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Writing Prompt #4: The Bowl


Below you will find the result of a writing prompt / vocabulary exercise. My present inspiration is a wonderful workbook called The Least You Should Know About Vocabulary Building Root Words… 139 more words

eradicate (ə̇ˈradəˌkāt) vs. irradicate (ə̇ˈradə̇ˌkāt)

Hello everyone! To continue our homonym theme, let’s take a look at this confusing pair of homophones – eradicate and irradicate. You may remember from an earlier post that homophones are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently. 168 more words


One of my favorite things to eat is pasta. I could eat fettuccine, linguine, penne and farfalle every day and not ever get tired of it! 120 more words

Latin Roots

discreet (də̇ˈskrēt) vs. discrete (dəˈskrēt)

Invisible braces are discreet; they are unnoticeable and unobtrusive.

“Discrete” is used commonly in math or science. Discrete data is distinct and separate, it can be counted as in this set of pears and peaches. 187 more words


complacent (kəm-plā-sənt) vs. complaisant (kəm-plā-sənt)

Coco is always complaisant when she knows she will be rewarded with a treat for good behavior.

The squirrels were destroying our vegetable garden, but Coco remained complacent, completely unconcerned about what was happening outside. 138 more words


syzygy (si-zə-jē)

Totality took several hours to occur.

Total solar eclipse of 2017 was an awe-inspiring event.

On August 21, 2017, millions of people in North America witnessed a total solar eclipse. 313 more words


Word Up Review

Word Up is a DVD containing ten lessons of common Greek and Latin root words and the English words we derive from them.  Each lesson lasts about twelve to fifteen minutes, covers one concept, and presents both the Greek and Latin word base word, and 10 English words that come from each. 222 more words