Vocabulary Vault: Gem 1

The VaultIt’s the first day when gems and treasures will be released right here (on the Blog) from the boundless Vocabulary Vault. Keep reading all around you to raise your standard and to facilitate your access to and interaction with words.

Today we’ll start with a word root. You will see a word root here and your task is to state the meaning of the root, the language of origin (if you know it) and most importantly as many words that contain that root in some shape or form. You can make your contribution by posting a comment below. You have until noon on Sunday to add your contribution. All comments will be published before class on Monday and we will look at everyone’s contributions in class. So put your verbal skills to the test and add as many words as you can that contain the root ‘rupt’. Good luck!rupt2

18 thoughts on “Vocabulary Vault: Gem 1”

  1. Rupt comes from the Latin word ‘rumpere’ which means to break.

  2. Rupt means to fracture or break
    Bankrupt, bankruptcy, corrupt, corrupter, corruptible, corruptive, corruptly, corruptness, corruption, interrupt, interruption, interruptible, interruptive, interruptory, interrupter, erupt, eruption, eruptive, rupture, abrupt, abruptly, abruptness, disrupt, disruption, disrupter, disruptive, disruptivness, disruptively

  3. abrupt – A strong hand gripped her arm, bringing her to an abrupt halt

    bankrupt – After marrying that woman he met on holidays in Tenerife, George soon became bankrupt

    corrupt- Idi Amin, Uganda’s most corrupt leader, not only thoruogly looted the

    country and caused a disatrous war but also ate some of his enemies

    disrupt – I planned to go birdwatching in the park with the Queen today, but trust the rain to disrupt our plans

    erupt – Hearing a teacher fart caused to whole class to erupt into laughter

    interrupt – My parents give out hell when I interrupt them but have no issue interrupting me.

    irrupt – The boys irrupted into the kitchen

    rupture – When Lala found out that Jojo was sleeping with her boyfriend, their friendship ruptured.

  4. Some words that contain the root word “rupt” are:
    1) corrupt
    2) bankrupt
    3) disrupt
    4) abrupt
    5) erupt
    6) interrupt
    7) rupture

  5. Rupt root meaning: break
    Rupt origin: Latin
    Abrupt, abruption, abruptness, abruptly,
    Bankrupt, bankruptcies, bankruptcy, bankrupted, bankrupted, bankrupts,
    Corrupt, corrupted, corrupting ,corruption, corruptions, corruptive, corruptively, corruptness, corrupts,
    Disrupt, disrupted, disrupter, disrupters, disrupting, disruption, disruptions, disruptive, disruptively, disruptiveness, disrupts,
    Erupts, erupted, erupting, eruptions, eruptive, eruptives, erupts
    Interrupt, interrupted, interrupter, interrupters, interrupting, interruption, interruptions, interruptive, interrupts,
    Rupture, ruptured, ruptures, rupturing.

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