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JECT
to throw; to throw down
inject
dejected: sad, depressed
eject
conjecture
abject: utterly hopeless
JOIN/JUNCT
to meet; to join

junction: the act of joining; combining
adjoin: to be next to and joined w/
subjugate
rejoinder: to reply, retort
junta: (usu. military) clique taking power after a coup d'etat
JUR
to swear

perjury: willful lying while on oath
abjure: to renounce an oath
adjure: to beg or command
LECT/LEG
to select, to choose

collect
elect
select: to choose w/ care
eclectic: selecting ideas, etc. from various sources
predilection: preference, liking
LEV
lift, light, rise

relieve
alleviate
relevant
levee
levitate
levity: humor, frivolity, gaiety
LOC/LOG/LOQU
word, speech

dialogue
elocution: art of clear and expressive speaking
prologue
eulogy
colloquial
grandiloquent: pompous or inflated language
loquacious: talkative
LUM/LUM/LUS
light

illustrate
illuminate
illustrious
translucent: permitting light to pass through
lackluster
lucid
luminous
LUD/LUS
to play

allude
illusion
ludicrous
delude
elude
prelude
LAV/LUT/LUV
to wash

lavatory
dilute
pollute
deluge
antediluvian
ablution: act of cleansing
MAG/MAJ/MAX
big

magnify
magnitude
maximum
magnate: a powerful or influential person
magnanimous: generous in forgiving an insult or injury
maxim
MAL/MALE
bad, ill, evil, wrong

malfunction
malicious
malign: to speak harmful untruths about; to slander
malady
maladroit: clumsy, tactless
malapropism: humorous misuse of a word
malfeasance: misconduct or wrongdoing often committed by a public official
malediction: a curse
MAN
hand

manual: operated by hand
manufacture: to make by hand or machinery
emancipate
manifest: readily perceived by the eye or the understanding
mandate
MIN
small

minute
minutiae: small or trivial details
miniature
diminish
diminution
MIN
to project, to hang over

eminent: towering above others; projecting
imminent
prominent: projecting outward
preeminent: superior to or notable above all others
minatory: menancing, threatening
MIS/MIT
to send

transmit
emissary
intermittent: stopping and starting at intervals
remit: to send money
remission: a lessening of intensity or degree
MISC
mixed

miscellaneous
miscegenation: the interbreeding of races, esp. marriage between white and nonwhites
promiscuous
MON/MONIT
to remind; to warn

monument
monitor
summon
admonish
remonstrate: to say or plead in protect, objection, or reproof
premonition
MORPH
shape

amorphous
metamorphosis
anthropomorphism: attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals or natural phenomena
MORT
death

immortal
morbid: preoccupied with unwholesome matters
moribund: dying, decaying
MUT
change

commute: to substitute; exchange; interchange
mutation
transmutation: the act of changing from one form into another
permutation: a complete change
immutable
NAT/NAS/NAI
to be born

natural
native
cognate: related by blood; having a common ancestor
renaissance: rebirth, esp. referring to culture
nascent
NIC/NOC/NOX
harm

innocent
noxious
obnoxious
innocuous
NOM
rule, order

astronomy
economy
gastronomy: the art or science of good eating
taxonomy
autonomy
NOM/NYM/NOUN/NOWN
name

synonym
anonymous
nominal: existing in name only; negligible
nominate
nomenclature
acronym
NOV/NEO/NOU
new

novice
renovate
innovate
neologism: a newly coined word, phrase, or expression
neophyte
nouveau riche
NOUNC/NUNC
to announce

announce
pronounce: to articulate
renounce: to give up, esp. by formal announcement
OB/OC/OF/OP
toward, to against, over

obese
obstinate
obstruct
oblique: having a slanting or sloping direction
obstreperous: noisily defiant, unruly
obtuse
obfuscate: to render indistinct or dim; darken
obsequious: overly submissive
OMNI
all

omnibus: an anthology of the works of one author or of writings on related subjects
omnipresent
omnipotent
omniscient
PAC/PEAC
peace

appease
pacify
pacifier
pact
PAN
all, everyone

panorama
panegyric: formal or elborate praise at an assembly
panoply: a wide-ranging and impressive array or display
pantheon: a public building containing tombs or memorials of the illustrious dead of a nation
pandemic: widespread, general, universal
PAR
equal

par: an quality in value or standing
parity: equally, as in amount, status, or charcter
apartheid
disparage
disparate: essentially different
PARA
next to, beside

parallel
parasite
parody
parable: short, allegorical story designed tillustrate a moral lesson or religious principle
paragon: a model of excellence
paranoid
PAS/PAT/PATH
feeling, suffering, disease

sympathy
empathy
compassion
dispassionate
impassive: showing or feeling no emotion
sociopath
pathogenic: causing disease
PAU/PO/POV/PU
few, little, poor

poverty
paucity
pauper
impoverish
pusillanimous: lacking courage or resolution
puerile: childish, immature
PED
child, education

pedagogue: a teacher
pediatrician
pedant: on e who displays learning ostentatiously
encyclopedia
PED/POD
foot

pedal
pedestrian: a person who travels on foot
expedite
impede
podium
antipodes: places diametrically opposite each other on the globe
PEN/PUN
to pay; to compensate

penal
penalty
punitive
penance: a punishment undergone to express regret for a sin
penitent: contrite
PEND/PENS
to hang; to weight; to pay

depend
stipend
compensate
indispensable
appendix
appendage
PER
completely

persistent
perforate: to make a way through or into something
perplex
peruse
perfunctory: performed merely as routine duty
pertinacious: resolute
perspicacious: shrewd, astute
PERI
around

perimeter
periscope
peripatetic: walking or traveling about; itinerant
PET/PIT
to go; to seek; to strive

appetite
compete
petition
centripetal: moving toward the center
impetuous
petulant: showing sudden irritation, esp. over some annoyance
PHIL
love

philosophy
philatelist: one who loves or collects postage stamps
philology
bibliophile: one who loves or collects books
PLAC
to please

placid: pleasantly calm or peaceful
placebo
implacable
complacent
complaisant: inclined or disposed to please
PLE
to fill

complete
deplete
supplement
implement
replete: abundantly supplied
plethora
PLEX/PLIC/PLY
to fold, twist, tangle, or bend

complex
replica
implicit
implicate
duplicity: deceitfulness in speech or conduct
supplicate: to make humble and earnest
PON/POS/POUND
to put; to place

component
expose
expound
juxtapose
repository
PORT
to carry

import
export
portable
deportment: conduct, behavior
disport: to divert or amuse oneself
importune: to urge or press with excessive persistence
POST
after

posthumous
posterior
posterity
post facto
PRE
before

precarious: dependent on circumstances beyond one's control
precocious
premonition
presentiment
precedent
precept
PREHEND/PRISE
to take; to get; to seize

surprise
enterprise
reprehensible: deserving rebuke or censure
comprise
reprisals
apprehend
PRO
much, for, a lot

prolific
profuse
prodigal
prodigious: extraordinary in size, amount, or extent
proselytize: to convert or attempt to recruit
propound: to set forth for consideration
provident: having or showing foresight
PROB
to prove; to test

probe
approbation: praise, consideration
opprobrium: the disgrace incurred by shameful conduct
reprobate: a depraved or wicked person
problematic
probity: honesty, high-mindedness
PUG
to fight

pugnacious: to quarrel or fight readily
impugn: to challenge as false
repugnant
pugilist: a fighter or boxer
PUNC/PUNG/POIGN
to point; to prick

point
puncture
pungent: caustic or sharply expressive
compunction: a feeling of uneasiness for doing wrong
punctilious: strict or exact in the observance of formalities
expunge: to erase, eliminate completely
QUE/QUIS
to seek

acquire
exquisite
conquest
inquisitive
query
querulous: full of complaints
perquisite: a gratuity, tip
QUI
quiet

quiet
disquiet: lack of calm or peace
tranquil
acquiesce
quiescence: the condition of being at rest, still, inactive
RID/RIS
to laugh

riddle
derision
risible: causing laughter
ROG
to ask

interrogate
arrogant
abrogate: to abolish by formal means
surrogate
derogatory
arrogate: to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously
SAL/SIL/SAULT/SULT
to leap, to jump

insult
assault
somersault
salient: prominent or conspicuous
resilient
insolent
exult: to show or feel triumphant joy
desultory
SACR/SANCT/SECR
sacred

sacred
sacrifice
sanctify: to make holy
sanction
execrable
sacrament: something regarded as possessing sacred character
sacrilege
SCI
to know

conscious
conscience
unconscionable
omniscient
prescient: having knowledge of things before they happen
SCRIBE/SCRIP
to write

scribble
describe
script
postscript
proscribe: to condemn as harmful or odious
ascribe: to credit or assign, as to a cause or course conscription: draft
transcript
circumscribe
SE
apart

select
separate
seduce: to lead astry
segregate
secede
sequester: to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement
sedition: incitement of discontent or rebellion against a gov't
SEC/SEQU
to follow

second
prosecute
sequence
obsequious: fawning
non sequitur
SED/SESS/SID
to sit, to be still; to plan; to plot

preside
resident
sediment
dissident
residual
subsidiary: serving to assist or supplement
insidious: intended to entrap or beguile
assiduous
SENS/SENT
to feel; to be aware

sense
sensory
sentiment
presentiment: a feeling that something is about to happen
dissent
resent
sentinel
insensate: w/o feeling or sensitivity
SOL
to loosen; to free

dissolve
soluble
resolution
dissolution
dissolute: indifferent to moral restraints
absolution: forgiveness for wrongdoing
SPEC/SPIC/SPIT
to look; to see

perspective
speculation
suspicious
spectrum
retrospective
circumspect: watchful and discreet, cautious
perspicacious: having keen mental perception and understanding
conspicuous
specious: deceptively attractive
STA/STI
to stand; to be in place

static
destitute: w/o means of subsistence
obstinate
constitute
stasis
apostasy: renunciation of an object of one's previous loyalty
SUA
smooth

suave
persuade
dissuade
assuage
SUB/SUP
below

submissive
subsidiary
subliminal: existing or operating below the threshold of confidence
subtle
subterfuge: an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule
supposition
SUPER/SUR
above

surpass
superlative
supersede
supercilious: arrogant, haughty, condescending
superfluous
surmount: to get over or across, to prevail
surveillance
TAC/TIC
to be silent

reticent: disposed to be silent or not to speek freely
tacit
taciturn
TAIN/TEN/TENT/TIN
to hold

detain
pertain
tenacious: holding fast
abstentation
tenure
tenable
sustenance
pertinacious: persistent, stubborn
TEND/TENS/TENT/TENU
to stretch; to thin

tension
tentative
tendentious: having a predisposition towards a point of view
distend: to expand by stretching
attenuate: to weaken or reduce in force
extenuating: making less serious by offering excuses
contentious
THEO
god

atheist
theocracy
theology
apotheosis: glorification, glorified ideal
TRACT
to drag; to pull; to draw

tractor
attract
contract
detract
abstract
tractable: easily managed or controlled
intransigent: refusing to agree or compromise
TRANS
across

transaction
transparent
transition
transgress: to violate a law, command, or moral code
transcendent
intransigent: refusing to agree or compromise
US/UT
to use

abuse
usage
usurp: to seize and hold
utilitarian
VEN/VENT
to come or to move toward

convene
venturesome: showing a disposition to undertake risks
intervene
contravene: to come into conflict with
adventitious: accidental
VER
truth

verdict
veracious: habitually truthful
verity
verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth
aver: to affirm, to declare to be true
VERD
green

verdant: green with vegetation; inexperienced
verdure: fresh, rich vegetation
VERS/VERT
to turn

controversy
revert
diverse
aversion
introvert
extrovert
inadvertent
covert
avertlife
VI
vivid: strikingly bright or intense
vicarious
viable
vivacity: the quality of being lively, animated, spirited
joie de vivre: joy of life
convivial: sociable
VID/VIS
to see

evident
video
adviser
survey
vista: a view or prospect
VIL
base, mean

vilify
revile: to criticize with harsh language
vile: loathsome; unpleasant
VOC/VOK
to call

vocabulary
advocate
equivocate
vocation
avocation: something one does in addition to a principle occupation
vociferous: crying out noisily
convoke: to call together
invoke: to call on a diety
VOL
to wish

voluntary
malevolent
benevolent
volition
VOR
to eat

voracious: having great appetite
carnivorous: meat-eating
omnivorous: eating or absorbing everything