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Word Roots pg. 11&12

Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

des- from, away, down, apart, not
in- in, into, not
re- back, again
cant song
-ation an action or process
-cle small
-trice feminine
incantation the chanting of supposedly magic words
recant : to withdraw something previously said
cantillation the action of unaccompanied chanting in free rhythm
canticle a hymn derived from the Bible; literally a “little” song
cantatrice female professional singer
descant high melody above the main melody
dimorphic: occurring or existing in two different forms
cephalic of, or relating to the head
morphology the study of the form and structure of organisms
metamorphosis a complete change of character, appearance, condition, etc.
amorphous without definite form; shapeless
encephalitis inflammation of the brain
cephalothorax fused head and thorax of an arachnid or higher crustacean
a- away, from; not, witout
di- two
en- in, tinto
meta- beyond, change
cephal- head,brain
morph- frozen
thorax- chest
-ic like, related to
-itis inflammation
-ology study of, science
-osis condition
-ous having the quality of
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