SAT Root Words 1

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a/an

not, without

ab/a

from, away, apart

ac/acr

sharp, sour

ad/a

to, towards

ali/altr

another

am/ami

love

ambi/amphi

both

ambl/ambul

walk

anim

mind, spirit, breath

ann/enn

year

ante/ant

before

anthrop

human

anti/ant

against, opposite

belli/bell

war

bene/ben

good

biblio

book

burs

money, purse

cad/cas/cid

happen, fall

cap/cip

head

carn

flesh

cap/capt/cept/cip

take, hold, seize

ced/cess

yield, go

chrom

color

chron

time

cide

murder

circum

around

clin/cliv

slope

clud/clus/claus/clois

shut, close

co/com/con

with, together

cogn/gno

know

contra

against

cosmo/cosm

world

crac/crat

rule, power

cred

trust, believe

cresc/cret

grow

culp

blame, fault

curr/curs

run

de

down, out, apart

dec

ten, tenth

demo, dem

people

di/diurn

day

dia

across

dic/dict

speak

dis/dif/di

not, apart, away

doc/doct

teach

duc/duct

lead

en/em

in, into

err

wander

eu

well, good

ex/e

out, out of

fac/fit/fect/fy/fea

make, do

fal/fals

deceive

fid

faith, trust

flu/flux

flow

fore

before

frac/frac

break

gen

birth, class, kin

grad/gress

step

graph/gram

writing

grat

pleasing

grav/griev

heavy

greg

crowd, flow

habit/hibit

have, hold

hap

by chance

helio/heli

sun

hetero

other

homo

same or man

hydr

water

hyper

too much, excess

hypo

too little, under

in/ig/il/im/ir

not

in/il/im/ir

in, on, into

inter

between, among

intra/intr

within

it/iter

between, among

ject/jet

throw

junct/jug

join

jur

swear, law

lav/lau/lu

wash

leg/lec/lex

read, speak

liber

free

lig/lect

choose, gather

lig/li/ly

bind

ling/lang

tongue

liter

letter

lith

stone

loqu/loc/log

speech, thought

luc/lum

light

lud/lus

play

macro

great

mac/maj/mas/max

great

mater/matr

nitger

medi

middle

mega

great

mem/men

remember

meter/metr/mens

measure

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