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A root is part of a word that has a meaning of its own. Many roots come from ancient Latin and Greek words.

You can figure out words you don’t know by looking inside them for the roots you do know. In this lesson, we’ll work with five common roots.

Type one root in the box to fill the blank in each sentence.

Root        Meaning

auto         self

bio           life

spec         to look

magni       great, big

nym          name or word

When two words mean the same thing, they are called syno_____s.

Question 1 of 10