Root Words! Add to your Note Cards under the Pink “Root Words” Section Day #1 Thursday, 2 Dec.
-ence Latin Suffix: Quality of, or State of Root Pages 240 & 253
Ex. #1:Indulgenceis the state of yielding to a person’s wishes. Ex. #2:Fraudulenceis the state of being deceitful (fraud). Ex. #3:Dependenceis the state of relying on others (depending on them). Ex. #4:Diligence is the quality of working hard.
-able LatinSuffix: Worthy of, or Capable of being Root Pages 254 & 265
Ex. #1:Detestableis when someone or something is worthy ofbeing disliked (detested). Ex. #2:Admirableis to be capable of being admired. Ex. #3:Calculablemeans to be capable of being calculated. Ex. #4:Negotiable means to be capable of being negotiated.
-ic Greek Suffix: Having the characteristic of, Or pertaining to Root Pages 282 & 293
Ex. #1: if an event of Titanicproportions occurs, it pertains to giant consequences (Titans=Greek Gods). Ex. #2: Something Volcanicpertains to volcanoes. Ex. #3:Something Nitricpertains tonitrogen. Ex. #4: If something is Periodic, it has the characteristics of periods, or repeated intervals.