Decoding Our Vocabulary...with tweets.
Using Twitter for learning
Instead of using a drab PowerPoint or an overly flashy Prezi, let's look to Twitter for help with #RootWords! Check out example words using the Greek and Latin roots below. I have provided the definition and then a tweet from someone around the world who has used the word correctly in a sentence.
adjective: friendly, pleasant, lovable.
adjective: showing or expressing romantic love.
verb: to charm or captivate, to fill with love.
DE: away or from
adjective: depressed in spirit, disheartened.
adjective: showing profound hopelessness and discouragement
verb: to lose or give up hope.
noun: a feeling of great happiness and confidence.
noun: a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially in honor of a deceased person.
adjective: pleasing sound.
FID/FIDE: faith, trust
verb: to share secrets or discuss private matters, to have full trust.
noun: loyalty, faithfulness.
noun: a close friend with whom secrets or private matters are shared.
GRAV: heavy, weighty
noun: seriousness or critical nature of a situation.
adjective: serious, solemn, weighty, involving serious issues.
to make heavier/more serious
PATH: feeling, emotion
noun: feeling the same emotions with another.
noun: feeling for another, especially in difficult times, pity, compassion.
noun: absence of passion or emotion, laziness
adjective: showing tender feelings or emotions such as love, pity, or nostalgia
verb: to feel displeasure from a sense of injury or insult
adjective: pertaining to the senses (taste, touch, sight, sound, smell).