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List of the Week: Learn Latin Roots!
Learn "Latin Love, Volume 1," five new lists of words derived from the Latin roots "vocare," "portare," "sci," "struere," and "via."
These lists were created for Vocabulary.com by nationally recognized literacy consultant Amy Benjamin to fulfill ELA Common Core State Standard "Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word." Each list teaches one important Latin root and empowers you to use that root to decode words on and off the list.
- "Latin Love: 'Vocare'" This important Latin root brings us not only evoke, equivocate, and convocation, but the word vocabulary itself!
- "Latin Love: 'Portare'" Learn how the Latin root “portare" (“to carry”) relates to the meanings of words like report (carried back) and support (carried under). The root "port" also has to do with doorways, as in portal.
- "Latin Love: 'Sci'" The root of this "knowledge" word tree usually appears as "sci." Its most famous branch is the word science.
- "Latin Love: 'Struere'" Many words are constructed from the Latin root "struere," meaning "to build" or "to assemble." Whenever you see "stru" built in to a word, think of how the word relates to the concept of building.
- "Latin Love: 'Via'" In Latin, the word for "road" or "way" is "via." True to our roots, in English, we say that we go from New York to Florida via Interstate Highway 95.