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ACT List 12

Latin and Greek Roots

TermDefinition
PATER / PATR father
patron n. one who supports an artist
patriarch n. male head of a family
patricide n. the killing of one’s father
paternal adj. fatherly
patriotism n. love of one’s fatherland
patrician n. one of noble birth; aristocrat
BENE / BON good
beneficial adj. favorable; producing benefits
benevolent adj. good-hearted; helpful; kind
bonanza n. an unusually rich vein of ore in a mine; a sudden coming into wealth
bountiful adj. plentiful; abundant
benediction n. blessing
GRAT pleasing
gratitude n. thankfulness; appreciation
congratulations n. expression of pleasure over another’s good fortune
ingrate n. one who is ungrateful
ingratiate v. to worm oneself into another’s favor
INE like
pristine adj. having its original purity
saline adj. consisting of salt; salty
serpentine adj. like a snake
equine adj. like a horse
philistine n. a person lacking in culture and manners
Created by: probillard
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