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unda, amour, am/ami, anim, magnum, sinus, greg, nom, pan, ten/tin, sol,pung, super, sub, ordin, anthrop, morph, phil
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unda
prefix meaning "wave"
undulate
move in a wave-like way
inundate
overwhelm, flood
redundant
repetitive, excessive
amour
prefix meaning love
enamor
to inflame with love
amorous
relating to love
am/ami
prefix meaning love
amiable
friendly
amicable
friendly
amity
friendship
anim
prefix meaning mind/spirit/breath
magnum
root meaning large
animate
give life
magnanimous
generous, noble (having a large soul)
animosity
hostile ill will (spirited hatred)
sinus
root meaning curve
insinuate
to imply/ suggest, to sneak in
sinuous
wavy, with snakelike movement
greg
root meaning crowd
gregarious
sociable (likes to be in a crowd)
aggregate
collect (into a group or crowd)
congregate
gather into a crowd/herd
nom
root meaning name
ignominy
personal humiliation, disgrace
misnomer
wrong/bad name
nominal
in name only
pan
root meaning all
panoply
an impressive display
panacea
cure-all
ten/tin
root meaning hold
tenacious
persistent (holding tight to a goal)
obstinate
stubborn (holding to an idea)
tenuous
weak/shaky/thin
sullen
gloomy
sol
root meaning alone
solitude
state of being alone
pung
root meaning prick, sting
compunction
anxiety arising from guilt
pungent
sharp, irritating
expunge
to obliterate, strike out, eliminate
super
root meaning above
superflous
extra (above what is needed)
supercilious
haughty, condescending
sub
root meaning below/under
ordin
rank or oder, arrange
subordinate
below in rank
inordinate
excessive, disorderly
anthrop
root meaning human
phil
root meaning love
morph
root meaning shape
philanthropy
love of mankind (especially through charity)
anthropology
study of human culture
anthropomorphism
giving human form to an animal (putting clothes on pets)
amorphous
without shape