What is the suffix of art?

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  1. What is the suffix of art?
  2. How to Use Root Words to Form New Words?
  3. Why Learn Root Words?
  4. Are Root Words and Base Words the Same?
  5. Are Root Words Always Simple?
  6. FAQs on Root Words
  7. Conclusion
  8. abil
  9. -able
  10. abol
  11. abs-
  12. ab-
  13. acerb
  14. -acious
  15. -acity
  16. acr
  17. act
  18. -acy
  19. ac
  20. ac-
  21. add
  22. -ade
  23. -ado
  24. ad-
  25. aesthet
  26. affect
  27. af-
  28. -age
  29. -age
  30. agog
  31. agon
  32. agr
  33. ag
  34. ag-
  35. alg
  36. all-
  37. alter
  38. alt
  39. -al
  40. al
  41. -al
  42. al-
  43. ambi-
  44. ambul
  45. amb-
  46. ami
  47. ampl
  48. am
  49. ana-
  50. -ance
  51. -ancy
  52. -and
  53. -ane
  54. ang
  55. anim
  56. ann
  57. ante-
  58. anthrop
  59. antiqu
  60. anti-
  61. -ant
  62. ant-
  63. anxi
  64. an-
  65. -an
  66. an-
  67. apo-
  68. apt
  69. ap-
  70. arbitr
  71. arbor
  72. arch
  73. arch-
  74. arch
  75. arc
  76. ard
  77. -arian
  78. articul
  79. art
  80. -ary
  81. -ary
  82. -ar
  83. ar-
  84. asper
  85. aster
  86. as-
  87. -ate
  88. -ate
  89. -ation
  90. -ation
  91. -atory
  92. at-
  93. aud
  94. augur
  95. auth
  96. auto-
  97. au
  98. av
  99. a-
  100. a-
  101. -a
  102. a-
  103. barr
  104. bar
  105. bas
  106. bas
  107. bat
  108. bell
  109. bene-
  110. be-
  111. be-
  112. bio
  113. bi-
  114. bol
  115. bon
  116. brev
  117. burs
  118. but
  119. cad
  120. cal
  121. cal
  122. cand
  123. canon
  124. cant
  125. can
  126. capit
  127. capt
  128. cap
  129. carn
  130. car
  131. cas
  132. cata-
  133. caud
  134. caust
  135. caut
  136. caval
  137. cav
  138. ced
  139. ced
  140. ceed
  141. ceiv
  142. celer
  143. cel
  144. cens
  145. centr
  146. cent
  147. cent
  148. cept
  149. cern
  150. cert
  151. cert
  152. cess
  153. chart
  154. chast
  155. chas
  156. chiev
  157. chol
  158. chrom
  159. chron
  160. -cide
  161. cid
  162. ciph
  163. cip
  164. circum-
  165. circ
  166. cis
  167. cit
  168. civ
  169. clair
  170. clam
  171. clar
  172. clav
  173. clemenc
  174. -cle
  175. clim
  176. clin
  177. cliv
  178. clud
  179. clus
  180. coc
  181. cogn
  182. col-
  183. commod
  184. commun
  185. com
  186. com-
  187. com-
  188. concil
  189. cond
  190. congru
  191. conn
  192. contra-
  193. con-
  194. con-
  195. cord
  196. cori
  197. corn
  198. corp
  199. cor-
  200. cosm
  201. counter-
  202. coup
  203. cover
  204. co-
  205. crat
  206. cred
  207. crep
  208. cresc
  209. cret
  210. cret
  211. cret
  212. crimin
  213. crit
  214. croc
  215. cruc
  216. crypt
  217. cry
  218. culp
  219. cult
  220. cumb
  221. cum
  222. cup
  223. curr
  224. curs
  225. cur
  226. cuss
  227. custom
  228. cus
  229. cycl
  230. cyn
  231. dat
  232. deb
  233. decim
  234. decor
  235. del
  236. demn
  237. demon
  238. dem
  239. dens
  240. deris
  241. dextr
  242. de
  243. de-
  244. de-
  245. dia-
  246. dict
  247. dic
  248. didact
  249. dif-
  250. dign
  251. dis-
  252. dit
  253. divid
  254. divis
  255. di-
  256. di
  257. di-
  258. di-
  259. doc
  260. dol
  261. domin
  262. dom
  263. -dom
  264. don
  265. dors
  266. dot
  267. dox
  268. dracon
  269. dramat
  270. dress
  271. dubi
  272. duct
  273. duc
  274. dur
  275. du-
  276. dyn
  277. ec
  278. ec-
  279. -ed
  280. ed
  281. -eer
  282. effic
  283. ef-
  284. ef-
  285. egor
  286. ego
  287. eg
  288. element
  289. empt
  290. em-
  291. -ence
  292. -ency
  293. -endo
  294. -end
  295. enn
  296. -ent
  297. en-
  298. -en
  299. -eous
  300. epi-
  301. ep-
  302. equi-
  303. equ
  304. erg
  305. err
  306. -ery
  307. -er
  308. -escent
  309. -esce
  310. ess
  311. estim
  312. est
  313. es
  314. -ette
  315. -et
  316. -eur
  317. -eur
  318. eu-
  319. ev
  320. exempl
  321. exig
  322. exo-
  323. expect
  324. exper
  325. extra-
  326. extrem
  327. ex-
  328. ex-
  329. e-
  330. e-
  331. e
  332. fab
  333. facil
  334. fact
  335. fac
  336. fall
  337. famil
  338. fam
  339. fan
  340. fatig
  341. fatu
  342. fat
  343. fav
  344. feas
  345. feat
  346. febr
  347. fect
  348. feit
  349. felic
  350. fend
  351. ferv
  352. fer
  353. fer
  354. fest
  355. fet
  356. fict
  357. fic
  358. fid
  359. figur
  360. fig
  361. fili
  362. fin
  363. firm
  364. fiss
  365. fit
  366. fix
  367. flagr
  368. flam
  369. flat
  370. flect
  371. flict
  372. flor
  373. flu
  374. foc
  375. foli
  376. form
  377. fortun
  378. fort
  379. for
  380. found
  381. fract
  382. frag
  383. frequent
  384. front
  385. fruit
  386. fug
  387. fulg
  388. -ful
  389. funct
  390. fund
  391. fur
  392. fus
  393. fut
  394. -fy
  395. geist
  396. gel
  397. geni
  398. gent
  399. gen
  400. gen
  401. germ
  402. ger
  403. gest
  404. ge
  405. gigant
  406. glomerat
  407. glori
  408. gloss
  409. glut
  410. gnost
  411. gorg
  412. grad
  413. gram
  414. grand
  415. gran
  416. graph
  417. grat
  418. grav
  419. greg
  420. gress
  421. gubern
  422. gyn
  423. hab
  424. herit
  425. her
  426. hes
  427. hetero-
  428. hibit
  429. hier
  430. hilar
  431. hind
  432. hod
  433. homo-
  434. hom
  435. hort
  436. hor-
  437. hor
  438. hospit
  439. human
  440. hum
  441. hyper-
  442. hypo-
  443. -iac
  444. -ian
  445. -ia
  446. -ia
  447. -ible
  448. -ice
  449. -ice
  450. icon
  451. -ic
  452. -ic
  453. idio-
  454. idol
  455. -id
  456. id
  457. -ier
  458. -ify
  459. ign
  460. ig
  461. ig-
  462. -ile
  463. il-
  464. il-
  465. imag
  466. imit
  467. imper
  468. impet
  469. im-
  470. im-
  471. indic
  472. -ine
  473. ingenu
  474. -ing
  475. insul
  476. integr
  477. intellig
  478. inter-
  479. intro-
  480. invid
  481. in-
  482. in-
  483. in-
  484. -ion
  485. -ior
  486. -ious
  487. ir
  488. ir-
  489. -ise
  490. -ish
  491. -ish
  492. -ish
  493. -ism
  494. -ism
  495. -ism
  496. -ism
  497. -ism
  498. -istic
  499. -ist
  500. -is
  501. -ite
  502. -ite
  503. itiner
  504. -itious
  505. -itude
  506. -ity
  507. it
  508. -ive
  509. -ize
  510. -i-
  511. i
  512. ject
  513. jet
  514. joc
  515. join
  516. journ
  517. judic
  518. jug
  519. junct
  520. jur
  521. juven
  522. juxta-
  523. kine
  524. labor
  525. langu
  526. later
  527. lat
  528. lat
  529. laud
  530. lav
  531. lax
  532. lect
  533. lect
  534. leg
  535. leg
  536. leg
  537. -less
  538. letter
  539. lev
  540. lex
  541. liber
  542. lict
  543. lic
  544. lid
  545. lieu
  546. lig
  547. limin
  548. limit
  549. -ling
  550. lin
  551. lion
  552. lips
  553. liqu
  554. liter
  555. lith
  556. lit
  557. li
  558. locut
  559. loc
  560. -logy
  561. log
  562. long
  563. loqu
  564. loy
  565. luct
  566. luc
  567. lud
  568. lumin
  569. lustr
  570. lus
  571. lut
  572. luv
  573. luxur
  574. -ly
  575. ly
  576. machin
  577. maci
  578. macro-
  579. magist
  580. magn
  581. major
  582. mal
  583. mand
  584. mania
  585. mant
  586. man
  587. man
  588. mass
  589. math
  590. matr
  591. matur
  592. maxim
  593. medi
  594. medl
  595. mega-
  596. melior
  597. mel
  598. mel
  599. memor
  600. mend
  601. mens
  602. ment
  603. -ment
  604. men
  605. merc
  606. merg
  607. merit
  608. mers
  609. meta-
  610. metr
  611. metr
  612. me
  613. micro-
  614. migr
  615. mill-
  616. mim
  617. ministr
  618. min
  619. min
  620. misc
  621. miser
  622. miss
  623. mis-
  624. mis
  625. mis-
  626. mit
  627. mnes
  628. mobil
  629. mod
  630. moll
  631. mol
  632. moment
  633. -monious
  634. mono-
  635. monstrat
  636. mon
  637. morph
  638. mors
  639. mort
  640. mor
  641. mor
  642. mot
  643. mount
  644. mov
  645. multi-
  646. mun
  647. mur
  648. mur
  649. mut
  650. narc
  651. narrat
  652. nasc
  653. nat
  654. nect
  655. neg
  656. neo-
  657. nerv
  658. -ness
  659. neur
  660. nex
  661. nic
  662. nihil
  663. nobl
  664. noc
  665. nom
  666. nom
  667. non-
  668. norm
  669. not
  670. not
  671. nounc
  672. nov
  673. null
  674. numer
  675. nunc
  676. nutr
  677. obliv
  678. ob-
  679. ob-
  680. ob-
  681. oc
  682. oc-
  683. od
  684. offic
  685. oint
  686. ol
  687. omin
  688. omni-
  689. oner
  690. onym
  691. -on
  692. oper
  693. opin
  694. opt
  695. op
  696. op-
  697. op
  698. oram
  699. orb
  700. ord
  701. organ
  702. orn
  703. ortho-
  704. -ory
  705. -ory
  706. -or
  707. or
  708. or
  709. -or
  710. -ose
  711. -osis
  712. -os
  713. oti
  714. -ous
  715. -ous
  716. overt
  717. over-
  718. oxy
  719. -o-
  720. pact
  721. pac
  722. pall
  723. palp
  724. pan-
  725. pan
  726. para-
  727. parl
  728. part
  729. par
  730. par
  731. par
  732. pass
  733. pass
  734. past
  735. past
  736. path
  737. patr
  738. pecc
  739. pecuni
  740. ped
  741. ped
  742. pel
  743. pend
  744. pens
  745. pen-
  746. pen
  747. peri-
  748. person
  749. per-
  750. per-
  751. pet
  752. phan
  753. phas
  754. phem
  755. phil
  756. phon
  757. phor
  758. phras
  759. phyt
  760. pict
  761. pil
  762. pin
  763. piqu
  764. pir
  765. pith
  766. pit
  767. pi
  768. plac
  769. plaint
  770. plais
  771. plant
  772. plas
  773. plat
  774. plaud
  775. plaus
  776. plen
  777. plet
  778. plex
  779. ple
  780. plic
  781. pli
  782. plor
  783. ploy
  784. plumb
  785. plus
  786. pod
  787. point
  788. polit
  789. poly-
  790. pol
  791. pol
  792. ponder
  793. pon
  794. portion
  795. port
  796. port
  797. por
  798. posit
  799. possess
  800. postulat
  801. post-
  802. pos
  803. pos
  804. potent
  805. pot
  806. pound
  807. pover
  808. pract
  809. preci
  810. prec
  811. pred
  812. pregn
  813. prehend
  814. prehens
  815. press
  816. pre-
  817. prim
  818. prim
  819. princip
  820. prior
  821. pris
  822. priv
  823. proach
  824. prob
  825. prol
  826. prompt
  827. propiti
  828. prop
  829. prot-
  830. proxim
  831. pro-
  832. pro-
  833. prud
  834. pseud-
  835. publ
  836. pud
  837. pugn
  838. puls
  839. punct
  840. pung
  841. pun
  842. purg
  843. pur-
  844. putr
  845. put
  846. quaint
  847. qual
  848. quant
  849. quer
  850. quest
  851. quiesc
  852. quiet
  853. quir
  854. quisit
  855. quit
  856. qu
  857. radic
  858. rad
  859. ranc
  860. rap
  861. rar
  862. ras
  863. rat
  864. rav
  865. rect
  866. red-
  867. reg
  868. remedi
  869. rest
  870. retro-
  871. re-
  872. re
  873. re-
  874. rid
  875. rig
  876. -rium
  877. riv
  878. robor
  879. rod
  880. rog
  881. ros
  882. rotund
  883. rub
  884. rud
  885. rupt
  886. rus
  887. -ry
  888. sacchar
  889. sacr
  890. sag
  891. sal
  892. sal
  893. sanct
  894. sanguin
  895. sap
  896. sat
  897. sav
  898. scend
  899. scen
  900. schem
  901. sch
  902. sci
  903. scop
  904. scrib
  905. script
  906. scrut
  907. search
  908. secr
  909. sect
  910. secut
  911. sed
  912. seem
  913. sembl
  914. semin
  915. sem
  916. sens
  917. sent
  918. sent
  919. sen
  920. sequ
  921. seren
  922. sert
  923. serv
  924. serv
  925. sever
  926. se-
  927. sibil
  928. sider
  929. sid
  930. sign
  931. simil
  932. simul
  933. sim
  934. sin
  935. sist
  936. situ
  937. skept
  938. solut
  939. solv
  940. sol
  941. sol
  942. sol
  943. sol
  944. sol
  945. somat
  946. -some
  947. somn
  948. son
  949. soph
  950. sorb
  951. sort
  952. sourc
  953. spat
  954. spect
  955. spec
  956. spec
  957. spers
  958. sper
  959. spic
  960. spir
  961. spit
  962. splend
  963. spond
  964. spor
  965. spous
  966. stant
  967. stas
  968. stat
  969. stereo-
  970. stig
  971. still
  972. stitut
  973. stor
  974. strat
  975. strict
  976. string
  977. struct
  978. stru
  979. stup
  980. suad
  981. suav
  982. sublim
  983. sub-
  984. suc-
  985. suf-
  986. sull
  987. sult
  988. summ
  989. sumpt
  990. sum
  991. super-
  992. sup-
  993. surg
  994. surrect
  995. sur-
  996. sur-
  997. sus-
  998. su
  999. sym-
  1000. syn-
  1001. tabl
  1002. tact
  1003. tac
  1004. tail
  1005. taint
  1006. tain
  1007. tang
  1008. taph
  1009. tax
  1010. techn
  1011. tedi
  1012. teg
  1013. temper
  1014. tempt
  1015. temp
  1016. tend
  1017. tens
  1018. tent
  1019. tenu
  1020. ten
  1021. termin
  1022. terr
  1023. terr
  1024. test
  1025. text
  1026. them
  1027. therm
  1028. thes
  1029. the
  1030. -tic
  1031. tim
  1032. tinct
  1033. ting
  1034. tin
  1035. titul
  1036. tol
  1037. tom
  1038. ton
  1039. top
  1040. torp
  1041. torr
  1042. tort
  1043. tot
  1044. tour
  1045. toxic
  1046. tract
  1047. trans-
  1048. treat
  1049. trem
  1050. trepid
  1051. tribut
  1052. tric
  1053. trit
  1054. tri-
  1055. troph
  1056. trop
  1057. trud
  1058. trunc
  1059. trus
  1060. tum
  1061. turb
  1062. turg
  1063. tus
  1064. tut
  1065. typ
  1066. -ty
  1067. -uble
  1068. -ulent
  1069. ult
  1070. -ul-
  1071. -ul-
  1072. umbr
  1073. -um
  1074. und
  1075. uni-
  1076. un-
  1077. -uous
  1078. urb
  1079. -ure
  1080. -urnal
  1081. -us
  1082. us
  1083. util
  1084. vac
  1085. vad
  1086. vag
  1087. val
  1088. vant
  1089. van
  1090. vap
  1091. vari
  1092. var
  1093. vast
  1094. vas
  1095. vect
  1096. veh
  1097. vel
  1098. vener
  1099. veng
  1100. vent
  1101. ven
  1102. ven
  1103. verb
  1104. verd
  1105. verg
  1106. vers
  1107. vert
  1108. ver
  1109. ver
  1110. vestig
  1111. vest
  1112. veter
  1113. vex
  1114. vey
  1115. vibr
  1116. vic
  1117. vid
  1118. view
  1119. vig
  1120. vil
  1121. vinc
  1122. vindic
  1123. vin
  1124. virt
  1125. vir
  1126. viscer
  1127. visc
  1128. vis
  1129. vit
  1130. vit
  1131. viv
  1132. vi
  1133. vocat
  1134. voc
  1135. void
  1136. vok
  1137. volat
  1138. volum
  1139. volut
  1140. volv
  1141. vol
  1142. vor
  1143. vot
  1144. vouch
  1145. vulg
  1146. vuls
  1147. wan
  1148. -ward
  1149. wast
  1150. writ
  1151. -y
  1152. -y
  1153. zeal

What is the suffix of art?

The Function of a Suffix

Take the suffix -ist, by adding this to a word you have changed the word to describe a person who performs or practices something. So, art becomes artist, a person skilled in a particular art. This verb can be turned into a noun by adding the suffix -er, and so read becomes reader.

See full answer to your question here. Then, what does the prefix art mean?

Definition & Meaning: Art Root Word The root word-art comes from Latin –Artem ‘skill’ that usually refers to the quality or expressions of what is beautiful or of great significance. For instance, the word artefact refers to an object of cultural interest made by a human being because: Arte: By skill. Factum: To make.

Also, what is a suffix example? Common Suffixes in English

Furthermore, what does the suffix or mean?

a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, directly or through Anglo-French, usually denoting a condition or property of things or persons, sometimes corresponding to qualitative adjectives ending in -id4 (ardor; honor; horror; liquor; pallor; squalor; torpor; tremor); a few other words that originally ended in

Which suffix means disease?

-Osis meansdisease process or condition. ‘ Hematosis makes use of the suffix -osis and is a term meaning ‘blood disease. -Pathy is a suffix meaningdisease.

early 13c., «skill as a result of learning or practice,» from Old French (10c.), from Latin (nominative ) «work of art; practical skill; a business, craft,» from PIE (source also of Sanskrit «manner, mode;» Greek «to prepare»), suffixed form of root *ar- «to fit together.» Etymologically akin to Latin «weapons» (see arm (n.2)).

In Middle English usually with a sense of «skill in scholarship and learning» (c. 1300), especially in the seven sciences, or . This sense remains in Bachelor of Arts, etc. The meaning «human workmanship» (as opposed to ) is from late 14c. The meaning «system of rules and traditions for performing certain actions» is from late 15c. The sense of «skill in cunning and trickery» is attested by late 16c. (the sense in artful, artless). The meaning «skill in creative arts» is recorded by 1610s; especially of painting, sculpture, etc., from 1660s.

In science you must not talk before you know. In art you must not talk before you do. In literature you must not talk before you think. [Ruskin, «The Eagle’s Nest,» 1872]

Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truths, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned. The revolt of individualism came because the tradition had become degraded, or rather because a spurious copy had been accepted in its stead. [William Butler Yeats, journal, 1909]

Expression art for art’s sake (1824) translates French l’art pour l’art. First record of is from 1847. Arts and crafts «decorative design and handcraft» is from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London in 1888.

Origin and meaning of art

You might have often wondered how certain small words occasionally appear in a lot of bigger words. The smaller words from which new words are formed are known as roots. In English Grammar, a root refers to a word or word element from which other words are formed, usually by adding prefixes and suffixes. Roots are also known by the name root words.

Root Words in English have their basic roots in Greek and Latin language. It is from root words that new words are shaped. This happens through the addition of a prefix or suffix. So what are prefixes and suffixes?

  • Prefix: Refers to an affix that is added before the root word
  • Suffix: Refers to an affix added after the root word.

Affix refers to a string of letters that is added at the start or end of a word. Now let’s see how root words work in English. Have you ever heard of the word ‘Archy’ which means rule? The root word ‘archy’ forms new words with the addition of suffixes and prefixes. Examples include:

  • Anarchy which means a complete absence of rule
  • Monarchy refers to the rule of a sole authority or person.
  • Patriarchy: a kind of society governed by male rules and laws
  • Hierarchy: Body of rules ranked in a certain order
  • Matriarchy: a form of society where females are the head of the family.

From the above example, it’s pretty clear that English root words can be a powerful method to learn multiple English Vocabulary Words at the same time.

1. Root Word: logy

Meaning: a study of something

Words: anthropology, zoology, theology

2. Root Word: cert

Words: certain, certainly, certified

3. Root Word: max

Words: maximum, maximise, maxima

4. Root Word: min

Words: minimal, minimize

5. Root Word: poly

Words: Polygamy, Polyglot

6. Root word: legal
Meaning: relating to the law
Words: Illegal, legalities

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7. Root word: meter
Meaning: measure or quantity
Words: millimeter, thermometer, kilometers

8. Root word: norm
Meaning: typical or standard
Words: abnormal, normal, normality

9. Root word: phobia
Meaning: fear
Words: claustrophobia, hydrophobia

10. Root word: act
Meaning: To move or do
Words: acting, enacting

How to Use Root Words to Form New Words?

Now that you are already familiar with root words, let’s take a look at how root words combine with prefixes and suffixes to form new words.

Take a look at the root word “Act”. You can create a new word by adding the element “reen.” “Reen” is used as a prefix, a component placed in front of a root word thereby changing its meaning. Prefixes at times can create new words that belong to a different class. So, from the noun “act,” we form the verb, “to reenact,” which means to act or perform something a second time.

You can add elements to the end of a root word. For instance, take the word “acting.” The suffix “ing” changes the noun “act” into an adjective. Suffixes are placed after the root word i.e. at the last. Prefixes and suffixes are altogether known as affixes.

Why Learn Root Words?

Does understanding of root words matter? Absolutely yes! Given below are some of the benefits of knowing root words:

Root words help you identify the meaning of a bigger, multisyllabic word by breaking it down into smaller units. Example: The word “Disrespectfully” can be broken down to dis-respect-ful-ly. This means something like “not-respect-full-of + adverb,”. This understanding serves as a great starting point for analyzing the meaning.

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When you can identify a root word, prefix and suffix, you will be better equipped to build new words and expand your vocabulary. For example: “port” is a root word that means “to carry” or “to move”. Many new words are formed by adding prefixes and suffixes to the root word. Such words include transport, portable, teleportation, deport or export etc.

Expanding your vocabulary in turn helps you develop your comprehension, reading and writing skills. Root words, particularly those from other languages, help you learn about how a language evolved, how it is connected to other languages, and what important historical impacts resulted in its changes.

Are Root Words and Base Words the Same?

Base words are identical to root words, but they are not the same. A base word can be considered a standalone English word. A base word can also form other words by using prefixes and suffixes. However, root words cannot always be used as independent words.

  • For example, the word breaking consists of the word break and the suffix ‘ing’. Here the root word stands for an independent entity.
  • On the other hand, the word reject is made up of the prefix ‘re’ and the Latin root ‘ject’, which is not a stand-alone word.

Are Root Words Always Simple?

Most of the root words have a meaning of their own. That meaning conforms to the new word made from it. However, be cautious as this is not always the case. Some root word varieties make less sense.

  • For example, take the word “apology.”
    The root word “logos” suggests “speech” or “reason*
    Prefix “apo” implies “away from.”

If you were to infer the meaning of apology based on root words alone, you might get the impression that it means “away from speech.” However, that is not a very apt description for a word that expresses regret or remorse. Hence understanding the meaning of the roots never ensures that you always have the most appropriate or clear definition.

FAQs on Root Words

1) What are some of the common root words?
A root word refers to a word or word element from which other words are formed, usually by adding prefixes and suffixes. Some of the common root words include act, friend, semi, max, min etc.

2) Do all words have roots?
In most cases, a word will have at least one root. It is from the root word that new words are coined. However, words can also be made up of more than one root. Example: geology- the root words are geo and logy.

3) What are prefixes and suffixes?
A root refers to a word or word element from which other words are formed, usually by adding prefixes and suffixes. Prefix refers to a word that is added before the root word.
Example: befriend- root word- friend and prefix added is “be”
On the other hand, suffixes are added after the root word. Example: friendly- root word- friend and suffix- “ly”.

Conclusion

Mastering the concept of root words can be helpful to you in numerous ways. If you take some time to learn root words and the most common affixes, you’ll enhance your vocabulary more than you can imagine. Learning root words will help you create new words by the addition of affixes.

You can also deconstruct a bigger word to learn its meaning if you are well versed in root words. On the whole, root words serve as an important lesson that helps you understand how words are formed. Check out our articles on How to Improve your Vocabulary and never struggle while speaking the language in search of words.

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abil

-able

handy, capable of

abol

destroy, get rid of

abs-

ab-

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acerb

bitter, sharp, tart

-acious

inclined to, abounding in

-acity

acr

sharp, keen, fierce

act

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-acy

state of being something

ac

sharp, keen, point

ac-

add

attach to, add, give to

-ade

thing or person made by a certain process

-ado

possessing a quality

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aesthet

affect

influenced, strongly moved

af-

-age

to do something

-age

agog

leading, drawing forth

agon

struggle, contest, conflict

agr

ag

do, act, drive

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ag-

alg

all-

alter

alt

-al

al

cause to grow, feed

-al

of or relating to

al-

ambi-

ambul

walk, go around

amb-

ami

ampl

am

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ana-

-ance

state or condition

-ancy

-and

-ane

of or pertaining to

ang

anim

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ann

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ante-

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anthrop

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antiqu

anti-

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-ant

being in a state or condition

ant-

anxi

an-

-an

an-

apo-

apt

ap-

arbitr

arbor

arch

arch-

arch

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arc

ard

burn, be on fire

-arian

articul

to divide into small joints; speak clearly

art

-ary

person or thing belonging to

-ary

of or relating to

-ar

ar-

asper

rough, harsh, roused to anger

aster

as-

-ate

possessing a certain quality

-ate

to make have a certain quality

-ation

act of doing something

-ation

state or quality of

-atory

of or belonging to

at-

aud

hear, listen to

augur

auth

auto-

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au

av

desire, be eager

a-

a-

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-a

forms a noun

a-

to, towards, at

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barr

bar

bas

bas

bat

bell

bene-

be-

be-

to treat in a certain way

bio

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bi-

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bol

bon

brev

burs

but

cad

cal

cal

warm, be hot

cand

be of brilliant whiteness

canon

rule, straight rod, standard

cant

can

capit

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capt

cap

carn

car

cas

cata-

caud

caust

burnt, red hot

caut

caval

cav

ced

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ced

ceed

ceiv

celer

cel

cens

assessed, judged, rated

centr

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cent

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cent

cept

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cern

sift, perceive, decide

cert

compete, strive, contend

cert

cess

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chart

sheet of paper

chast

pure, without stain

chas

chiev

chol

chrom

chron

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-cide

cid

ciph

cip

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circum-

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circ

cis

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cit

moved, stirred up

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civ

clair

clam

clar

clav

clemenc

mercy, mildness, calmness

-cle

clim

sloping region; zone of the Earth; ladder

clin

cliv

clud

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clus

coc

cogn

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col-

commod

commun

common, public, general

com

com-

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com-

concil

join, win over

cond

hide, put away

congru

come together, agree

conn

contra-

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con-

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con-

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cord

cori

corn

corp

cor-

cosm

counter-

coup

buffet, cuff, blow

cover

co-

crat

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cred

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crep

cresc

grow, arise, increase

cret

cret

cret

sift, discern, separate

crimin

crit

croc

cruc

crypt

cry

shout out in complaint

culp

fault, blame, guilt

cult

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cumb

cum

cup

curr

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curs

cur

worry, anxiety, attention

cuss

custom

become used to

cus

cycl

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cyn

dat

deb

decim

decor

suitable, graceful, proper

del

destroy, wipe out

demn

loss, penalty, injury

demon

spirit, divine power

dem

dens

deris

mocked, made fun of

dextr

de

de-

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de-

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dia-

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dict

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dic

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didact

apt at teaching

dif-

apart, not, away from

dign

dis-

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dit

divid

separate into parts

divis

separated into parts, divided

di-

di

di-

di-

doc

dol

feel pain, grieve, suffer

domin

dom

-dom

state of being something

don

dors

dot

dox

dracon

dragon, snake, serpent

dramat

dress

dubi

duct

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duc

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dur

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du-

dyn

ec

ec-

out of, from

-ed

having a particular state

ed

-eer

effic

bring about, accomplish

ef-

out of, from

ef-

egor

ego

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eg

element

empt

em-

-ence

state or condition

-ency

state of being something

-endo

-end

enn

-ent

being in a state or condition

en-

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-en

made of, pertaining

-eous

epi-

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ep-

equi-

equ

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erg

err

wander, make a mistake

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-ery

act or practice

-er

to do something

-escent

becoming; beginning to be

-esce

to do something

ess

estim

fix the value of

est

es

-ette

-et

-eur

-eur

state or quality

eu-

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exempl

exig

exo-

expect

exper

extra-

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extrem

ex-

out of, from

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ex-

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e-

out of, from

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e-

e

used for spelling and pronunciation

fab

facil

easy, easily accomplished

fact

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fac

fall

trick, deceive, be in error

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famil

household, familiar group

fam

fan

fatig

fatu

foolish, silly, stupid

fat

speak, talk, say

fav

feas

feat

febr

fect

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feit

felic

fend

ferv

boil, be hot

fer

carry, bring, bear

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fer

fest

fet

fict

fic

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fid

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figur

fig

fili

fin

end, form a boundary

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firm

fiss

fit

fix

fastened, nailed, secured

flagr

flam

flat

flect

flict

struck, struck down

flor

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flu

flow, stream, glide

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foc

foli

form

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fortun

fort

strong, vigorous, powerful

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for

found

pour, pour out, spread out

fract

frag

frequent

front

forehead, foremost part

fruit

fug

fulg

-ful

full of, resembling

funct

fund

bottom, depths, basis

fur

rage, be mad

fus

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fut

-fy

geist

gel

geni

innate quality, inborn talent

gent

gen

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gen

kind, type, class

germ

ger

bear, bring, carry

gest

ge

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gigant

glomerat

gathered into a ball-shaped mass

glori

gloss

glut

swallow, gulp down

gnost

gorg

grad

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gram

line, stroke of a pen, letter

grand

great, lofty, powerful

gran

graph

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grat

grav

heavy, serious, burdened

greg

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gress

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gubern

steer a ship

gyn

hab

herit

her

stick, cling, hold fast

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hes

hetero-

hibit

hier

hilar

hind

hod

homo-

hom

human being, man

hort

hor-

hor

tremble, dread, shudder

hospit

human

hum

hyper-

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hypo-

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-iac

of or connected with

-ian

-ia

-ia

-ible

handy, capable of

-ice

-ice

icon

-ic

-ic

one relating to

idio-

own, personal, private

idol

image, likeness, shape

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-id

of or relating to

id

-ier

that which does something

-ify

ign

produce, bring forth

ig

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ig-

-ile

tending to do or be something

il-

il-

imag

imit

imper

command, provide leadership

impet

im-

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im-

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indic

one who shows, forefinger

-ine

of or relating to

ingenu

-ing

a or of a continuous action

insul

integr

intellig

inter-

between, within, among

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intro-

invid

be envious of

in-

in-

in, on, into

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in-

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-ion

-ior

-ious

of the nature of

ir

ir-

-ise

to make have a certain quality

-ish

to do something

-ish

-ish

verging upon, somewhat

-ism

action or process of doing something

-ism

set of beliefs

-ism

-ism

distinctive trait of language

-ism

name of a certain system

-istic

-ist

one who performs an action; believer

-is

forms a noun

-ite

to do something

-ite

of the nature of

itiner

-itious

of the nature of

-itude

state or quality of

-ity

state or quality

it

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-ive

of or that which does something

-ize

make or treat in a certain way

-i-

i

ject

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jet

joc

join

join, attach, form a link

journ

pertaining to the day, daily

judic

jug

junct

jur

swear, take an oath, law

juven

young, young man

juxta-

next to, beside

kine

labor

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langu

be sluggish, wilt, lack vigor

later

lat

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lat

laud

lav

lax

loosen, take one’s ease

lect

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lect

leg

leg

leg

-less

letter

letter of the alphabet; document

lev

light, of little weight

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lex

liber

lict

left behind, abandoned

lic

it is permitted, one may

lid

lieu

lig

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limin

limit

-ling

lin

line, string, thread

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lion

lips

liqu

flow, be liquid

liter

letter of the alphabet

lith

lit

li

tie, bind, link

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locut

loc

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-logy

study, science, theory

log

word, study, reason

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long

loqu

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loy

tie, bind, link

luct

struggle, fight against

luc

light, brightness, clarity

lud

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lumin

lustr

lus

lut

luv

luxur

-ly

in a particular way or manner

ly

machin

plan, trick, artifice

maci

macro-

magist

magn

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major

mal

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mand

mania

mant

man

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man

mass

math

matr

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matur

maxim

medi

middle, in the middle, in half

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medl

blend, mingle, mix

mega-

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melior

mel

blend, mingle, mix

mel

memor

mend

fault, defect, lying

mens

act of measuring

ment

-ment

men

merc

merg

merit

earned, gained, deserved

mers

meta-

metr

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metr

me

micro-

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migr

mill-

mim

ministr

min

lean forward, threaten

min

lessen, make smaller

misc

miser

miss

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mis-

mis

mis-

mit

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mnes

mobil

mod

measure, method, manner

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moll

mol

grind in a mill

moment

-monious

of or resembling

mono-

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monstrat

showed, pointed out

mon

warn, advise, remind

morph

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mors

mort

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mor

custom, habit, manner

mor

die, decay, death

mot

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mount

mov

multi-

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mun

gift, public service

mur

delay, stay behind

mur

mut

narc

narrat

nasc

nat

nect

neg

deny, say not

neo-

nerv

-ness

state, quality, condition

neur

nex

nic

nihil

nobl

well known, famous

noc

nom

nom

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non-

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norm

carpenter’s square, pattern

not

gotten to know, found out

not

nounc

messenger, message, report

nov

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null

numer

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nunc

nutr

obliv

ob-

against, in the way

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ob-

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ob-

oc

oc-

od

offic

oint

smear with oil

ol

omin

omni-

oner

onym

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-on

forms a noun

oper

opin

opt

op

op-

to, towards, against

op

oram

orb

ord

order, row, series

organ

furnished with organs

orn

ortho-

-ory

-ory

of or relating to

-or

one who does something

or

or

-or

-ose

full of, having

-osis

state; process; condition

-os

forms a noun

oti

-ous

full of, having

-ous

possessing the nature of

overt

over-

oxy

-o-

pact

fasten, drive in

pac

pall

palp

stroke, caress, touch

pan-

pan

para-

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parl

part

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par

come to sight

par

par

pass

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pass

past

past

path

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patr

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pecc

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pecuni

ped

ped

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pel

pend

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pens

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pen-

pen

peri-

around, near, about

person

per-

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per-

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pet

seek, attack, go for

phan

cause to appear, show

phas

phem

phil

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phon

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phor

phras

phyt

pict

pil

pin

piqu

pir

pith

pit

pity, right conduct

pi

cleanse, make honest

plac

please, suit, be acceptable

plaint

mourn for, beat

plais

plant

plas

plat

plaud

plaus

plen

plet

plex

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ple

plic

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pli

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plor

ploy

plumb

plus

pod

point

polit

poly-

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pol

pol

smooth, refine, polish

ponder

pon

portion

port

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port

por

posit

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

possess

have or take control of

postulat

post-

This root has an audio rootcast.

pos

pause, temporary halt

pos

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

potent

pot

pound

pover

pract

preci

prec

having prayed or entreated

pred

pregn

seize hold of

prehend

prehens

seized hold of

press

pre-

before, in front

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

prim

This root has an audio rootcast.

prim

princip

prior

previous, in front

pris

seize hold of

priv

proach

prob

prove, test, approve

prol

prompt

propiti

prop

proper, fitting, one’s own

This root has an audio rootcast.

prot-

proxim

pro-

pro-

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

prud

pseud-

publ

pud

pugn

puls

punct

pointed, stabbed, pierced

This is common root

pung

point, pierce, prick

pun

purg

pur-

putr

rotten, stinking, decaying

put

This is common root

quaint

qual

of what kind?

quant

quer

quest

quiesc

quiet

rested, stilled, calmed

quir

seek, strive for

quisit

This is common root

quit

rest, be still, stay calm

qu

who, what, which

radic

rad

ranc

be rotten, stink

rap

snatch, grab, seize

rar

loose-knit, spaced thinly

ras

rat

rav

snatch, grab, seize

rect

ruled, guided, put right

This is common root

red-

reg

rule, guide, direct

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

remedi

rest

stay put, stand still

retro-

re-

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

re

re-

This root has an audio rootcast.

rid

rig

-rium

place for; thing used for

riv

robor

rod

chew, eat away

rog

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

ros

chew, eat away

rotund

rub

rud

rupt

This root has an audio rootcast.

rus

-ry

act or practice

sacchar

sacr

sag

sal

sal

leap, spring forward, jump

sanct

sanguin

sap

in good taste, wise

sat

sav

in good taste, wise

scend

scen

schem

form, shape, manner

sch

sci

scop

scrib

This root has an audio rootcast.

script

This is common root

scrut

secr

sect

This root has an audio rootcast.

secut

sed

sit, settle, rest

seem

sembl

semin

sem

sens

felt, sensed, perceived

This is common root

sent

sent

feel, sense, perceive

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

sen

old man, elder, old

sequ

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

seren

sert

serv

keep, guard, save

serv

wait on, serve

sever

se-

This root has an audio rootcast.

sibil

sider

sid

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

sign

mark, seal, sign

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simil

simul

pretend, copy, imitate

sim

sin

curve, fold, hollow

sist

This root has an audio rootcast.

situ

skept

solut

solv

This root has an audio rootcast.

sol

sol

sol

be in the habit of

sol

sol

somat

-some

having a certain quality

somn

son

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

soph

sorb

sort

sourc

spat

spect

see, observe, look, watch over

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

spec

spec

see, look at, observe

spers

sper

spic

see, observe, look, watch over

spir

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

spit

see, observe, look, watch over

splend

spond

spor

seed, a sowing, a scattering

spous

stant

stand, stand still

stas

standing, standing still

stat

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

stereo-

stig

mark, brand, tattoo-mark

still

stitut

set up, decided

stor

strat

strict

drawn tight, confined

string

draw tight, tighten, confine

struct

This root has an audio rootcast.

stru

This is common root

stup

become dazed, be amazed

suad

make sweet, urge

suav

sublim

sub-

under, from below

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

suc-

suf-

under, from below

sull

sult

leap, spring forward, jump

summ

sumpt

taken up, put on

sum

take up, put on

super-

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

sup-

surg

surrect

sur-

sur-

sus-

su

sym-

syn-

This root has an audio rootcast.

tabl

tact

tac

tail

taint

tain

tang

taph

tax

arrange, put in order

techn

skill, art, craft

tedi

teg

cover, shield, protect

temper

tempt

temp

This root has an audio rootcast.

tend

tens

stretch, stretch out

tent

stretched, stretched out

tenu

ten

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

termin

boundary, end, limit

terr

This root has an audio rootcast.

terr

test

witness, proof, indicator

text

them

proposition, idea put forth

therm

thes

the

-tic

relating to a process or state

tim

fear, be afraid

tinct

ting

touch, reach, affect

tin

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

titul

label, title, description

tol

tom

ton

top

torp

be stiff, be numb

torr

tort

twisted, wound, wrapped

tot

tour

toxic

tract

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

trans-

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

treat

trem

trepid

tribut

divided, granted, given credit

tric

entangle, make difficulties

trit

rubbed, worn away

tri-

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

troph

trop

trud

trunc

trunk, removed by chopping

trus

tum

turb

confusion, turmoil, disorder

turg

tus

beat, blunt, deaden the senses

tut

protect, catch sight of

typ

blow, impression, form

-ty

-uble

handy, capable of

-ulent

rich in, full of

ult

-ul-

-ul-

umbr

-um

forms a noun

und

uni-

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

un-

not, opposite of

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

-uous

of the nature of

urb

of a city

-ure

shows actions or results

-urnal

active during a given period

-us

forms a noun

us

util

vac

vad

vag

wander, roam, rove

val

be strong, be of value

This is common root

vant

van

vap

steam, spoiled, flat

vari

var

vast

vas

go, proceed, advance

This root has an audio rootcast.

vect

veh

vel

vener

worship, revere, honor

veng

get even, revenge

vent

This is common root

ven

This root has an audio rootcast.

ven

verb

This root has an audio rootcast.

verd

verg

vers

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

vert

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

ver

ver

This root has an audio rootcast.

vestig

vest

veter

vex

vey

see, look at

vibr

shake, quickly move to and fro

vic

instead of, change

vid

see, take care

view

vig

act, be lively

vil

vinc

vindic

avenger, defender, revenge

vin

virt

excellence of character

vir

viscer

entrails, internal organs

visc

vis

see, look at, observe

This root has an audio rootcast.

This is common root

vit

vit

viv

vi

road, way, journey

This is common root

vocat

called, called upon

voc

This root has an audio rootcast.

void

vok

call, call upon

volat

fly, move swiftly, speed

volum

volut

rolled, wrapped up

volv

roll, wrap up, turn round

This root has an audio rootcast.

vol

vor

vot

vouch

call, call upon

vulg

make common, publish

vuls

pluck, tear up

wan

-ward

towards a place

wast

desolate, laid waste

writ

-y

-y

state or condition

zeal

eager rivalry, fierceness

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