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

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