For all vocab-a-vores and lovers of language, here's the latest instalment of the Vocab-ability series. (Please see important note below.)
This latest post comprises all the “P” entries. It includes many English words whose etymology can be traced to Greek and Latin roots.
If you learn one root, you can learn, understand, and use each and every English word derived from that root. Vocab-ability is an easy-to-use resource guide to help you understand those roots.
In total, this Vocab-ability post features 27 entries that begin with the letter “P."
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For many of you, English is a second language, and therefore it may be a little difficult for you to write a longer reply. I realize that. But you can use these posts as an opportunity to practice your vocab-ability. When you comment, you can use one of the words in the post. For example, in a comment below this post, you could write something similar to one of the following:
- My vocabulary is not quite “up to par,” but I’m learning more each week.
- These Vocab-ability posts give us the “potential” to improve our language skills.
- My progress “depends” on my diligence.
By using the new vocabulary in that way, you will not only make the comment section more interesting, you will also be using and practicing your new English vocabulary. As a result, you will learn and remember more. (And I might even increase your upvote percentage. ☺)
Be creative, and learn more!
Thanks for all the upvotes and comments. I appreciate the support, and am pleased that you are increasing your English vocabulary and becoming more proficient in the English language.
Please feel free to download the following material, copy it, print it out and distribute it for any and all educational purposes. If it helps you or your students increase your English vocabulary, it will have served its purpose. And I will know that my efforts have proven beneficial. (Please see my additional comments and notes below the entries.)
Vocab-ability–168 (pac, pax = peace)
Vocab-ability–169 (par = equal)
Vocab-ability–170 (path, pat, pass = feeling, suffering)
Vocab-ability–171 (patri, pater = father)
Vocab-ability–172 (ped = child)
Vocab-ability–173 (ped, pod = foot)
Vocab-ability–174 (pel, puls = push, force)
Vocab-ability–175 (pend, pens = hang down)
Vocab-ability–176 (pet, petit = seek, ask)
Vocab-ability–177 (petr = stone, rock)
Vocab-ability–178 (phil = love, brotherly love)
Vocab-ability–179 (phobia = fear, aversion to)
Vocab-ability–180 (phon, phono = sound, speech)
Vocab-ability–181 (photo = light)
Vocab-ability–182 (physic = nature, material)
Vocab-ability–183 (plac, pleas = pleasant, favorable)
Vocab-ability–184 (pli, plex = fold, bend, shape)
Vocab-ability–185 (ple, plu = full)
Vocab-ability–186 (polis = city)
Vocab-ability–187 (poly = much, many)
Vocab-ability–188 (pon, posit = put, place)
Vocab-ability–189 (popul, publ = people)
Vocab-ability–190 (port = carry)
Vocab-ability–191 (potent = power)
Vocab-ability–192 (press = push)
Vocab-ability–193 (prim = first)
Vocab-ability–194 (psych = mind)
Vocab-ability–195 (put, putat = calculate, think)
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Note re Copying each Screenshot:
Each separate entry (including those in this and other Vocab-ability posts) consists of one screenshot (since making screenshots was the only way I could properly format the individual entries for uploading to Steemit). To use these entries for your personal study or in any classroom, you can download any or all screenshots by clicking and dragging the screenshots that you want to use, and then print them out.
Note re Passing on the Vocab-ability Links:
Alternatively, you can pass on one or more of the following links to the Vocab-ability posts:
Vocab-ability – Introduction to Vocab-ability.
Vocab-ability – Guide to Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “A” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “B” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “C” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “D” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “E” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “F” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “G” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “H” Entries.
Vocab-ability – The Single “I” Entry.
Vocab-ability – All “J” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “L” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “M” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “N” Entries.
Vocab-ability – All “O” Entries.