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26 terms

root words

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mal-
bad or wrong
example: malign, malnutrition, malignant, malevolent
anti-
against
example: antibiotic, antipathy
path
feeling
example: pathetic, sympathy, antipathy, empathy
circum-
circle
example: circumstance, circumference
co-, com-, con-
together
example: company, computer, contrivance, cooperation
de-
down, off, or away; to part
example: descend, leave demote, depart
dis-
lack of something; without
example: disease, disown, discourage
-mort-
death
example: mortician, mortal, imortal
ex-
out or out of
example: exit, excuse, extraordinary
inter-
between
example: interstate, intermediate
per-
complete and always there or to completely ruin
example: permanent, perfect, perish, perforate
re-
to produce again or to go back
example: revise, re-write, reproduce, return
un-
opposite of the word that follows
example: undo, unresolved, unwilling
bene-
good
example: benevolent, benefit
-cred-
belief or believe
example: credible, incredible, incredulous, creed
-dict-
to say something
example: dictionary, predict, malediction
-here-
together/ to stick together
example: adhere, coherent
-labor-
work
example: collaborate, labor
-luc-
light
example: translucent, elucidate
trans-
across or through
example: transparent, transportation, transfer
chron-
time
example: chronology, chronological,
flor-
plants/flower
example: floral, florid, flora
-juven-
young
example: juvenile rejuvenate
-medi-
middle
example: medium, mediate, intermediate, median
-orn-
decorate
example: ornament, adorn
phil
love
example: philanthropist, pedophile