GRE Root Words with examples

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A, AN

Not, Without

asexual, amoral, anarchy, anhydrous, anarchy

AB

From, Away, Apart

abnormal, abduct, abscission

ABLE, IBLE

Capable Of, Worth Of

AC, ACR

Sharp, Sour

accelerate

ACOU

Hearing

AD, A

To

adhere, adductor

AMBI, AMPHI

Both, On Both Sides, Around

AMBL, AMBUL

Walk

AMIN

Mind, Spirit, Breath

ANT, ANTE

Before

ANTI, ANT

Against, Opposite

AQUA, AQUE

Water

ARD

Burn

AUTO, AUT

Self

BEL, BELL

Beautiful

BELL, BELLI

War

BEN

Well, Good

BI, BIN

Two

BON, BOUN

Good, Generous

BREW, BRID

Short, Small

BURS

Purse, Money

CARN

Flesh

CAUS, CAUT

Burn

CED, CESS

Yield, Go

CELER

Speed

CENT

Hundred, Hundreth

CHROM

Color

CIRCUM

Around

CO, COM, CON

With, Together

CONTRA, CONTRO, COUNTER

Against

CORD, CARD

Heart

CORP, CORS

Body

COSM

Order, Universe, World

CRED

Trust, Believe

CRYPT

Hide

CULP

Fault, Blame

CUMB, CUB

Lie Down

CYN, CAN

Dog

DE

Down, Out, Away From, Apart

DELE

Erase

DEXT

Right Hand, Right Side

DI

Day

DIA

Through, Across

DIC, DICT, DIT

Speak

DI, DIS

Away, Apart

DOL

Grieve

DORM

Sleep

DORS

Back

DUC, DUCT

Lead

DULC

Sweet

DUR

Hard, Lasting

E, EX, EC

Out

EGO

Self

EQU

Equal

ERR

Wander

EU

Well, Good

FAL

Liable To Err To Deceive

FATU

Foolish

FERN

Boil

FID, FI

Faith

FLAGR, FULG, FULM

Burn, Shine

FLECT, FLEX

Bend, Turn

FUG

Flee

FUM

Smoke

GEN

Birth, Class, Kin

GNO, GNI, COGN, CONN

Know

GRAM, GRAPH

Write, Draw

GREG

Flock

HAP

By Chance

HEMI

Half

HETERO

Other

HOL

Whole

HOMO

Same

HUM

Earth

ICON

Image, Idol

IM, IN

Not

IN, IM, I

In, On

INTER

Between, Among

INTRA

Inside, Within

IT, ITER

Way, Journey

JOC

Joke

JOUR

Day

JUD

Judge

JUNCT, JUG

Join

JUR

Law

JUV

Young

LAUD

Praise

LAV, LAU, LU

Wash

LAX, LAK, LEASE, LES

Loose

LEG, LEC, LEX

Read, Speak

LEV

Light

LIBER

Free

LIG, LI

Tie, Bind

LING, LANG

Tongue

LITH

Stone

LOG, LOQU

Speech, Thought

LUX, LUC

Light

MACRO

Great, Long

MAG, MAX, MAJ, MAS

Great

MAL

Bad

MAN, MANU

Hand

MAND, MEND

Command, Order

MEDI

Middle

MEGA

Large, Great

MICRO

Very Small

MIS

Bad, Wrong Hate

MOLL

Soft

MON, MONO

One

MOR, MORT

Death

MOT, MOV, MOM, MOB

Move

MULT

Mant

MUT

Change

NASC, NAT, GNA

Birth

NAU, NAV

Ship, Sailor

NEO

New

NIHIL

Nothing, None

NOCT, NOX

Night

NOX, NOC

Harm

NOM, NYM, NEC

Name

NON

Not

NOV

New

NULL

Nothing

OB

Against

OMNI

All

ONER

Burden

OSS, OSTE

Bone

PALP

Fell

PAN, PANT

All

PATH

Suffer, Feel

PEC

Money

PED, POD

Foot

PED

Child, Education

PEL

Drive, Push

PENE, PEN

Almost

PERI

Around

PHIL

Love

PHOB

Fear

PHON

Sound

PLAC

Please

PLEN, PLET, PLE

Fill, Full

POLY

Many

PORT

Carry

POST

Behind, After

POT

Drink

PRE

Before, In Front

PRIM, PRI

First

PRO

In Front, Before

PROP, PROX

Near

PROTO, PROT

First

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