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PARA (root)
ALONG, SIDE, NEXT TO
PAR
AVERAGE, EQUAL
PARABLE
STORY THAT TEACHES A MORAL LESSON
PARAPHRASE
SUMMARY; TRANSLATION
PARAGON
MODEL OR STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE
PARAMOUNT
SUPREME, THE BEST
PARAPLEGIC
PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN
PARALLEL
NEXT TO
PARAMOUR
A MISTRESS
PARADOX
A STATEMENT THAT CONTRADICTS ITSELF BUT REMAINS TRUE
OXYMORON
A PAIR OF WORDS THAT ACT AS A PARADOX
IST (root)
ONE WHO DOES
PESSIMIST
ONE WHO EXPECTS THE WORST
OPTIMIST
ONE WHO EXPECTS THE BEST
OPTOMETRIST
ONE WHO PRESCRIBES EYEGLASSES
OPHTHALMOLOGIST
AN EYE DOCTOR
OPTICIAN
ONE WHO MAKES EYEGLASSES
ALARMIST
ONE WHO WORRIES CONSTANTLY AND NEEDLESSLY
TERRORIST
ONE WHO USES FEAR AS A WEAPON
PACIFIST
ONE WHO WON'T FIGHT; FAVORS PEACE
NEPOTIST
ONE WHO FAVORS RELATIVES
INE (root)
OF LIKE
CANINE
REFERS TO DOGS
FELINE
REFERS TO CATS
EQUINE
REFERS TO HORSES
BOVINE
REFERS TO COWS, CATTLE, OR OXEN
OVINE
REFERS TO SHEEP OR LAMBS; INNOCENT
LUPINE
REFERS TO WOLVES, HUNGRY
SERPENTINE
REFERS TO SNAKES, SNEAKY
PISCINE
REFERS TO FISH
ASININE
REFERS TO DONKEY
SYN (root)
THE SAME AS
SYNONYM
WORD WITH THE SAME MEANING
SYNOPSIS
A SUMMARY; PARAPHRASE
SYNTHESIZE
TO BLEND OR MIX TOGETHER
SYNTHETIC
ARTIFICIAL OR FAKE
SYNCHRONIZE
TO COORDINATE IN TIME
SYNECDOCHE
REFER TO PART OF A WHOLE
SYNDACTYLY
WEB-FOOTED OR FINGERED
VOC (root)
TO CALL
VOCAL
ORAL, SPOKEN, OUTSPOKEN
VOCIFEROUS
LOUD AND TALKATIVE
VOCIFERATE
TO TALK NOISELESSLY AND NEEDLESSLY
VOCATION
A CAREER, A "CALLING" (OFTEN RELIGIOUS)
AVOCATION
A HOBBY
INVOCATION
PRAYER AT THE BEGINNING
LEG (root)
LAW
LEGAL
LAWFUL
LEGALITY
A TECHNICAL, MINOR POINT OF LAW
LEGITIMATE
RECOGNIZED BY THE LAW OR STATE
ILLEGITIMATE
NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE LAW OR STATE
RELEGATE
TO ASSIGN A TASK OR CHORE
DELEGATE
TO ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITY OR AUTHORITY
LEGACY
THAT WHICH IS LEFT BEHIND YOU
COLLEAGUE
A PARTNER, COWORKER, OR ASSOCIATE
CIAN (root)
ONE WHO
PEDIATRICIAN
A DOCTOR FOR CHILDREN
OBSTETRICIAN
DOCTOR WHO DELIVERS BABIES
PATRICIAN
ARISTOCRAT; UPPER CLASS CITIZEN
PLEBEIAN
LOWER CLASS CITIZEN, PEASANT
STATISTICIAN
ONE WHO COMPILES STATISTICS
NAT (root)
BIRTH
POSTNATAL
AFTER GIVING BIRTH
PRENATAL
BEFORE GIVING BIRTH
NATAL
DEALS WITH BIRTH
NEONATE
A NEWBORN CHILD; USUALLY LESS THAN ONE MONTH OLD
INNATE
NATURAL; COMES FROM BIRTH
NATIVISM
SHOWING FAVOR TO NATIVE INHABITANTS
NAIVE
JUST BORN; INNOCENTLY IGNORANT
NAIVETE
INNOCENCE
RENAISSANCE
A REBIRTH OR REVIVAL
UNI (root)
ONE
UNISON
AS ONE, TOGETHER
UNIQUE
ONE OF A KIND
UNIDEXTRAL
LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED
UNIPAROUS
PRODUCING ONE OFFSPRING AT A TIME
UNANIMOUS
BEING OF ONE MIND; AGREED BY ALL
ANONYMOUS
NOT NAMED OR IDENTIFIED
PEND (root)
TO WEIGH OR HANG
PENDANT
JEWELRY THAT HANGS DOWN FROM NECK OR SHOULDERS
PENDENT
HANGING DOWN
PENDING
NOT YET COMPLETED OR DECIDED
IMPENDING
ABOUT TO HAPPEN OR OCCUR
DEPENDENT
RELIES ON OTHERS
APPENDAGE
AN ADDITION THAT HANGS ON
INTER (root)
BETWEEN, ACROSS
INTERSTATE
BETWEEN, ACROSS A STATE
INTERCEDE
TO COME BETWEEN TWO PARTIES (MEDIATE)
INTERVENE
TO COME BETWEEEN TWO PARTIES (BUTT IN, - CONNOTATION)
INTERIM
THE TIME IN BETWEEN (BEGINNING TO END)
INTERLUDE
THE TIME IN BETWEEN (SPECIFIC)
INTERMITTENT
OFF AND ON; COMES AND GOES
INTERJECTION
SOMETHING THAT IS THROWN IN
INTRA, INTRO (root)
WITHIN, INSIDE OF
INTRASTATE
WITHIN A STATE
INTRAMURAL
WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE INSTITUTION
INTRAVENOUS
THROUGH THE VEINS
INTROVERT
ONE WHO IS SHY, WITHDRAWN
INTROSPECT
TO MEDITATE; TO PONDER
INTRINSIC
NATURAL; COMES FROM WITHIN
HAB (root)
TO HAVE OR LIVE
HABIT
A CONSTANT BEHAVIOR; A NUN'S UNIFORM
HABITUAL
CAUSED BY HABIT
HABITAT
ENVIRONMENT; SURROUNDINGS
REHABILITATE
TO GIVE SOMEONE OR SOMETHING NEW LIFE
HABITABLE/INHABITABLE
CAN BE LIVED IN
UNHABITABLE
CANNOT BE LIVED IN
COHABIT
TO LIVE TOGETHER
GNOS (root)
TO KNOW
AGNOSTIC
NOT SURE IF THERE IS A GOD
DIAGNOSIS
KNOWING FROM SYMPTOMS
PROGNOSIS
A PREDICTION
PROGNOSTICATE
TO PREDICT
COGNITION
KNOWLEDGE; LEARNING
COGNITIVE
RELATING TO, OF, OR INVOLVING KNOWLEDGE
COGNIZANT
AWARE OR MINDFUL
INCOGNITO
IN DISGUISE
MAT (root)
MOTHER
MATERNAL
MOTHERLY
MATERNITY
MOTHERHOOD
MATRIARCH
WOMAN WHO HEADS FAMILY, GROUP, OR STATE
MATRIARCHY
A FAMILY OR CLAN GOVERNED BY A WOMAN
MATRON
A DISTINGUISHED WOMAN
MATRONYMIC
A NAME FROM A FEMALE RELATIVE OR ANCESTOR
MATRICIDE
KILLING ONE'S MOTHER
ALMA MATER
SCHOOL FROM WHICH YOU GRADUATE, SCHOOL SONG, "OTHER MOTHER"
MATRICULATE
TO ENROLL IN COLLEGE
SOPH (root)
WISDOM
SOPHIC
WISE OR INTELLECTUAL
SOPHISTRY
CLEVER YET FLAWED REASONING, DEBATE
SOPHOMORE
SECOND-YEAR PERSON, "WISE FOOL"
SOPHOMORIC
FOOLISH, IMMATURE, UNSOPHISTICATED
SOPHISTICATED
COMPLEX, COMPLICATED, WORLDLY
PHILOSOPHER
ONE WHO SEEKS WISDOM/ENLIGHTENMENT
CIDE (root)
TO KILL
HOMICIDE
TO KILL A HUMAN
SUICIDE
TO KILL ONESELF
MATRICIDE
TO KILL ONE'S MOTHER
PATRICIDE
TO KILL ONE'S FATHER
FRATRICIDE
KILLING ONE'S BROTHER OR COUNTRYMAN
SORORICIDE
KILLING ONE'S SISTER
PARRICIDE
KILLING ONE'S PARENT OR A NEAR RELATIVE
REGICIDE
KILLING A KING OR A QUEEN
GENOCIDE
KILLING A NATIONAL, ETHNIC, OR RELIGIOUS GROUP
INFANTICIDE
KILLING ONE'S CHILD
INSECTICIDE
KILLING BUGS
PESTICIDE
KILLING RODENTS OR RATS
HERBICIDE
KILLS WEEDS
GERMICIDE
KILLS BACTERIA
FUNGICIDE
KILLS FUNGUS
SPERMICIDE
KILLS SPERMATOZOA
SUB (root)
UNDER
SUBSIDIZE
TO PAY OR SUPPORT WITH PUBLIC MONEY
SUBSIDY
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM ONE PARTY TO ANOTHER
SUBSIDIARY
A COMPANY WHICH IS PART OF A LARGER COMPANY
SUBPOENA
AN ORDER TO APPEAR IN COURT
SUBVERT
TO UNDERMINE OR OVERTHROW SLOWLY
SUBVERSIVE
UNDERMINING, REVOLUTIONARY
SUBLIMINAL
SUBCONSCIOUS
MAL (root)
BAD, EVIL
MALEDICTION
A CURSE
MALEVOLENT
EVIL AND WICKED
MALEVOLENCE
EVILNESS, WICKEDNESS, HARMFUL INTENT
MALICE
DESIRE TO DO HARM
MALICIOUS
DELIBERATELY HARMFUL
MALIGNANT
DANGEROUS
MALIGN
TO SPEAK EVIL OF; SLANDER
MALADROIT
AWKWARD, CLUMSY
MALAPROPISM
A VERBAL BLUNDER; HUMOROUS MISUSE OF A WORD
ANA (root)
BACKWARDS
ANACHRONISM
SOMETHING IN THE WRONG TIME PERIOD
ANAGRAM
WORD MADE BY SCRAMBLING LETTERS
ANONYM
A WORD SPELLED BACKWARDS
PALINDROME
WORD, VERSE, SENTENCE, OR NUMBER THAT READS THE SAME BACKWARDS OR FORWARDS
AL (root)
OTHER
ALIAS
AN ASSUMED OR FAKE NAME
ALIBI
EXCUSE OR BEING ELSEWHERE
ALTER
TO CHANGE OR ADJUST
ALTERATION
AN ADJUSTMENT
ALTERCATION
A QUARREL OR DISPUTE
ALTER EGO
THE OTHER SELF
ET ALIA
"AND OTHERS", PEOPLE
ET CETERA
"AND OTHERS", THINGS
DUC (root)
TO LEAD OR DRAW
DEDUCTION
SOMETHING SUBTRACTED; A CONCLUSION
DEDUCE
TO CONCLUDE; TO FIGURE BY LOGIC
DEDUCT
TO SUBTRACT
INDUCTION
ENROLLMENT
INDUCT
TO ENROLL OR ENLIST
INDUCE
TO START OR BEGIN
CONDUCTIVE
PROMOTES OR LEADS
SEDUCE
TO TEMPT OR LURE
PATH (root)
FEELINGS
PATHOLOGY
THE STUDY OF DISEASES
PATHOLOGICAL
ALTERED OR CAUSED BY DISEASE
PSYCHOPATH
A MENTALLY ILL OR UNSTABLE PERSON
SYMPATHY
SHARING ONE'S SORROWS OR TROUBLES
EMPATHY
UNDERSTANDING AND ENTERING INTO ANOTHER'S FEELINGS
APATHY
LACK OF FEELING OR CONCERN
PATHOS
AN UNBEARABLE SORROW
PATHETIC
CAUSES GREAT SORROW
BI (root)
TWO
BIANNUAL
EVERY SIX MONTHS
BIENNIAL
EVERY TWO YEARS
BIWEEKLY
EVERY TWO WEEKS
BIMONTHLY
EVERY TWO MONTHS
BILINGUAL
ABLE TO SPEAK TWO LANGUAGES
BISEXUAL
PREFERS EITHER GENDER
BIPAROUS
HAS MULTIPLE BIRTHS
IST (root)
ONE WHO DOES
PROTAGONIST
THE SIDE OF A CONFLICT YOU FAVOR
ANTAGONIST
THE SIDE OF A CONFLICT YOU OPPOSE
REALIST
ONE WHO SEES THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE
IDEALIST
ONE WHO SEES THINGS AS THEY WANT THEM TO BE
NATURALIST
ONE WHO LOVES AND SEEKS HAPPINESS IN NATURE
GENEALOGIST
ONE WHO TRACES FAMILY TREES
CORP (root)
BODY
CORPSE
DEAD BODY
CORPS
A BODY OF PEOPLE; CREW
ESPIRIT DE CORPS
TEAM SPIRIT; MORALE
CORPULENT
OBESE OR OVERWEIGHT
CORPULENCE
OBESITY
HABEAS CORPUS
AN ORDER TO BRING ONE BEFORE THE COURT
CORPUS DELICTI
MAIN BODY OF FACTS; DAMAGING PIECE OF EVIDENCE
CORPORAL
PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT
CORPOREAL
MATERIAL - RELATING TO OR INVOLVING THE PHYSICAL BODY
CORPOREALITY
MATERIAL OR PHYSICAL RATHER THAN SPIRITUAL
CHRON (root)
TIME
ANACHRONISM
A PERSON/THING THAT IS CHRONOLOGICALLY OUT OF PLACE
SYNCHRONIZE
TO OPERATE IN UNISON
CHRONOLOGICAL
ARRANGED BY TIME/AGE
CHRONOMETER
AN ACCURATE PIECE; CLOCK
CHRONICLE
A RECORD; HISTORY OF TIME
CHRONIC
CONSTANT; ALL THE TIME
FAC (root)
TO MAKE
MANUFACTURE
TO MAKE BY HAND OR MANKIND
FACTOR
PIECE, ELEMENT
FACULTIES
ABILITIES, POWERS
FACILE
EASY, SIMPLISTIC
FACILITATE
TO MAKE SOMETHING EASIER
EX POST FACTO
AFTER THE FACT
FACSIMILE
A COPY, DUPLICATE, FAKE
FAX
A COPY/DUPLICATE
FACTION
A GROUP OF DISSENTIENTS
DICT (root)
TO SPEAK
BENEDICT
A NEWLY MARRIED MAN WHO HAS LONG BEEN A BACHELOR
MALEDICT
CURSE
DICTION
CLEAR SPEAKING, WORD CHOICE
INDICT
TO CHARGE FORMALLY FOR A CRIME
INDICATIVE
INDICATES, POINTS TO SOMETHING, REFLECTS
DICTUM
A NOTEWORTHY STATEMENT
ABDICATE
TO GIVE UP, RESIGN YOUR THRONE OR HIGH OFFICE
PRE (root)
BEFORE
PRETENSE
MAKE BELIEVE, FICTION
PRETENTIOUS
FLASHY, EXTRAVAGANT, BOLD
PRESUMPTUOUS
PRESUMES TOO MUCH, OVERLY CONFIDENT
PRECOCIOUS
MATURED, ESPECIALLY MENTALLY, EARLY
PRECARIOUS
DANGEROUS
PRENUPTUAL
BEFORE MARRIAGE (CEREMONY)
PREMARITAL
BEFORE MARRIAGE
PRECEDENT
SOMETHING SIMILAR THAT HAPPENED BEFORE
PREVAIL
TO CONQUER, OVERCOME
PREVALENT
DOMINANT, WIDESPREAD
PRELUDE
A CHAPTER OR MUSIC AT THE BEGINNING
PRECLUDE
TO PREVENT
PRECURSOR
A FORERUNNER; AN ORIGINAL MODEL OR PROTOTYPE
PREREQUISITE
SOMETHING REQUIRED FIRST
MIS (root)
WRONG, HATRED
MISCARRIAGE
FAILURE
MISCONSTRUE
TO INTERPRET INCORRECTLY
MISCONCEPTION
WRONG IDEA OR THEORY
MISNOMER
CALLING SOMETHING BY THE WRONG NAME OR CLASSIFICATION
MISCHIEVOUS
CAUSES TROUBLE
MISCREANT
VILLAIN; AN EVIL PERSON
MISDEMEANOR
A PETTY CRIME
MISANTHROPE
ONE WHO HATES PEOPLE
MISANDRY
HATRED/ABUSE OF MALES
MISOGYNY
HATRED/ABUSE OF FEMALES
MISOPEDIA
HATRED OF CHILDREN
MISBEGOTTEN
POORLY PLANNED; ILL-FATED
PAT (root)
FATHER
PATRICIDE
KILLING ONE'S FATHER
PATRICIAN
ARISTOCRAT, UPPER CLASS CITIZEN
PATERNAL
FATHERLY AND WISE
PATERNITY
FATHERHOOD
PATRONYMIC
PASSING DOWN NAMES OF MALE RELATIVES
EXPATRIATE
ONE WHO LEAVES HIS OWN COUNTRY FOR GOOD
PATRON
A CUSTOMER, BENEFACTOR, SPONSOR, SUPPORTER
PATRONIZE
TO SPONSOR OR TO BE A CUSTOMER
PATRIARCH
FATHER OF LARGE FAMILY/CLAN
VIS/VID (root)
TO SEE
VISA
PERMIT TO SEE OR VISIT A COUNTRY
VISTA
A DISTANT OR FAR-OFF VIEW
ENVISION
TO SEE/PICTURE IN ONE'S MIND
VISAGE
THE LOOK/EXPRESSION ON ONE'S FACE
PROVIDENCE
ACT OF LUCK OR FATE/ACT OF GOD
VIS-A-VIS
FACE TO FACE