Unit: 4 English Vocabulary

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Latin And Greek Roots For 7th Graders

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Misinformation
 
Untrue or wrong informationThe two warring countries constantly circulated misinformation to confuse each other.
Reform
 
To bring back to rightness, order, or moralityMany people think we need to reform our political system, but few know where to start.
Formative
 
Occurring at the time of most influenceDuring a formative period of Jay's life, he was introduced to jazz music; now he is a famous saxophonist.
Inept
 
Unskilled; clumsyTry as I might to comfort Alicia, all my words seemed inept or just plain wrong.
Adept
 
Skilled; expert atTanya was adept at dealing with arguments that often arose on her volleyball team.
Aptitude
 
Skill or suitability forRob did not discover his aptitude for politics until he was in college.
Posit
 
To put forth; assertTyler posited his belief that all people should be treated fairly.
Impose
 
To forcibly place uponThe new government tried to impose its ideas onto supporters of the old regime.
Disposition
 
Attitude or moodThe pirate captain's disposition led him to throw many lazy sailors to the sharks.
Figment
 
Something invented or imaginaryWere the monsters only a figment of a feverish brain, or did they really exist.
Effigy
 
A figure constructed in mockeryAn effigy of the other team's mascot was burned at a pep rally.
Prefigure
 
To look like or predict a later thing or eventThe small riot outside City Hall prefigured a major uprising that occurred later that year.
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