or full of

SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. minor

smaller, underage

2. minimum

the least possible amount

3. minced

cut into very small pieces

4. miniature

very small

5. minority

a smaller group or number

6. malpractice

misconduct or improper practice

7. malicious

intentionally harmful

8. malady

illness

9. malignant

very harmful

10. malodorous

bad-smelling

BONUS: miniscule

very small

BONUS: malevolent

wishing evil or harm to others

 

Unit 9

PREFIXES

in-

in, into

de- undoing
inter- between, among

ROOTS

-gen-

people, race, or kind

-fac-, -face-

to make or do


SUFFIXES

-logy

study of

-ous

full of

-ity

quality or condition

SPELLING WORDS
DEFINITIONS

1. genealogy

the study of family history

2. generic

having no particular distinctive quality; plain

3. genuin

real

4. generosity

the quality of giving freely with kindness

5. ingenious

smart or clever

6. facade

false front

7. interface

a go-between; bring together; connect

8. defacing

to destroy the appearance of something

9. facilitator

one who makes things go easily

10. facility

fluency, skill, or expertise

BONUS: indigenous

coming from a particular region or environment

BONUS: facsimile

copy