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A

Without


ex) amoral, atheist, atrophy, anomoly

AB/ABS

Off, away from, apart, down


ex) abduct, abhor, abdicate, abstruse



AC/ACR

Sharp, bitter


ex) acute, acerbic, acrid, acrimonious

ACT/AG

to do; to drive; to force; to lead


ex) agile, agitate, prodigal, pedagogue

AD/AL

to, toward, near


ex) adapt, admire, advocate, adhere

AL/ALI/ALTER

other, another


ex) alternative, alias, alien, altruist, allegory

AMB

to go; to walk


ex) ambient, preamble, perambulator, ambassador

AMBI/AMPH

both, more than one, around


ex) ambiguous, ambidextrous

ANIM

of the life, mind, soul, spirit


ex) unanimous, animosity, animus, magnaniumous

ANNUI/ENNI

year


ex) annual, annuity, perennial, annals

ANTE

before


ex) antecedent, antebellum, antedate, anterior

ANTHRO/ANDR

man, human


ex) android, misanthrope, philanderer, androgen

ANTI

against


ex) antibody, antidote, antipathy, antipodal

APO

away


ex) apology, apogee, apostasy, apostle

ARCH/ARCHI/ARCHY

chief, principal, ruler


ex) architect, monarchy, oligarchy, anarchy

AUTO

self


ex) automatic, autocrat, autonomy

BE

to be; to have a particular quality; to exist


ex) belittle, bemoan, bewilder, belie

BEL/BELL

war


ex) rebel, antebellum, rebel, belligerent

BEN/BON

good


ex) benefit, benign, bonus, bona fide

BI

twice, double


ex) binocular, biennial, bilateral, bilingual

CAD/CID

to fall; to happen by chance


ex) accident, decadent, cascade, recidivist

CANT/CENT/CHANT

to sing


ex) accent, chant, enchant, incantation

CAP/CIP/CEPT

to take; to get


ex) capture, susceptible, emancipate, precept

CAP/CAPIT/CIPIT

head, headlong


ex) capital, disciple, precipice, capitulate

CARD/CORD/COUR

heart


ex) cardiac, encourage, concord, concordance

CARN

flesh


ex) carnage, reincarnation, incarnation

CAST/CHAST

cut


ex) caste, castigate, chastise, chaste

CED/CEED/CESS

to go; to yield; to stop


ex) antecedent, concede, cessation, incessant

CENTR

center


ex) concentrate, eccentric, centrifuge, centrist

CERN/CERT/CRET/CRIM/CRIT

to separate; to judge; to distinguish; to decide


ex) discrete, ascertain, discreet, criterion

CHRON

time


ex) synchronize, chronology, anachronism, chronic

CIRCU

around, on all sides


ex) circumference, circuit, circuitous

CIS

to cut


ex) scissors, precise, incision, incisive

CLA/CLO/CLU

shut, close


ex) conclude, disclose, cloister, preclude



CLAIM/CLAM

to shout, to cry out


ex) exclaim, proclaim, clamor, disclaim

CLI

to lean toward


ex) decline, recline, climax, proclivity

CO/COL/COM/CON

with, together


ex) connect, coerce, collide, commensurate

COUR/CUR

running; a course


recur, excursion, cursive, incursion

CRE/CRESC/CRET

to grow


ex) accrue, increase, accretion

CRED

to believe; to trust


ex) incredible, credo, credulity, credit

CRYP

hidden


ex) crypt, apocryphal, cryptology

CUB/CUMB

to lie down


ex) succumb, incubate, incumbent, recumbent

CULP

blame


ex) culprit, culpable, inculpate, mea culpa

DAC/DOC

to teach


ex) doctor, docile, didactic

DE

away, off, down, completely, reversal


ex) descent, decipher, defile, defame

DEM

people


ex) epidemic, endemic, pandemic

DI/DIA

apart; through


ex) dialogue, dilate, dilatory, dichotomy

DIC/DICT/DIT

to say; to tell; to use words


ex) dictionary, predict, verdict, interdict

DIGN

worth


ex) dignity, deign, condign, disdain

DIS/DIF

away from, apart, reversal, not


ex) disperse, dissipate, dissuade, diffuse

DOG/DOX

opinion


ex) orthodox, paradox, dogma

DOL

suffer, pain


ex) condolence, indolence, doleful, dolorous

DON/DOT/DOW

to give


ex) donate, pardon, antidote, endow

DUB

doubt


ex) dubious, dubiety, indubitable

DUC/DUCT

to lead


ex) abduct, conduct, induce, produce

DUR

hard


ex) endure, durable, dour, duration

DYS

faulty, abnormal


ex) dystrophy, dyspepsia, dyslexia, dysfunctional

E/EF/EX

out, out of, from, former, completely


ex) evade, extricate, efface, expire

EPI

upon


ex) epidemic, epigram, epithet

EQU

equal, even


ex) equation, equidistant, iniquity

ERR

to wander


ex) err, error, erratic, arrant

ESCE

becoming


ex) adolescent, incandescent, reminicscent

EU

good, well


ex) euphemism, eulogy, euthanasia, euphony

EXTRA

outside, beyond


ex) extract, extrasensory, extrapolate

FAB/FAM

speak


ex) fable, affable, famous, defame

FAC/FIC/FIG/FAIT/FEIT/FY

to do; to make


ex) factory, deficient, prolific, ratify, effigy, counterfeit

FER

to bring; to carry; to bear


ex) offer, confer, proffer, proliferate

FERV

to boil; to bubble


ex) fervor, fervid, effervescent



FID

faith, trust


ex) confide, affidavit, fidelity, infidel

FIN

end


ex) final, confine, infinite, infinitesimal

FLAG/FLAM

to burn


ex) flammable, flambeau, flagrant, conflagration

FLECT/FLEX

to bend


ex) deflect, flexible, genuflect

FLU/FLUX

to flow


ex) fluid, effluence, mellifluous, confluence



FORE

before


ex) foresight, forestall, forthright



FORT

chance


ex) fortune, fortunate, fortuitous

FRA/FRAC/FRAG/FRING

to break


ex) fracture, fragment, infringe, fractious

FUS

to pour


ex) profuse, suffuse, infusion, fusillade

GEN

birth, creation, race, kind


ex) generous, gender, carcinogenic, progeny, miscengenation

GN/GNO

know


ex) agnostic, ignore, ignoramus, prognosis, incognito



GRAD/GRESS

to step


ex) progress, aggressive, egress, regress

GRAT

pleasing


ex) grateful, gratuity, gracious

HER/HES

to stick


ex) coherent, adhesive, adherent, heredity

(H)ETERO

different


ex) heterosexual, heterodox, heterogeneous

(H)OM

same


ex) homogeneous, homonym, anomaly, homeostasis

HYPER

over, excessive


ex) hyperactive, hyperbole

HYPO

under, beneath, less than


ex) hypodermic, hypocritical, hypothesis

IDIO

one's own


ex) idiot, idiom, idiosyncrasy

IM/IN/EM/EN

in, into


ex) embrace, influx, enclose, incarnate, implicit, indigenous



IM/IN

not, without


ex) inactive, innocuous, impartial, indigent

ITNER

between, among


ex) interstate, interloper, intermittent, intersperse

JECT

to throw; to throw down


ex) inject, abject, eject, dejected

JOIN/JUNCT

to meet; to join


ex) junction, subjugate, junta

JUR

to swear


ex) perjury, abjure, adjure



LAV/LUT/LUV

to wash


ex) lavatory, dilute, pollute, ablution

LECT/LEG

to select, to choose


ex) collect, elect, eclectic, predilection

LEV

lift, light, rise


ex) relieve, alleviate, levee, levity



LOC/LOG/LOQU

word, speech


ex) dialogue, eulogy, loquacious, colloquial

LUC/LUM/LUS

light


ex) illustrate, illustrious, lucid, luminous

LUD/LUS

to play


ex) allude, illusion, ludicrous, elude, prelude

MAG/MAJ/MAX

big


ex) magnify, magnate, maxim, magnanimous

MAL/MALE

bad, evil, ill, wrong


ex) malfunction, maladroit, malady, malapropism, malfeasance

MAN

hand


ex) manual, emancipate, mandate

MIN

small


ex) minute, miniature, diminish


OR


to project to hang over


ex) eminent, prominent, minatory

MIS/MIT

to send


ex) transmit, emissary, remit, remission

MISC

mixed


ex) miscellaneous, promiscuous

MON/MONIT

to remind; to warn


ex) monument, summon, admonish, premonition

MORPH

shape


ex) amorphous, anthropomorphism

MORT

death


ex) immortal, morbid, morbund

MUT

change


ex) commute, mutation, permutation, immutable

NAT/NAS/NAI

to be born


ex) natural, cognate, naive, nascent

NIC/NOC/NOX

harmful


ex) innocent, noxious, innocuous

NOM

rule, order


ex) astronomy, economy, gastronomy, autonomy

NOM/NYM/NOUN/NOWN

name


ex) synonym, nominal, nomenclature, anonymous

NOUNC/NUNC

to announce


ex) announce, renounce

NOV/NEO/NOU

new


ex) novice, innovate, neophyte, neologism

OB/OC/OF/OP

toward, to, against, over


ex) obese, oblique, obsequious, obfuscate

OMNI

all


ex) omnibus, omnipresent, omnipotent

PAC/PEAC

peace


ex) appease, pacify, pact

PAN

all, everyone


ex) panorama, panegyric, panoply, pantheon

PAR



equal


ex) parity, apartheid, disparage, disparate

PARA

next to, beside


ex) parallel, parody, parable, paragon

PAS/PAT/PATH

feeling, suffering, disease


ex) sympathy, compassion, impassive, pathogenic

PAU/PO/POV/PU

few, little, poor


ex) poverty, pauper, impoverish, puerile, pusillanimous

PED

child, education


ex) pedagogue, pedant, pediatrician

PED/POD

foot


ex) pedal, impede, podium, antipodes



PEN/PUN

to pay; to compensate


ex) penal, punitive, penance, penitent

PEND/PENS

to hang; to weight; to pay


ex) depend, stipend, appendix, appendage



PER

completely


ex) perforate, perplex, pertinacious, perspicacious

PERI

around


ex) perimeter, peripatetic, periscope

PET/PIT

to go; to seek; to strive


ex) appetite, centripetal, impetuous, petulant

PHIL

love


ex) philatelist, bibliophile, philology

PLAC

to please


ex) placid, implacable, complaisant

PLE

to fill


ex) complete, supplement, replete, plethora

PLEX/PLIC/PLY

to fold, twist, tangle, or bend


ex) complex, implicate, duplicity, supplicate

PON/POS/POUND

to put; to place


ex) component, juxtapose, repository, expound

PORT

to carry


ex) import, export, portable, importune



POST

after


ex) posthumous, post facto, posterity

PRE

before


ex) precarious, precedent, precept

PREHEND/PRISE

to take; to get; to seize


ex) surprise, enterprise, comprise, apprehend

PRO

much, for, a lot


ex) prolific, prodigious, proselytize, provident



PROB

to prove; to test


ex) probe, opprobrium, reprobate, probity

PUG

to fight


ex) impugn, repugnant, pugilist, pugnacious



PUNC/PUNG/POIGN

to point, to prick


ex) puncture, pungent, punctilious, expunge

QUE/QUIS

to seek


ex) acquire, conquest, query, querulous, perquisite

QUI

quiet


ex) tranquil, acquiesce, quiescence

RID/RIS

to laugh


ex) riddle, derision, risible

ROG

to ask


ex) interrogate, arrogant, abrogate, arrogate

SACR/SANCT/SECR

sacred


ex) sacrifice, sanctify, execrable, sanction, sacrilege

SAL/SIL/SAULT/SULT

to leap


ex) insult, salient, insolent, exult, desultory

SCI

to know


ex) conscious, unconscionable, omniscient, prescient

SCRIBE/SCRIPT

to write


ex) scribble, proscribe, ascribe, circumscribe

SE

apart


ex) select, seduce, secede, sedition

SEC/SEQU

to follow


ex) second, prosecute, obsequious



SED/SESS/SID

to sit; to be still; to plan; to plot


ex) preside, resident, dissident, insidious

SENS/SENT

to feel; to be aware


ex) sense, sentiment, dissent, sentinel, insensate

SOL

to loosen; to free


ex) dissolve, soluble, dissolute, absolution

SPEC/SPIC/SPIT

to look; to see


ex) perspective, suspicious, spectrum, retrospective

STA/STI

to stand; to be in place


ex) static, destitute, stasis, apostasy,

SUA

smooth


ex) suave, persuade, dissuade, assuage



SUB/SUP

below


ex) submissive, subsidiary, subtle, subterfuge, supposition

SUPER/SUR

above


ex) surpass, superlative, supersede, supercilious, surmount

TAC/TIC

to be silent


ex) reticent, tacit, taciturn

TAIN/TEN/TENT/TIN

to hold


ex) detain, pertain, tenacious, tenable

TEND/TENS/TENT/TENU

to stretch; to thin


ex) tension, distend, attenuate, contentious

THEO

god


ex) atheist, theocracy, theology, aoptheosis

TRACT

to drag; to pull; to draw


ex) tractor, attract, tractable, protract

TRANS

across


ex) transaction, transgress, transcedenet

US/UT

to use


ex) abuse, usage, usurp, utilitarian

VEN/VENT

to come or to move toward


ex) convene, venturesome, contravene, adventitious

VER

truth


ex) verdict, veracious, verity, aver

VERD

green


ex) verdant, verdure

VERS/VERT

to turn


ex) controversy, revert, diverse, aversion, overt, avert

VI

life


ex) vivid, vicarious, viable, vivacity, convival

VID/VIS

to see


ex) evident, video, survey, advisor

VIL

base, mean


ex) vilify, revile, vile

VOC/VOK

to call


ex) vocabulary, vocation, avocation, vociferous, invoke

VOL

to wish


ex) voluntary, malevolent, volition. benevolent

VOR

to eat


ex) voracious, carnivorous, omnivorous