92 terms

SAT Latin and Greek Roots

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agr
field (i.e. agriculture, agoraphobia)
annu
year (i.e.annuity,annual)
alt
high (i.e. altitude, altar)
anthrop
man (i.e. philanthropy, anthropoid)
cent
hundred (i.e. century,centipede)
aper
open (i.e. aperture)
aqu
water (i.e.aqueous, aquacade)
aster/astr
star (i.e. asteroid, disaster, astronomy
aud
hear (i.e. audition,audible)
aur
gold (i.e. auriferous),
cap/capt/cept
take,hold (i.e. capable, captive, intercept)
bio
life (i.e. biology,biopsy)
bas
low (i.e. debase, basement)
bell
war (i.e. bellicose,antebellum)
bibl
book (i.e. biblical, bibliography)
brev
short, brief (i.e. brevity, abbreviation)
cad/cas/cid
fall (i.e. cadence, casualty, incident)
capit
head (i.e. capital, decapitate)
carn
flesh (i.e. carnal, carnivorous)
ced/cess
yield, go (i.e. cede, procession)
celer
swift (i.e. celerity, accelerate)
chrom
color (i.e. chromium, chromatic)
chron
time (i.e. chronology, chronic)
cid/cis
cut,kill (i.e. suicide, precision)
clin
lean,bend (i.e. inclination, recline)
clud/clus
close,shut (i.e. conclude, recluse)
cogn
know (i.e. incognito, cognizant)
cord
heart (i.e. cordial, accord)
corp
body (i.e. corpulent, corpse)
cosm
world (i.e. cosmic, cosmopolitan)
cred
believe (i.e. incredible, credentials)
dec
ten (i.e. decimal, decade)
dem
people (i.e. democracy, demographic)
derm
skin (i.e. epidermis, dermatologist)
di
day (i.e. diary, sundial)
dic/dict
speak, say (i.e. indicate, contradict)
domin
lord,master (i.e. dominate, indomitable)
dorm
sleep (i.e. dormant, dormitory)
ego
I, me (i.e. egotism, egomaniac)
equ
equal (i.e. equity, equanimity)
fid
faith,trust (i.e. confide, infidelity)
fin
end (i.e. infinite, final)
flec/flex
bend (i.e. reflect, flexible)
form
shape (i.e. conform,reformation)
fort
strong (i.e. fortitude, fortify)
frag/fract
break (i.e. fragile, fracture)
gen
kind,race,birth (i.e. generate, generic, generation)
gest
carry, bring (i.e. congestion, gestation)
grad/gress
step, go (i.e. graduate, digress)
a
not, without (amoral, apathetic)
ab/abs
away from, off, apart (absent, abscond)
ad/ac
to, toward, against (advance, accurate)
ante
before, in front of, early (antechamber, antebellum)
ambi
around, both, on both sides (ambidextrous, ambiguous, ambivalent)
arch
main, chief (architect, archangel, archenemy)
bi
two (biweekly, bisexual)
bene
well, good (benefit, benevolent)
circum
around (circumvent, circumference, circumspect)
spec
see, look at (respect, inspect, spectacle)
con/com
with, together (community, comrade, connect)
contra
against (contradict)
counter
against (counterargument, counterfeit)
de
down, down from, off (deformed, descend, depress)
demi
half, partly (demigod)
dis/dif/di
apart, in different directions, not (dissident, diffident, divorce)
du/duo
two (duet, duplicate)
in/im/en/em
in, into, not (inside, impossible, enter, embrace)
ex
out, out of, from (exit, expel)
extra
outside of, beyond (extraordinary, extravagant)
fore
before (forestall, forebear)
inter
among, between (intercept, interact)
intra/intro
within, inside of (intramural, introspective)
mal
bad (malefactor, malevolent, malicious)
medi
middle (medium, mediocre)
milli/mille
thousand (millennium, millipede)
mono
one (monogamy, monarch)
multi
many (multiple, multiply, multitude)
non
not (noncommittal, nonsense)
op
toward, against (opposite)
omni
all, everywhere (omnipotent, omniscient)
sci
to know (science, conscience)
ped
foot (pedestrian, pedicure)
cur
to care, to cure (manicure, curator, curious)
post
behind, after (postpone, posterior)
pre
before, early (prepare, predisposition, prelude)
quad/quar
four (quadruplets, quarter)
re
back, again, against (return, rewrite)
retro
backwards, behind (retrospective, retrogressive)
sub
under, beneath, inferior (submarine, substitute, submissive)
super
above, over, excessively (superior, superficial)
trans
across (transfer, transport, transatlantic)
un
no, not, without (unashamed, unacceptable)