All Latin Roots

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dic, dict (Latin)
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to say ex. dictation, predict, diction
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nounce, nunci (Latin)
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to announce ex. announcer, announce, pronounce, pronounciation
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voc (Latin)
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to call ex. vocal, vocalist, vowel
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spec, spect, spic (Latin)
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to look, to see ex. spectator, especially, suspicious, suspect
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sign (Latin)
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sign, mark ex. significant, signature, signify
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vid, vis (Latin)
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to see ex. visible, revise, view
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sta (Latin)
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to stand ex. establish, occupy, static, steady
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cap, cept (Latin)
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to take, to seize ex. intercept, chase, arrest
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cruc (Latin)
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cross ex. crosswalk, crossroad, cruise
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flor (Latin)
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flower ex. flowering, floral, florist
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vita, viv (Latin)
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life ex. vitamin, vital, revive
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anima (Latin)
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soul, mind ex. inanimate, animation
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crea (Latin)
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to create ex. create, creation
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merc (Latin)
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to trade ex. commercial, merchandise, merchant, commerce
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exper (Latin)
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to try ex. experiment, expertise, experience
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duc (Latin)
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to lead ex. productive, product, production
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fin (Latin)
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to end ex. finalist, finish, definite, infinite, define
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new, nov (Latin)
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new ex. renew, novel, renovate, novelty
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temp (Latin)
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time ex. contemporary, temporary
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dit, dat (Latin)
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to give ex. date, editorial, edition
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graph, gram (Greek)
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to write ex. grammar, diagram, paragraph
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scrib, script (Latin)
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to write ex. describe, script, subscription, inscribe
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meter, metr (Greek)
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measure ex. metric, geometry, diameter
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cent (Latin)
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hundred ex. centipede, bicentennial, percent
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min (Latin)
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small ex. minus, miniature, minimum
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fort (Latin)
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strong ex. fortress, fortify, reinforcement
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emp, imp (Latin)
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to command ex. imperial, empire, empress
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rect (Latin)
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to rule, straight ex. ruler, regal, royal, misrule
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par (Latin)
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to appear ex. appearance, transparent, apparent
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spec, spect, spic (Latin)
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to look, to see ex. inspect, specimen, specific, perspective
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vid, vis (Latin)
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to see ex. visual, provide, visa
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cav (Latin)
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hollow ex. cavity, cave, excavate
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astr (Greek)
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star ex. asteroid, astronomy, astronaut
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aqua (Latin)
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water ex. aqueduct, aquamarine, aquarium
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geo (Greek)
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earth ex. geography, geologist
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manu (Latin)
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hand ex. manual, manufacture, manacle, manicure
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ped, pod (Greek and Latin)
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foot ex. podiatrist, pedestrian, pedal, pedestal
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fac, fect, fic (Latin)
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to make, to do, easy, face ex. affection, defect, facial
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pass, pat (Latin)
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to bear, to suffer ex. passive, compatible, compassionate
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gen (Greek and Latin)
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to produce, a kind of ex. genius, genuine, genteel
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grac, grat (Latin)
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thankful ex. agreeable, graceful, grateful, gracious
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port (Latin)
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to carry ex. transport, import, export, portable
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pan, pass (Latin)
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to spread, to step ex. expand, passage, trespass, surpass
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mot, mov (Latin)
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to move ex. locomotion, promote
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form (Latin)
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a shape ex. format, formation, uniform, deformed
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luc, lus, lum (Latin)
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light, clear ex. illustrate, illuminate, luminous
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rect, reg (Latin)
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to rule, straight ex. correct, direct, erect, rectangular
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pop, pub (Latin)
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people ex. population, public, publicity
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soci (Latin)
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companion ex. social, association
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mat, matr (Latin)
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mother ex. matriarch, maternity
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pat, patr (Latin)
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father ex. patriarch, paternal, patron
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cur, sur (Latin)
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to care ex. security, insecure
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fortu (Latin)
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chance ex. unfortunate, fortune, fortuitous
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plea (Latin)
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to please ex. pleasant, displease, pleasure
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serv (Latin)
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to save, to serve perserve, deserve, servant
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clu, clo, clud (Latin)
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to close, to shut ex. enclose, exclude, closure
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sta (Latin)
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to stand ex. distance, station, estate, stance
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loc (Latin)
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a place ex. relocation, local, dislocate
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sap, sav, sip (Latin)
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to taste with enjoyment ex. savory, insipid
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nour, nur, nut (Latin)
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to feed ex. nourish, nutrient
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vor (Latin)
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to swallow ex. herbivore, carnivore, voracious
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sat (Latin)
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enough ex. insatiable, satiate, saturate
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act, agi (Latin)
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to act, to do ex. agile, agitate, activate, react
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tract (Latin)
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to pull, to draw ex. attract, extract, contract
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ten, tin, tain (Latin)
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to hold ex. detain, contain, maintain
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ceiv, cept, cip (Latin)
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to take, to seize ex. concept, perception, preconceive, receive
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pos (Latin)
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to put, to place ex. suppose, positive, purpose
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prob, prov (Latin)
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to test, to prove ex. probable, probe
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sci (Latin)
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to know ex. scientific, conscience
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claim (Latin)
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to shout, to call out ex. claim, exclaim, proclaim, disclaim
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ton (Latin)
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tone ex. intonation, monotone, baritone
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log (Greek)
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word ex. analogy, dialogue, prologue
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sol, soli (Latin)
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alone ex. solitude, soloist, sole
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uni (Latin)
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one ex. unity, unison, unit, universal, universe
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vari (Latin)
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many ex. various, variety, variable
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feit, fic, fit (Latin)
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to make, to do ex. forfeit, efficient, counterfeit, profit
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ple, pli (Latin)
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fill, full, plenty ex. supplement, plentiful, implement
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pair, par (Latin)
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to prepare, to put in order ex. reparable, apparel, apparatus
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litera (Latin)
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letter ex. literate, alliteration, literal
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graph (Greek)
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to write ex. calligraphy, bibliography, biography
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nym (Greek)
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name ex. acronym, pseudonym, anonymous, homonym
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jud, jur, jus (Latin)
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law, right ex. prejudice, judicial, justify, judgement
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leg (Latin)
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law, ambassador ex. illegal, legitimate, legalize
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test (Latin)
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witness ex. testify, attest, testimony
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agon (Greek)
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struggle ex. antagonist, protagonist, antagonize, agony
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bon, boun (Latin)
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good ex. bona fide, bonanza, bounty, bonus
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tract, treat (Latin)
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to drag, to pull, to draw ex. maltreatment, detractor, protract, traction
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voc, vok (Latin)
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voice, call ex. convocation, evoke, provoke, invoke, vocation
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audi (Latin)
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hear ex. audition, auditory, audio
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loqu, locu (Latin)
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speak ex. elocution, colloquial, eloquent
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sens (Latin)
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to feel ex. sensory, sensation, sensible, desensitize
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spir (Latin)
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to breathe ex. expire, aspirate, perspire
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corp (Latin)
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body ex. corpse, corset, corporal
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cap, cept, cei (Latin)
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to take, to seize ex. conceited, deceitful, incapable, receptive
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ten, tin (Latin)
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to hold ex. contented, contentious, impertinent
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sta, stea, sti (Latin)
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to stand ex. staid, steadfast, obstinate
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terr (Latin)
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earth ex. terracotta, territory, inter, subterranean, terrestrial, terrace
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sol (Latin)
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sun ex. solstice, solarium
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hydro (Greek)
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water ex. hydraulics, hydrogen, hydrophobia
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ced (Latin)
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to go ex. exceed, succeed, precede
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flec, flex (Latin)
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to bend ex. flexible, reflex, deflect, reflect
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grad, gress (Latin)
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to walk, to step ex. graduate, regress, digress, progress
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heir, her (Latin)
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heir ex. heredity, inheritance, inherit
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gen (Greek and Latin)
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a kind of, to beget ex. generation, genealogy, gender, progeny
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lig (Latin)
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to bind ex. league, alliance, oblige
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cand (Latin)
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white ex. chandelier, candid
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luc, lum, lus, lustr (Latin)
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light, clear, to brighten ex. luminary, luminescent, lucent, translucent, illustrious
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ple, pli (Latin)
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fold ex. ply, supple, pliable, compliant
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ori (Latin)
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to begin ex. original, origin, aboriginal
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term, termin (Latin)
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limit ex. predetermine, terminate, terminal
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cour, cur (Latin)
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to run ex. current, recurrent, occurrence
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dur (Latin)
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lasting, hard ex. durable, duration
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fac, fic (Latin)
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to make, to do, easy, face ex. beneficial, benefactor, facilitate
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grav, grie (Latin)
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heavy ex. aggravate, grave, grievous, grieve
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press (Latin)
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to press ex. repress, suppress, reprimand, oppress
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gen (Greek and Latin)
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birth, kind ex. gene, genetics, generate, genesis
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mort (Latin)
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death ex. morgue, morbid, mortify
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nasc, nat (Latin)
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born, natural ex. prenatal, nascent, renaissance
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pend, pens, pond (Latin)
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to hang, to weigh ex. stipend, pension, compensation
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empt (Latin)
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to buy, to take ex. pre-empt, exempt, redeemable, peremptory
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miss, mitt (Latin)
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to send ex. mission, remiss, promissory
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vis, vid (Latin)
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to see ex. provisional, proviso, vista
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spec, spect, spic (Latin)
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to see, to look; a kind of ex. speculate, prospect, respective, circumspect, specter, retrospect, introspective
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mem, min (Latin)
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memory ex. commemorate, memorabilia, memorandum, reminisce
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ple, plic, ply (Latin)
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to fold ex. complex, imply, perplex
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thes (Greek)
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placing ex. antithesis, hypothesis, thesis
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not (Latin)
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known, mark ex. denote, notation, connotation, annotation
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pos (Latin)
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to put, to sit, to set ex. proposal, expose, appositive
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scrib, script (Latin)
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to write ex. ascribe, proscribe, circumscribe
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equ (Latin)
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same ex. equal, equality, adequate, equable, equilibrium
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min (Latin)
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small ex. minuscule, diminutive, minor
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ple (Latin)
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full, plenty ex. plenty, deplete, replete
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horr (Latin)
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dreadful ex. abhor, horrendous, horror
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ject (Latin)
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throw ex. abject, dejected, objection, trajectory
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mal (Latin)
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bad, evil ex. malady, malice, malign, dismal
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clo, clu, clud (Latin)
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to close, to shut ex. claustrophobia, preclude, cloister, seclusion
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join, junc (Latin)
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to join ex. conjunction, juncture, disjointed
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ext, extr (Latin)
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out ex. extremity, external, extrinsic
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pel, puls (Latin)
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to drive ex. expel, impel, repel, pulsate
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stri (Latin)
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to bind ex. restrict, restraint, constraint, constrict
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trud (Latin)
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to thrust ex. intruder, intrusive, extrude
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vers, vert (Latin)
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to turn ex. controversial, adversary, introvert, extrovert
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fac, fect, fic (Latin)
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to make, to do; easy ex. proficient, facile, perfectionist
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turb (Latin)
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turmoil ex. turmoil, turbulent, disturb
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meter, metr (Greek and Latin)
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measure ex. odometer, pedometer, perimeter, symmetry
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part, port (Latin)
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to share or part ex. apportion, disproportionate, partition
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sta (Latin)
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to stand ex. equidistant, statistics, substantial
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dic, dict (Latin)
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to say, to proclaim ex. abdicate, predicate, valedictorian
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son (Latin)
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sound ex. assonance, consonant, dissonance, sonorous
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phon (Greek)
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sound ex. cacophony, phonetic, symphony
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frat (Latin)
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brother ex. fraternal, fraternity
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hab, hib (Latin)
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to have; suitable ex. cohabit, inhabitant, inhibition, rehabilitate
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form (Latin)
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shape ex. conform, formality, formalize, nonconformist
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ced, ces, ceas (Latin)
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go, yield, lead ex. cease, incessant, intercede, recede
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vers, vert (Latin)
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turn ex. divert, revert, traverse
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via, vey, voy (Latin)
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way, road ex. convey, envoy, wayward
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err (Latin)
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to wander ex. erroneous, aberration, erratic, errant
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pla, plea (Latin)
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to please ex. pleasantry, platitude, complacent
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vers, vert (Latin)
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to turn ex. aversion, subversive, adversity
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chron (Greek)
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time ex. anachronism, chronological, chronic, synchronize
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prim, prin, proto (Latin)
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first ex. prototype, protocol, primordial, primeval
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sec, seq, sue (Latin)
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to follow ex. ensue, sequence
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cred (Latin)
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to trust, to believe ex. creed, credible, discredit, incredulous
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fus, fut (Latin)
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to disprove, to pour ex. confusedly, futile, confound
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ject (Latin)
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to throw ex. reject, objective, conjecture
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sta, stit (Latin)
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to stand ex. constable, statute, restitution, constituent
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ple, pli, plic (Latin)
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to fold ex. supplicant, duplicity, accomplice, complicity
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jud, jur, jus (Latin)
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right, law; to swear ex. jurisdiction, perjury

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