Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Roots & Prefixes

Roots & Prefixes

Ratings: (0)|Views: 34|Likes:
Published by Saja1988

More info:

Categories:Types, School Work
Published by: Saja1988 on Jun 12, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

06/12/2012

pdf

text

original

 
Advanced English Vocabulary
 – 
Roots
The following is a list of roots for English vocabulary.
The list isdisplayed so that the root with its definition is shown first, then the source
of the root (Latin, Greek, etc.) with the source word’s definition, and thenlast is an example of the root as used in a word and the word’s definition.
The sample words are linked to additional words with the same root.
A
 
 
 act, ag:
do, act, drive
 
 
Latin,
agere
: to drive, lead, act, do
 
ive(adjective): moving about
 
 am, ami:
love, like
 
 
Latin,
amare
: to love
 
orous(adjective): loving
 
 anim:
mind, life, spirit, anger
 
Latin,
animus
: spirit
 
al(noun): a living creature
 
 annu, enni:
yearly
 
 
Latin,
annuus
: yearly
 
al(adjective): yearly
 
 auc, aug, aut:
to originate, to increase
 
 
Latin,
augere
: to originate, increase
 
ment (verb): to increase, to add to
 
 aud, audit, aur:
 
 
hear
 
Latin,
audire
: to hear
 
ible(adjective): can be heard
B
 
 
 bene, ben:
good, well, gentle
 
 
Latin,
bene
: good
 
ign(adjective): harmless, mild, gentle
 
 bio, bi:
 
 
life
 
Greek,
bios
: life
 
(noun): a book written about a person’s life
 
 
 bibli, biblio:
 
 
book 
 
Greek,
biblion
: book 
 
phile(noun): a person who likes or collects books
 
 
 brev:
short
 
Latin,
brevis
: short
 
ab
iate(verb): to shorten
C
 
 
 cad, cap, cas, ceiv, cept, cid:
to take, to seize, to hold
 
 
Latin,
capere
: to seize
 
re
e(verb): to take in, to acquire
 
 ceas, cede, ceed, cess:
go, yield
 
 
Latin,
cedere
: to go
 
 (verb): to go beyond a limit, to be greater than
 
 chron:
time
 
Greek,
khronos
: time
 
ological(adjective): arranged in order of time or
 
sequence
 
 clam, claim:
shout
 
 
Latin,
clamare
: to call out, shout
 
or(verb): to make noise
 
 cogn, gnos:
know to know
 
 
Latin,
cognoscere
: to know
 
ize(verb): to know, to identify
 
 corp:
 
 
body
 
Latin,
corpus
: body
 
orate(adjective): formed into a body or association, united
 
in one group
 
 cre, cresc, cret:
grow
 
 
Latin,
crescere
: to grow
 
ate(verb): to originate, to produce through imagination
 
 cred:
trust, believe
 
Latin,
credere
: to believe
 
in
ible(adjective): unbelievable
 
 cour, cur, curr, curs:
run, course
 
 
Latin,
currere
: run
 
oc
(verb): to happen, to come to mind
D
 
 
 dic, dict, dit:
say, speak 
 
 
Latin,
dicere
: to say
 
ate(verb): to show, to point out
 
 doc, doct:
teach, prove
 
 
Latin,
docere
: to teach
 
ile(adjective): obedient, easily taught
 
 dog, dox:
thought, idea
 
 
Greek,
dokein
: seem, think 
 
ma (noun): an established opinion
 
 dec, dign:
 
 
suitable
 
Latin,
decere
: to be suitable
 
ent(adjective): conforming to standards, suitable, good
 
 duc, duct**:
lead
 
 
Latin,
ducere
: to draw or lead
 
con
 (verb): to lead or guide(noun)
 – 
 
a person’s behavior 
 
 
**
ducere
is one of the most prolific sources of English words
E
 
 
ev, et:
time, age
 
 
Latin,
aevum
: lifetime
 
al(adjective): related to the Middle Ages (500
 – 
1500AD)
F
 
 
 fac, fact, fec, fic, fas, fea:
make do, do
 
 
Latin,
 facere
 
 – 
make, do
 
ult(noun): hard to do, troublesome
 
 fer:
 
 
bear, carry
 
Latin,
 ferre
: bear, carry
 
 (verb): to come to a conclusion from looking at facts, to
 
guess
 
 fict, feign, fain:
shape, make, fashion
 
 
Latin,
 fingere
: shape, make
 
ion (noun): something produced from imagination, an
 
invented story
 
 fid:
belief, faith
 
 
Latin,
 fidere
: to trust
 
con
e(verb): to trust, to trust another person with a secret
 
 fig:
 
 
shape, form
 
Latin,
 figura
: form, shape, figure
 
urem(noun): shape, pattern, drawing
 
(verb)
 – 
decide, plan, decipher
 
 flu, fluct, flux:
flow

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->