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Latin Root "sub" Words

February 20, 2016
Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "sub-" (meaning "below" or "under").
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anti-, con-, fore-, inter-, mis-, pre-, super-, trans-, and uni-!
ELA Common Core State Standard: "Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word."
subterranean
From "sub-" "under" or "below" and "terra," "earth"
Since then commuters from Long Island and New Jersey and passengers using Amtrak’s regional rail lines have had to navigate an outdated, cramped, subterranean labyrinth.
subordinate
"Ordinate" comes from "ordinare," "arrange, set in order," making "subordinate" "to rank under or below."
Manon, who earns money serving lunch in a school cafeteria, is proud to subordinate her own ambitions to her husband’s.
subliminal
The second element here , "liminal" comes from Latin "limen," "threshold."
They bypass the rest of the brain, allowing us to pick up threats subliminally and respond to them before we even realise there’s a problem.
submit
"-mit" comes from "mittere" meaning "let go, send," a root that also contributes to English "mission."
The fundamental argument goes something like this: Are black efforts at self-improvement and self-criticism merely ways of submitting to white standards?
subpoena
"Subpoena" literally means "under penalty."
The subpoena primarily requests information regarding dealings with Indian governmental agencies and officials to obtain approvals related to the operation of that plant.
subsume
The second element here comes from "sumere," means "to take," make subsume "to take under." "Sumere" is related to the source of the second element in "exempt", which is literally "to take out."
As a performer, Jones had become more confident; she discovered kabuki dance-theatre and subsumed it into her act, giving her incredible poise on stage.
suburb
" -urbs" means "city" and is also present in English words like "urban." "Sub-" here means "below" or "near."
With 21 million people in the city and its suburbs, Mexico City is the largest metropolis of the Western Hemisphere.
subside
" To sink to the bottom", from "sub-" and "sidere," "to settle."
He said strong winds that hit the area on Tuesday had subsided slightly, but conditions were still "very blustery".
subtle
From Latin "subtilis," "fine, thin, delicate," metaphorically "precise, accurate, keen." From "sub-," "under" and "-tilis,"from "tela" "web, net."
Mr. Hicks said he wished that he had picked up on subtle signals the inspector may have been sending.
subscribe
From Latin for "To sign one's name" or "write underneath."
I just don’t subscribe to the notion that there’s one success story and 29 failures in any given season.

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Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini here. It’s fun to drive up here in the Hollywood hills. But you know what I like more than materialistic things? Knowledge. In fact, I’m a lot more proud of these seven new bookshelves that I had to get installed to hold two thousand new books that I bought. It’s like the billionaire Warren Buffett says, “the more you learn, the more you earn.”

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[Here In My Garage, Just Bought This New Lamborghini Here:] Source: LYBIO.net
Maybe it’s a new lifestyle without so much stress, traveling the world, doing those things you know you’re destined to do. You can do those unless you understand finances. Money, I don’t call it money anymore, I call it fuel units. You must have enough fuel units to live out your dream and to live out your destiny. So, I’ll see you on my website, it’s a quick video and you’ll see there absolutely free.

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Comment by: HERE IN MY GARAGE
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