This week’s vocabulary Words for 7th Grade                                                  Word Roots: -gen-             ...
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Word roots -gen- with definitions (7)

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Word roots -gen- with definitions (7)

  1. 1. This week’s vocabulary Words for 7th Grade Word Roots: -gen- Week of Jan. 3, 2011 The word root -gen- can mean “birth” or “kind.” # Word POS Definition1 gender noun the state of being male or female2 genealogy noun a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor3 generation noun all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively4 genesis noun the origin or mode of formation of something5 genetic adj. of or relating to genes or heredity6 gentry noun people of good social position, specifically (in the UK) the class of people next below the nobility in position and birth7 heterogeneous adj. having a mixed makeup or ingredients8 progeny noun a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring9 generic adj. characteristic of or relating to a class or group of things; not specific; having no brand name10 regenerate verb to grow back again; to produce again Name: _____________________________ Grade: ________ # _________
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