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ine:
of or like
equine
horses
bovine
cows
ovine
sheeps
lupine
wolf
serpentine
snakes
piscine
fish
asinine
stupid, donkey
para:
alongside, next to
parable
story that teaches a moral lesson
paraphrase
summary
paragon
model on standard of excellence
paramount
supreme
praplegic
paralyzed from waist down
paramour
mistress
oxymoron
pair of words that act as a paradox
ist
one who
pessinist
one who expects the worst
optimist
one who expects the best
optometrist
one who prescibes eyeglasses
ophthalmologist
eye doctor
optician
one who make eye glasses
alarmist
one who always worries
terrist
one who uses fear as a weapon
pacifist
one who wont fight
nepotist
one who favors relatives/ friends
syn;
the same as
synonym
word with the same meaning
synopsis
summary
synthesize
to blend
synthetic
artificial
synchronize
to coordinate in time
synecdoche
refer to part of a whole
syndactyly
web-footed or fingered
voc
to call
vocal
oral, spoken
vociferous
loud, talkative
vociferate
to talk noisily and needlessly
vocation
a career
avocation
hobby
invocation
prayer at the beginning
leg
law
legality
technical, minor point of law
legitimate
recognized by the law or state
relegate
to assign a task or chore
delegate
to assign responsibility
deleget
one assigned to a group
legacy
that which is left behind
colleague
partner
cian
one who
pediatricain
children doctor
obstetrician
doctor who delivers babies
patrician
an aristocrat, upper class citizen
plebian
low class citizen
statistician
one who complies statistics
nat
birth
postnatal
after giving birth
prenatal
before giving birth
natal
dealing with birth
neonate
newborn child, less than one month old
innate
natural, comes from birth
naticism
showing favor to native inhabitants
naive
just born, innocently ignorant
naivete
innocence
uni
one
unison
as one together
unique
one of a kind
unidectral
left or right handed
uniparous
producing only one offspring at a time
unanimous
being of one mind
anonymous
not named or identified
pend
to weigh or hang
pendant
jewelry that hands from the neck
pendent
hanging down
pending
not yet completed or decided
impending
about to happen
dependednt
relies on others
appendage
an addition that hangs on
inter
between, across
interstate
between a state
intercede
to come between two parties ( mediate)
intervene
to come between two parties (butt in)
interim
the time between
interlude
the time in between (specific)
intermittent
off and on
interjection
something that is thrown in
intra, intro
within, inside of
intrasstate
within a state
intramural
within the wall of he insitution
intravenous
through the veins
introvert
one who is shy
introspect
to meditate
intinsic
natural, comes from within
hab
to have or live
habit
a constant behavior
habiual
caused by habit
habitat
environment
rehabilitate
to give someone new life
habitable/ inhabitable
can be lived in
uninhabitable
cant be lived in
cohabit
to living togethergnos
gnos
to know
agnostic
is not sure there is a god
diagnosis
knowing from symptoms
prognosis
a prediction
prognosticate
to predict
cognition
knowledge, learning
cognitive
relating to, involved in
cognizant
aware or mindful
incognito
in disguise
mat:
mother
maternal
motherly
maternity
motherhood
matriarch
woman who is the head of the family
matriarchy
a family or clan governed by a women
matron
distinguished women
matronymic
name from a female relative or ancestor
matricide
killing ones mother
alma mater
school from which you graduate
matriculate
to enroll in college
soph
wisdom
sophic
wise or intellectual mode
sophistry
clever yet flawed reasoning
sohpomore
second year person "wise fool"
sophomoric
foolish, immature, unsophisticated
sophisticated
complex, worldy
philosopher
one who seeks wisdom or enlightenment
cide
to kill
homicide
to kill a human
patricide
killing ones father
fratricide
killing ones brother, countryman
sororicide
killing ones sister
parricide
killing ones parents
regicide
killing a king or queen
genocide
killing a national, religious group
infanticide
killing ones child
spermicide
killing spermatozoa
sub
under
subsidize
to pay or support with public money
subsidy
financial assistance from one party another
subsidiary
a company which is of a larger company
subvert
to undermine, over throw slowly
subversive
undermining, revolutionary
subliminal
subconscious, dont realize what is happening
mal
bad, evil
malediction
a curse
malevolent
evily, wicked
malevolence
evilness, wickedness, harmful intent
malice
desire to do harm
malicous
deliberately harmful
malignant
dangerous
malign
to speak evil of
maladroit
clumsy or awkward
malapropism
verbal blunder
ana
backwards
anachronism
something in the wrong time period
anagram
word made by scrambling letters
ananym
word spelled backwards
palindrome
word, verse, sentence, # that reads backwards or forward
al
other
alias
an assumed or fake name
alibi
an excuse for being elsewhere
alter
to change or adjust
alteration
an adjustment
altercation
quarrel or dispute
alter ego
the other self, best friend
et alia
and other (people)
et cetera
and other (things)
duc
to lead or draw
deduction
something subtracted, conclusion
deduce
to conclude, to figure by logic
deduct
to subtract
induction
enrollment
induct
to enroll or enlist
induce
to start
conducive
promotes or leads
seduce
to empt or lure
path
feeling
pathology
study of disease
pathological
altered or caused by disease
psychopath
mentally ill
sympathy
sharing ones sorrows
empathy
understanding, ones feelings
apathy
a lack of feeling or concern
pathos
an unbearable sorrow
pathetic
causes great sorrow
bi
two
biannual
twice a year
biennial
every 2 years
biweekly
2 times a week
bimonthly
every two months
bilingual
speak 2 languages
bisexual
prefers either gender
biparous
has multiple births
ist
ones who does
protagonist
side of conflict u favor
antagonist
side of conflict u appose
realist
ones who sees things as they really are
idealist
sees things as the want them to be
naturalist
one who love nature
genealogist
one who traces family trees
pat
father
patrician
upper class aristocrat
paternal
fatherly
patronymic
name from ones father
expatriate
to leave ones country
patron
a customer
patronize
to talk down to
partriarch
a father as the head of a clan or family
vis/vid
to see
sia
a permit " to see" or visit another country
vista
a distant, from afar
envision
to imagine or see in ones mind
visage
to look or expression on ones face
providence
an act of luck, fate or god
vis-a-vis
eye to eye
temp
time
tempo
beat or rhythm
temporary
for the time being
temporal
limited time
protem
substitute, for the time being
contemporary
new or modern person in the same time period
extemporaneous
spur of the moment
tempus fugit
"time flies"
corp
body
corpse
dead body
corps
body of people
espirit de corps
team spirit
corpulent
obese or overweight
corpulence
obesity
habeas corpus
an order to bring before the court
corpus delicti
main body of facts
corporal
physical punishment
corporeal
relating to or involving the physical body
corporeality
material or physical rather then spiritual
chron
time
anachronism
person or thing that is in the wrong time period
synchronize
to operate in unison
chronological
arranged by time
chronology
series arranged by time
chronometer
an accurate piece, clock
chronicle
record, history of time
chronic
constant, all the time
fac
to make
manufactor
to make by hand
factor
piece or element
faculties
abilities
facile
easy
facilitate
to make easier
ex post facto
after the fact
facsimile
a copy, duplicate
fax
copy, duplicate
faction
a group of dissentients
dict
to speak
benedict
newly married man who has long been a long bachelor
maledict
curse
diction
clear speaking
indict
to charge formally for a crime
indicative
indicates, points to something
dictum
a noteworthy statement