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Word Roots Worksheet 1

Robert Harris
Version Date: December 2, 2009



Name ____________________________________________  Date _______________________

Course ___________________________________________  Instructor ____________________

Directions: In each case, write in the meaning of each root or prefix and then determine the meaning of the word. Write the meaning in the blank.

1, Phobia means __________________________     Acro means ___________________________

Acrophobia means _________________________

2. Alt means _________________________    Meter means ______________________________

Altimeter means ___________________________

3. Cede means ___________________________    Pre means __________________________

Precede means ___________________________

4. Spect means __________________________  Circum means ________________________

Circumspect means _________________________

Bonus: Spectacular means _______________________________

5. Ex means ___________________   Clud means __________________________

Exclude means ________________________________

6. Con means ________________________  Flu means _____________________

Confluence means ________________________________________

Bonus: Contradict (contra + dict) means __________________________________

7. Re means __________________  Flex means __________________________

Reflection means ________________________________

8. Per means ____________________  Ambul means _______________________

Perambulate means ____________________________________

9. Therm means ___________________________   Hypo means ______________________________

Hypothermia means ____________________________________

Bonus: If derm means skin, then a hypodermic needle goes ____________________________________

10. Inter means ___________________________    Ject means ______________________________

Interject means _______________________________________

Score: ______________

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