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RootMeaningExamples
sed/sess/sidpreside, resident, sediment, dissident, residual, subsidiary, insidious, assiduous
fidconfide, affidavit, fidelity, fiduciary, infidel
transtransaction, transparent, transition, transgress, transcendent, intransigent
que/quisacquire, exquisite, conquest, inquisitive, query, querulous, perquisite
ad/aladapt, adjacent, addict, admire, address, adhere, adjoin, advocate
gengenerous, genetics, gender, carcinogenic, congenital, progeny, miscegenation
arch/archi/archyarchitect, archenemy, monarchy, anarchy, oligarchy
ven/ventconvene, venturesome, intervene, contravene, adventitious
jurperjury, abjure, adjure
dac/docdoctor, doctrine, indoctrinate, docile, didactic
nov/neo/nounovice, renovate, innovate, neologism, neophyte, nouveau riche
dedescend, decipher, defile, defame, deferential, delineate
probprobe, approbation, opprobrium, reprobate, problematic, probity
pon/pos/poundcomponent, expose, expound, juxtapose, repository
autoautomatic, autocrat, autonomy
hypohypodermic, hypochondroic, hypocritical, hypothesis
annui/enniannual, anniversary, annuity, perennial, annals
fortfortune, fortunate, fortuitous
cla/clo/cluconclude, claustrophobia, disclose, exclusive, cloister, preclude
cour/currecur, curriculum, courier, excursion, cursive, concur, incurious, cursory
jectinject, dejected, eject, conjecture, abject
duc/ductabduct, conduct, conducive, induce, induct, produce
act/agagile, agitate, litigate, prodigal, pedagogue, synagogue
claim/clamexclaim, proclaim, clamour, disclaim, reclaim
roginterrogate, arrogant, abrogate, surrogate, derogatory, arrogate
sacr/sanct/secrsacred, sacrifice, sanctify, sanction, execreable, sacrament, sacrilege
pac/peacappease, pacify, pacifier, pact
postposthumous, posterior, posterity, post facto
ac/acracid, acute, acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, exacerbate
im/ininactive, innocuous, indolence, impartial, indigent
join/junctjunction, adjoin, subjugate, rejoinder, junta
equequation, adequate, equidistant, iniquity
her/hes coherent, adhesive, inherent, adherent, heredity
interinterstate, interim, interloper, intermittent
nom/nym/noun/nownsynonym, anonymous, nominal, nominate, nomenclature, acronym
vorvoracious, carnivorous, omnivorous
voc/vokvocabulary, advocate, equivocate, vocation, avocation, vociferous, convoke, invoke
morphamorphous, metamorphosis, anthropomorphism
ververdict, veracious, verity, verisimilitude, aver
(h)eteroheterosexual, heterogeneous, heterodox
centrconcentrate, eccentric, concentric, centrifuge, centrist
apoapology, apostle, apocalypse, apogee, apocryphal, apostasy
flect/flexdeflect, flexible, inflect, reflect, genuflect
al/ali/alteralternative, alias, alibi, alien, alter ego, altruist, allegory
lav/lut/luvlavatory, dilute, pollute, deluge, antediluvian, ablution
bebelittle, bemoan, bewilder, belie
mag/maj/maxmagnify, magnitude, maximum, magnate, magnanimous, maxim
demdemocracy, epidemic, endemic, pandemic, demographics
perpersistent, perforate, perplex, peruse, perfunctory, pertinacious, perspicacious
min (2)eminent, imminent, prominent, preeminent, minatory
im/in/em/enembrace, enclose, intrinsic, influx, implicit, incarnate, indigenous
vivivid, vicarious, viable, vivacity, joie de vivre, convivial
dic/dict/ditdictionary, predict, verdict, interdict
esceadolescent, obsolescent, incandescent, convalescent, reminiscent
dog/dox orthodox, paradox, dogma
minminute, minutiae, miniature, diminish, diminution
mis/mittransmit, emissary, intermittent, remit, remission
nomastronomy, economy, gastronomy, taxonomy, autonomy
ped/podpedal, pedestrian, expedite, impede, podium, antipodes
ambi/amphambiguous, amphibian, ambidextrous
sec/sequsecond, prosecute, sequence, obsequious, non sequitur
RootMeaningExamples
scribe/scripscribble describe, script, postscript, proscribe, ascribe, conscription, transcript, circumscribe
loc/log/loqudialogue, elocution, prologue, eulogy, colloquial, grandiloquent, loquacious
seselect, separate, seduce, segregate, secede, sequester, sedition
punc/pung/poignpoint, puncture, pungent, compunction, punctilious, expunge
plecomplete, deplete, supplement, implement, replete, plethora
quiquiet, disquiet, tranquil, acquiesce, quiescence
us/utabuse, usage, usurp, utilitarian
pend/pensdepend, stipend, compensate, indispensable, appendix, appendage
a-amoral, atheist, atypical, anonymous, apathy, atrophy, anomaly, agnostic
feroffer, confer, referendum, proffer, proliferate
mutcommute, mutation, transmutation, permutation, immutable
pedpedagogue, pediatrician, pedant, encyclopedia
tend/tens/tent/tenutension, tentative, tendentious, distend, attenuate, extenuating, contentious
finfinal, confine, definitive, infinite, infinitesimal
soldissolve, soluble, resolution, dissolution, dissolute, absolution
flu/fluxfluid, fluctuation, effulence, confluence, mellifluous
levrelieve, alleviate, relevant, levee, levitate, levity
lect/legcollect, elect, select, eclectic, predilection
eueuphemism, eulogy, eugenics, euthanasia, euphony
pas/pat/pathsympathy, empathy, compassion, dispassionate, impassive, sociopath, pathogenic
fab/famfable, affable, ineffable, famous, defam
e/ef/exevade, exclude, extricate, exonerate, expire, efface
portimport, export, portable, deportment, disport, importune
nic/noc/noxinnocent, noxious, obnoxious, innocuous
cre/cresc/cretaccrue, creation, increase, increment, accretion
crypcrypt, apocryphal, cryptology, cryptography
ben/bonbenefit, benign, benediction, benevolent, bonus, bona fide
volvoluntary, malevolent, benevolent, volition
preprecarious, precocious, premonition, presentiment, precedent, precept
dis/difdisperse, disseminate, dissipate, dissuade, diffuse
amamateur, amatory, amenity, amorous, enamored, amity, inamorate, amiable, amicable
gratgrateful, ingratiate, gratuity, gracious
ambambient, ambitious, preamble, ambassador, ambulance, ambulatory, ambush, perambulator
fusprofuse, fusillade, suffuse, diffuse, infusion
tac/ticreticent, tacit, taciturn
clidecline, recline, climax, proclivity, disinclanation
dysdystrophy, dyspepsia, dyslexis, dysfunctional
co/col/com/conconnect, coerce, compatible, collide, collaborate, conciliate, commensurate
nat/nas/nainatural, nature, naive, cognate, renaissance, nascent
spec/spic/spitperspective, speculation, suspicious, spectrum, retrospective, circumspect, perspicacious, conspicuous, specious
plex/plic/plycomplex, replica, implicit, implicate, duplicity, supplicate
fac/fic/fig/fait/feit/fyfactory, faction, deficient, prolific, configuration, ratify, effigy, counterfeit
pugpugnacious, impugn, repugnant, pugilist
verdverdant, verdure
periperimeter, periscope, peripatetic
bibinoculars, biennial, bilateral, bilingual, bipartisan
belantebellum, rebel, belligerent
cap/capit/cipitcapital, disciple, precipitate, precipice, capitulate, caption
vers/vertcontroversy, revert, diverse, aversion, introvert, extrovert, indavertent, covert, avert
paraparallel, parasite, parody, parable, paragon, paranoid
pen/punpenal, penalty, punitive, penance, penitent
don/dot/dowdonate, pardon, antidote, anecdote, endow
ced/ceed/cessantecedent, concede, predecessor, cessation, incessant
fort (2)fortify, fortissimo, forte
anthro/andranthropology, android, misanthrope, philanderer, androgynous, androgen, anthropocentric
panpanorama, panegyric, panoply, pantheon, pandemic
pet/pitappetite, compete, petition, centripetal, impetuous, petulant
gn/gnoagnostic, ignore, ignoramus, recognize, incognito, prognosis, diagnose
mon/monitmonument, monitor, summon, admonish, remonstrate, premonition
di/diadialogue, diagnose, dilate, dilatory, dichotomy
durendure, durable, duress, dour, duration
RootMeaningExamples
pau/po/pov/pupoverty, paucity, pauper, impoverish, pusillanimous, puerile
animunanimous, animosity, animus, equanimity, magnanimous
idioidiot, idiom, idiosyncrasy
cern/cert/cret/crim/critdiscrete, ascertain, certitude, discreet, hypocrite, criterion
dubdubious, dubiety, indubitable
miscmiscellaneous, miscegenation, promiscuous
sub/supsubmissive, subsidiary, subliminal, subtle, subterfuge, supposition
manmanual, manufacture, emancipate, manifest, mandate
super/sursurpass, superlative, supersede, supercilious, superfluous, surmount, surveillance
theoatheist, theocracy, theology, apotheosis
cap/cip/ceptcapture, anticipate, susceptible, emancipate, percipient, precept
tracttractor, attract, contract, detract, tractable, protract
parpar, parity, apartheid, disparage, disparate
cisscissors, precise, exorcise, incision, incisive
philphilosophy, philatelist, philology, bibliophile
foreforesight, foreshadow, forestall, forthright
anteanterior, antecedent, antedate, antebellum, antediluvian
vid/visevident, video, adviser, survery, vista
card/cord/courcardiac, encourage, concord, discord, concordance
rid/risriddle, derision, risible
mal/malemalfunction, malicious, malign, malady, maladroit, malapropism, malfeasance, malediction
dolcondolence, indolence, doleful, dolorous
mortimmortal, morbid, moribund
fervfervor, fervid, effervescent
extraextraordinary, extract, extradite, extrasensory, extrapolate
(h)omhomogenous, homonym, homosexual, anomaly, homeostasis
omniomnibus, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient
chronsynchronize, chronology, anachronism, chronic, chronometer
sens/sentsense, sensory, sentiment, presentiment, dissent, resent, sentinel, insensate
digndignity, dignitary, deign, condign, disdain
nounc/nuncannounce, pronouce, renounce
ab/absabduct, abhor, abolish, abstract, abnormal, abdicate, abstinence, obstruse
sta/stistatic, destitute, obstinate, constitute, stasis, apostary
placplacid, placebo, implacable, complacent, complaisant
proprolific, profuse, prodigal, prodigious, proselytize, propound, provident
luc/lum/lusillustrate, illuminate, illustrious, translucent, lackluster, lucid, luminous
sal/sil/sault/sultinsult, assault, somersault, salient, resilient, insolent, exult, desultory
carncarnivorous, carnage, carnival, reincarnation, incarnation
lud/lusallude, illusion, ludicrous, delude, elude, prelude
flag/flamflammable, flambeau, flagrant, conflagration
cub/cumbcubicle, succumb, incubate, incumbent, recumbent
sciconscious, conscience, unconscionable, omnicient, prescient
fra/frac/frag/fringfracture, fragment, fractious, refractory, infringe
errerr, error, erratic, arrant
cast/chastcast, caste, castigate, chastise
cad/cidaccident, concidence, decadent, cascade, recidivist
epiepidemic, epilogue, epidermis, epigram, epithet
vilvilify, revile, vile
cant/cent/chantaccent, chant, enchant, recant, incantation, incentive
prehend/prisesurprise, enterprise, reprehensible, comprise, reprisals, apprehend
antiantibody, antidote, antiseptic, antipathy, antipodal
culpculprit, culpable, inculpate, mea culpa
suasuave, persuade, dissuade, assuage
circucircumference, circumstances, circuit, circumambulate, circuitous
ob/oc/of/opobese, obstinate, obstruct, oblique, obstreperous, obtuse, obfuscate, obsequious
credincredible, credentials, credo, credulity, credit
tain/ten/tent/tindetain, pertain, tenacious, abstention, tenure, tenable, sustenance, pertinacious
hyperhyperactive, hyperbole, hyperglycemia
grad/gressprogress, aggressive, degrade, digress, egress, regress

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