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That is “enough” to “satisfy” anyone

Remembering your English and Japanese through Latin and Greek roots
The latin root for “enough” or “over fill” is “sat, satis.”
Satiate 十分に満足させる, 飽き飽きさせる
Satiable 満足させられる
Insatiable 飽くことを知らない、強欲な、飽くことのない、どん欲な
Satisfy …を満足させる、納得させる、条件満たす
Dissatisfy …を不機嫌にさせる、満足させない
Satisfaction 履行、返済, 満足させること/もの、充足、喜び
Dissatisfaction 不満、不平
Satisfactory 満たしている, 満足できる、気に入る, 十分な
Unsatisfactory 不満足な、満足できない、十分でない
Saturate 染み込ませる、飽和させる
Saturation 飽和, 浸透、集中攻撃、充満
Unsaturated 不飽和の

The “astrologer” gazed at the “stars”

The latin root for “star” is “astro, astr.” Here are a few words I found.
astrogation 宇宙飛行
astroid  小惑星
astrologer占星術師
astronomy天文学
astronomical天文学的な
astrology星占い、占星術
asterisk 星印、アスタリスク

Can you “hear” the “audition”?

From time to time I will explain to my students the Latin or Greek root of an English word. And then I will have them make up a list of related words. For English speakers and learners it’s a great way to expand and remember vocabulary.
Today, I will take a look at the variations of [...]

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