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A:
amoral
atheist
atypical
atrophy
anormal
agnostic
Without
AB / ABS:
abduct
abhor
abolish
abstract
abnormal
abdicate
abstinence
abstruse: hard to understand
off, away from, apart, down
AC / ACR:
acid
acute
acrid
acrimonious
exacerbate
sharp, bitter
ACT / AG:
agile
agiate
litigate
prodigal
pedagogue
synagogue
to do; to drive; to force; to lead
AD / AL:
adapt
adjacent
addict
admire
address
adhere
adjoin
advocate
to, toward, near
AL / ALI / ALTER:
alternative
alias
alibi
alien
alter ego
altruist
allegory
other, another
AM:
amature
amatory
amenity
amorous
enamored
amity
inamorata: a female lover
amiable
amicable
love
AMB:
ambient
ambitious
preamble
ambassador
ambulance
ambulatory: capable of walking
ambush
perambulator: one who makes a tour or inspection on foot.
to go; to walk
AMB / AMPH:
ambiguous
amphibian
ambidextrious
both, more than one, around
ANIM:
unANIMous
ANIMosity
ANIMus
equANIMiy: mental or emotional stability
magnAMINous
of the life, mind, soul, spirit
ANNUI / ENNI:
ANNUal
ANNIversry
ANNUIty
perENNIal
ANNals
year
ANTE:
anterior
antecedent
antedate
antebellum
antediluvian:before the biblical flood
before
ANTHRO / ANDR:
ANTHROpology
ANDRoid
misANTHROpe
man, human
ANTI:
ANTIbody
ANTIdote
ANTIseptic
ANTIpathy: aversion
ANTIpodal: on the opposite side of the globe
against
APO:
APOlogy
APOstle
APOcalypse
APOgee: highest most distant point
APOcryphal: of doubtful authority or authenticity
APOstasy: total desertion of one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc. . .
away
ARCH / ARCHI / ARCHY:
ARCHItect
ARCHenemy
monARCHY
anARCHY
oligARCHY: state ruled by a select group
chief, principle, ruler
AUTO:
automatic
autocrat: absolute ruler
autonomy
self
BE:
belittle
bemoan: express pity for
bewilder
belie: to misrepresent or contradict
to be; to have a particular quality; to exist
BEL / BELL:
antebellum: before the war
rebel
belligerent
war
BEN / BON:
benefit
benign: kindly disposition
benediction
benevolent
bonus
bona fide: without fraud
good
BI:
binoculars
biennial
bilateral
bilingual
twice, double
CAD / CID:
accident
coincidence
decadent: decaying;
cascade
recidivist:one who repeatedly relapses, as into crime
to fall; to happen by chance
CANT / CENT / CHANT:
accent
chant
enchant
recant: withdraw a statement
incantation
incentive
sing
CAP / CIP / CEPT:
capture
anticipate
susceptible
emancipate
percipient:discerning; discriminating
precept: a commandment
to take; to get
CAP / CAPIT / CIPIT:
capital
disciple
precipitate: to hasten the occurence of
capitulate: surrender
caption
head, headlong
CARD / CORD/ COUR:
cardiac
encourage
concord: agreement; peace; amity
discord: lack of harmony
concordance: agreement
heart
CARN:
carnivorous
carnage
carnival
reincarnation
incarnation
flesh
CAST / CHAST:
cast
caste: limited to people of the same rank
castigate: to punish in order to correct
chastise
chaste:free from obscenity
cut
CED / CEED / CESS:
antecedent
concede
predecessor
cessation
incessant: without stop
to go; to yield; to stop
CENTR:
concentrate
eccentric
concentric
centrifuge
centrist
center
CERN / CERT / CRET / CRIM /CRIT:
discrete
ascertain
certitude: freedom from doubt
discreet: judicious in one's conduct of speech
hypocrite
criterion
to separate; to judege; to distinguish; to decide
CHRON:
synchronize
chronology
anachronism: archaic form, obsolete
chronic
chronometer
time
CIRCU:
circumference
circumstances
circuit
circumambulate: to walk about or around
circuitous: roundabout, indirect
around, on all sides
CIS:
scissors
precise
exorcise
incision
incisive
to cut
CLA / CLO / CLU:
conclude
claustrophobia
disclose
exclusive
cloister: courtyard bordered by covered walkway
preclude: prevent the presence, existence or occurence of
shut, close
CLAIM / CLAM:
exclaim
proclaim
clamor
disclaim
reclaim
to shout; to cry out
CLI:
decline
recline
climax
proclivity: inclination
disinclination: aversion
to lean toward
CO / COL / COM / CON:
connect
coerce
compatible
collaborate
conciliate: to placate, win over

commensurate: suitable in measurement
with, together
CRE / CRESC / CRET:
accrue
creation
increase
increment
accretion: an increase by natural growth
to grow
CRED:
incredible
credentials
credo
credulity: willingness to believe or trust to readily
credit
to believe, to trust
CRYP:
crypt
apocryphal: doubtful authenticity
cryptology
cryptography
hidden
CUB / CUMB:
cubicle
succomb
incubate
incumbent
recumbent: lying down
to lie down
CULP:
culprit
culpalbe: deserving blame
inculpate: to charge with fault
mea culpa: my fault
blame
COUR / CUR:
recur
curriculum
courier
excursion
cursive
concur
incursion
cursory: going rapidly over something, hasty
running; a course
DE:
descend
decipher
defile
defame
deferential: respectful
delineate
away, off, down, completely, reversal
DEM:
democracy
epidemic
endemic: peculiar to a people or region
pandemic: general, universal
demographics
people
DI / DIA:
dialogue
diagnose
dilate: to make wider or larger
dilatory: inclinded to delay or procrastinate
dichotomy: division into two parts
apart, through
DIC / DICT / DIT:
dictionary
predict
verdict
interdict: to forbid
to say; to tell; to use words
DIGN:
dignity
dignitary
deign: in accordance with one's dignity
condign: well deserved; fitting; adequate
disdain
worth
DIS / DIF:
disperse
disseminate
dissuade
diffuse
away from, apart, reversal, not
DAC / DOC:
doctor
doctrine
indoctrinate
docile
didactic: intended for instruction
to teach
DOG / DOX:
orthodox
paradox
dogma
opinion
DOL:
condolence
indolence: being lazy
doleful
dolorous
suffer, pain
DON / DOT / DOW:
donate
pardon
antidote
anecdote: short narrative about an interesting event
endow
to give
DUB:
dubious: doubtful
dubiety
indubitable: unquestionable
doubt
DUC / DUCT:
abduct
conduct
conducive
induce
induct
produce
to lead
DUR:
endure
durable
duress
dour: sullen, gloomy
duration
hard
DYS:
dystrophy: faulty or inadequate nutrition or development
dyspepsia: impaired digestion
dyslexia
dysfunctional:
faulty, abnormal
EPI:
epidemic
epilogue: concluding part of literaly work
epidermis
epigram: short witty or pointed saying
epithet
upon
EQU:
equation
adequate
equidistant
iniquity: gross injustice
equal, even
ERR:
err: to go astray in thought, mistaken
error
erratic
arrant: downright, thorough, notorious
to wander
ESCE:
adolescent
obsolescent
incandescent
convalescent: recovering from illness
reminiscent
becoming
EU:
euphemism
eulogy
eugenics
euthanasia
euphony: pleasantness of sound
good, well
E / EF /EX:
evade
exclude
extricate
exonerate
expire
efface: to rub or wipeout; surpass, eclipse
out, out of, from, former, completely
EXTRA:
extraordinary
extract
extrasensory
extrapolate: estimate
outside, beyond
FAB / FAM:
fable
affable: friendly, courteous
ineffable: too great for description
famous
defame
speak
FAC / FIC / FIG / FAIT/ FEIT / FY:
factory
fraction
deficient
prolific
configuration
ratify
effigy
counterfeit
to do; to make
FER:
offer
confer
referendum
proffer
proliferate
to bring, to carry; to bear
FERV:
fervor
fervid: ardent, intense
effervescent: giving of bubbles of gas
to boil; to bubble
FID:
confide
affidavit: written statement on oath
fidelity
fiduciary
infidel
faith, trust
FLAG / FLAM:
flammable
flambeau: a lighted tourch
flagrant
conflagration: large destructive fire
to burn
FIN:
final
confine
definitive
infinite
infinitesimal
end
FLECT / FLEX:
deflect
flexible
inflect: to change or vary pitch
reflect
genuflect: to bend knee esp in worship
to bend
FLU / FLUX:
fluid
fluctuation
effluence: flowing out of
confluence: merging into one
mellifluous: pleasing, musical
to flow
FORE:
foresight
foreshadow
forstall: to prevent by advance action
forthright: straight forward
before
FORT:
fortune
fortunate
fortuitous
chance
FORT:
fortify
fortissimo
forte
strength
FRA / FRAC /FRAG / FRING:
fracture
fragment
fractious
refractory
infringe
to break
FUS:
profuse: lavish, extravagant
fusillade: continuous discharging of firearms
suffuse
difuse
infusion
to pour
GEN:
generous
genetics
gender
carcinogenic
progeny: offspring
miscegenation: inter breeding btw races
birth, creation, race, kind
GN / GNO:
agnostic
ignore
ignoramus
recognize
incognito
prognosis
diagnose
know
GRAT:
grateful
ingratiate: bring one's self into favor
gratuity
gracious
pleasing
GRAD / GRESS:
progress
aggressive
degrade
digress
egress: going out; way out
regress
to step
HER / HES:
coherent
adhesive
inherent: essential character of something
adherent
heredity
to stick
(H)ETERO:
heterosexual
heterogeneous
heterodox
different
(H)OM:
homogeneous
homonym
homosexual
anomaly
homeostasis
same
HYPER:
hyperactive
hyperbole: purposeful exaggeration for effect
hyperglycemia
over, excessive
HYPO:
hypodermic
hypochondriac
hypocritical: affecting virtues or qualitys one doesn't have
hypothesis
under, beneath, less than
IDIO:
idiot
idiom
idiosyncrasy
one's own
IM / IN / EM / EN:
embrace
enclose
intrinsic
implicit
incarnate
indigenous
in, into
IM / IN:
inactive
innocuous: not harmful
indolence
impartial
indigent: deficient in what is requiste
not, without
INTER:
interstate
interim
interloper: one who intrudes in the domain of others
intermittent
intersperse
between, among
JECT:
inject
dejected: sad
eject
conjecture
abject:utterly hopeless, wretched
to throw; to throw down
JOIN / JUNCT:
junction
adjoin
subjugate
rejoiner: to reply, retort
junta: clique taking power after a coup d'etat
to meet; to join
JUR:
perjery
abjure: renounce an oath
adjure: to beg or command
to swear
LECT / LEG:
collect
elect
select
eclectic
predilection: preference, liking
to select, to choose
LEV:
relieve
alleviate
relevant
levee
levitate
levity
lift, light, rise
LOC / LOG /LOQU:
dialogue
elocution
prologue
eulogy
colloquial: of ordinary or familiar conversation
grandiloquent: pompous or inflated language
loquacious
word, speech
LUC / LUM / LUS:
illustrate
illuminate
illustrious
translucent
lucid: easily understood
luminous
light
LUD / LUS:
allude
illusion
ludicrous
delude
elude
prelude: a preliminary to an action, event, etc
play
LAV / LUT / LUV:
lavatory
dilute
pollute
deluge: great flood
antediluvaian: before the biblical flood
ablution: the act of cleansing
to wash
MAG / MAJ / MAX:
magnify
magnitude
maximum
magnate: a powerful person
magnanimous:generous in forgiving an insult or injury
maxim
big
MAL / MALE:
malfunction
malicious
malign: to slander
malady: disease
maladroit: clumsy, tactless
malapropism
malfeasance: misconduct by a public official
malediction: a curse
bad, ill, evil, wrong
MAN:
manual
manufacture
emancipate
manifest
mandate
hand
MIN:
minute
minutiae: small or trivial detail
miniature
diminish
diminution: act of diminishing
small
MIS / MIT:
transmit
emissary
intermittent
remit: to send money
remission
to send
MISC:
miscellaneous
miscegenation: interbreeding races
promiscuous
mixed
MON / MOUNT:
monument
monitor
summon
admonish: counsel against something
remonstrate: object
premonition
to remind; to warn
MIN:
eminent
imminent
prominent
preeminent
minatory: menacing, threatening
to project, to hang over
MORPH:
amorphous: without a definite form
metamorphosis
anthropomorphism: giving human characteristics to animals
shape
MORT:
immortal
morbid
moribund: dying, decaying
death
MUT:
commute: to substitute
mutation
transmutation: change from one form to another
permutation
immutable
change
NAT / NAS / NAI:
natural
native
naive
cognate: related by blood
renaissance
to be born
NIC / NOC / NOX:
innocent
noxious: harmful to health
obnoxious
innocuous: harmless
harm
NOM:
astronomy
economy
gastronomy: art of good eating
taxonomy
autonomy
rule, order
NOM / NYM / NOUN / NOWN:
synonym
anonymous
nominal: negligable
nominate
nomenclature: system of names
acronym
name
NOV / NEO / NOU:
novice
renovate
innovate
neologism: newly coined word
neophyte: a recent convert
nouveau riche: recently become rich
new
NOUNC / NUNC:
announce
pronounce
renounce
to announce
OB / OC / OF / OP:
obese
obstinate
obstruct
oblique: slanted or sloping direction
obstreperous: noisily defiant, unruly
obtuse: not sharp or pointed
obfuscate
obsequious:overly submissive
toward, to against, over
OMNI:
omnibus
omnipresent
omnipotent
omniscient
all
PAC / PEAC:
appease
pacify
pacifier
pact
peace
PAN:
panorama
panegyric: formal or elaborate praise at an assembly
panoply: wide-ranging display
pantheon
pandemic
all, everyone
PAR:
par: an equality in value
parity: equal in amount, status or character
apartheid: system that separates people based on race
disparage
disparate: essentially different
equal
PARA:
parallel
parasite
parody
parable
paragon: a model of excelence
paranoid
next to, beside
PAS / PAT / PATH:
sympathy
empathy
compassion
dispassionate: devoid of personal feeling or bias
impassive: showing or feeling no emotion
sociopath
pathogenic
feeling, suffering, disease
PAU / PO / POV / PU:
poverty
paucity
pauper
impoverish
pusillanimous: lacking courage
puerile: childish, immature
few, little, poor
PED:
pedagogue
pediatrician
pedant: boastful about learning
encyclopedia
child, education
PED / POD:
pedal
pedestrian
expedite
impede
podium
antipodes: places diametrically opposite on the goble
foot
PEN / PUN:
penal
penalty
punitive
penance
penitent
to pay; to compensate
PEND / PENS:
depend
stipend
compensate
indispesable
appendix
appendage
to hang; to weigh; to pay
PER:
persitent
perforate: to make a way through
perplex
peruse
perfunctory: done as a routine
pertinacious: resolute
perspicacious: shrewd, astute
completely
PERI:
perimeter
periscope
peripatetic: walking or traveling about
around
PET / PIT:
appetite
compete
petition
centripetal: seeking the center
impetuous: characterized by sudden action or motion
petulant: showing sudden irritation
to go; to seek; to strive
PHIL:
philosophy
philatelist: one who collects postage stamps
philogoy: study of literaly texts
bibiophile
love
PLAC:
placid
placebo
implacable: unable to be pleased
complacent: unconcerned
complaisant: inclined to please
to please
PLE:
complete
deplete
supplement
implement
replete: abundantly supplied
plethora: excess, overabundance
to fill
PLEX / PLIC / PLY:
complex
replica
implicit
implicate
duplucity: deceitfulness in speech or conduct
to fold, twist, tangle, or bend
PON / POS / POUND:
component
expose
expound
juxtapose: place close together
repository
to put; to place
PORT:
import
export
portable
deportment: conduct, behavior
disport: to divert or amuse oneself
importune: to urge or press with persistence
to carry
POST:
posthumous: after death
posterior
posterity: succeeding in future generations collectively
post factor: after the fact
after
PRE:
precarious: dependent on circumstances beyond control
precocious: unusually advanced
premonition
presentiment: forboding
precedent
precept
before
PREHEND / PRISE:
surprise
enterprise
reprehensible: deserving rebuke or censure
comprise
reprisal
apprehend
to take; to get; to seize
PRO:
prolific
profuse
prodigal
prodigious: extraordinary in size or amount
proselytize: recruit
propound: set forth for consideration
provident
much, for, a lot
PROB:
probe
approbation: praise, consideration
opprobrium: the disgrace incured by shameful conduct
reprobate: a depraved or wicked person
problematic
probity: honesty, high-mindedness
prove; to test
PUG:
pugnacious: to fight readily
impugn: to challenge as false
repugnant
pugilist: a fighter or boxer
to fight
PUNC / PUNG / POIGN:
point
puncture
pungent
compunction: feeling uneasy from wrong doing
punctilious: strictly observing formalities
expunge
to point; to prick
QUE / QUIS:
acquire
exquisite
conquest
inquisitive
query
querulous: full of complaints
perquisite: a gratutity or tip
to seek
QUI:
quiet
disquiet: lack of calm or peace
tranquil
acquiesce: to comply, give in
quiescence: the condition of being at rest, still, inactive
quiet
RID / RIS:
riddle
derision: the act of mockery
risible: causing laughter
to laugh
ROG:
interrogate
arrogant
abrogate: a abolish by formal means
surrogate
derogatory
arrogate: to make an unwarrented claim
to ask
SAL / SIL / SAULT / SULT:
insult
assault
somersault
salient: prominent or conspicuous
resilient
insolent: rude or disrespectful
exult: to show of feel triumphant joy
desultory: at random
to leap, to jump
SACR / SANCT / SECR:
sacred
sacrifice
sanctify
sanction
execrable: abominable
sacrament
sacrilege
sacred
SCI:
conscious
unconscionable
omniscient
prescient: having knowledge of things before they happen
to know
SCRIBE / SCRIP:
scribble
describe
script
postscript
proscribe: condemn as harmful
ascribe: to credit
conscription
transcript
circumscribe
to write
SE:
select
separate
seduce
segregate
secede
sequester
sedition: incitement of discontent or rebelion
apart
SEC / SEQU:
second
prosecute
sequence
obsequious: trying to win over by flattery
non sequitur: not followed from the presmise
to follow
SED / SESS / SID:
preside
reside
sediment
dissident
residula
subsidiary
insidious: intended to trap
assiduous: persistent, hardworking
to sit; to be still; to plan; to plot
SENS / SENT:
sense
sensory
sentiment
presentiment: a feeling something is about to happen
dissent
resent
sentinel
insensate
to feel; to be away
SOL:
dissolve
soluble
resolution
dissolution
dissolute: indifferent to moral restraints
absolution: forgiveness
to loosen; to free
SPEC / SPIC / SPIT:
perspective
speculation
suspicious
spectrum
retrospective
circumspect: watchful or cautious
perspicacious: having a keen understanding
conspicuous
specious: deceptively attractive
to look; to see
STA / STI:
static
destiture
obstinate
constitute: to make up
stasis
apostasy: reunification of one's previous loyalty
to stand; to be in place
SUA:
suave
sersuade
dissuade
assuage: to make less severe, relieve
smooth
SUB / SUP:
submissive
subsidiary
subliminal
subtle
subterfuge: an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule
supposition: the act of assuming
below
SUPER / SUR:
surpass
superlative: the highest kind of order
supersede
supercilious: arrogant
superfluous
surmount
surveillance
above
TAC / TIC:
reticent: disposed to be silent
tacit: unspoken understanding
taciturn: uncommunicative
to be silent
TAIN / TEN / TENT / TIN:
detain
pertain
tenacious
abstentation: refraining voluntarily
tenure
tenable: capable of bein held
sustenance
pertinacious: persistenct, stubborn
to hold
TEND / TENS / TENT / TENU:
tension
tentative
tendentious: having a predisposition towards a pont of view
distend
attenuate: weaken or reduce in force
extenuating
contentious: belligerent
to stretch; to thin
THEO:
atheist
theocracy
theology
apotheosis: glorification, glorified idea
god
TRACT:
tractor
attract
contract
detract
abstract
tractable
protract
to drag; to pull; to draw
TRANS:
transaction
transition
transparent
transgress: violate law or moral code
transcendent
intransigent: refusing to agree or compromise
across
US / UT:
abuse
usage
usurp: to seize and hold
utilitarian
to use
VEN / VENT:
convene
venturesome: showing a disposition to take risks
intervene
contravene: come into conflict with
adventitious: accidental
to come or to move toward
VER:
verdict
veracious: habitually truthful
verity: truthfulness
verisimilitude: the appearance or semblance of truth
aver: to affirm, declare to be true
truth
VERD:
verdant green with vegitation; inexperienced
verdure: fresh, rich vegitation
green
VERS / VERT:
controversay
revert
diverse
aversion
introvert
extrovert
inadvertent
covert
avert
to turn
VI:
vivid
vicarious
viable: capable of living
vivacity
life
VID / VIS:
evident
video
adviser
survey
vista
to see
VIL:
vilify
revile: to criticize with harsh words
vile
base, mean
VOC / VOK:
vocabulary
advocate
equivocate: to use ambiguous or unclear expressions
vocation: a particualar occupation
avocation: something that one does in addition to a principle occupation
vociferious: crying out, noisy
convoke; to call together
invoke
to call
VOL:
voluntary
malevolent
benevolent
volition: free choice, free will
to wish
VOR:
voracious
carnivorous
omnivorous
to eat