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SAT (Root Words A-G)

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acer
bitter,acerate-shaped like a needle
acid
sour,acidic-acid building
acri
sharp,acrid-stingingly bitter
agi
move,agitate-keep moving
ali
other,alias-an assumed name
allo
other,allograph-forgery
alter
other,alternative-another choice
anni
year,anniversary-the annual return of an event or a day
annu
year,annual-relating to another year
anthrop
man,misanthropy-hatred of mankind
arch
ruler,genarch-the head of the family
aster
star,asterisk-a tiny star
astro
star,astrophile-one interested in star lore
aud
hear,audible-can be heard
ago
go,demagogue- one who stirs people up for profit
ag
do,agenda-the program of work to be done
aus
listen,auscultation-the act of listening to sounds within the body
aut
self,automat-a self-service cafeteria
auto
self,autocrat-an absolute monarch
bene
well,benefit- an advantage
bio
life,biology- the study of living organisms
bon
good,bonny-sweet and attractive
calor
heat,caloric-like heat
cap
take,capias-a write for arrest
capit
head,capital- amount of accumulated goods
capt
chief,captain- the head
cause
cause,accuser- one who charges another with a crime
cede
go,cede- to yield
ceed
yield,abscess-a localized collection of pus due to infection
cep
receive,exception-something left out of general use
cept
take,interception-to gain possession
cess
surrender,recession- act of going back
chrom
color,chromophilic- easy to stain
chron
time,chronic-continuing for a long time
cide
kill,fratricide-the killing of one's brother
cise
cut,incise-cut into
civ
citizen,civil-trained
clam
call out,clamor-a shouting
claim
declare,exclaim-cry out
clud
shut,include-to take in
clus
shut,recluse-one who shuts himself in
congnosc
know,cognition-the act of knowing
coni
dust,otoconia-ear dust
cor
heart,core-the heart
cord
heart,cordial-cheerful
corp
body,corpse-a dead body
corpor
body,corporal-relating to the body
cour
heart,courage-to have heart;bravery
crea
create,creant-having the urge to create
cred
believe,credo-set of opinions
cub
lean back,accubation-posture of lying down
cumb
lie down,encumber-to place a burden upon
cus
motive,excuse- the reason for an action
cuse
motive,casual-relating to motive
cycl
wheel,cyclical-moving in a circle of cycle
cyclo
circle,cyclitis-inflammation of the tissue behind the eyeball
dem
people,demophile- a friend of the people
demo
people,democrat-one who believe in democracy
dent
tooth,dental-relating to teeth
dic
say,dictacte-command
dict
declare,diction-language
dont
tooth,orthodontia-straightening of irregular teeth
dorm
sleep,dormancy-state of being static
drome
running,prodrome-an early warning of disease
drome
running,hippodromist-a circus rider
duc
lead,abduct-to take away
duce
lead,induce-to persuade
duct
lead,educate-to develop
end
within,endoral-within the mouth
endo
within,endotrophic-nourished from within
enni
year,sexennial-occuring once every six years
fac
make,factive-making
fact
make,facsimile-a copy that is exact in every detail
feal
faith,fealties-intense fidelity
fect
make,proficient-able to do things well
feder
trust,federal-united
fer
bring,deference-respect for
fic
make,affect-make an impression upon
fid
faith,infidel-one who has no faith
fide
faith,fealty-loyally
fila
thread,filate-slender
fili
thread,filet-lace made of fine threads
fin
end,final-relating to the end
finis
end,confine-tokeep shut in
fix
fix,fixate- to become fiixed
flect
bend,flection-the act of bending
flex
bend,flexible-able to bend
flu
flowing,fluid-a liquid
fluc
flowing,flue-a passageway for a flow of air
fluv
flowing,fluvial-in relation to a moving stream
flux
flowing,fluxion-the act of changing
forc
strong,fort-a stronghold for protection
fort
fortune,fortress-a fortified by chance
fortuna
chance,fortuitous-happening by chance
fum
smoke,fumy-smoke-like; a funny smell
ge
earth,geobios-life of earth
gen
race,general-relating to all kinds
geo
soil,geophilous-growing or living on or under ground
germ
vital part,germin-to bud
gest
carry,gestant-pregnancy
gnosi
know,agnosy-state of not knowing
grad
step,grado-a degree of a scale in music
graph
write,graphite-soft, black carbon used for pencils
grat
pleasing,gratify-to please
grav
heavy,grave-serious
gravi
weighty,gravid-pregnant
gravito
heavy,graviton-a hypothetical particle with zero charge
gred
degree,gradual-processing by small steps
greg
herd,aggregate-to collect
gress
walk,ingress-the act of entering