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#52 Inter- Arresting

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The prefix inter- means “between.”...

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#51 Take the "Trans" Train

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary. The prefix trans- and its variant tra-, which mean...

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#49 Don't Shut Down "Clud"

The Latin root word clud and its variants clus and clos all mean “shut.” These roots are the word origin...

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#48 Grad Steps on the Gress

The Latin root word grad and its variant gress both mean “step.” These roots are the word origin of many...

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#47 "Pre-": The Prefix of Prefixes

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The prefix pre-, which means...

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#46 Moving the Ced Procession

When studying root words, there are often spelling variants to a primary root word. The root word ced:...

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#45 On The Go

The Latin root word ced means “go.” This root is the word origin of many English vocabulary words,...

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#44 Sid Sits with Sed

The Latin root word sid and its variant sed both mean “sit.” These roots are the word origin of many...

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#42 Intense Prefixes

Some prefixes highly emphasize roots of words to which they are attached. These prefixes can effectively be...

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#40 TheRE and Back Again

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The prefix re-, which means “back” or...

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#41 Mal Mauls

The Latin root word mal means “bad” or “evil.” This root is the word origin of many English...

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#39 Eponyms from Ancient Greece

Words from which eponyms derive play a smaller role than Latin and Greek root words in forming English vocabulary,...

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#38 Vent No More with Ven

The Latin root word ven and its variant vent both mean “come.” These roots are the word origin of many...

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#37 Hold the Spelling Variants of "Ten" in Mind

When studying root words, there are often spelling variants to a primary root word. The root word ten:...

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#36 Hold a Perfect "Ten"

The Latin root word ten means “hold.” This root is the word origin of many English vocabulary words,...

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#35 Different Spellings of the Prefix "Con-"

Prefixes often undergo spelling changes depending upon the stem, or main part of the word, to which they are affixed....

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#34 Thoroughly Together With "Con-"

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The prefix con-, which means “with”...

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#33 Eponyms from Literature

Words from which eponyms derive play a smaller role than Latin and Greek root words in forming English vocabulary,...

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#32 Take the Variants of "Cept" into Consideration

When studying root words, there are often numerous variants to a primary root word. The primary root word cept:...

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#31 Accept No Exceptions!

The Latin root word cept means “taken.” This root word gives rise to many English vocabulary words,...

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