50 terms

Root Words Set 1-5

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luc
light
lucid, translucent, lucent
rupt
break
erupt, disrupt, rupture, corrupt
grat
pleasing
gratifying, grateful, ingrate
medi
middle
median, medium, mediocre, mediate
soph
wisdom
sophomore, sophisticated, philosophy
curr
run
currency, current, currently, recurrent
tempor
time
contemporary, temporarily,
migr
wander
migrate, immigrant
trans
across
transfer, translate, transfusion
meta
change
metaphor, metamorphosis, metabolism
clam
cry out
clamor, exclaim, exclamatory
plu
more
plural, plus
tang
touch
tangible, tangle
string
bind
string, stringy, stringent
liber
free
liberal, liberate, liberty
junct
join
junction, conjunction
clud
close
include, exclude, conclude
aud
hear, listen
audible, audience, audio
poly
many
polygon, polygamy, polymer
dign
worthy
dignity, dignitary
Scope
Look
telescope, microscope
son
sound
sonar, unison, sonogram
dec
ten
decade, decimal
stell
star
stellar, constellation, interstellar
amat
love
amateur, amigo, amorous, amor
germ
vital, related to
germ, germinate
greg
group
gregarious, segregate, congregation
mar
sea
marine, submarine, mariner
prim
first
primary, primate, prime
pyro
fire
pyre, pyromaniac, pyrotechnics
helio
sun
Helios, heliotropic, heliocentric
thermo
heat
thermometer, thermostat, thermos
hyper
over
hyperactive, hyperventilate, hyperbole
luna
moon
lunar, luna moth, lunatic, lunular
octa
eight
octogenarian, octagon, octave, octopus
gyro
twist, turn
gyration, gyroscope, gyrate, spirogyra
contra
against
contradict, contrary, contrast, contraband
geo
earth
geography, geology, geometry, geologist
tetra
four
tetrameter, tetrahedron, tetracycline
meter
measure
thermometer, millimeter, odometer
vita
Life

Vitamin, revitalized, vitality
demo
people
democracy, democratic, demography
stereo
solid, 3 dimensional
stereotype, stereoscope
ism
doctrine, system
Marxism, capitalism, tribalism
cogn
know
recognize, incongito
sur
over
surplus, surpass, surface, surname
chron
time
chronological, synchronize, chronic
dyna
power
dynamite, dynamic, dynasty
alter
other, change
alteration, alternative, altercation
astr
star
astronomy, astrology, asteroid
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