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RootMeaningExamples
micromicrocosm/microscope/microscope
panpanacea/panorama/pantheism
pel/pulscompulsion/repel/expel/pulse
mob/mot/movmobile/motility/immovable
ververacious/verify/verisimilitude
postpostpone/posterity/posthumous
sacrsacred/sacrosanct/sacrement
magnmagnify/magnanimous/magnitude
potenpotential/impotent/potentate
ped/podimpediment/podiatrist/quadruped/tripod
novnovelty/novice/renovate
volvoluntary/malevolent
pedpediatrician/pedagogue
nonnonconformist/nonentity
preprenuptual/premonition/preamble
mismisdemeanor/misanthrope/misogynist
pet/petitpetition/appetite/compete
manmanufacture/manuscript/emancipate
mon/monitadmonish/premonition/monitor
malmalevolent/malediction/malefactor
withwithhold/withstand
megamegabyte/megatron/megalomania
uniuniverse/unicycle/unison
navnavigate/naval
sequi/secut/sequeconsecutive/sequence/sequel
temporcontemporary/extemporaneous
reg/rectregicide/regent/insurrection/interregnum
pacpacify/pacific/pacifism
oligoligarchy
philphilanthropist/Anglophile/philanderer
paraparanormal/parallel/paraphrase
primprimordial/primary/primogeniture
spec/spectspectator/inspect/aspect
ob/oc/of/opobloquy/occlude/offend/opponent
viv/vitvivisection/vivacious/vitality
propropulsive/proponent
polypolygon/polyglot/polygamous
sent/senssentient/consent/sensitive
RootMeaningExamples
vers/vertvertigo/revert/diversion
sesecede/seclude/seduce
ten/tenttenable/tenure/retentive
operoperate/cooperation
volv/volutrevolve/evole/convoluted
stru/structconstruct/construe
scrib/scripttranscribe/script/circumscribe
negnegation/renege/renegade
solv/solutabsolve/dissolute/absolute
rog/rogatinterrogate/prerogative
trud/trusintrude/protrusion
scopperiscope/microscope
mater/matrmaternal/matriarch/matrilineal
somninsomnia/somnolent/somnambulist
sophphilosopher/sophisticated
vacvacuous/vacuole/evacuate/vaccuum
sciscience/omniscient/conscious
pathpathology/apathetic/antipathy
voc/vocatavocation/provocation/invocation
terminterminable/terminate
teletelescope/telemetry/telekinesis
nomennomenclature/nominal/cognomen
mori/mortmortuary/moribund/immortal
morosmoron/sophomore
reregurgitate/reiterate/reimburse
ununfeigned/unkempt/unwitting
mutmutation/immutable/mutability
sub/suc/suf/sug/sup/sussubway/succumb/suffuse/suggest/suppress/suspend
natinnate/prenatal/nativity
vicevicarious/viceroy
morphamorphous/metamorphosis/anthropomorphic
mit/missmissile/dismiss/transmit
neoneologism/neophyte
sed/sesssedentary/session
pon/positpostpone/positive
pseudopseudonym/pseudopod/pseudoscience
passpassionate/impassive/dispassionate
red/risderision/ridiculous/risibility
RootMeaningExamples
urburban/urbane/suburban
tractdistract/torsion/tortuous
multimiltifarious/multitude/multimeter
marmaritime/submarine/mariner
vinc/vict/vanqinvincible/victory/vanquish
tors/tortdistort/torsion/tortuous
tang/tact/tingtangent/contact/contingent
macromacroeconomics/macrocosm
perpermeable/pervade
thermthermostat/diathermy
put/putatputative/compute/amputate
vid/visvision/evidence/vista
verbverbose/verbiage/verbatim
semisemiannual/semicircle/semiconscious
port/portatportable/transport/export
pater/partpatriotism/paternity/patriarch
viadeviation/viaduct/trivial
string/strictstingent/constrict/stricture
quer/ques/quir/quisinquiry/inquisitive/query
veni/vent/venintervene/prevent/convention
super/sursupernatural/supervise/surtax/superman
monomonarchy/monotheism/monogamous
sectdissect/bisect
omniomniscient/omnipotent/omnivorous
psychpsychology/psychosis/psychopath
ruptinterrupt/bankrupt/rupture
protoprototype
terrterrestrial/subterranean
vad/vasinvade/evasive
transtransport/transpose/Trans Am
retroretrograde/retrospect/retroactive
spirrespiratory/spirit
ultraultramodern/ultracritical
periperiscope/perimeter/periphery
metametamorphosis
syn/sym/syl/syssynchronize/sympathize/syllogism/system

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