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BIBLION, BIBLI, BIBLIO
book

Biblioclast - destroys books
Biblioklept - steals books
Bibliography - books of a particular subject; by one author
BIBERE, BIB
to drink

Imbibe - to drink
Bib - child's cloth to protect from dribbles
MALUS, MAL, MALE, MALI
bad, evil

Malevolent - people who wish harm
Malignant - harmful
AMARE, AMA, AMO
to love

Amorous - falls in love easily
Amoretto - cherub or cupid
BENE, BENI
good, well

Benedictions - blessings
Benefit - kind act
Benign - harmless
ARISTOS
best

Aristocrats - people of nobility
Aristocracy - government ruled by the elite
AKROS, ACRO
a point, at the tip

Acrobat - walk on tiptoe
Acronyms - words from from initials, or tip
Acrostic - poem in which first letters of each line spell out a name
ATHLON, ATHL
prize

Athlete - sports figure who competes
Decathlon - contest of 10 track & field events
BOMBOS
booming, humming sound

Bomb - device that explodes, booms
Bombard - attack bomb someone with questions
AMPLUS, AMPL
large, wide

Amplify - to enlarge sound
Ample - to have plenty
AMICUS, AMI
friend

Amigo - male friend in Spanish
Ami - male friend in French
ANGELOS, ANGEL
messenger

Angel - messenger of God
Evangelist - messenger, preacher
CALERE, CAL, CHA
to be warm, hot

Caldron - pot to cook in
Chafing dish - warming dish
Chafe - warm by rubbing
ALBUS, ALB
white

Albatross - white bird
Alb - long white robe
Albino - absense of certain pigments
BELLUM, BELL
war

Rebel - to war against something
Bellona - goddess of war
ANTIQUUS, ANTIQU
ancient

Antique - items from the past
Antiquity - something ancient
CABALLUS, CAVAL
horse

Cavalcade - parade, origionally of horsemen
Cavalry - charge, origionally of horsemen
ASTRON, ASTER, ASTRO
star

Astrology - belief that position of stars influences one's life
Disaster - belief of influence of heavenly bodies on our lives
Aster - flower shaped like a star
ARKHEIN, ARCH
to rule, begin
ANIMUS, ANIM
mind, soul

Animate - give life to something
Animal - a living being other than human
CENSERE, CEN
to assess, judge

Census - registery of person taken every 10 years
Censor - people who judge books, movies, etc.
CIVIS, CIT, CIV
citizen

Civilize - to educate, refine someone
Citified - enjoys being citizen of the city
Civics - study of citizens and surroundings
ARKHEIN, ARCH
to rule, begin

Monarch - ruler
Anarchy - a state without a ruler
Patriarch - ruled by the father
Matriarch - ruled by the mother
CADERE, CAD, CAS, CID
to fall

Accident - mishap
Casualty - victim of injury
Cascade - resembles falling water
CLAUDERE, CLOS, CLUDE, CLUS
to shut, close

Conclude - to close
Enclose - to close in
Exclude - to shut out
AGORA, GOR
marketplace

Agora - markeplace of Athens, ancient Greece
Category - originally meant "to speak before the Agora to accuse someone"; to classify
CLAMERE, CLAIM, CLAM
to call out, shout

Exclaim - to cry out
Proclaim - to declare, announce
BATTUERE, BAT
to beat

Battalion - army unit to beat the enemy
Assault and Battery - to bear someone
CREDERE: CRED
to believe, trust

Credence - trust, belief
Credit - recognize, honor someone
ANNUS, ANNI, ENNI
year

Annual - once a year
Biennial - plant that lives for 2 years
Biannual - event occuring twice a year
Perennial - grows year after year
AGERE, ACT
to act, do, drive

Actors - men and women who act
Activist - a doer, person involved in causes
BASSUS, BASE, BASS
low, short

Bassoon - instrument with deep sound
Abase - lower someone's self esteem
Basset - hound low to the ground
AEVUM, EV
ages

Primeval - first age or ages of world
Medieval - middle ages
AGER, GRI
field

Agriculture - science of cultivation of the fields
Agrarian - related to land and farming