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GRE root words

GRE root words
STUDY
PLAY
A, AN
Not, Without
AB
From, Away, Apart
ABLE, IBLE
Capable Of, Worth Of
AC, ACR
Sharp, Sour
ACOU
Hearing
AD, A
To
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
PSUEDO, PSEUD
False
PUG, PUN
Hit, Prick
PYR
Fire
QUAD, QUAR, QUAT
Four
QUIE, QUIT
Quiet, Test
QUINT, QUIN
Five
RADI, RACI, RAMI
Root, Branch
RECT
Straight, Right
REG
King, Rule
RETRO
Backward
RUB, RUD
Red
SACER, SACR, SANCT
Holy
SAL
Salt
SAG, SAP, SAV
Taste, Think
SALU, SALV
Health, Save
SAN
Healthy
SANG
Blood
SAT
Enough
SCRIB, SCRIV, SCRIPT
Write
SE
Down, Out, Away, Apart
SED, SID
Sit
SEM
Seed, Sow
SEMI
Half
SEN
Old
SEQU, SECU, SUE, SUI
Follow
SINU, SIN
Bend, Fold
SOL
Sun
SOMN
Sleep
SOPH
Wisdom
SPEC, SPIC
Look, See
SPIR
Breath
STRICT, STRING, STRAN
Tight
SUA
Please
SUB
Under
SUMM
Highest
SUPER, SUR
Above
SURG, SOURC, SURRECT
Rise
SYM, SYN
Together
TACIT
Silent
TACT, TAG, TAM, TANG
Touch
TEST
Bear Witness
THERM
Heat
TIM
Fear
TORP
Stiff, Numb
TORQ, TORT, TOR
Twist
TOX
Poison
TRANS
Across, Beyond
ULT
Last, Beyond
UMBR
Shadow
UN
Not
UND
Wave
UNI, UN
One
URB
City
VAL, VAIL
Strength, Use, Worth
VER
True
VERB
Word
VERD
Green
VIL
Base, Mean
VIRU
Poison
VIT, VIV
Life
VOC, VOU
Call, Word
VOL
Fly
VOLU, VOLV
Roll, Turn