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-ennium
a period of years
(millennium)
-ation
conversion to
(Hibernation, moderation, or plantation)
-cide
act of killing;
(homicide, fratricide)
-(o)logy
study of;
(biology)
-core
musical genre;
encore
-(o)loger
expert;
astrologer
-lith
stone;
monolith
-tron
machine;
automatron
-centric
focused on,
eccentric
-sect
to cut;
dissect
-opsy
examination;
biopsy
-tastic
superb or excellent;
fantastic
-ism
belief in/of;
agnosticism
-(o)cracy
government;
democracy
-wise
oriented towards;
clockwise
-athon
event of long duration;
walkathon
-smith
skilled worker of;
goldsmith
-less
without;
worthless
-gate
scandal;
Watergate
-mania
obsession or madness;
kleptomaniac
-esque
having to do with;
picturesque
-acy
state or quality;
piracy
-aholic
one with an obsession;
shopaholic & workaholic
-(o)nym
name;
synonym
-al
act or process;
nocturnal
-zoic
of a given eon or era
- paleozoic
-arian
a person who;
veterinarian
-naut
voyager;
astronaut
-therapy
treatment;
hydrotherapy
-topia
place of;
utopia
-dom
place or state;
kingdom
-(a)lgia
pain;
neuralgia
-phone
sound;
telephone
-crat
someone who has power;
technocrat
-(o)saur
giant reptile;
dinosaur
-(o)polis
city;
megapolis
-scope
instrument for viewing;
microscope
-(a)rium
room or chamber;
solarium
-ectomy
surgical removal;
tonsillectomy
-monger
dealer or trader;
fishmonger
-phyte
plant or plant like;
epiphyte

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