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Suffixes

They are three part of a word prefixes, roots, & suffixes. EXAMPLE:Concurrence con: with = prefixes curr: run = root ence: act of = suffixes Many studies show the importance of building children's vocabulary. One study has shown that a set of 20 prefixes and 14 roots, and knowing how to use them, will unlock the meaning of over 100,000 words. A similar study showed that a set of 29 prefixes and 25 roots will give the meaning to over 125,000 words. Imagine adding suffixes! Below are lists of…
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-able, -ible
able to

bendable, capable, demonstrable
-acious, -cous, -al
like, having the quality of

spacious, loquacious, beneficial
-ance, -ancy
the act of, a state of being

truancy, mendicancy
-ant, -ent, -er, -or
one who

participant, partner, successor
-ar, -ary
connected with, related to

beneficiary, fiduciary,
-ence
quality of, act of

difference, consequence, eloquence
-ful
full of

blissful, boastful, careful
-ic, -ac, -il, -ile
of, like, pertaining to

cardiac, insomniac, egomaniac
-ion
the act or condition of

benediction, traction, inaction
-ism
the practice of, support of

activism, alarmism, absolutism
-ist
one who makes, does

florist, Buddhist, centrist
-ity, -ty, -y
the state of, character of

ability, acidity, adversity
-ive
having the nature of

adaptive, addictive, abusive
-less
lacking, without

colorless, fruitless, sightless
-ology
the study of

biology, psychology, immunology
-ment
the act of, the state of

ailment, abandonment, excitement
-ness
the quality of

abstractness, absurdness, abruptness
-ory
having the nature of, a place or thing for
-ous, -ose
full of, having

amorphous, ambidextrous, verbose
-ship
the art or skill of, the ability to

marksmanship, authorship
-some
full of, like

wholesome, fulsome, troublesome
-tude
the state of quality of, the ability to

attitude, certitude, infinitude, latitude
-y
Full of, somewhat, somewhat like

sunny, muddy, stuffy
-phile
Loving

electrophile, thermophile, bibliophile
-phobia
Fear of

claustrophobia, agoraphobia, acrophobia
-oid
Resembling

asteroid, sigmoid, humanoid, spheroid
-cide
Killing

patricide, infanticide, herbicide, suicide