GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS Each week, complete a chart with the 10 new words. Word Chart: word, part of speech, definition, sentence, picture. Sample Chart: WORD Part of Definition Sentence Picture (ped=foot) Speech 1. biped N A creature (write your (draw a with 2 own biped here) feet. sentence here) 2. N A Creature centipede with 100feet. 3. impediment 4. millipede 5. pedal 6. peddler 7. pedestrian 8. pedicure 9. quadruped 10. tripod ROOT 1: PED = FOOT BIPED (N) – A CREATURE WITH TWO FEET CENTIPEDE (N) – A CREATURE WITH 100 FEET IMPEDIMENT (N) – SOMETHING THAT STANDS IN ONE’S WAY: AN OBSTACLE. MILLIPEDE (N) – A CREATURE WITH 1000 FEET PEDAL (N) – A LEVER THAT IS MOVED WITH ONE’S FOOT. PEDDLER (N) – A PERSON WHO GOES FROM DOOR TO DOOR ON FOOT TRYING TO SELL A PRODUCT. PEDESTRIAN (N) – A PERSON WHO WALKS ACROSS THE STREET ON FOOT. PEDICURE (N) – A FOOT TREATMENT THATCOULD INCLUDE SOAKING THE FEET AND POLISHING THE TOENAILS. QUADRUPED (N) A FOUR-FOUR FOOTED CREATURE. TRIPOD (N) A THREE-FOOTED STAND OFTEN USED TO BALANCE A CAMERA. ROOT 2: MAN, MANU = HAND EMANCIPATE (V)-to set free; to lend a hand in freeing someone; to release from someone’s hands. MANACLES (N) - handcuffs MANAGER (N) – a person who has the upper hand; a person is in charge of someone or something. MANDATE (N) – an order or command placed in one’s hands. MANEUVER (V) – to handily or skillfully go around something. MANICURE (N) – a treatment for the hands and nails. MANIPULATE (V) – to skillfully operate by hand. MANUAL (N) – a handbook; a book of directions. MANUFACTURE (V) – to make by hand or machine; to change raw material into a new product. MANUSCRIPT (N) – a handwritten or typed piece of writing, such as a book.
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