ASVAB Word Knowledge 4.4 Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
ASVAB Word Knowledge: Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Drill 4, Problem 4. Which of these words is closest in meaning to tardy?
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Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
[ mumbles ] All right.
Well, let's start with the root "tard,"
which, in Latin, means "slow."
[ chuckles ] Hey, no giggling. Not cool.
Okay, let's see if we can narrow down
our choices. Let's take a look at B - tough,
which is another word for hardy.
That means strong or sturdy.
Sounds like tardy, sure, but not the same thing.
What about C - absent?
Well, when you're absent from school, it means that
you didn't show up at all, not that you were slow to get there.
Then there's D - unwelcome, which means
that you aren't wanted or accepted, like a tomato in a fruit salad.
Yeah, this one's just random.
Which leaves us with A - late.
If you're tardy for work or a party, it means
you didn't show up on time. But at least you made it, right?
So the correct answer is A - late.
Just don't make a habit of it.
[ alarm clock rings ]