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14.6: §96. Chapter 14: Exercises

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  • As a final workout in the Latin section of the course, here is a series of word analyses. You may agree that the toughest part of this procedure can be just getting the hyphens in the right places; once you’ve identified the components, it is often a routine task to explain them. This time, therefore, let’s hyphenate each Latin etymon. For example,

    e.g. artificiality

    < L art-i-fic-i-al-itas: art– (ars, artis, “skill”) –i– (connecting vowel) –fic– (facere, “make”) –i– (noun suffix –ium) adj. suffix –alis (“pertaining to”) noun suffix –itas

    1. transfusion

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    2. equivocal

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    3. compulsive

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    4. accident

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    5. inexplicable

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    6. circulatory

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    7. pertinacity

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    8. insignificance

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    9. circumnavigator

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    10. animadversion

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    For Key to Exercises (Latin), see Appendix I.

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