Lesson 3: Weeks 7, 8, & 9 Word Study

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Many English words have Latin roots. Select the Latin words and their meanings that would correctly complete the sentences. The vocabulary words are from this lesson or earlier lessons.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To _________ someone is to warn that person.  The word comes form the Latin monere meaning "to warn".

    • A.

      Furious

    • B.

      Mortal

    • C.

      Admonish

    • D.

      Solitude

    Correct Answer
    C. Admonish
    Explanation
    The word "admonish" means to warn someone. It is derived from the Latin word "monere" which also means "to warn". Therefore, the correct answer is "admonish".

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  • 2. 

    ____________ is the state of being alone.  the word comes form the Latin solus, meaning "alone".

    • A.

      Annihilate

    • B.

      Devious

    • C.

      Solitude

    • D.

      Benefactor

    Correct Answer
    C. Solitude
    Explanation
    Solitude is the correct answer because it refers to the state of being alone. The word "solitude" is derived from the Latin word "solus" which means "alone". Therefore, solitude accurately describes the state of being alone or isolated.

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  • 3. 

    To be ___________ is to be easily hurt.  The word comes from the Latin vulnus, meaning "a wound".

    • A.

      Mortal

    • B.

      Solitude

    • C.

      Vulnerable

    • D.

      Infuriate

    Correct Answer
    C. Vulnerable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is vulnerable. The word "vulnerable" means easily hurt or susceptible to harm. It is derived from the Latin word "vulnus" which means "a wound". This word accurately describes the state of being easily hurt or wounded, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 4. 

    To ________________ something is to destroy it completely.  The word comes form Latin nihil, meaning "nothing".

    • A.

      Subside

    • B.

      Infuriate

    • C.

      Wrath

    • D.

      Annihilate

    Correct Answer
    D. Annihilate
    Explanation
    To annihilate something is to destroy it completely. The word "annihilate" comes from Latin nihil, meaning "nothing". This implies that when something is annihilated, it is reduced to nothingness, leaving no trace or remnants behind. This suggests a level of destruction that is absolute and irreversible.

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  • 5. 

    An __________ judge will hear both arguments fairly.  The word comes from the Latin pars, meaning "side".

    • A.

      Impartial

    • B.

      Bestow

    • C.

      Heed

    • D.

      Unwitting

    Correct Answer
    A. Impartial
    Explanation
    An impartial judge will hear both arguments fairly because the word "impartial" means not favoring one side over another. The Latin word "pars" means "side," suggesting that an impartial judge will consider both sides equally without any bias or prejudice.

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  • 6. 

    To _____________ someone is one who is not direct and straightforward.  The word come fromt he Latin furor, meaning "rage".

    • A.

      Infuriate

    • B.

      Wrathful

    • C.

      Devious

    • D.

      Impartial

    Correct Answer
    C. Devious
    Explanation
    A devious person is someone who is not direct and straightforward. The word "devious" comes from the Latin word "furor," meaning "rage." This suggests that a devious person may exhibit cunning or manipulative behavior, possibly driven by hidden anger or intense emotions.

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  • 7. 

    To ____________ someone is to make him exremely angry.  The word come s formt he Latin furor, meaning "rage".

    • A.

      Infuriate

    • B.

      Wrath

    • C.

      Devious

    • D.

      Aghast

    Correct Answer
    A. Infuriate
    Explanation
    To infuriate someone is to make them extremely angry. The word "infuriate" comes from the Latin furor, meaning "rage".

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  • 8. 

    To ___________ is to fall to a lower level.  The word comes from the Latin sidere, meaning "to settle".

    • A.

      Annihilate

    • B.

      Admonish

    • C.

      Impartial

    • D.

      Subside

    Correct Answer
    D. Subside
    Explanation
    Subside is the correct answer because it means to fall to a lower level or to settle, which aligns with the Latin word sidere, meaning "to settle". The other options do not have the same meaning or connection to the Latin root word.

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  • 9. 

    A ______________ wound is one that causes death. The word comes from the Latin mors, meaning "death".

    • A.

      Muse

    • B.

      Plague

    • C.

      Mortal

    • D.

      Unwitting

    Correct Answer
    C. Mortal
    Explanation
    A mortal wound is a wound that causes death. The word "mortal" is derived from the Latin word "mors," which means "death."

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  • 10. 

    A _________________ is a person who tries to make things better for others.  The word comes from the Latin facere, meaning "to make".

    • A.

      Benefactor

    • B.

      Bestow

    • C.

      Devoid

    • D.

      Subside

    Correct Answer
    A. Benefactor
    Explanation
    A benefactor is a person who tries to make things better for others. This person provides assistance or support to those in need, often through acts of kindness, generosity, or financial aid. The word "benefactor" is derived from the Latin word "facere," which means "to make." This suggests that a benefactor is someone who actively works to improve the lives of others, making a positive impact in their community or society.

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