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ac
sharp
acerbity: bitterness of temper
acidulate: make somewhat acid or sour
acr
sharp
acrimonious: bitter; caustic
ev
age, era
primeval: of the age
coeval: of the same age or era
medieval: of the Middle Ages
aev
age, era
mediaeval: of the Middle Ages
ag
to do
agent: doer
act
to do
act: deed
agog
leader
demagogue: false leader of people
pedagogue: teacher (leader of children)
agri
field
agriculture: cultivation of fields
peregrination: wandering (through fields)
agrari
field
agrarian: one who works in the field
ali
another
alias: assumed (another) name
alienate: estrange (turn away from another)
alt
high
altitude: height
altimeter: instrument for measuring height
alter
other
altruistic: unselfish, considering others
alter ego: a second self
am
love
amorous: loving, especially sexually
amity: friendship
amicable: friendly
anim
mind, soul
animadvert: cast criticism upon
unanimous: of one mind
magnanimity: greatness of mind or spirit
ann
year
annuity: yearly remittance
enn
year
biennial: every two years
perennial: present all year; persisting for several years
anthrop
human beings
anthropology: study of human beings
misanthrope: hater of humankind
philanthropy: love of humankind; charity
apt
fit
aptitude: skill
adapt: make suitable or fit
aqua
water
aqueduct: passageway for conducting water
aquatic: living in water
aqua fortis: nitric acid (strong water)
arch
ruler, first
archaeology: study of antiquities (study of first things)
monarch: sole ruler
anarchy: lack of governemnt
aster
star
astronomy: study of the stars
asterisk: starlike type character
disaster: catastrophe (contrary star)
aud
to hear
audible: able to be heard
audience: hearers
audit
to hear
auditorium: place where people may be heard
auto
self
autocracy: rule by one person (self)
automobile: vehicle that moves by itself
autobiography: story of one's own life
belli
war
bellicose: inclined to fight
belligerent: inclined to wage war
rebellious: resisting authority
ben
good
benefactor: one who does good deeds
benevolence: charity (wishing good)
bon
good
bonus: somethign extra above regular pay
biblio
book
bibliophile: lover of books
Bible: The Book
bio
life
biography: writing about a person's life
breve
short
brevity: briefness
abbreviate: shorten
breviloquent: marked by brevity of speech
cad
to fall
decadent: deteriorating
cadence: intonation, musical movement
cascade: waterfall
cas
to fall
cascade: waterfall
cap, capt
to take
capture: seize
cept
to take
precept: wise saying (originally a command)
cip
to take
participate: take part
capit
head
decapitate: remove (cut off) someone's head
capt
head
captain: chief
carn
flesh
carnivorous: flesh-eating
carnage: destruction of life
carnal: fleshy
ced
to yield, to go
recede: go back, withdrawn
antecedent: that which goes before
cess
to yield, to go
process: go forward
celer
swift
celerity: swiftness
decelerate: reduce swiftness
accelerate: increase swiftness
cent
one hundred
century: one hundred years
centennial: one-hundredth anniversary
centipede: many-footed, wingless animal
chron
time
chronology: timetable of events
anachronism: a thing out of time sequence
chronicle: register events in order of time
cid
to cut, to kill
homicide: killing of a human being
fratricide: killing of a brother
cis
to cut, to kill
incision: a cut (surgical)
cit
to call, to start
incite: stir up, start up
excite: stir up
citat
to call, to start
recitation: a recalling (or repeating) aloud
civi
citizen
civilization: society of citizens, culture
civil: courteous
clam, clamat
to cry out
clamorous: loud
declamation: speech
acclamation: shouted approval
claud, claus
to close
claustrophobia: fear of close places
clos
to close
enclose: close in
clud
to close
conclude: finish
cognosc, cognit
to learn
agnostic: lacking knowledge, skeptical
incognito: traveling under assumed name
cognition: knowledge
compl
to fill
complete: filled out
complement: that which completes something
comply: fulfill
cord
heart
accord: agreement (from the heart)
cordial: friendly
discord: lack of harmony
corpor
body
incorporate: organize into a body
corporeal: pertaining to the body, fleshy
corpse: dead body
cred, credit
to believe
incredulous: not believing, skeptical
credulity: gullibility
credence: belief
cur
to care
curator: person who has the care of something
sinecure: position wihtout responsibility
secure: safe
curr, curs
to run
excursion: journey
cursory: brief
precursor: forerunner
da, dat
to give
data: facts, statistics
mandate: command
date: given time
deb, debit
to owe
debt: something owed
indebtedness: debt
debenture: bond
dem
people
democracy: rule of the people
demagogue: (false) leader of the people
epidemic: widespread (among the people)
derm
skin
pachyderm: thick-skinned quadruped
dermatology: study of skin and its disorders
di
day
diary: a daily record of activities, feelings, etc.
diurn
day
diurnal: pertaining to daytime
dic
to say
abdicate: renounce
dict
to say
diction: speech
verdict: statement of jury
doc
to teach
docile: obedient; easily taught
document: something that provides evidence
doct
to teach
doctor: learned person (originally, teacher)
domin
to rule
dominate: have power over
domain: land under rule
dominant: prevailing
loqu
to talk
soliloguy: speech by one individual
loquacious: talkative
locut
to talk
elocution: speech
luc
light
elucidate: enlighten
lucid: clear
translucent: allowing some light ot pass through
magn
great
magnify: enlarge
magnanimity: generosity, greatness of soul
magnitude: greatness, extent
mal
bad
malevolent: wishing evil
malediction: curse
malefactor: evil-doer
man
hand
manufacture: create (make by hand)
manuscript: written by hand
emancipate: free (let go from the hand)
mar
sea
maritime: connected with seafaring
submarine: undersea craft
mariner: seafarer
mater
mother
maternal: pertaining to motherhood
matr
mother
matriarch: female ruler of a family, group, or state
martilineal: descended on the mother's side
mit
to send
transmit: send across
miss
to send
missile: projectile
dismiss: send away
mob
to move
mobilize: cause to move
mot
to move
motility: ability to move
mov
to move
immovable: not able to be moved
mon
to warn
admonish: warn
monit
to warn
premonition: foreboding
monitor: watcher (warner)
mori
to die
moribund: dying
mort
to die
mortuary: funeral parlor
immortal: not dying
morph
shape, form
amorphous: formless, lacking shape
anthropomorphic: in human shape
mut
to change
immuntable: not able to be changed
mutate: undergo a great change
mutability: changeableness, inconstancy
nat
born
innate: from birth
prenatal: before birth
nativity: birth
nav
ship
navigate: sail a ship
circumnavigate: sail around the world
naval: pertaining to ships
neg
to deny
negation: denial
renege: deny, go back on one's word
renegade: turncoat, traitor
nomen
name
nomenclature: act of naming, terminology
nominal: in name only (as opposed to actual)
cognomen: surname, distinguishing nickname
nov
new
novice: beginner
renovate: make new again
novelty: newness
onmi
all
omniscient: all knowing
omnipotent: all powerful
omnivorous: eating everything
oper
to work
operate: work
cooperation: working together
pac
peace
pacify: make peaceful
pacific: peaceful
pacifist: person opposed to war
pass
to feel
dispassionate: free of emotion
impoassioned: emotion-filled
impassive: showing no feeling
pater
father
paternity: fatherhood
patr
father
patriotism: love of one's country (fatherland)
patriarch: male ruler of a family, group, or state
path
disease, feeling
pathology: study of diseased tissue
apathetic: lacking of feeling; indifferent
antipathy: hostile feeling
ped
food
impediment: stumbling-block; hindrance
pod
foot
tripod: three-footed stand
quadruped: four-footed animal
ped
child
pedagogue: teacher of children
pediatrician: children's doctor
pel
to drive
repel: drive back
expel: drive out, banish
puls
to drive
compulsion: a forcing to do
pet, petit
to seek
compete: vie with others
petition: request
appetite: craving, desire
phil
love
philanthropist: benefactor, lvoer of humanity
Anglophile: lover of everything English
philanderer: one involved in brief love affairs
pon
to place
postpone: place after
posit
to place
positive: definite, unquestioned (definitely placed)
port, portat
to carry
portable: able to be carried
transport: carry across
voc, vocat
to call
avocation: calling, minor occupation
provocation: calling or rousing the anger of
vol
wish
malevolent: wishing someone ill
voluntary: of one's own will
volv, volut
to roll
revolve: roll around
convolution: coiled state