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Lesson 9


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cide
Latin suffix that means "kill"
insecticide
a substance for killing insects
herbicide
something poisonous, especially a chemical, used to kill weeds and other plants
homicide
killing a human being
matricide
the killing of one's mother
patricide
the killing of one's father
cis
Latin root that means "cut"
scissors
a tool or instrument for cutting
concise
cutting anything unnecessary away so as to make something clear and brief
excise
cut out or remove
incision
a cut, often made to the body during surgery
precision
having to do with or characterized by accuracy and exactness ("cutting away" anything not accurate or exact)
cap (root)
Latin root that means "head"
cap (word)
a hat for the "head"
capital
a city where the heads of government meet
captain
the head of a group or the commander of a ship
decapitate
cut off the head
per capita
one for each "head", or person