Latin & Greek Roots Jumbles Game
Spell 3 words with the SAME Latin or Greek root, given the letters of each word
in jumbled order and a meaning clue.
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audi = hear
Something loud enough to be heard is audi___.
An audi____ is a group of people who are listening or hearing.
audi_ means having to do with sound, something that is heard.
An audi______ aid is an aid that uses both sound, something heard, and sight.**auto = self
An auto_________ is the story of a person's life written by him or herself.
An auto_____ is the signature of the person him or herself.
Auto_____ means acting or working by itself.
An auto______ is a self-powered vehicle.
Auto____ is independent self-government.**astro = star
astro____ is based on the belief that the stars affect people's lives.
An astro____ is someone trained to travel in space or the star-filled skies.
An astro_____ studies the stars and outer space.
astro____ is the study of the stars and outer space.**bio = life
An ____bio___ kills or slows the growth of germs or tiny life forms.
A bio______ is the written story of a person's life.
A bio______ is a scientist who studies living things, life forms.
bio____ is the study of plant and animal life forms.
An auto_________ is the story of a person's life written by him or herself.**cap = head
A cap____ is the city where the government or head of a country is located.
A cap_____ is the top or head of a stone structure.
To __cap_____ is to behead, to cut the head off of something.
A cap____ is the head of a team.
A cap____ is a heading or comment for a picture.**circ = round
A circ__ is a round 2-dimensional shape.
Something that is circ____ is round.
To circ_____ is to move around.
The circ_________ is the distance around a circle.
To circ__________ the earth is to travel around the globe.**cycl = circle
A __cycl_ is a vehicle with two wheels (that are shaped like circles and roll).
A cycl_ is a pattern like a circle that repeats over and over without end.
A cycl___ is a storm with strong winds that circle rapidly.
To __cycl_ is to use something again and create a circle of use for the material.**dict = say
To dict___ is to say something out loud so someone can write it down.
A dict____ is a ruler who says what everyone must do.
dict______ is the manner or style that is used to say something.
A ___dict is when a judge or jury decides and says guilty or not guilty.**graph = written
An ____graph is a handwritten signature.
A ___graph_ is the written story of a person's life.
A ____graph is a basic unit of written work, a related set of sentences.
An _______graph_ is the story of a person's life written by him or herself.
**inter = between
Something between junior and senior is inter_______.
An inter_______ is a break between two parts of an event.
The inter___ is a communication network between computers.
Something involving more than one nation is inter________.**loc = place
loc__ means having to do with a nearby place.
To loc___ something is to put or find it in a certain place.
A loc_____ is a place where something is located.
A loc_______ is the railway car engine that moves the train from one place to another.**man = hand
A man_____ is a beauty treatment for hands and fingernails.
man___ means done by hand.
A man______ is an original, often handwritten, document.**micro = small
A micro________ is a small, personal computer.
People speak into a micro_____ which makes small sounds louder, allowing them to be heard further away.
A micro_____ lets you see very small things.
A micro____ oven produces small electromagnetic waves to cook foods quickly.**multi = many
multi_____ uses many media, such as pictures, sound and video.
multi___ copies of something means many copies of the same thing.
A multi_________ is many, such as many people or many choices.
To multi___ means to make something many times bigger.**geo = earth
geo______ is the study of the natural features of the earth.
A geo______ studies rocks, soil and other earth materials.
geo____ is the study of rocks, soil and other earth materials.
geo_____ power uses the heat created by the earth itself.**ped = foot
A _____ped_ is an insect with many tiny legs (and possibly a foot at the end of each leg?).
An __ped_____ is a long trip or journey, which once required foot travel.
A ped__ is something you press with your foot.
A ped_______ is a person who travels on foot.**phon = sound
A ____phon_ is a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently.
A ____phon_ is a funnel-shaped device that makes sounds louder.
People speak into a _____phon_ to make the sound louder.
A ___phon_ is music written for an orchestra, which produces the sound.**port = carry
To __port is to carry goods to another country for use or sale.
To __port is to carry something from another place to here for use or sale.
If something is port____ you can carry it from place to place.
A port__ is a person who is hired to carry luggage.**pre = before
A pre___ is a word part that is added before a main or root word to change its meaning.
To pre____ is to know about something before it happens.
To pre____ something means to get it ready before or ahead of time.
To pre____ means to stop something before it happens.
To pre____ something is to view it in advance or before its regular showing.**rupt = break
Something that is unexpected or breaks in suddenly is said to be __rupt.
To _rupt is to break apart suddenly. For example, a volcano may _rupt.
An _rupt___ is a sudden breaking apart, such as the _rupt___ of a volcano.
To _____rupt is to break in on something that is in progress.
A rupt___ is a sudden break or separation.**scrib = write
A scrib_ is somebody who writes.
To __scrib_ something is to write or carve words on it.
To __scrib_ means to explain or write about what something is like.
To ___scrib_ medicine a doctor writes its name for patients and the pharmacist.
To scrib___ is to draw or write in a quick, sloppy way.
**sign = sign
A __sign is a plan showing how something will look or be made.
A sign__, such as a traffic sign__, is something that gives a message or warning.
A person's sign_____ is his or her name written in his or her own handwriting.
sign________ means to have special meaning or importance.**spec = look
To __spect something is to look at it closely and carefully.
An __spec___ is someone who looks very closely at something.
A spec_____ is a very unusual or impressive sight to look at.
A spec_____ is a person who looks at a game or event.**sub = under
To sub___ is to make calmer or bring under control.
A sub______ is a ship that can travel under water.
To sub_____ something is to place it totally under water.
A sub___ is an underground railway or walkway.
A sub_______ is a heading or title that is under another more important or larger heading.**tele = far
tele_____ is the process of collecting data and measurements from far away.
A tele_____ lets people who are far apart hear each other.
A tele_____ lets you view things that are very far away.
A tele______ shows pictures from far away.**trans = across
To trans___ is to move across from one place to another.
To trans____ is to allow communiate across a language barrier by changing word from one language to another.
Something you can see through or across is trans______.
trans__________ is moving across a distance from one place to another.**uni = one
A uni_____ is a vehicle with only one wheel.
To be uni___ is to be one of a kind.
To be in uni___ is to act as one, to do the same thing at the same time.
To uni__ is to join together as one.**vac = empty
To _vac____ is to leave a place empty.
Something that is empty or unoccupied is vac___.
A vac_____ is free time, empty of obligations.
A vac___ is empty space.**vis = see
Something you can't see is __vis____.
A sun vis__ shades your eyes from the sun, helping you to see.
Something that can be seen is vis____.
vis___ is the power to see or sight.**viv = live
To __viv_ something means to bring it back to life, to let it live.
To ___viv_ means to continue to live.
A ___viv__ is someone who continues to live.
A viv__ picture is bright, strong, and lifelike or like something alive.
viv______ means lively, spirited, full of life