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Welcome to the etymology component of the Vocabbett Masterclass!

If you're not familiar with the term, "etymology" is just a fancy word that describes where words come from — their history and how they became what they are.


In this component of the course, you will learn 6 high-frequency Greek and Latin roots which will unlock DOZENS of potential SAT words. 


Last thing: everything you need is available on this page

Watch the videos in order, and reach out on Facebook or if you have any questions!

The Root of the Matter:

Part One

Yes, I know I'm shamelessly pandering in titling this video "Jay-Z and Julius Caesar." But I got your attention, didn't I? Maybe a little?

Vocabbett Gold Challenge: Write a song lyric or rhyme using three of the derivatives in this video (from the Anna Kendrick slide)​. Submit in Schoology!

The title of this slideshow probably combines three words you've never sseen together. 

Well, here I am to tell you that these words are actually highly interconnected — etymologically speaking, at least — and knowing why can help you on the SAT! 

After the last video, when I urged you to think of money and warnings when you encounter the root "mon," I wanted to add a little warning of my own!

Yes, the root "mon" can relate to money and warnings, but it can also be the start of another root: MONO!

In yet another installment of, "Mrs. Abbett's Clickbait Titles," I teach you the Latin root "duc" by tying it to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex!

Done for now! We'll circle back to etymology in a bit, but I want to keep your brain on its toes, so to speak.

Go ahead and submit your Vocabbett Gold challenge in Schoology, and then move on to the next folder! Some fun short stories await!

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