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a/an
not
(amoral, atypical)
ab-
away from
(abnormal)
ad-
towards
(adhere)
ante-
before
(antemortem)
anti-
against
(antipsychotic)
auto
self
(automaton, automatic))
be-
fully, completely
(becalm, bewail, bemoan)
bene-
well, good
(benefit)
bi-
two
(bidirectional)
circum-
around
(circumnavigate, circumvent)
co/con/com
together with
(comingle, commute, communicate)
contra/counter
against
contradict, counterproductive)
de-
down from
descend-climb down
depress)
dia-
through
diameter
e/ex-
out of
(ex-military, exit)
en-
in
endoscopic, entrance, entropy)
extra-
beyond, above
extraordinary)
hetero-
the other
heterosexual)
homo-
the same
homogenous, homosexual
hyper-
super, above
(hyperextend, hyperactive)
hypo-
sub, below, under
hypodermic, hypoglycemia
in (x3)
in/ intensive / inprivitive/ not
(inconceivable, incongruous)
infra-
below
infrastructure)
inter/intro-
between
(interim, interface, interdependence)
intra-
between
(intransitive)
macro-
big, large
macroeconomics, macrophage)
mal-
bad
maladjusted)
meta-
beyond, after
metaphase, metaphor)
micro-
small
microscopic, micromanage)
mis-
against, hate
misanthropy, mistake)
mono-
one
monotone, monorail)
multi-
many
multilingual,
neo-
new
neoclassical, neogrammarian)
non-
not
nonviolent
ob-
against
obstinate)
omni-
all-things
omnivore, omnipresent)
para-
beside, on the side of
(parameter, parallel)
per-
through, thorough
(peruse, perfect)
peri-
around
perimeter)
poly-
many
polytheism)
post-
after
(postconflict, postcolonial)
pro (x3)
in favor of / forward/ before (in time)
promilitary, progress, program)
proto-
first
prototype, protozoa)
pseudo-
a lie
(pseudonym, pseudoscience)
re-
back again
react, retry)
retro-
past
retroactive, retrofit)
semi (hemi)-
half
hemisphere, semisweet, semiconscious)
sub-
under, below
subpar, submarine)
super/supra-
above, beyond
(supernatural, superstition)
syn-
together
(syndicate, synthetic)
tele-
far away
(telephone, telegram)
trans-
through, across
(transitive, transfer)
ultra-
above, beyond
(ultraviolet, ultraconservative)
un-
not
undone, unnecessary)
anthrop-
human
(anthropoid, anthropomorphic)
homin-
latin
human
hominid-nature of humans
hydro-
greek
water
hydrant)
aqua-
latin
water
aquaduct-water leading
-gram/graph-
greek
writing stem
gramophone-sound writer
telegram-distance writing
phonograph-sound writing
scrib/script-
latin
writing stem
scripture, scriptorian
circumscribe-write around
morph-
greek
form
morphology-study of form
form
latin
form, shape
formal-having to do with form
formula-little form
photo-
greek
light
photograph-light writing
photosynthesis-light group
luc-
latin
light
lucid-nature of light
lucifer-light bringer
lucidity-state of the nature of light
-able/ible
able to...
incredible-not able to be believed
understandable-able to be understood
-al
having to do with
natural-having to do with nature
sensual- having to do with the senses
-an/ian
resident of
Italian-resident of Italy
Ogdenian-resident of Ogden
-ance/ancy
state or condition of
defiance-act of defying
truancy-act of being late
-ant
person who is doing
vagrant-one who is traveling
servant-one who is serving
-ate
to make or become something
liquidate-become/make liquid
segregate-become seperate
-cy
state or condition or act of
normalcy-having to do with norm condition
adequacy- lawfully sufficient
-en
made of/ to make
wooden-made of wood
soften-make soft
-ence/ency
state of
presidency-state of being president
confidence-state of confiding
-er/or
person/thing who does
doctor-person who knows
tractor-thing who is moving
fighter-one who fights
-ese
resident of
vietnmese-resident of vietnam
chinese-resident of china
-fic
making/causing
scientific-making science
terrific-making/causing terror
-fy
making/causing
electrify-making electric
liquify-make liquid
simplify-make simple
mollify-make calm
-ic
nature of/ like
metalic-like metal, nature of metal
heroic- nature of hero
-id
nature of
pallid-nature of being pale
fluid-state of flowing
-ion/-tion/-sion
state of/ resulting in/ as result of
tension-state of being tense
causation- act of being a cause
-ish
origin/ resembling/ nature of
foolish- like a fool
Spanish- from Spain
-ism
doctrine/ condition
Lutheranism-doctrine of Luther
stoicism- condition of being stoic
alcoholism- problem with alcohol
-ist
person who does something
pianist-one who plays piano
scientist-one who does science
soloist-one who performs a solo
-ite
nature of/descendant
dynomite-nature of power
israelite -descendant of israel
-ty/-ity
state or condition of
clarity-condition of being bright
lucidity-state of the nature of light
-ize
to make something like...
standardize-make like the standard
atomize- make like an atom
-ment
act or result of
containment-act of containing
refinement-act of refining
-ness
state or condition
clearness-condition of being bright
alertness-condition of being alert
-oid
like, inferior
meteoroid- like a meteor but smaller
asteroid- star-like but smaller
-logy
study of
physiology-study of body
anthropology-study of humans
audi-
hearing
audiologist-one who studies hearing
auditor-hearer
chron-
time
chronology-study of time
chronic-nature of time
cred-
belief
credible-believable
incredible-not believable
dict-
speaking
diction-state of speaking
flu/flux
flow
fluid-nature of flowing
fluency-state of flowing
flect/flex
bending
reflect-bend back
flexible-bend able
mega/megalo-
great, huge
megalith-great stone slabs
port-
carry
teleport-carry far away
transport-carry through
spect (spic)-
seeing
inspect-look in
spectator- looker
therm-
warmth
thermometer-measure warmth
thermal-have to do with warmth
tract-
drag
tractor-thing that drags
contract-pull together
trop-
to turn
heliotropic-turning towards the sun
tropic-having to do with the bend (of the earth)
veh-/vect-
move
convect-move together
vert/vers-
latin
turn
inversion-state of turning in
convert-turn together
ana-
flipped over
anachronistic-nature of something wrong with time
bibli-
book
bibliography-act of writing a book
laud-
praise
laudatory-state of one praising
derm-
skin
hypodermic-state of below the skin
dermatologist- one who studies the skin
cap/ cip/ cept-
take
receipt-take back
adcept/accept- take towards
capture-to hold prisoner
ced/ ceed/ cede/ cess
to be in motion
recede-go back
proceed- go forward
recession-state of going backwards
clam, claim-
call out
clamor- one who calls out
proclaim-call forward, ahead in time
reclaim- call back
corp-
body
corporation- resulting in a body
corporal (punishment)- bodily/physical punishment
fac, fact, fic, fect
to do or make
infect-do or make inside
terrific-make afraid
benefactor- one who does good
gen-
birth of, originating in
pathogen-origin of sickness
generation- an account of births
grav-
heavy, weighty, "serious"
gravity-state of heaviness
grave- weighty serious
ag, agi, ig, act
to make or do, movement, shake
proactive-to do ahead of time
agitate- to become shaken
activity-state of movement
liber-
freedom
liberate-to make or become free
libr-
book, (inner bark of a tree)
library- collection of books
bio-
life
biology-study of life
crypt-
hidden
cryptographer-one who studies hidden writings
gam-
marriage
polygamy- state of many marriages
ge-
earth, land, soil
geography- state of earth writing
geology-study of earth
helio-
sun
heliotropic-nature of turning towards the sun
hypno-
sleep
hypnotist-one who makes sleep
meter, metr-
measure
metric- state of measuring
pale- paleo-
original, ancient
paleobiology-study of the ancient life
ped-
foot, feet
bipedal-having to do with two feet
pedal-having to do with feet
phono-
sound
phonograph-sound writing
telephone-sound from far away
pod-
feet, foot
podiatrist-doctor of the feet
psyche-
mind
psychotic-state of being out of the mind
psychotropic-state of turning towards the mind
anima-
life, living
animal-having to do with life
animist- one of makes or does life
astro-
star
asteroid- like a star, inferior
leg-
leg, legal, read
legitimate- make legal
legible- able to be read
reg-
direct, rule, keep straight, govern
regulate- to make straight
regiment- act of governing/rule
sol-
sun
solar- having to do with the sun
somn-
sleep, dream
somnifer-one who brings sleep
son-
sound
sonar-having to do with sound
terra-
earth, land
terra-firma- solid land
terri-
fear, terror
terrify-make or cause terror
vis-
sight, to see
vision- state or condition of sight
visible- able to be seen
voc-
call, talk, speak
vocal-having to do with speech
equivocate- make ambiguous speech
dexter/dextr
right hand
ambidexterous (double right-handed)
amph/amphi-
Greek
both, double
amphibian- lives on land and water
ambi-
Latin
both double
ambidexterous-both right handed
cac-/caco
bad
cacophany-bad sound
nom-
Greek
law
anomaly- not lawfully
nomin-
Latin
name
nominate-act of naming
ortho-
straight, right
orthodox- right opinion
orthodontist-one who straightens teeth
san-/sani-
healthy
mind: sane-healthy mind, sanity-state of healthy mind.
body: sanitation-institution of health
soma-/somat-
body
somatic-nature of body
psychosomatic-nature of mind body
mit/miss-
send
missive-letter
mission-state of sending
polit-/polis
city-state
metropolis-mother city
political-having to do with nature of city
police-city people
sci-
knowledge
science-state of knowing
scientific-nature of knowing
sed/sid/sess
sitting, seat, staying
sedate- act/state of sitting
session- state of sitting
dys
bad, incorrect
dysfunctional-working incorrectly
ankyl-
bent, crooked
magni-
big
magnitude- big 'ness'
megist-
biggest
maxim-
biggest
eury-
broad, wide
lat-
broad, wide
cry(o)-
cold
frig-
cold
necro-
dead
mort-
dead
iso-
equal
equi-
equal
falsi-
false
thely-
female
platy-
flat
platypus- flat footed
plan/i
flat
eu-
good, well
eugenics- good babies
(manufactured)
scler-
hard
scleroderma- hard skin
duri-
hard
durable-
bar(o)-
heavy
barometer- measure heaviness (of the atmosphere)
coel
hollow
cav-
hollow
cavity-
concave- with a hollow
long(i)-
long
longitude-longness
arseno-
male
vir-
male
virile-
sten(o)-
narrow
angust(i)-
narrow
nov(i)
new
novice-one who is new
rect-
correct, straight
rectify- make straight, correct
veter-
old
veteran-one who is old
oxy-
sharp
ac-
sharp
brachy-
short
brev(i)
short
brevity- state of being short
parv(i)-
small
minim-
smallest
minimal-having to do with smallest
brady-
slow
tard(i)-
slow
retard- make slow again
tachy-
fast
tachometer- measure how fast
celer-
fast
accelerate- make fast together
malac(o)-
soft
moll-
soft
mollify- make soft
pachy-
thick
pachyderm- thick skin
crass-
thick
poikilo-
varied, various
vari-
varied, various
cide, cis
to kill, cut
suicide-self kill
incision-in, cut, state of
clud, clus, claus, clos
to close
include- shut in
exclude- shut out
claustrophobia- fear of close spaces
duc, duct
to lead, pull
conduct- lead together
aquaduct- lead water
ven, vent
come, go
invent- come in
convent- come together
-cian
one with special knowledge
musician
physician
-sis
esis
osis
action, process
genesis-process of birth
-itis
condition
arthritis-condition of inflamed joints
tendonitis-" " " tendons
-tude
state or condition
i.e. -ness= noun ending
sta
stand
stable- able to stand
status- social standing
-fess
speak
confess-speak together