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8th Grade Greek & La

Week 7

MILLE (Latin) thousand
PYRO (Greek) fire
IGNIS (Latin) fire
VULCANUS (Latin) Vulcan-Roman god of fire
HYDROS (Greek) water
AQUA (Latin) water
BONUS (Latin) good
mile a thousand paces
millimeter one thousandth of a meter
millenium thousand year period or anniversary
millipede thousand footed bug
pyrotechnics fireworks
pyromaniac a crazy person who plays with fire
pyrometer instrument to measure very hot temperatures
igneous pertaining to fire
ignite to set on fire
ignition act of "firing up" or starting an engine; setting anything afire
volcano a crack in the earth pouring out hot magma (molten rock) and hot gases
vulcanize to treat raw rubber with heat and sulphur to make it harder and more durable
vulcanology the study of vulcanoes
hydroplane boat that glides on the surface of the water
dehydrate take water away
hydrogen a gas which, when burned, produces water
hydroelectric electricity produced by moving water
aquarium a pond or tank of water where fish or water plants can live
aqueduct a structure for bringing water to where it is needed
aquaculture growing food in water (fish, oysters, seaweed)
aquamarine blue-green color of water
bonus something extra good
bon bon beautifully decorated candy; a good "goody"
bounteous plentiful good
bonanza fair weather, prosperity, rich find in a gold mine
Created by: LiseBrinkley