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The root prefixes and their assoicated words

A: Without

amoral, atheist, atypical, anonymous, apathy, atrophy, anomaly, agnostic

AB/ABS: Off, Away From, Apart, Down

abduct, abhor, abolish, abstract, abnormal, abdicate, abstinence, abstruse

AC/ACR: Sharp Bitter

acid, acute, acerbic, acrid, acrimonious, exacerbate (to increase bitterness)

ACT/AG: To Do, To Drive, To Force, To Lead

agile, agitate, litigate, prodigal, pedagogue, synagogue

AD/AL: To, Toward, Near

Adapt, adjacent, addict, admire, address, adhere, adjoin, advocate

AL/ALI/ALTER: Other, Another

alternative, alias, alibi, alien, alter ego, altruist, allegory

AM: Love

amateur, amatory, amenity, amorous, enamored, inamorata (female lover) amiable, amicable

AMB: To Go: To Walk

ambient, ambitious, preamble (introductory statement), ambassador, ambulance, ambulatory, ambush, perambulatory

AMBI/AMPH: Both, More than one, around

ambigious, amphibian, ambidextrious

ANIM: Of the Life, mind, soul, spirit

unanimous, animosity, animus equanimity, magnanimous,


annual, annuity, perennial, annals

ANTE: Before

antedate, antebellum, antediluvian (before biblical flood, very old)ant

ANTHRO/ANDR: Man, human

android, misanthrope (hates humans), philanderer, androgen, anthropocentric

ANTI: Against

antibody, antidote, antispetic, antipathy (aversion), antipodal (opposite side of globe)

APO: Away

apology, apostle, apocalypse, apogee (highest or most distant point), apocryphal (of doubtful authorship or authenticity), apostasy (a total desertion of one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.)

ARCH: Cief, principal, ruler

architect, archenemy, monarchy, anarcy, oligarchy (ruled by a select group)

AUTO: Self

automatic, autocrat, autonomy

BE: To be; to have a particular quality

belittle, bemoan, bewilder, belie (misrepresent, contradict)

BEL: War

antebellum, rebel, belligerent (warlike)


benefit, benign, benediction (blessing) , benevolent (desiring to good for others), bonus, bona fide (in good faith)

CAD/CID: To Fall, to happen by chance

accident, coincidence, decadent (decaying, detiriorating) cascade, recidivist

Cant/Cent/Chant: To Sing

accent, chant, enchant, recant, incantation, incentive

Cap/Cip/Cept: To Take; To Get

precept, percipient, emancipate, capture

Cap/Capit/Cipit: Head, Headlong

Capital, disciple, precipice ( a cliff with at vertical face), capitulate (to surrender), caption,

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