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Latin and Greek root

sect, ped, man, manu, spec, dict, ject, port, miss, mit, graph, scrib, script

bisect to CUT into two pieces
dissect to CUT apart for the purpose of investigation
insect a class of small arthropod animals that has three SEPARATE sections to their bodies: head, thorax, abdomen
intersection the point at which two lines or roads meet and CUT across each other
section a SEPARATE part of something
sectional a couch that is made up of SEPARATE pieces
sector a SEPARATE part of a society, group, or area
transect to CUT across something
trisect to CUT into three separate pieces
vivisection surgery on living animals; medical research that involves CUTTING into living animals to study organs, tissues, or diseases
biped a creature with two FEET
centipede a creature with 100 FEET
impediment something that STANDS in one's way; an obstacle
millipede a creature with 1,000 FEET
pedal a lever that is moved with one's FOOT
peddler a person who goes from door to door on FOOT trying to sell a product
pedestrian a person who walks across the street on FOOT
pedicure a FOOT treatment that could include soaking the feet and polishing the toenails
quadruped a four-FOOTED creature
tripod a three-FOOTED stand often used to balance a camera
emancipate to set free; to lend a HAND in freeing someone; to release from someone's hands
manacles HANDcuffs
manager a person who has the upper HAND; a person who is in charge of someone or something
mandate an order or command placed in one's HANDS
maneuver to HANDily or skillfully go around something
manicure a treatment for the HANDS and nails
manipulate to skillfully operate by hand
manual a handbook; a book of directions
manufacture to make by hand or by machine; to change raw material into a new product
manuscript a handwritten or typed piece of writing, such as a book
circumspect careful to look at all possibilities before acting; cautious; aware of consequences
inspect to look at carefully in search of flaws
introspection the act of looking into one's own thoughts and feelings
perspective one way of looking at things
respect to look up to someone; to show honor
retrospective looking back at past things
spectacle something displayed for the public to see
spectacles glasses that help someone see better
spectator a person who watches something, such as a sporting event
speculate to look at and think about something from different points of view
contradict to speak against; to say the opposite
dictation what is written down as someone says it
dictator a leader who speaks and rules with total power
diction the manner in which something is expressed in words (written or spoken)
dictionary a reference book in which spoken or written words are defined
dictum a judge's ruling or statement
edict public words issued by an official that explain a law or command
indictment formal words spoken or written by a jury that charge a person with a crime
predict to say what will happen before it occurs
verdict the decision a jury makes in a trial; the decision said by the jury
dejected to feel sad; to feel thrown down in spirit
eject to throw out
injection a shot; the "throwing" of medicine into the body by a needle
interjection a word thrown into a sentence or conversation
jettison to throw goods overboard to lighten the load on a boat or an airplane
projectile an object thrown into the air with great force
projector a machine that throws an image onto a wall
reject to throw something out because it's defective and can't be used again
subject to throw oneself under someone else's rule
trajectory the curved path of an object thrown into space
deport to carry or send away from a country; to banish
export to carry out of the country
import to carry into the country
portable capable of being easily carried
portage the route over which boats and supplies are carried overland from one lake or river to another
porter an attendant who carries travelers' luggage for them
portfolio a case for carrying loose papers
report a collection of writing that carries information to be shared again with someone new
support to carry the weight of something
transport to carry something from one place to another
admit to SEND someone in; to allow someone to enter
dismiss to SEND someone out; to let someone leave
emit to SEND out or give off (such as an odor)
intermission a break between acts of a play or performance during which people are SENT out for snacks or stretch breaks
missile a weapon designed to be SENT in the direction of a target
mission a special duty or function which a person or group is SENT out to do
omit to leave out: to not SEND
remit to SEND back (usually related to paying bills)
submit to "SEND" yourself under someone else's control; to give in to someone else's power
transmit to SEND something across places; to pass along
autobiography WRITING about a person's life WRITTEN by that person
autograph the WRITING of one's own name
bibliography the WRITTEN list of all the books used in a report of book
biography a book WRITTEN about a person's life
cartographer mapmaking; the WRITING involved in making maps or charts
homograph a word WRITTEN the same way as another word but having a different meaning (e.g., bow-hair and bow-ship)
paragraph a section of WRITING that has a topic and concluding sentence
phonograph record player; a device that turns the WRITING on records into sound
photography the use of light to RECORD an image using a camera
seismograph a device that WRITES down (records) the movements of the earth
describe to say or WRITE down how something or someone looks; to use adjectives in WRITING
inscription a short dedication WRITTEN in a book or engraved on something, such as a coin or monument.
manuscript a piece of WRITING; a book
postscript P.S.; a short bit of WRITING added after a letter is finished
prescription a piece of paper WRITTEN by a doctor that lets you get medicine at the pharmacy
scribble sloppy WRITING that is hard to read
scribe a person who WRITES things down
script a set of papers with WRITING that will be read and acted out
subscription a WRITTEN agreement to buy and read a magazine or newspaper for a set period of time
transcribe to WRITE down or record; to translate
eject to throw OUT with force, authority, or influence
emit to send OUT something like a sound or smell
erupt to force OUT or release something; to explode
exceed to go OUT beyond; to be OUTSIDE and beyond what is expected
exclude to leave OUT
exhale to breathe OUT
expand to stretch OUT; to make or become larger
extinguish to put OUT a fire; to bring to an end
include to be a part of; to be a member IN
inflate to put air or gas INTO something; to fill IN with air or gas
inhale to breathe IN
inject to force INTO something; to force fluid IN
inspect to look IN; to look carefully at something
inspire to influence someone IN a positive way or direction; to breather life INTO
instruct to teach; to give knowledge INTO something
invite to ask someone IN
accreditation granting approval or BELIEF in a school
credential a document that proves a person is BELIEVABLE
credible BELIEVABLE; reliable
credit to BELIEVE that someone will do something
creditor a person who BELIEVES that he will be paid back the money that he loaned
credulous tending to BELIEVE too easily; easily convinced: easily fooled
creed a set of religious BELIEFS or principles
discredit to refuse to BELIEVE; to reject as untrue
incredible not BELIEVABLE; improbable; unlikely
incredulous doubting; unwilling or unable to BELIEVE
Created by: cscheck