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ANIM

unanimous
animosity
animus
equanimity
mananimous
OF THE LIFE, MIND, SOUL, SPIRIT

- in complete accord
- a feeling of ill will or enmity
- hostile feeling or attitude
- mental or emotional stability, especially under tension
- generous in forgiving an insult or injury
ANNUI/ENNI

annual
anniversary
annuity
perennial
annals
YEAR

- of, for, or pertaining to a year
- the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event
- a specified income payable at stated intervals
- lasting for an indefinite amount of time
- a record of events, esp a yearly record
AMB

ambient
ambitious
preamble
ambassador
ambulatory
ambush
perambulator
TO GO; TO WALK

- moving freely, circulating
- desirous of achieving or obtaining power
- an introductory statement
- an authorized messenger or representative
- a wheeled vehicle equipped for carrying sick people, usually to a hospital
- of, pertaining to, or capable of walking
- the act of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise
- one who makes a tour of inspection on foot
ANTE

anterior
antecedent
antedate
antebellum
antediluvian
BEFORE

- placed before
- existing, being, or going before
- precede in time
- before the war, esp Amer. Civil War
- before the biblical Flood; very old
AMB/AMPH

ambiguous
amphibian
ambidextrous
BOTH, MORE THAN ONE, AROUND

- more than one interpretation
- any cold-blooded vertabrae; having a two-fold nature
- able to use both hands equally well
ANTHRO/ANDR

anthropology
android
misanthrope
philanderer
androgynous
androgen
anthropocentric
MAN, HUMAN

- the science that deals with the origins of mankind
- robot; mechanical man
- one who hates humans or mankind
- one who carries on flirtations
- being both male and female
- any substance that promotes masculine characteristics
- regarding man as the central fact of the universe
ANTI

antibody
antidote
antiseptic
antipathy
antipodal
AGAINST

a protein naturally existing in blood serum, that reacts to overcome the toxic effects of an antigen
- a remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
- free from germs; particulary clean or neat
- aversion
- on the opposite side of the globe
APO

apology
apostle
apocalypse
apogee
apocryphal
apostasy
AWAY

- an expression of one's regret or sorrow for having wronged another
- one of the 12 disciples sent forth by Jesus to preach the gospel
- revelation; discovery; disclosure
- the highest or most distant point
- of doubtful authorship or authenticity
- a total desertion of one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
ARCH/ARCHI/ARCHY

architect
archenemy
monarchy
anarchy
oligarchy
CHIEF, PRINCIPAL, RULER

- the devisor, maker, or planner of anything
- chief enemy
- a government in which the supreme power is lodged in a sovereign
- a state or society without government or law
- a state or society ruled by a select group
A

amoral
atheist
atypical
anonymous
apathy
atrophy
anomaly
agnostic
WITHOUT

- neither moral nor immoral
- one who does not believe in God
- not typical
- of unknown authorship or origin
- lack of interest or emotion
-the wasting away of body tissue
- an irregularity
- one who questions the existence of God
AB/ABS

abduct
abhor
abolish
abstract
abnormal
abdicate
abstinence
abstruse
OFF, AWAY FROM, APART, DOWN

- to take by force
- to hate, detest
- to do away with, make void
- conceived apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances
- deviating from a standard
- to renounce or relinquish a throne
- forbearance from any indulgence of appetite
- hard to understand; secret, hidden
AC/ACR

acid
acute
acerbic
acrid
acrimonious
exacerbate
SHARP, BITTER

- something that is sharp, sour, or ill natured
- sharp at the end; ending in a point
- sour or astringent in taste; harsh in temper
- sharp or biting to the taste or smell
- caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature
- to increase bitterness or violence; aggravate
ACT/AG

agile
agitate
litigate
prodigal
pedagogue
synagogue
TO DO; TO DRIVE; TO FORCE; TO LEAD

- quick and well coordinated in movement; active, lively
- to move or force into violent, irregular action
- to make the subject of a lawsuit
- wastefully or recklessly extravagant
- a teacher
- a gathering or congregation of Jews for the purpose of religious worship
AD/AL

adapt
adjacent
addict
admire
address
adhere
adjoin
advocate
TO, TOWARD, NEAR

- adjust or modify fittingly
- near, close, or contiguous; adjoining
- to give oneself over, as to a habit or pursuit
- to regard with wonder, pleasure, and approval
- to direct a speech or written statement to
- to stick fast; cleave; cling
- to be close or in contact with
- to plead in favor of
AL/ALI/ALTER

alternative
alias
alibi
alien
alter ego
altruist
allegory
OTHER, ANOTHER

- a possible choice
- an assumed name; another name
- the dfense by an accused person that he was verifiably elsewhere at the time of the crime with which he is charged
- one born in another country; a foreigner
- the second self; a substitute or deputy
- a person unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
-figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another
AM

amateur
amatory
amenity
amorous
enamored
amity
inamorata
amiable
amicable
LOVE

- a person who engages in an activity for pleasure rather than financial or professional gain
- of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking
- agreeable ways or manners
- inclined to love, esp. sexual love
- inflamed with love; charmed; captivated
- friendship; peaceful harmony
- a female lover
- having or showing agreeable personal qualities
- characterized by exhibiting good will
AUTO

automatic
autocrat
autonomy
SELF

- self-moving or self-acting
- an absolute ruler
- independence or freedom
BE

belittle
bemoan
bewilder
belie
TO BE; TO HAVE A PARTICULAR QUALITY; TO EXIST

- to regard something as less impressive than it apparently is
- to express pity for
- to confuse or puzzle completely
- to misrepresent; to contradict
BEL/BEL

antebellum
rebel
belligerent
WAR

- before the war
- a person who resists authority, control, or tradition
- warlike, given to waging war
BEN/BON

benefit
benign
benediction
benevolent
bonus
bona fide
GOOD

- anything advantageous to a person or thing
- having a kindly disposition
- act of uttering a blessing
- desiring to do good to others
- something given over and above what is due
- in good faith; without fraud
BI

binoculars
biennial
bilateral
bilingual
bipartisan
TWICE, DOUBLE

- involving two eyes
- happening every two years
- pertaining to or affecting two or both sides
- able to speak one's native language and another with equal facility
- representing two parties
CAD/CID

accident
coincidence
decadent
cascade
recidivist
TO FALL; TO HAPPEN BY CHANCE

- happening by chance; unexpected
- a striking occurrence of two or more events at one time, apparently by chance
- decaying; deteriorating
- a waterfall descending over a steep surface
- one who repeatedly relapses, as into crime
CANT/CENT/CHANT

accent
chant
enchant
recant
incantation
incentive
TO SING

- prominence of a syllable in terms of pronunciation
- a song; singing
- to subject to magical influence; bewitch
- to withdraw or disavow a statement
- the chanting of words purporting to have magical power
- that which incites action
CAP/CIP/CEPT

capture
anticipate
susceptible
emancipate
percipient
precept
TO TAKE; TO GET

- to take by force or stratagem
- to realize beforehand; foretast or foresee
- capable of receiving, admitting, undergoing, or being affected by something
- to free from restraint
- having perception; discerning, discriminating
- a commandment or direction given as a rule of conduct
CAP/CAPIT/CIPIT

capital
disciple
precipitate
precipice
capitulate
caption
HEAD, HEADLONG

- the city or town that is the official seat of government
- one who is a pupil of the doctrines of another
- to hasten the occurence of; to bring about prematurely
- a cliff with a vertical face
- to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms
- a heading or title
CARD/CORD/COUR

cardiac
encourage
concord
discord
concordance
HEART

- pertaining to the heart
- to inspire with spirit or confidence
- agreement; peace, amity
- lack of harmony between persons or things
- agreement, concord, harmony
CARN

carnivorous
carnage
carnival
reincarnation
incarnation
FLESH

- eating flesh
- the slaughter of a great number of people
- a traveling amusement show
- rebirth of a soul in a new body
- a being invested with a bodily form
CAST/CHAST

cast
caste
castigate
chastise
chaste
CUT

- to throw or hurl; fling
- a hereditary social group, limited to people of the same rank
- to punish in order to correct
- to discipline, esp. by corporal punishment
- free from obscenity; decent
CED/CEED/CESS

antecedent
concede
predecessory
cessation
incessant
TO GO; TO YIELD; TO STOP

- existing, being, or going before
- concede: to acknowledge as true, just or proper; admit
- one who comes before another in an office, position, etc.
- a temporary or complete discontinuance
- without stop
CENTR

concentrate
eccentric
concentric
centrifuge
centrist
CENTER

- to bring to a common center; to converge, to direct toward one point
- off center
- having a common center, as in circles or spheres
- an apparatus that rotates at high speed that separates substances of different densities using centrifugal force
- of or pertaining to moderate political or social ideas
CERN/CERT/CRET/CRIM/CRIT

discrete
ascertain
certitude
discreet
hypocrite
criterion
TO SEPARATE; TO JUDGE; TO DISTINGUISH; TO DECIDE

- detached from others, separate
- to make sure of; to determine
- freedom from doubt
- judicious in one's conduct of speect esp. with regard to maintaining silence about something of delicate nature
- a person who pretends to have beliefs that she does not
- a standard of judgment or criticism
CHRON

synchronize
chronology
anachronism
chronic
chronometer
TIME

- to occur at the same time or agree in time
- the sequential order in which past events occurred
- an obsolete or archaic form
- constant, habitual
- a time piece with a mechanism to adjust for accuracy
CIRCU

curcumference
circumstances
circuit
circumambulate
circuitous
AROUND, ON ALL SIDES

- the outer boundary of a circular area
- the existing conditions or state of affairs surrounding and affecting an agent
- the act of going or moving around
- to walk about or around
- roundabout, indirect
CIS

scissors
precise
exorcise
incision
incisive
TO CUT

- cutting instrument for paper
- definitely staed or defined
- to seek ot expel an evil spirit by ceremony
- to cut, gash, or notch
- penetrating, cutting
CLA/CLO/CLU

conclude
claustrophobial
disclose
exclusive
cloister
preclude
SHUT, CLOSE

- to bring to an end; finish; to terminate
- an abnormal fear of enclosed places
- to make known, reveal or uncover
- not admitting of something else; shutting out others
- a courtyard bordered with covered walks esp. in a religious institution
- to prevent hte presence, existence or occurence of
CLAIM/CLAM

exclaim
proclaim
clamor
disclaim
reclaim
TO SHOUT; TO CRY OUT

- to cry out or speak suddenly and vehemently
- to announce or declare in an official way
- a loud uproar
- to deny interest in or connection with
- to claim or demand the return of a right or possession
CLI

decline
recline
climax
proclivity
disinclination
TO LEAN TOWARD

- to cause to slope or incline downward
- to lean back
- the most intense point in the development of something
- inclination, bias
- aversion distaste
CO/COL/COM/CON

connect
coerce
compatible
collide
collaborate
conciliate
commensurate
WITH, TOGETHER

- to bind or fasten together
- to compel by force, intimidation, or authority
- capable of existing together in harmony
- to strike one another with a forceful impact
- to work with another, cooperate
- to placate, win over
- suitable in measure, proportionate
CRE/CRESC/CRET

accrue
creation
increase
increment
accretion
TO GROW

- to be added as a matter of periodic gain
- the act of producing or causing to exist
- to make greater in any respect
- something added or gained; an addition or increase
- an increase by natural growth
CRED

incredible
credentials
credo
credulity
credit
TO BELIEVE; TO TRUST

- unbelievable
- anything that provides the basis for belief
- any formula of belief
- willingness to believe or trust too readily
- trustworthiness