• The DAILY WORD ROOT PUZZLE is 1 of 8 vocabulary activities and word puzzles using Greek and Latin word roots.
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  • Common Core alignment to Daily Word Root Puzzle is to the key phrase:
    "GREEK & LATIN AFFIXES and ROOTS". CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4b+c, 3.4b+c, 4.4b, 5.b, 6.4b, 7.4b, 8.4b, 9-10.4b, 11-12.4b
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    Words alike in sound and spelling but different in meaning (noun)
    Root HOMO=same

    Lacking in self-assurance, courage or boldness; fearful; shy (adjective)
    Root TIM=fear

    Not promising success; not favorable; unfortunate; not pointing to a good result (adjective)
    Root AU=bird

    Lost in thought; confused; bewildered; stupefied (adjective)
    Root BE=on all sides; overly; with a quality (prefix)

    The art or science of appreciating fine food (noun)
    Root GASTR=stomach