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SATroots

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alter:alternate, alter ego other
ami, amic-:amiable, amicable love
amphi:amphibian both ends or all sides
ann, enni:anniversary, annual, biennial, perennial year
anthrop:anthropology, anthropomorphic, misanthrope human, man
aqua, aque:aquatic, aquarium, aqueduct water
arch:archangel, monarch, archaic, archenemy chief, leader, ruler
arthro:arthritis joint
aud:auditorium, audible, audiologist, audiotape sound
bell:belligerent, bellicose war
biblio:bibliography, bibliophile book
bio-:biography, autobiography, biology, antibiotic life
brev:brief, abbreviate short
cap:capture, captivate, capacity take, seize
carn:carnivorous, chili con carne meat
ced:recede, secede, proceed, intercede, concession yield, go
chrom-:chromatic, monochrome, polychrome color
chron-:chronicle, chronology, chronometer, synchronize time
cogn:recognize, cognitive, incognito know
cord chord:harpsichord
corp:corpus, corpse, corporal body
crac, crat:autocrat, democracy, bureaucrat, democracy rule, ruler
cred:credible, credulous, credibility, credit, credo believe
cruc:crucifix, crucial cross
crusta:crustacean shell
crypt:cryptogram, cryptology, cryptic hidden
culp:culpable, culprit guilt
dei:deity, deify god
demo-:demography, democracy, epidemic people
dent:dentist, dentifrice, dentin tooth
derm-:dermatology, epidermis, hypodermic skin
dic:dictate, predict, diction, indict speak, say
dox:orthodoxy, paradox, heterodoxy belief, opinion
duc, duct:induce, deduce, seduction, conduct, abduct lead
duo:duo two
dynam-:dynamo, hydrodynamics power
ego:egotist, egomania self
equ:equal, equity, equanimity, equate, equidistant equal
fac:manufacture, factory, benefactor make, do
fil:filament threadlike
frater:fraternal, fraternize brother
gam-:monogamy, polygamy, bigamy marriage
geo-:geopolitical, geology, geography, geothermal earth
glyph:Hieroglyphics—Egyptian “sky writing” vertical groove
grad, gress:gradual, progression, transgression step
graph-:graphology, biography, telegraph, geography writing, printing
gym:gymnasium naked
gyn-:gynecologist, androgynous woman
hemo, hema, hem :hemophilia, hematology, hemoglobin blood
holo:holograph whole, entire
hydro, hydr:dehydrate, hydraulics, hydroelectric, hydroplane water
iso:isolate equal, identical
ject:inject, reject, subject, projection throw
jud:judicial, judge, adjudicate judge
leg, lect:legible, lectern, lecturer, election read, choose
liter:literature, illiterate, literal letter
loc:local, location place
log:monologue, epilogue word
luc:lucid, elucidate light
magn:magnify, magnate, magnificent large
man:manufacture, manual, manuscript hand
mar:marine, mariner sea
mater:maternal, maternity, matriarchy, matricide mother
mere:mere part, segment
meta, met:metacognition—behind the thinking behind, between
metri, meter-:geometric, thermometer, odometer measure
min:minority, minuscule, minute small
mit, miss:permit, submission, mission, emit, send
mob, mot, mov:mobile, automobile, motion, promote, movie move
mon:premonition, admonition warn
mor, mort:mortal, mortician, immortality death
morph:metamorphosis, amorphous, morphology form, structure
mut:mutant, mutability, mutate change
neuro:neurology, neurosis, neurobiology nerve
nomen nomin:nominal, nominate, nomenclature
nov:novel, renovate, innovation, novella new
nym, onym:synonym, acronym, anonymous, pseudonym word, name
odonto:orthodontist—one who straightens teeth tooth
ortho-:orthodox, orthodontist, orthopedic straight, correct
pac:pacify, Pacific Ocean, pacifist peace
pater:paternal, paternity, patricide, patrilineal, patriotic father
path:sympathy, apathy, empathy, telepathy, pathology feeling, suffering
ped, pod:pedal, pedometer, centipede, gastropod foot
pel, puls:pulsate, repulsive, impulse, compel, propel push
pend:pendulum, pendant, suspend, pending hang, weigh
phon-, phono-:telephone, euphony, cacophony, phonograph sound, voice
plan:planar, plantation, plane flat
pneum:pneumatic lung
pod:podiatrist feet
port:portable, transport, portage, report, carry
pot:potent, omnipotent, potentate power
psych-:psychology, psychic, psychobiography soul, spirit, mind
pugna:pugnacious, pugilist fight
quer, quis:query, inquisition, ask
scent, scend:ascend, ascent climb
schizo, schiz:schizophrenic division, split
sci:scientific know
sciss:scissors cut
scrib, script:manuscript, scribe, proscribe, scripture write
sec, sect:dissect, section cut
sed, sess:sedentary, session sit
sens, sent:sensible, sentient feel, be aware
sequ, secu:sequence, sequel, consecutive follow
serv:service serve, protect
simil:similar, assimilate, simile, facsimile (fax) same
siphon:siphon tube
sol:solar sun
son:sonar, resonate, unison sound
soph:philosophy, sophisticated, sophomore (wise fool) wisdom, knowledge
spec, spic:spectacles, spectator, inauspicious, prospect look, see
spir:spiral coil
spir:inspire, respiration, conspire, perspiration breathe
spond, spons:respond, responsible promise, answer for
spont:spontaneous by one's own force
stat:station stay, position
tang, tact:tactile, tangible touch
temp:temporary, temporize time
ten, tent:tentative, tenable, tenuous hold
terr:subterranean, terrain, terrestrial, disinter earth
theo:theology, polytheism, atheist, monotheism god, deity
therm-:thermal, thermos, thermometer heat
trophy:atrophy—without nutrition nutrition, food
uro:urologist urine
vac:vacation, vacuum, vacuous, vacant empty
ven, vent:intervene, convene, contravene come, go
ver:veracity, verify, verity truth
vert:introvert, irreversible, vertigo turn
vit:vital, revitalize, vitamin life
voc:revoke, invocation, vocal, evocative, convocation call
zoo:zoo, zoology, zoolatry animal
Created by: erhk13 on 2013-09-21



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