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RootMeaningExamples
vers/vertvertigo/revert/diversion
solv/solutabsolve/dissolute/absolute
sectdissect/bisect
sophphilosopher/sophisticated
veni/vent/venintervene/prevent/convention
scopperiscope/microscope
thermthermostat/diathermy
ververacious/verify/verisimilitude
viadeviation/viaduct/trivial
tors/tortdistort/torsion/tortuous
sciscience/omniscient/conscious
reregurgitate/reiterate/reimburse
vinc/vict/vanqinvincible/victory/vanquish
super/sursupernatural/supervise/surtax/superman
tang/tact/tingtangent/contact/contingent
sub/suc/suf/sug/sup/sussubway/succumb/suffuse/suggest/suppress/suspend
scrib/scripttranscribe/script/circumscribe
syn/sym/syl/syssynchronize/sympathize/syllogism/system
somninsomnia/somnolent/somnambulist
stru/structconstruct/construe
vacvacuous/vacuole/evacuate/vaccuum
red/risderision/ridiculous/risibility
ten/tenttenable/tenure/retentive
ruptinterrupt/bankrupt/rupture
string/strictstingent/constrict/stricture
reg/rectregicide/regent/insurrection/interregnum
tractdistract/torsion/tortuous
rog/rogatinterrogate/prerogative
RootMeaningExamples
terrterrestrial/subterranean
vicevicarious/viceroy
volv/volutrevolve/evole/convoluted
sequi/secut/sequeconsecutive/sequence/sequel
ultraultramodern/ultracritical
voc/vocatavocation/provocation/invocation
temporcontemporary/extemporaneous
sent/senssentient/consent/sensitive
withwithhold/withstand
verbverbose/verbiage/verbatim
viv/vitvivisection/vivacious/vitality
vad/vasinvade/evasive
vid/visvision/evidence/vista
spec/spectspectator/inspect/aspect
terminterminable/terminate
urburban/urbane/suburban
teletelescope/telemetry/telekinesis
volvoluntary/malevolent
spirrespiratory/spirit
sesecede/seclude/seduce
sacrsacred/sacrosanct/sacrement
uniuniverse/unicycle/unison
retroretrograde/retrospect/retroactive
trud/trusintrude/protrusion
semisemiannual/semicircle/semiconscious
sed/sesssedentary/session
transtransport/transpose/Trans Am
ununfeigned/unkempt/unwitting

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