Find here the additional vocabulary required for the Common Academic Scholarship Paper.

For help and practice with the language structures needed for the exam, see the pages linked from 'GCSE Language Information' in the menu on the left. Most of these pages are equally useful and valuable for this Scholarship paper.

     Amazingly, there are only an extra 15 words above the Common Entrance prescription that you need to know (officially!) for the ISEB Common Academic Scholarship. Further pages will suggest likely vocab that schools which don't subscribe to the syllabus may include in their questions!

    This is probably the time to remind you that **double-starred** words are only VDB prompts, not official derivatives!

 

 

Quick Jump Links

NOUNS 4th decl: click #nouns4thdecl

CONJUNCTIONS: click #conjunctions

VERBS 1st deponent click #verbs1stdep

VERBS 3rd deponent: click #verbs3rddep

VERBS mixed deponent: click #verbsmixdep

 

 

 

NOUNS

4th Declension: -US, -ÛS (usually masc)

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

DOMUS (f) HOME, HOUSE domestic

    also connected with 'dominus'; beware 2nd decl. case endings for certain meanings

EXERCITUS ARMY exercise armies have to go on 'exercises' to train for battle
MANUS (f) HAND, BAND manual it means a hand, or a handful; hence the idea of a small group of people
PORTUS HARBOUR port do not confuse this with either 'porto' - I carry, or 'porta' - a gate! The '-u-' case endings are the best way to tell it apart.

 

 

 

CONJUNCTIONS

      indeclinable  

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

CUM

WHEN, SINCE, ALTHOUGH

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Try the meanings in the order given until one makes sense ('although' is very unlikely!); to remember them: 'I thought 'cum' meant 'with'! Since When does it have Althoughs other meanings?!'

 

 

 

VERBS

       DEPONENT: 1st Conjugation  

LATIN

ENGLISH

DERIVATIVE

VDB PROMPT

CONOR conari conatus sum

TRY

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if you've scored a try, you might need the 'cone' to help you kick the conversion

HORTOR hortari hortatus sum

ENCOURAGE, URGE cohort, exhortation the general gathered the cohort and encouraged them to fight well
VERBS DEPONENT: 3rd Conjugation
LOQUOR loqui locutus sum SPEAK eloquent, loquacious deriv.'s; beware of confusing this with 'locus'!
PROFICISCOR proficisci profectus sum SET OUT ? often confused with 'progredior': take the first 'different' letter: 'f' comes before 'g': you have to set out before you can go forward
SEQUOR sequi secutus sum FOLLOW sequence, consequences (deriv.'s)
VERBS DEPONENT VERBS: Mixed Conjugation
EGREDIOR egredi egressus sum GO OUT, DISEMBARK see 'progredior' compound of the non-existent (!) 'verb' gradior which would have meant basically to 'take a step' This one has the prefix 'e' for 'out'.
INGREDIOR ingredi ingressus sum GO IN, ENTER see 'progredior' same idea, this time with the prefix 'in'
MORIOR mori mortuus sum DIE moribund, mortuary you should already know 'mortuus' used as an adjective; it's really the perfect participle of this verb: morior: I die; mortuus sum: I have died, therefore = I am dead! 
PATIOR pati passus sum SUFFER, ALLOW patient (in both senses!), passive do you suffer when you see a passive verb?
PROGREDIOR progredi progressus sum GO FORWARD, ADVANCE progressive this is the most useful (and common) of the compounds of 'gradior'. See note on egredior: the 'pro-' prefix as always means 'forward'. See also note on 'proficiscor' for a way not to muddle them up!