1) aerodynamic – of or having a shape that reduces drag from air moving past
2) hysterical – affected by uncontrolled extreme emotion
3) saboteur – someone who sabotages, or someone who deliberately destroys, damages, or obstructs something
4) gladiator – in Ancient Rome, a man trained to fight with weapons against other men or wild animals in an arena
5) subterfuge – deceit used to achieve one’s goal (misspelled by the teacher!)
6) charlatan – a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.
7) initiate – cause (a process or action) to begin.
HL 18 -Look up the following words and practice spelling them. What is the etymology for each?
HL 19 –The following words share etymologies. How are the words related?
1) Fidelity and Perfidy
2) Belligerent and Bellicose
3) Subsequent and Sequential
4) Perambulate and Ambulance
5) Synonym and Antonym
HL 20 – Wonder
The spelling of certain words is already in alphabetical order. For instance, the words “hill” (and its plural form), “eel” (and its plural form), and “ant” are already in alphabetical order. Can you find at least three words that when spelled are in alphabetical order?