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45 Cards in this Set

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A/n abyss - without bottom; achromatic - without color; anhydrous - without water
not, without
a afire - on fire; ashore - on the shore; aside - on the side
ab/s, abduct - carry away by force; abnormal - away from normal, not normal; absent - away, not present; aversion - the act of turning away from; abbreviate: to shorten.
a from, away, off
ac, ad accelerate - to increase the speed of; accessible - easily entered, approached, or obtained; admittance - allowing into;
to, toward, near
acro , beginning acrobat - a "high walker"; acronym - a word formed from the first (capital) letters of a word; acrophobia - fear of height
top, height, tip
act activity - something that a person does; react - to do something in response; interaction - communication between two or more things
aer/o aerate - to let air reach something; aerial - relating to the air; aerospace - the air space
agr/i/o agriculture - management of the land, agribusiness - making money by utilizing land; agrarian - relating to the management of land
alg/o neuralgia - pain caused by a nerve; analgesic - a drug that makes one pain free; nostalgia - aching for the familiar
ambi, amphi ambidextrous - able to use both hands equally; ambiguous - having more than one meaning; ambivalence - conflicting or opposite feelings toward a person or thing
both, on both sides, around
ambul walk, move amble - ambulant - walking or moving around; ambulance - a vehicle that moves a patient
to walk in a slow, relaxed way;
ami/o love amiable - amity - friendly and peaceful relations; amorous - showing romantic love
friendly, pleasant, lovable;
ana - anatomy - the structure of something as visible when cut up for analysis; anachronism - not being in the right place in time
up, back, against,
again, throughout analysis - a close examination of something;
andr/o androgynous - being both male and female; android - resembling a human; misandry - hatred towards men
man, male
anim animal - a living organism; animate - to make alive; equanimity - of balanced spirit
life, spirit
ann enn - a date observed once a year; annual - happening once a year; millennium - 1,000 years
year anniversary
ante antecede - to come before something in time; antemeridian - before noon; anteroom- a small room before the main room
before, in front
anth/o chrysanthemum and amaranth - names of flowers; anthology - a collection of treasured writings; anthozoan - half plant, half animal, like anemones and corals.
anthrop/o anthropology - the study of mankind; anthropomorphism - giving human form to non-human things; philanthropy - the love to mankind (expressed through good deeds)
anti antibody - a substance that destroys micro-organisms; antiseptic - preventing infection; antisocial - opposing social norm
against, opposite of
apo, apho aphorism - a short expression of a general truth; apology - an explicit expression of regret, apostrophe - a small dash used in place of an omitted letter
away, off, separate
aqu/a aquarium - a water container for fish; aquatic- relating to water; aqueduct - a pipeline for water
arbor arborist - someone working with trees; arbor - a shady area formed by trees; arborous - having many trees
/e/o/ae archbishop - the highest ranking bishop; archenemy - chief or worst enemy; matriarch - a female who rules a group; monarch - a king or queen
chief, most important, rule
arthr/o arthroscope - a tool to see inside a joint; arthritis - inflammation of a joint; arthropod - invertebrates with jointed legs, like spiders, crustaceans, insects
art artifact - object made by a person's skill; artisan - a person skilled in a craft; artist - a person who creates skillfully
aster astronaut - a person traveling to the stars; astronomer - someone who studies the stars; asterisk - a star-shaped sign used as a reference tool
star, stars, outer space
aud/i/io audible - loud enough to be heard; audience - people who listen to a program; audiovisual - relating to sound and vision
auto autocrat - a person who governs with absolute power; autograph - a person's own signature; automatic - moving by itself
self, same, one
avi/a aviary - a large enclosure for birds; aviatrix - a female airplane pilot; aviation - the art of designing or operating aircraft
bar/o baric - pertaining to pressure, esp. of the atmosphere; milliard - metric unit, equal to 1/1000th of a bar; baryon - heavy elementary particle
pressure, weight
bell/i bellicose - warlike; belligerent - hostile, ready to fight; rebel - person who opposes and fights
bene benefactor - person who gives money to a cause; beneficial - producing a good effect; benevolent - showing kindness or goodwill
good, well
bi/n biannual - happening twice a year; binoculars - optical device with two lenses; bilateral - of or involving two sides
two, twice, once in every two
bibli/o bibliography - a list of books used as sources; bibliomania - an extreme love of books; bibliophile - a person who loves books
bio biography- a life story written by another person; biology - the science of life; biosphere - Earth's surface inhabited by living things
life, living matter
blast/o blastula - an early stage of embryonic development; fibroblast - a cell that forms connective tissue; blastoderm - the layer surrounding the inside of an egg
cell, primitive, immature cell
capt, cept intercept - to stop or interrupt; recapture - taking something back; captivating - taking hold of
take, hold
cardi/o cardiac - relating to the heart; cardiogenic - resulting from heart disease; cardiologist - a heart doctor
carn/i flesh, meat carnivorous - ; carnal - pertaining to the body or flesh; incarnate - given bodily form
according to cataclysm - a flood or other disaster, catalog - a complete listing; catastrophe - turning for the worst, a substantial disaster
down, against
completely, intensive,a complete listing;
cauterize - to burn with a hot instrument; caustic - capable of burning or eating away; holocaust - total devastation, especially by fire
caut to burn
cess recede - to go back; accessible - easily entered, approached,
or obtained;
go, yield exceed - to go beyond the limits;
cept - to take a thing that is offered; perceive - to take notice of something; receive - to take something given
take accept
celer accelerate - to increase the speed of; decelerate - to reduce the speed of