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Word Parts

Common Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

TermDefinition
act (root) Examples: activate, enact, activity to do, drive
alt Example: exalt, altitude high
aqua water
aster star
astro star
aud to hear
biblio book
bio life
cede to go; to yield
cent one hundred
chrono time
cred to believe or trust
circ around
dem people
dent tooth
dic to say; to speak
dur hard, lasting
fin end, limit
gen race, family, kind
geo earth
graph to write, draw or record
gram to write, draw or record
hab to have, to hold; to dwell
hydro water
hypo under, below
jur law, right, judgment
jus law, right, judgment
judic law, right, judgment
leg law
loc place
logo idea, word, reason, speech
meter measure
morph form
mono one
mob to move
noc night
peri around
ped foot
petr rock
phon sound
photo light
port carry
sci to know
scope to see
scrib to write
spec to see, look at, behold
temp time
therm heat
tract to pull, draw
volve roll
ab- from; away from
ad- to; toward; addition to
aero- air
amphi- both, around
an- not
ante- before
anti- against; opposite; reverse
ap- to; nearness to
auto- self
bene- good
bi- two
circum- around
co- together
com- together
contra- against
de- opposite of; away from; undo
dis- opposite
ex- out; beyond; away from; former
extra- outside; beyond; besides
for- not
fore- before
hyper- more than normal; too much
il- not
im- into
in- not; go into
inter- among; between
intra- within
ir- not
mal- wrong; bad
mis- wrong; bad; no; not
non- not; opposite of
ob- against
per- through
post- after
pre- before
pro- before; for; in support of
pro- forward
re- back; again
retro- backward
se- apart
self- of the self
semi- half; partly
sub- under; beneath
super- over
sur- over; above
trans- across; over
ultra- extremely
un- not
-able able to be
-ible able to be
-ade action or process
-age action or process
-ance act, process; state of being
-ant one who
-ary of; like; relating to
-ate characteristic of; to become
-cle small
-icle small
-cy fact or state of being
-dom state or quality of
-ence act or state of being
-ent doing, having, showing
-er one who; that which
-ery place for; act, practice of
-esque like
-ess female
-ful full of
-ible capable of being
-ic relating to; characteristic of
-ify to make; to cause to be
-ion act, condition, or result of
-ish of or belong to; characterized by
-ism act, practice or result of
-ity condition or state of being
-ive of; relating to; belonging to
-ize make; cause to be; subject to
-less without
-let small
-logy study or theory of
-ly every
-ly like; characteristic of; resembling
-ment action or process
-ment state or quality of being
-ment product or thing
-ness state or quality of being
-or one who
-ous having; full of; characterized by
-ship state or quality of being
-some like; tending to be
-tude state or quality of being
-y characterized by
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