“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”—Mark Twain
Vocabulary is assigned and practiced on http://www.vocabulary.com. Click here to join my American Canon, American Canon Honors, or College Prep 10 class. Make the account’s password “student” and share the email address used with me here. Once you have set up an account, click on the links below to add their word lists to your account.
- To complete a list for homework, click on the link, click “Learn this list”, and then click “Practice”.
- Tired of answering questions about words you’ve already mastered? Make your own list (call it “Unmastered”) and add only the unmastered words. When you practice that list, you will only work on unmastered words. Mastery will transfer to my assigned homework list.
College-level words beginning with:
Roots & Affixes
ex- (out, up); pro- (go forth, put forth); fore- (before); inter- (between); trans- (across, beyond); para- (beside, near); anti- (against); con- (together); mis- (hatred, incorrectly); pre- (before); sub- (below, under); super- (above, over); omni- (all); ambi- (both); uni- (having only one); bi- (two); re- (again); un-, dis-, in-, im-, il-, non- (not)
annus (year), ante (before), aqua (water), bios (life), bi (two), centrum (hundred), dico / dicum (say / thing said), magnus (great or large); mort & necr (death, dead); stru & struct (to make up, build); terr (earth); via & vio (road, way)