Root Words Quiz: Etymology and Meaning

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What is the meaning of the prefix 'anti'?

Against

Which word part refers to the study of light?

Phot

What does the word part 'exo' mean?

Outside

What is the meaning of the word part 'mega'?

Large, big

Which word part means 'earth'?

Geo

What does the word part 'anthrop' refer to?

Man, human

Which word part means 'against'?

Against

What does the word part 'arche' signify?

Ancient, ruler

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Prefixes and Word Parts

  • The prefix 'anti' means 'against' or 'opposite of'.
  • The word part 'phot' refers to the study of light.
  • The word part 'exo' means 'outside' or 'beyond'.
  • The word part 'mega' means 'large' or 'great'.
  • The word part 'geo' means 'earth' or 'ground'.
  • The word part 'anthrop' refers to human or mankind.
  • The prefix 'anti' is an alternative word part that means 'against'.
  • The word part 'arche' signifies 'ancient' or 'beginning'.

Test your knowledge of root words and their meanings derived from Latin and Greek origins. This quiz explores the etymology and definitions of common word roots.

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