ACT Root Words and Vocabulary
Weeks 8 and 9
ACT Vocabulary Words for Week 8
lex word, law, reading lexicology - the study and history of words; alexia -loss of
the ability to read; illegal - not authorized by the official rules or laws.
macro large, great macroevolution - large scale evolution; macromolecule - a large
molecule; macroeconomics - study of the overall forces of economy.
mania madness, insanity,
excessive desire bibliomania - a crazy love of books; egomania - a mad love of
oneself; maniac an insane person.
ob, op in the way, against object - to be against something; obscure - hard to
understand; opposition - the act of resistance or action against.
ocu eye binoculars - lens device for seeing distances; monocula - relating to one
eye; oculist - an eye doctor.
lexicon n. A dictionary.
macrocosm n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to
man is related.
maniac n. a person raving with madness.
obtrusive adj. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
oculist n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.