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You’ll meet each word repeatedly over time and explore its nuances and “flavors.” Our multimedia resources bring words to life.
Once you reach this level of “automaticity,” the word is yours forever. You will never forget it.

A photographic telescope

6. Astrological : ASTRO logical (as tro loj’ i k’l) adj.

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I understand the confusion. Both words, astronomy and astrology, came into the English language with histories that stretch back to a Latin root, astr-, which itself emerged from earlier Greek origins. Astr- means star. It appears in other English words. For example, an aster is a flower noted for its star shape. An asterisk is a common, star-like typographical symbol (*).
When I tell people I’m interested in astronomy, I’m surprised to discover how many assume I mean astrology. Reactions fall into two categories. Some try to correct a perceived transgression of religious precepts. Others want to talk about their zodiac sign and ask about mine.

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MLA Style
A science that studies the physical properties of celestial bodies is an example of astrophysics.

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It is a good idea for them to be aware of root words, as learning one root word (for example: education), will then help them to spell other words containing that word such as co-education and educational.
‘Bi’ means two and ‘lingual’ means pertaining to language. Someone who is bilingual is fluent in two languages.

This section was developed for ‘speed learning‘ of medical terminology. Start by reviewing the meanings for a block of medical terms, and then go back and choose a previous term randomly and try to recall the meaning of that particular medical term before hovering over the term to determine the answer. These frequent mini-tests will accelerate the learning process and in a relatively short period of time, you will be able to quickly recall the meaning of all of the listed medical terms. This method of learning is superior to flash cards because of the frequent exposure and testing of your recall.

Medical terminology is composed of a prefix, root word, and suffix. It is used to precisely describe the human body components, processes, illnesses, medical procedures, and pharmacology. Medical terminology is used in the field of medicine, and clinical settings. This section deals with all med terms beginning with a letter A.

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This Practice & Assess pack for Greek & Latin Roots Vocabulary is completely different from the other Practice & Assess sets in my store since this is made to be a complete year-long program when paired with the Interactive Vocabulary Notebook. Please read this entire product description carefully before purchase.
10/12 – Unit 2 (Lessons 7-12) – Roots: port, hydr, phon, bio, chron; Prefixes: com-, con-, co-; Suffixes: -ance, -ence, -er, -or, -ian, -ist, -arium, -orium, -ment, -ology, -ologist, -ness, -phobia, -phobe

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It is essential for students to develop an understanding of root words, roots, and other morphemes in order to deconstruct words and build word meaning. Our root word spelling lists, used in conjunction with engaging root word activities, are a great way to improve student understanding of how words are formed.
Many words in the English language possess a Greek or Latin root. Below is a list of commonly used Greek and Latin roots, their meanings, and words containing these roots.

meter, metr (G) measure metric, thermometer
jur, just (L) law jury, justice

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Definition: an unfavorable aspect of a planet or star
The two earliest senses of disaster began at almost the same exact time (our earliest record of each comes from the middle of the 16th century); the sense of “a great and sudden misfortune” appears to have come slightly after the sense relating to a star. Disaster (which has the Latin word for “star”, astro, in its etymology) is not the only word in English to have been formed based on the supposed influence of stars: the flu is a shortening of influenza, which comes from the Medieval Latin word for “influence,” based on the notion that epidemics were influenced by the stars.