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Spelling List for October 29th We have begun our first Greek and Latin root words unit. Students will be given 10 words from the root words lists. They will be given all red words. Students will be given a dictation sentence containing a simile which they must identify and explain. Rules: 1. Aqua is a Latin root word. It means water. (Latin Root) 2. Bio is a Greek root word. It means life. (Greek Root) 3. A simile is a figurative language technique in which two things are compared using the words “like” or “as”. Aqua Words Bio Words Red Words aqua aquarium aquatic aquamarine aquanaut aqueduct aquifer biodegradable biodiversity biography biogeography biology bioscience biopic biosphere though through throw tough Challenge Words from Hatchet Vocabulary: 1. exulted: to rejoice a. Example: Brian exulted in his newfound ability to provide food for himself. 2. exasperated: to be irritated to the point of giving up a. Example: Brian was exasperated by his failed attempts to make a fire. 3. tension: a state of mental unrest a. Example: Brian was filled with tension as he waited for the bear to move away from him. 4. impaired: being in less than perfect or whole condition a. Example: After the noise of the tornado, Brian’s hearing was impaired. 5. emaciated: to become extremely thin a. Example: Brian’s lack of food was causing him to become emaciated.