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    1) Word Roots 5: Beginner-roots NAT, TRACT, SEQU/SECU, all 12 words --

    The Latin roots are: NAT = be born; TRACT = pull, draw; SEQU/SECU = follow.
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    Vocabulary Word List:
    The Latin roots: NAT = be born; TRACT = pull, draw; SEQU/SECU = follow
    Beginner words: Attractive, Consequence, Contract, Executive, Good-natured, International, Nativity, Portrait, Pursuit, Retraction, Subsequent, Unnatural
    Intermediate words: Abstract, Cognate, Distraction, Inconsequential, Naive, Nationality, Persecute, Portrayal, Protract, Secondary, Sequel, Supernatural
    Advanced words: Distraught, Ensue, Entreat, Innate, Intractable, Intrinsic, Nascent, Natal, Obsequious, Renaissance, Sectarian, Traction

    Word Roots 5: Beginner-roots NAT, TRACT, SEQU/SECU, all 12 words --

    1)  A painting, photograph or other likeness of a person, esp. one showing the face (noun)

    2)  Person or group having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization (noun)

    3)  Contrary to the laws and course of nature; at variance with what is normal and expected (adjective)

    4)  Effect, result or outcome of something occurring earlier; conclusion reached (noun)

    5)  To settle or establish by agreement; to draw together; to restrict; to shorten (verb)

    6)  The state of being born, esp. with reference to the place of being produced (noun)

    7)  Providing pleasure or delight, esp. in appearance; charming; alluring, arousing interest (adjective)

    8)  Having or showing a pleasant, kindly, agreeable disposition; amiable (adjective)

    9)  Act of following in order to overtake; effort to secure or attain; quest (noun)

    10)  Occurring or coming later or after; following in order of succession (adjective)

    11)  Between or among countries; pertaining to two or more countries or their citizens (adjective)

    12)  Withdrawal of an opinion, statement or promise as inaccurate or unjustified (noun)

    Additional Information:

    Reading Passage:
    Not long after the NATIVITY of Brian, his parents understood that he was a GOOD-NATURED baby. He was such an ATTRACTIVE child that his grandparents wanted a PORTRAIT of him. They finally signed a CONTRACT with an artist in their PURSUIT of a good likeness. As a CONSEQUENCE of their demands, the artist made a RETRACTION of the proposal because he disliked their specific requests. In SUBSEQUENT discussions of the artist's UNNATURAL response, Brian's grandfather, an EXECUTIVE with an INTERNATIONAL reputation, chose another painter for the PORTRAIT.

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