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Part IV. Uprooting Root Words > Chapter 18. Common Latin Roots - Pg. 39

39 Chapter 18. Common Latin Roots Think of root words as the building blocks of your vocabulary. They form the core of your word, then the prefix and suffix cluster around it. Latin and Greek roots are the foundations of 60­70 percent of our words. Following are twenty Latin roots and fifteen Greek roots. They are only a few of many roots (our language is well-rooted), but they are some of the most common. At first they may all look like "Greek" to you. Do not be discouraged. Read through the list and find those you recognize. Then choose those you want to learn and make 3×5 cards listing the root word, its Latin or Greek meaning, and examples. Root 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. cede, ceed, cess cred dict duce, duct fac, fig, fic fer gress, grad ject mit, miss port scrib, script spec, spect struct tend, tens test tract ven, vent verse, vert vid, vide, vis, voc, voke Meaning go, move, yield believe speak, say lead, take, bring do, make carry, bring step, go throw, cast send carry write look build stretch, strain witness pull, draw come, move forward turn see, look call Examples recede, exceed, access, proceed, recess credible, credit, credential dictionary, predict, dictate seduce, conduct, abduct, production factory, figure, fiction offer, transfer, refer, fertile progress, congress, graduate, degrade reject, project, adjective, abject transmit, permission, missile report, export, portable describe, subscription, scribble speculate, inspect, spectacle structure, instruct, obstruct tendon, extend, tension testimony, testify, protest tractor, retract, distract avenue, event, convent, adventure reverse, advertise, pervert video, provide, invisible vocation, vocabulary, revoke Exercise #1 for Practice Extending Your Latin Roots Here is a brief exercise to help you recognize Latin roots easily. Find and underline the root in each of the following words. Check your answers at the end of the section. 1.1. adverse ad verse;