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Challenge yourself to think of more English words that may have come from these Latin roots, and then check a dictionary to confirm the derivation.

Latin Word Definition English Derivatives
nuntiare
to announce
announce, announcement, announcer
vehementer
violently
vehement, vehemently, vehemence
vestigium
footprint
vestige, vestigial, vestigium
mensis
month
menstruum, mensal, semester
sol, solis
sun
solar, solarium, solarism
neglegere
to disregard
neglect, neglectful, negligible
aquila
eagle
aquiline
acervus
heap
acervate
modus
manner
mode, modern, moderate
avis
bird
aviary, avian, aviation
mors, mortis
death
mortuary, mortal, mortality
ovis
sheep
ovine
semen, -inis
seed
semen, seminal
plenus
full
plenty, plentiful, plenum, plenary
saevus
fierce
savage, savagery, savigism
totus
whole
total, totality, teetotal
crudelis
cruel
crude, crudity, cruel
gravis
heavy
gravity, gravid, gravitate
serpens, serpentis
snake
serpent, serpentiform, serpentarium, serpentine
cantare
to sing
canticle, cantible, canto, incantation
jubere
to order
just, justice, justicible
decedere
to depart
decedent
respicare
to look back
respect, respectable, respectful
vivere
to live
vivacious, vivacity
draco
dragon
dragon, draconic, draconian, dragonfly
placidus
calm
placid, placidity
ludere, lusi
to play
ludicrous
spumosus
foamy
spumous, spumy
contendere
contend
contend, contender, contention
cauda
tail
caudate, caudal, caudated
spatium
space
spatial, spatially, spatio-temporal
concurrere
to run together
concur, concurrent, concurrence
confligere
to strike together
conflict, confliction, conflictor
evadere
to escape
evade, evasive, evasion
resistere
to resist
resist, resistant, irresistible
sentire
to sense
sense, sensible, sensation, sentiment
>taurus
bull
>tauriform, taurine, taurin
cervus
stag
cervine
tabernaculum
tent
tabernacle, tabernacular
explorator
explorer
explorer, explore, exploration
genus
kind
genus, generic, generate
imperator
leader
emperor, empery, emperorship
legio, legionis
legion
legio, legionary, legionaire
leo, leonis
lion
leonie, Leo
perfidus
faithless
perfidy, perfidious
senator
senator
senator, senate,, senatorial
dens, dentis
tooth
dentist, dental, dentifrice
canis
canine
canine, Cani Major, canine tooth
juvenis
youth
juvenile, juvenescence, juvenility
frater, fratris
brother
fraternity, fratricide, fraternize
arbor, arboris
tree
arbor, arboraceous, arboreal
soror
sister
sororeal, sorority, soroicide
uxor
wife
uxorial, uxorius, uxoricide
multitudinis
crowd
multitude, multitudinous
animal
animal
animal
epistula
letter
epistle, epistolary
vox, vocis
voice
magnavox, voice, vociferous
dexter
on the right
dexterous, ambidextrous, dexterity

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