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Lesson 187. Words properly accented on the first Syllable. 

con’strue    com’bat ant      pu’is sance
trav’erse    dis’pu tant      in’ter im
ramp’ant     gon’do la        au’top sy
ath’lete     pleth’o ra       tym’pa num
syr’inge     mis’chiev ous    wise’a cre
ex’tant      blas’phe mous    or’ches tral
brig’and     con’ver sant     im’po tent
con’cord     san’he drim      con’gru ent
dis’cord     con’tra ry       im’be cile
do’nate      pro’te an        pha’e ton
ob’long      dis’ci pline     ret’i na

Teaching Spelling – Spelling Words

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Affixes – Prefixes
Lesson 160.

Fore adds its own meaning to the word; as foretaste, to taste before; pre is from the Latin prae, before; ante (Latin), before. Anti (Greek), means against or opposite.

fore’sight   fore tell’er      fore bod’ing ly
fore’most    fore knowl’edge   fore de ter’mine
fore know’   fore’cas tle      pre med’i tate
pre fix’     pre cau’tion      pre oc’cu py
pre judge’   pre ced’ing       pre-em’i nent
pre serve’   pre des’tine      an te pas’chal
pre sage’    an’te past        an te mun’dane
pre text’    an’te date        an te nup’tial
fore warn’   an’ti pode        an ti cli’max
fore’front   an’ti dote        an ti feb’rile

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Lesson 150.

Ist, ster, ee, and ess, generally signify the person who, or thing which.
The last is an affix denoting the feminine gender.

aur’ist     phys’i cist     pi a’nist
tap’ster    chor’is ter     for’est er
grant ee’   mort ga gee’    as sign ee’
em’press    shep’herd ess   mar’chion ess

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Lesson 148.

The termination less gives a negative meaning to the derivative; as graceless, without grace.

brain’less   sight’less   friend’less   worth’less
cease’less   soul’less    head’less     house’less
guile’less   friut’less   guilt’less    noise’less

The affix age signifies the pay for, a state of being, or composed of; as cartage, the pay for carting.

mar’riage     fer’ri age     vag’a bond age
herb’age      her’mit age    dis ad van’tage
wharf’age     pat’ron age    es’pi on age

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Lesson 147.

Ness is from the Saxon nesse, and means state or quality; as, neatness, state of being neat.

bleak’ness    smooth’ness   come’li ness
fierce’ness   numb’ness     drow’si ness
hoarse’ness   wrong’ness    naught’i ness
calm’ness     sweet’ness    wea’ri ness

The termination full adds its own meaning to the word; as, joyful, full of joy. The final l is omitted in the derivatives.

change’ful   mourn’ful   skill’ful   fan’ci ful
fright’ful   woe’ful     will’ful    pit’i ful
spite’ful    wrath’ful   aw’ful      du’ti ful

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Ly is an abbreviation of like; as manly for man-like, or like a man. Ly is
still further shortened into y; as, rock, rocky.

bright’ly  eas’y     heav’i ly    thor’oug ly
gay’ly     earth’y   heart’i ly   might’i ly
no’bly     speed’y   read’i ly    has’ti ly
wind’y     spon’gy   tar’di ly    stead’i ly

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