Caesar's English Words

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Caesar's English is a study of Latin stems and advanced vocabulary from classic literature.  It is an important part of the AIG curriculum for grades three through five. This study is an excellent preparation for middle school and beyond.  Use the lists below to learn or review the words and stems.

 

Caesar’s English for Third Grade 

Latin Stems

STEM

DEFINITION

EXAMPLE

bi

two

bicycle

sub

under

submarine

de

down

deposit

pre

before

predict

super

over

supervisor

un

not

unable

inter

between

interstellar

semi

half

semicircle

dis

away

distract

sym

together

symphony

 

Classic Words

WORD

DEFINITION

countenance

facial expression

profound

deep

manifest

obvious

prodigious

huge

languor

weakness

serene

calm

acute

sharp

grotesque

distorted

condescend

talk down to

odious

hateful

 

 

 

 

 

Caesar’s English for Fourth Grade 

Latin Stems 

STEM

DEFINITION

EXAMPLE

circum

around

circumference

mal

bad

malady

post

after

postscript

equi

equal

equilateral

ante

before

antebellum

aqua

water

aquamarine

audi

hear

auditory

scrib

write

scribe

cede

go

recede

cise

cut

excise

cred

believe

incredulous

miss

send

missive

cide

kill

homicide

dict

say

dictate

bell

war

rebellion

spec

look

spectator

pend

hang

pending

omni

all

omnivore

re

again

reiterate

ex

out

exit

Classic Words

 

WORD

DEFINITION

exquisite

beautifully made

clamor

outcry

sublime

lofty

tremulous

quivering

allude

indirectly refer to

placid

calm

singular

unique

amiable

friendly

incredulous

skeptical

perplex

confuse

melancholy

sadness

visage

the face

venerate

to respect

abate

lessen

repose

resting

vulgar

common

traverse

to cross

undulate

to wave

vivid

bright

pallor

paleness