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    "Grade Level", "Greek and Latin Roots", "Precise Meaning" and "Context".
    CCSS Alignment Strand numbers for Specific Grades:
    Grade Level: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4
    Greek & Latin Roots: "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
    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
    Context: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a
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    1) Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #1 --myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Latin root SPECT-SPIC word puzzle put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary boxes. The Latin root SPECT-SPIC means examine, look at, see. Send your answers by clicking submit at the bottom of the page. You will get back the correct answers, the use of the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC in a sentence and the percentage score of correct answers.
    Clue: Use the definition, root and part of speech to determine the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC. You have permission to make a hard copy for further Latin root vocabulary study at home or in classes.
    Vocabulary Word List: A word list using SPECT-SPIC within vocabulary words: SPECT = aSPECT, circumSPECT, exPECT, inSPECT, introSPECT, perSPECTive, proSPECT, proSPECTive, reSPECTful, retroSPECTive, SPECimen, SPECTacle, SPECTacular, SPECTator, SPECulate, suSPECT: SPIC = conSPICuous, deSPICable, inconSPICuous
    A word list of SAT and ACT vocabulary words using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC: SPIC = auSPICes, auSPICious, deSPIse, inauSPICious, perSPICuity, reSPIte, SPITeful, suSPICion: SPECT = irreSPECTive, proSPECTus, SPECious, SPECTer, SPECTroscope, SPECTrum

    Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #1 --myVocabulary.com

    1)  A public show or display, esp. on a large scale; a regrettable display (bad behavior) (noun)

    2)  A part taken as exemplifying a whole mass or number; a typical sample of a substance (noun)

    3)  Characterized or marked by politeness or the showing of deferential regard and esteem for (adjective)

    4)  A continuous sequence or range; a series of colors arranged by wavelengths (noun)

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    2) Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #2 --myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Latin root SPECT-SPIC word puzzle put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary boxes. The Latin root SPECT-SPIC means examine, look at, watch, see. Send your answers by clicking submit at the bottom of the page. You will get back the correct answers, the use of the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC in a sentence and the percentage score of correct answers.
    Clue: Use the definition, root and part of speech to determine the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC. You have permission to make a hard copy for further Latin root vocabulary study at home or in classes.
    Vocabulary Word List: A word list of the Latin root SPECT-SPIC used in vocabulary words: SPECT = aSPECT, circumSPECT, exPECTation, inSPECTion, introSPECT, perSPECTive, proSPECT, proSPECTive, reSPECT, retroSPECTive, SPECimen, SPECTacle, SPECTacular, SPECTator, SPECulate, suSPECT: SPIC = conSPICuous, deSPICable, inconSPICuous
    A word list of the Latin root SPECT-SPIC used in SAT and ACT vocabulary words: SPIC = auSPICes, auSPICious, deSPIse, inauSPICious, perSPICuity, reSPIte, SPITeful, suSPICion: SPECT = irreSPECTive, proSPECTus, SPECious, SPECTer, SPECTroscope, SPECTrum

    Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #2 --myVocabulary.com

    1)  Formal or official viewing; act of looking over carefully and critically, esp. for flaws (noun)

    2)  To search for or explore for gold or other mineral deposits (verb)

    3)  To believe to be guilty, with little or no proof; to surmise; to doubt; to mistrust (verb)

    4)  Eager anticipation; the degree of probability that something will occur or appear (noun)

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    3) Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #3 --myVocabulary.com

    Directions: The Master Latin Vocabulary Root is: SPECT-SPIC which means EXAMINE, LOOK AT, WATCH, SEE.
    To solve the Latin root SPECT-SPIC word puzzle put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary boxes. The Latin root SPECT-SPIC means examine, look at, watch, see. Send your answers by clicking submit at the bottom of the page. You will get back the correct answers, the use of the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC in a sentence and the percentage score of correct answers.
    Clue: Use the definition, root and part of speech to determine the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC. You have permission to make a hard copy for further Latin root vocabulary study at home or in classes.
    Vocabulary Word List: A word list of the Latin root SPECT-SPIC used in these vocabulary words: SPECT = aSPECT, circumSPECT, disreSPECT, exPECT, inSPECT, introSPECT, perSPECTive, proSPECT, proSPECTive, reSPECT, retroSPECTive, SPECimen, SPECTacle, SPECTacular, SPECTator, SPECulate, suSPECT: SPIC = conSPICuous, deSPICable, inconSPICuous
    A word list of the Latin root SPECT-SPIC used in these SAT and ACT vocabulary words: SPIC = auSPICes, auSPICious, deSPIse, inauSPICious, perSPICuity, reSPIte, SPECious, SPITeful, suSPICion: SPECT = irreSPECTive, proSPECTus, SPECTer, SPECTroscope, SPECTrum

    Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #3 --myVocabulary.com

    1)  Treatment with contempt or rudeness; a lack of esteem; discourtesy; impoliteness (noun)

    2)  Apparently true or right though lacking real merit; deceptively attractive (adjective)

    3)  To indulge in conjectural thought; to suppose or wonder; to buy and sell stocks at risk (verb)

    4)  Watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent; heedful of circumstances or consequences (adjective)

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    4) Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #4 --myVocabulary.com

    Directions: The Master Latin Vocabulary Root is: SPECT-SPIC which means EXAMINE, LOOK AT, WATCH, SEE.
    To solve the Latin root SPECT-SPIC word puzzle put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary boxes. The Latin root SPECT-SPIC means examine, look at, watch, see. Send your answers by clicking submit at the bottom of the page. You will get back the correct answers, the use of the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC in a sentence and the percentage score of correct answers.
    Clue: Use the definition, root and part of speech to determine the vocabulary word using the Latin root SPECT-SPIC. You have permission to make a hard copy for further Latin root vocabulary study at home or in classes.
    Vocabulary Word List: A word list of the Latin root SPECT-SPIC used in these vocabulary words: SPECT = aSPECT, circumSPECT, exPECT, inSPECT, introSPECT, perSPECTive, proSPECT, proSPECTive, reSPECT, retroSPECTive, SPECimen, SPECTacle, SPECTacular, SPECTator, SPECulate, suSPECT: SPIC = conSPICuous, deSPICable, inconSPICuous
    A word list of the Latin root SPECT-SPIC used in these SAT and ACT vocabulary words: SPIC = auSPICes, auSPICious, deSPIse, inauSPICious, perSPICuity, reSPIte, SPECious, SPITeful, suSPICion, suSPICious: SPECT = irreSPECTive, proSPECTus, SPECTer, SPECTroscope, SPECTrum

    Root-A-Week: SPECT-SPIC #4 --myVocabulary.com

    1)  Distrustful; inclined to believe to be guilty, with little or no proof (adjective)

    2)  Keen mental awareness and understanding; clearness or lucidity (statement); discernment (noun)

    3)  Deserving to be regarded with contempt, scorn or disdain; contemptible; vile (adjective)

    4)  Easily seen or noticed; attracting special attention; readily observable; striking (adjective)

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    5) Word Roots 7 SPECT, STA, VERT Beginner Puzzle 1 - myVocabulary.com

    Directions: The Master Root is: SPECT which means LOOK AT, EXAMINE.
    To solve the puzzle, use the clues given to determine the key words in the word boxes. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes, move down to the next puzzle and, at the bottom of the last puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers and the use of each word in a sentence.
    Clue:
  • Definition Word 1: SPECT--look at, examine--Keyword is 10--letter noun--Official examination or review; the act of examining carefully and critically, esp. for flaws
  • Definition Word 2: SPECT--look at, examine--Keyword is 8 letter noun--Something expected; possibility; a potential customer or purchaser
  • Definition Word 3: SPECT--look at, examine---Keyword is 7 letter verb--To have doubts about; to distrust; to surmise to be true or probable
  • Definition Word 4: SPECT--look at, examine--Keyword is 9 letter noun--A public performance or display; something seen or capable of being seen
  • Vocabulary Word List:
  • Level 1: advertisement, circumstance, constant, conversation, distant, inspection, prospect, revert, spectacle, standard, suspect, vertical
  • Level 2: anniversary, conspicuous, disrespect, diversify, establish, speculate, stamina, statistics, superstitious, suspicion, universal, versatility
  • Level 3: auspicious, aversion, circumspect, constituents, despicable, destitute, ecstasy, extrovert, obstinate, perverse, specious, vertigo
  • Word Roots 7 SPECT, STA, VERT Beginner Puzzle 1 - myVocabulary.com

    1)  Official examination or review; the act of examining carefully and critically, esp. for flaws (noun)

    2)  Something expected; possibility; a potential customer or purchaser (noun)

    3)  To have doubts about; to distrust; to surmise to be true or probable (verb)

    4)  A public performance or display; something seen or capable of being seen (noun)

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    6) Word Roots 7: Intermediate-roots SPECT, STA, VERT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: Latin roots are: SPECT-SPIC = look at, see, examine, watch; STA = stand and VERT = turn.
    To solve the puzzle, use the definition clues given in the word boxes to determine the key words. Put your answers INSIDE the 12 word boxes. Click " SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers, the use of each word in a sentence, a comment and your score.
    Clue: Study the vocabulary word story below the puzzle to see the words in context. Having trouble with unfamiliar words? Click the submit button for answers. Redo the puzzle.
    Vocabulary Word List: Latin roots SPECT-SPEC = watch, see, look, appear; STA-SIST = stand, place; and VERT-VERS = turn.
  • Beginner: advertisement, circumstance, constant, conversation, distant, inspection, prospect, revert, spectacle, standard, suspect, vertical
  • Intermediate: anniversary, conspicuous, disrespect, diversify, establish, speculate, stamina, statistics, superstitious, suspicion, universal, versatility
  • Advanced: auspicious, aversion, circumspect, constituents, despicable, destitute, ecstasy, extrovert, obstinate, perverse, specious, vertigo
  • Word Roots 7: Intermediate-roots SPECT, STA, VERT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Mental uneasiness and uncertainty: doubt; a slight touch or trace: suggestion; degree of probability that something will occur (noun)

    2)  Easily seen or noticed; readily observable; attracting special attention (adjective)

    3)  Discourtesy; rudeness; feeling of distrust: misgiving (noun)

    4)  To consider or think curiously about; to suppose; to engage in thought or reflection (verb)

    5)  Yearly recurrence of the date of past events; celebration of a date (noun)

    6)  Applicable everywhere or in all cases; characteristic of a whole without limit or exception (adjective)

    7)  Capability of adapting or turning easily from one to another of various tasks; changeability (noun)

    8)  To make unlike as in form or character; to give or produce variety (verb)

    9)  To bring into being on a firm or permanent basis; to install in a position or place (verb)

    10)  Strength or power to endure fatigue or stress; endurance (noun)

    11)  Science dealing with the collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data (plural noun)

    12)  Believing in an irrational notion resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown or belief in fate, omens or magic (adjective)

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    Reading Passage:
    The idea to ESTABLISH a statue for Judith to celebrate the ANNIVERSARY of her accident was ridiculous. She needed to be confident and not SUPERSTITIOUS about commemorating the horrible occurrence. Her friends clearly meant no DISRESPECT in wanting to honor her STAMINA to recover. Everyone admired the CONSPICUOUS ways she was able to DIVERSIFY the UNIVERSAL rehabilitation exercises. Her VERSATILITY in overcoming negative STATISTICS was commendable. Judith did not want to SPECULATE that Joan and Cindy would give dubious arguments in favor of commissioning some meaningless statue! She had a SUSPICION that they were committed to the bizarre idea.

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    7) Word Roots 7: SPECT, STA, VERT Advanced Puzzle 1 - myvocabulary.com

    Directions: The Master Root is: SPECT/SPEC/SPIC which means LOOK AT, SEE, EXAMINE. WATCH, APPEAR.
    To solve the puzzle, use the clues given to determine the key words in the word boxes. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes, move down to the next puzzle and, at the bottom of the last puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers and the use of each word in a sentence.
    Clue:
  • Definition Word 1: SPEC--look at, see, examine--Keyword is 8 letter adjective--Apparently true or right though lacking real merit
  • Definition Word 2: SPIC--look at, see, examine--Keyword is 10 letter adjective--Attended by favorable or promising circumstances; pointing to a successful result
  • Definition Word 3: SPECT--look at, see, examine---Keyword is 11 letter adjective--Watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent
  • Definition Word 4: SPIC--look at, see, examine--Keyword is 10 letter adjective--Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile
  • Vocabulary Word List:
  • Level 1: advertisement, circumstance, constant, conversation, distant, inspection, prospect, revert, spectacle, standard, suspect, vertical
  • Level 2: anniversary, conspicuous, disrespect, diversify, establish, speculate, stamina, statistics, superstitious, suspicion, universal, versatility
  • Level 3: auspicious, aversion, circumspect, constituents, despicable, destitute, ecstasy, extrovert, obstinate, perverse, specious, vertigo
  • Word Roots 7: SPECT, STA, VERT Advanced Puzzle 1 - myvocabulary.com

    1)  Apparently true or right though lacking real merit (adjective)

    2)  Attended by favorable or promising circumstances; pointing to a successful result (adjective)

    3)  Watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent (adjective)

    4)  Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile (adjective)

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    8) Word Roots 7: Beginner-roots SPECT, STA, VERT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: The Latin roots are: SPECT/SPEC = watch, see, look, appear; STA/SIST = stand, place; and VERT/VERS = turn
    To solve the puzzle, use the definition clues given in the word boxes to determine the key words. Put your answers INSIDE the 12 word boxes. Click " SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers, the use of each word in a sentence, a comment and your score.
    Clue: Study the vocabulary word story below the puzzle to see the words in context. Having trouble with unfamiliar words? Click the submit button for answers. Redo the puzzle as often as needed.
    Vocabulary Word List: Latin word roots: SPECT/SPEC = watch, see, look, appear; STA/SIST = stand, place; VERT/VERS = turn.
  • Beginner: advertisement, circumstance, constant, conversation, distant, inspection, prospect, revert, spectacle, standard, suspect, vertical
  • Intermediate: anniversary, conspicuous, disrespect, diversify, establish, speculate, stamina, statistics, superstitious, suspicion, universal, versatility
  • Advanced: auspicious, aversion, circumspect, constituents, despicable, destitute, ecstasy, extrovert, obstinate, perverse, specious, vertigo
  • Word Roots 7: Beginner-roots SPECT, STA, VERT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Official examination or review; the act of examining carefully and critically, esp. for flaws (noun)

    2)  Something expected; possibility; a potential customer or purchaser (noun)

    3)  To have doubts about; to distrust; to surmise to be true or probable (verb)

    4)  A public performance or display; something seen or capable of being seen (noun)

    5)  Informal spoken interchange of thoughts or information; oral communication between people (noun)

    6)  Being perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright (adjective)

    7)  A paid announcement; a public notice esp. in print in newspapers or magazines (noun)

    8)  To turn to a former habit, practice or belief; to go back in thought (verb)

    9)  Remote in time, place or connection; far off or apart in space (adjective)

    10)  An acknowledged measure of comparison for quantitative or qualitative value; criterion (noun)

    11)  Unchangeable; continual; faithful (adjective)

    12)  A fact or event, especially in relation to others; a detail (noun)

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    Reading Passage:
    Charlie wondered what CIRCUMSTANCE would enhance the PROSPECT of a CONVERSATION with his dad about attending the SPECTACLE at Madison Square Garden. He had CONSTANT thoughts about the concert in the DISTANT future. He needed to assure his father of a STANDARD of behavior and that he would not allow him to SUSPECT that he might REVERT to inappropriate antics. Happily, Charlie saw an ADVERTISEMENT on a VERTICAL billboard. Upon INSPECTION of the dates, he knew the concert could really be a possibility.

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    9) Word Roots 7: Advanced-roots SPECT, STA, VERT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: Latin roots are: SPECT-SPEC = watch, see, look, appear; STA-SIST = stand, place; and VERT-VERS = turn.
    To solve the puzzle, use the definition clues given in the word boxes to determine the key words. Put your answers INSIDE the 12 word boxes. Click " SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers, the use of each word in a sentence, a comment and your score.
    Clue: Study the vocabulary word story below the puzzle to see the words in context. Having trouble with unfamiliar words? Click the submit button for answers. Redo the puzzle.
    Vocabulary Word List: Latin roots SPECT-SPEC = watch, see, look, appear; STA-SIST = stand, place; and VERT-VERS = turn
  • Beginner: advertisement, circumstance, constant, conversation, distant, inspection, prospect, revert, spectacle, standard, suspect, vertical
  • Intermediate: anniversary, conspicuous, disrespect, diversify, establish, speculate, stamina, statistics, superstitious, suspicion, universal, versatility
  • Advanced: auspicious, aversion, circumspect, constituents, despicable, destitute, ecstasy, extrovert, obstinate, perverse, specious, vertigo
  • Word Roots 7: Advanced-roots SPECT, STA, VERT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Apparently true or right though lacking real merit (adjective)

    2)  Attended by favorable or promising circumstances; pointing to a successful result (adjective)

    3)  Watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent (adjective)

    4)  Deserving of contempt or scorn; vile (adjective)

    5)  Sensation of dizziness and the feeling that one's surroundings are turning (noun)

    6)  A strong feeling of dislike, repugnance or antipathy toward something & a desire to avoid it (noun)

    7)  Determined not to do what is expected or desired; contrary (adjective)

    8)  An individual interested in matters wholly or predominately toward what is outside the self (noun)

    9)  Firmly or stubbornly adhering to a purpose, opinion, or action; not easily or readily treated (adjective)

    10)  Rapturous delight; state of sudden and intense feeling; an overpowering emotion (noun)

    11)  Without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing and shelter; deprived of (adjective)

    12)  Serving to make up a thing; component; having power to frame or alter a political constitution (plural noun)

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    Reading Passage:
    As a boy, Clay suffered from VERTIGO and lived in a abandoned trailer with his DESTITUTE mother. As a result, he had a PERVERSE sense of humor. He enjoyed SPECIOUS fibs and playing DESPICABLE pranks on his friends. Even after they complained, he was OBSTINATE and dismissed their AVERSION to his unrepentant behavior. Some time later, recognizing that the CONSTITUENTS of his personality were negative, Clay completely changed. With ECSTASY, the same friends praised him because he had even become an EXTROVERT. It was also AUSPICIOUS that he had become very CIRCUMSPECT. His attitude adjustment allowed him to avoid prison.

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    10) Word Roots 7: SPECT, STA, VERT Intermediate Puzzle 1 - myvocabulary.com

    Directions: The Master Root is: SPECT/SPEC/SPIC which means watch, see, look, appear.
    To solve the puzzle, use the clues given to determine the key words in the word boxes. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes, move down to the next puzzle and, at the bottom of the last puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers and the use of each word in a sentence.
    Clue:
  • Definition Word 1: SPIC--watch, see, look, appear--Keyword is 9 letter noun- Mental uneasiness and uncertainty: doubt; a slight touch or trace: suggestion; degree of probability that something will occur (noun)
  • Definition Word 2: SPIC--watch, see, look, appear--Keyword is 11 letter adjective- Easily seen or noticed; readily observable; attracting special attention (adjective)
  • Definition Word 3: SPECT--watch, see, look, appear--Keyword is 10 letter noun- Discourtesy; rudeness; feeling of distrust: misgiving (noun)
  • Definition Word 3: SPEC--watch, see, look, appear--Keyword is 9 letter verb- To consider or think curiously about; to suppose; to engage in thought or reflection (verb)
  • Vocabulary Word List:
  • Level 1: advertisement, circumstance, constant, conversation, distant, inspection, prospect, revert, spectacle, standard, suspect, vertical
  • Level 2: anniversary, conspicuous, disrespect, diversify, establish, speculate, stamina, statistics, superstitious, suspicion, universal, versatility
  • Level 3: auspicious, aversion, circumspect, constituents, despicable, destitute, ecstasy, extrovert, obstinate, perverse, specious, vertigo
  • Word Roots 7: SPECT, STA, VERT Intermediate Puzzle 1 - myvocabulary.com

    1)  Mental uneasiness and uncertainty: doubt; a slight touch or trace: suggestion; degree of probability that something will occur (noun)

    2)  Easily seen or noticed; readily observable; attracting special attention (adjective)

    3)  Discourtesy; rudeness; feeling of distrust: misgiving (noun)

    4)  To consider or think curiously about; to suppose; to engage in thought or reflection (verb)

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