The Write Stuff: Words Derived from “Graph” and “Scribo” – 10 Words

photograph

a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print

Mr. Weber said he liked the power that came with being able to take a photograph and then transform it.New York Times (Feb 1, 2012)
graph

a visual representation of the relations between quantities

“We can be a bit relieved,” he said, while showing off a graph of bond yields over the past eight months to illustrate his point.Washington Post (Dec 29, 2011)
graphic

a visual image

Graphics are sharp, layouts are inviting and the recommendations get smarter with time.New York Times (Jan 4, 2012)
autograph

a person’s own signature

Some foreign players find these crowds unnerving, given all the pushing and shoving, but Chandler just moves forward, signing autographs as he goes.New York Times (Feb 1, 2012)
inscribe

carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

Several tombs are inscribed and on some external paintings are still faintly visible.Various
describe

give a statement representing something

Dorsett describes making the trek to the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony and being saddened by once-hearty men deteriorating before his eyes.Seattle Times (Feb 2, 2012)
transcribe

write out, as from speech or notes

Hastily procuring pen and ink, he bade Sir Walter sing it over again while he transcribed the words to paper.Bender, Millicent Schwab
script

a written version of a play or other dramatic composition

Mr. Wells said he was inspired to work on the contest by something that happened when he was starting out as a script writer.New York Times (Jan 22, 2012)
description

the act of depicting something

The details of Mr. Browne’s invention are too intricate for description in this place, but its main point is comprehensible enough.Hendrick, Burton J.
ascribe

attribute or credit to

But few of the numerous works ascribed to Pope Gregory the Great are genuine.Alberger, John

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