like a child.
Prefix (re-): means "back" or "again"react (prefix + root): "do back"definition:verb; to act in response to something,to act in opposition to somethingsentence: How will she
when she hears the news?
Suffix (-ion): indicates that the word has become a nounreaction (prefix + root + suffix): something done back definition:noun; a response to something,an opposing actionsentence: Her
to the news was childish.You can learn more about English vocabulary by exploring this website. There are lists of vocabulary, roots, prefixes,and suffixes. Exercises and links to other ESL sites will be added as
well as a list of words with Old English roots.The following resources were used in creating this website.
The Oxford English Dictionary.
The ultimate source for English vocabulary and itsetymology (history).
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, tenth edition.
Springfield, MA:MerriamWebster, 1993. A complete dictionary containing definitions as well as brief etymologies.
Oxford American Dictionary, Heald Colleges Edition.
New York: Avon Books, 1986. Ahelpful pocket dictionary. Does not contain etymologies.
The American College Dictionary.
New York: Random House, 1962.
Dictionary of Word Origins
by John Ayto. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1990. Containsetymologies of approximately 8,000 words.
Vocabulary for College and Beyond
by Rhonda Holt Atkinson and Febbie GuiceLongman. New York: West Publishing Company, 1990. A workbook for vocabularydevelopment.