Latin Root Words - Meanings - Examples

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dict

to say
"dictate" - "predict"

duc

to lead, bring, or take
"deduce" - "reduce"

gress

to walk
"digress" - "transgress"

ject

to throw
"project" - "reject"

pel

to drive
"compel" - "dispel"

pend

to hang
"depend" - "pendulum"

port

to carry
"transport" - "deport" - "support"

scribe/script

to write
"describe" - "transcription"

tract

to pull or draw
"attract" - "extract"

sta

to stand
"statute" - "constable"

pli

to fold
"accomplice" - "complicity"

jur

right
"jurisdiction" - "perjury"

cred

to trust
"credible" - "discredit"

fut

to disprove
"refute" - "futile"

proto

first
"prototype" - "protocol"

sue

to follow
"ensue" - "pursue"

err

to wander
"erratic" - "errant"

pla

to please
"platitude" - "complacent"

vert

to turn
"convert" - "invert"

fer

to bring, or carry
"transfer" - "inference"

pos

to place or put
"deposit" - "preposition"

struct

to build
"structure" - "reconstruct"

vers

to turn
"aversion" - "subversive"

ced

go, lead, yield
"intercede" - "recede"

frat

brother
"fraternal" - "fraternity"

hab

to have
"inhabitant" - "rehabilitate"

form

shape
"conform" - "formalize"

turn

turmoil
"turbulent" - "disturb"

fac

to make or to do
"factor" - "facile"

part

part
"partial" - "partition"

son

sound
"resonate" - "consonant"

dic

to say or proclaim
"abdicate" - "valedictorian"

ces

lead
"access" - "incessant"

plea

to please
"pleasantry" - "pleased"

prim

first
"primitive" - "primeval"

stit

to stand
"restitution" - "constituent"

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