Derivatives of Cor, Cordis:
The Latin noun meaning heart provides English derivatives for students of all levels of ability and experience. Simply present the word to your students and see how many English derivatives they already know. Then have them guess the meaning for a few they haven't seen before.
The Latin root may help students remember the more advanced vocabulary words:
cordial (adj): sincere, heartfelt; courteous, gracious.
accord (n): harmonious agreement.
discord (n): disagreement; inharmonious sound.
courage (n): bravery, heartiness.
cordiform (adj): heart-shaped.
cordate (adj): heart-shaped.
concord (n): agreement between persons.
discordant (adj): disagreeable; incongruous
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