Word Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

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dorm
(word root) sleep
geo
(word root) earth
mech
(word root) machine
micro
(word root) small
mob/mot/mov
(word root) move
nov
(word root) new
opt
(word root) eyes
phobia
(word root) fear
phon
(word root) hear
word root
the main part of a word that gives it meaning
prefix
letters added before a root at the beginning of a word
un-
(prefix) not
co/col/con-
(prefix) together or with
dis-
(prefix) not
ex-
(prefix) out
il/im/un-
(prefix) not
mis-
(prefix) incorrect
pre-
(prefix) before
re-
(prefix) again
sub-
(prefix) under
trans-
(prefix) across
affix
letters added to a word root that change the meaning
suffix
a group of letters added to the end of the root that change the part of speech
-able
(suffix) easy or able to
-ful
(suffix) full of
-ic/ical
(suffix) relating to
-ness
(suffix) being
-ive
(suffix) doing or being
-ize
(suffix) to make
-less
(suffix) without
-ly
(suffix) like or manner of
-ous
(suffix) fully of or with
-sion/tion
(suffix) the action of