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A root is the basic element of a word, and it is the foundation on which the meaning of a word is built. Many roots are real words in their own right: graph (a diagram) and term (a fixed time or date), for example. Although these roots can have other elements, they don't need other elements to be complete. Most roots, however, do need other elements. For example, the roots archy (government) and dox (opinion or belief) need to be combined with other word elements, like prefixes, suffixes, o…

agri

field

ante

before

anthropo

man

anti

against,counter

demos

people

endo

within

fac

to make or do

mit

to send

mono

one, alone

non

not, the reverse of

pre

before

post

after

port

to carry

proto

first

retro

backward

spect

to look

trans

across

astro

star

cardio

heart

chromo

color

dyna

power

hydro

water

magni

great, big

terra

earth

thermo

heat

post

after

inter

between, among

intra

within

circum

around

super

above, greater than,better

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