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WORDS HAVE PARTS AND THOSE PARTS HAVE MEANINGS Vocab. Unit 4 - Roots
WORDS TO STUDY 1. ANNUL (v. ) 12. POROUS (adj. ) 4. DEPLORE (v. ) 18. SOLICITOUS (adj. ) 5. FRIVOLOUS (adj. ) 20. SUSTAIN (v. ) 7. NONENTITY (n. ) 8. OBSESS (v. ) 11. PERUSE (v. )
AN = NOT, WITHOUT annihilate ANNUL (v. )
DE = REDUCE or DOWN decline DEPLORE (v. )
OUS = FULL OF hazardous humorous FRIVOLOUS (adj. ) – of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously I’ll ignore your frivolous suggestion.
OUS = FULL OF POROUS (adj. ) – full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
OUS = full of SOLICITOUS (adj. ) – showing concern or care for somebody or something. Neighbors made solicitous inquiries about the condition of the elderly man’s health.
NON = not TY = state, condition or quality honesty loyalty NONENTITY (n. ) – a person or thing of no importance. Isn’t it strange that a great American writer like Emily Dickinson was considered a nonentity in her own lifetime?
OB = in the way, against object - to be against something obstacle – something in or blocking the way obscure – hard to see or understand OBSESS (v. ) – to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind If you allow fear of failure to obsess you, you will find it difficult to achieve your goals.
PER = through, throughout PERUSE (v. ) – to read thoroughly and carefully. It is wise to have a lawyer peruse an important document before you sign it.
TAIN = KEEP SUSTAIN (v. ) – to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo The lost hiker was able to sustain himself on berries and bugs. You may sustain a serious eye injury if you do not wear your safety goggles.