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

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