Latin/Greek Words 6th Grade Core Knowledge – 20 Words

anniversary

the date on which an event occurred in some previous year

Consider, if you will, the upcoming fifth anniversary of the bottom of the stock market, which hit its low on March 9, 2009.
annual

occurring every year

The annual, four-weekend program, “Don’t Walk By,” which ends this weekend, sends volunteers to walk every block of Manhattan, engaging the homeless.
antebellum

belonging to a period before a war

For most of us, the term “river delta,” automatically conjures images of antebellum plantations along rich Mississippi bottomland.Forbes (Jan 31, 2014)
antecedent

a preceding occurrence or cause or event

If the antecedent work is questionable and the trial is particularly important, key preclinical studies may first need to be validated independently.
aquarium

a tank or pool filled with water for keeping live fish

Peter Brewer, an ocean chemist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California, helped to develop the submersible.
astronaut

a person trained to travel in a spacecraft

Greek, “bios” meaning life
astronomy

the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies

The mud-slinging obstructs an issue that has had bipartisan support in the past.
biology

the science that studies living organisms

Wolf has blanketed the airwaves with biographical ads designed to increase his name recognition, making him the only candidate with a sustained presence on television.
bipartisan

supported by both sides

At 74, Gill has been writing and directing for almost half a century.
bisect

cut in half or cut in two

Employment has soared by more than 25 percent, pushing up housing prices by almost a third.
biographical

of or relating to an account of a person’s life

By the 1950s, secretaries were typing, filing, taking dictation, answering phones and opening mail in just about every American business and government office.
century

a period of 100 years

As much as Dickens is shown relishing the spotlight, he is ultimately revealed here as more magnanimous than narcissistic.
percent

a proportion in relation to a whole

decade

a period of 10 years

decimal

a number in a system based on ten

dictation

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

diction

the manner in which something is expressed in words

duplicate

a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

hydrophobia

a morbid fear of water

magnanimous

noble and generous in spirit
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