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    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) Suffix Study -ANCE --

    Directions: includes the SUFFIX -ANCE as part of your vocabulary study at! Suffixes modify and extend meaning. Use nine suffix word puzzles at grade level for each of these nine common suffixes. (The grade level for each vocabulary word using a suffix is noted.)
    Study these suffixes: -able, -ance, -arium, -hood, -ian, -ity , -less, -logy, -phobia
    1. Determine the meanings of each suffix and study the vocabulary words in the suffix vocabulary word list.
    2. Solve the suffix vocabulary puzzle by using the definition and part of speech clues. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes.
    3. At the bottom of the last suffix word puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence.
    Vocabulary Word List:
    Alphabetical list and grade level of "-ANCE" words. Annoyance, Defiance, Dominance, Elegance, Endurance, Reluctance, Resistance, Tolerance. Suffix -ANCE and -ANCY mean "process; quality; state; and degree."

    Suffix Study -ANCE --

    1)  Tastefulness and refined gracefulness; richness of design or decoration (adjective)
    Root LEG = gather, choose, pick

    2)  The fact or state of being opposed to doing something; unwillingness (adjective)
    Root LUCT = wrestle, struggle

    3)  A disturbance of one's composure or peace of mind; vexation; a source of irritation: nuisance (adjective)
    Root ODI = hatred, ill-will

    4)  An opposition or withstanding against the force or effect of; an exertion to check or defeat (adjective)
    Root SIST = stand, place

    5)  Disposition to resist: challenge; contempt of opposition; a refusal to yield or conform (adjective)
    Root FID = faith, trust

    6)  The ability to withstand hardship, suffering, misfortune or stress (adjective)
    Root DUR = last

    7)  Relative capacity to endure; sympathy or courteous indulgence for beliefs or practices different from one's own (adjective)
    Root TOLER = bear, put up with

    8)  A commanding position in an order of forcefulness; a control over; a rise high above (adjective)
    Root DOMIN = master, lord

    Additional Information:

    Other-ANCE words for middle school: distance, attendance, performance, assistance, allowance.
    Other -ANCE words for high school: repentance, relevance, alliance, vigilance, militancy.

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