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  • Common Core alignment to a Definition Match puzzle is to the key phrase "Precise Meaning".
    CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    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
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    Suffix Study -ABLE Definition Match -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: For this SUFFIX - ABLE activity, match a vocabulary word with a number in the left hand column with the definition in letters "A to H" in the right hand column. Use the pull down "Select" bar to choose the correct SUFFIX - ABLE definition match.
    When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct answers as well as the percentage score for correct answers.
    Clue: This Suffix - ABLE vocabulary word list comes from SUFFIX study activities. In addition to this Suffix Definition Match exercise, www.myvocabulary.com also has a free Suffix Interactive Word Puzzle and Suffix Fill-in-the-Blanks.
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    Word List
     
    1) reliable
    2) respectable
    3) bearable
    4) incurable
    5) sociable
    6) expandable
    7) portable
    8) transferable
    Definition List
     
    A)  Supporting a burden or strain: enduring; withstanding (adjective) Root BHER = carry, bring
    B)  Capable of being opened wide: unfolded; enlarging from within or outside as in growth or addition of parts (adjective) Root PAND = spread out
    C)  Not capable of being restored to health, soundness or normality (adjective) Root CUR = cure, attention
    D)  Capable of being carried: easily moved from place to place (adjective) Root PORT = carry
    E)  Dependable; capable of being trusted (adjective) Root LEG = gather, choose, pick
    F)  Worthy of deferential regard; decent in character or behavior; fair in size or quantity; fit to be seen: presentable (adjective) Root SPECT = look, see, appear
    G)  Inclined to seek or enjoy companionship: affable, friendly (adjective) Root SOCI = partner, companion
    H)  Capable of being carried: easily moved from place to place (adjective) Root PORT = carry

    Suffix Study -ANCE Definition Match -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: For this SUFFIX - ANCE activity, match a vocabulary word with a number in the left hand column with the definition in letters "A to H" in the right hand column. Use the pull down "Select" bar to choose the correct suffix definition match.
    When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct Suffix - ANCEanswers as well as the percentage score for correct answers.
    Clue: This SUFFIX vocabulary word list comes from SUFFIX study activities. In addition to this Suffix Definition Match exercise, www.myvocabulary.com also has a free Suffix Interactive Word Puzzle and Suffix Fill-in-the-Blanks.
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    Word List
     
    1) dominance
    2) endurance
    3) reluctance
    4) annoyance
    5) defiance
    6) elegance
    7) resistance
    8) tolerance
    Definition List
     
    A)  A disturbance of one's composure or peace of mind; vexation; a source of irritation: nuisance (adjective) Root ODI = hatred, ill-will
    B)  Disposition to resist: challenge; contempt of opposition; a refusal to yield or conform (adjective) Root FID = faith, trust
    C)  A commanding position in an order of forcefulness; a control over; a rise high above (adjective) Root DOMIN = master, lord
    D)  Tastefulness and refined gracefulness; richness of design or decoration (adjective) Root LEG = gather, choose, pick
    E)  The ability to withstand hardship, suffering, misfortune or stress (adjective) Root DUR = last
    F)  The fact or state of being opposed to doing something; unwillingness (adjective) Root LUCT = wrestle, struggle
    G)  An opposition or withstanding against the force or effect of; an exertion to check or defeat (adjective) Root SIST = stand, place
    H)  Relative capacity to endure; sympathy or courteous indulgence for beliefs or practices different from one's own (adjective) Root TOLER = bear, put up with

    Suffix Study -LOGY Definition Match -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: For the SUFFIX - LOGY activity, match a vocabulary word with a number in the left hand column with the definition in letters "A to H" in the right hand column. Use the pull down "Select" bar to choose the correct SUFFIX - LOGY definition match.
    When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct answers as well as the percentage score for correct answers.
    Clue: The SUFFIX - LOGY vocabulary word list comes from SUFFIX study activities. In addition to this Suffix Definition Match, www.myvocabulary.com also has a free SUFFIX Interactive Word Puzzle and SUFFIX Fill-in-the-Blank.
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    Word List
     
    1) Archaeology
    2) Geology
    3) Technology
    4) Ecology
    5) Dermatology
    6) Mythology
    7) Theology
    8) Anthropology
    Definition List
     
    A)  The study of humans, esp.of the variety, physical and cultural characteristics, distribution, customs and social relationships of humanity (noun)
    Root ANTHROP = man
    B)  The science that deals with past human life shown by fossil relics, monuments and artifacts of ancient people (noun)
    Root ARCHE = the beginning
    C)  The branch of science dealing with the skin (noun)
    Root DERM = skin
    D)  The study of the relations between living organisms and their environment (noun)
    Root ECO = environment
    E)  The study of the physical nature, structure and history of the earth (noun)
    Root GEO = earth, soil, ground
    F)  The study of traditional stories serving to explain a phenomenon of nature, the origin of man, or the customs or religious rites of a people (noun)
    Root MYTH = fable
    G)  Applied science with practical knowledge esp. of a mechanical or scientific subject (noun)
    Root TECHN = art
    H)  The study and interpretation of religious practice, faith and experience; a course of professional religious training (noun)
    Root THEO = God

    Suffix Study -ARIUM Definition Match -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: For the SUFFIX - ARIUM activity, match a vocabulary word with a number in the left hand column with the definition in letters "A to H" in the right hand column. Use the pull down "Select" bar to choose the correct SUFFIX - ARIUM definition match.
    When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct answers as well as the percentage score for correct answers.
    Clue: The SUFFIX - ARIUM vocabulary word list comes from SUFFIX study activities. In addition to this Suffix Definition Match, www.myvocabulary.com also has a free SUFFIX Interactive Word Puzzle and SUFFIX Fill-in-the-Blank.
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    Word List
     
    1) Sanatorium
    2) Columbarium
    3) Terrarium
    4) Solarium
    5) Crematorium
    6) Auditorium
    7) Aquarium
    8) Planetarium
    Definition List
     
    A)  Glass-sided tank where water animals are kept; building where fish are exhibited (noun)
    Root AQU = water
    B)  A space set apart in a theater, school, hall or other public building (noun)
    Root AUD = hear, listen
    C)  A sepulchral vault or other structure with recesses in the walls to receive ashes of the dead (noun)
    Root COLUMBA = dove, gray bird
    D)  A furnace for reducing a body to ashes by burning, especially for funeral rites (noun)
    Root CREM = burn
    E)  A building housing an optical device to project various celestial images and effects (noun)
    Root PLANA = to lead astray, wander
    F)  An establishment for the care and treatment esp. of convalescents or the chronically ill (noun)
    Root SANIT = health
    G)  A room exposed to the sun (noun)
    Root SOL = sun
    H)  An enclosed container for growing and displaying live animals or plants (noun)
    Root TERR = land, earth, ground