GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS, PREFIXES, AND SUFFIXES

This is a resource pack that I put together for myself to teach roots, prefixes, and suffixes as part of a separate vocabulary class (short weekly sessions). It is a combination of helpful resources that I have found on the web as well as some tips of my own (such as the simple lesson plan).

Lesson Plan Ideas ........................................................................................................... 3 Simple Lesson Plan for Word Study: ........................................................................... 3 Lesson Plan Idea 2 ...................................................................................................... 3 Background Information .................................................................................................. 5 Why Study Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes? ......................................................... 6 Latin and Greek Word Elements .............................................................................. 6 Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes .......................................................................... 6 Root, Prefix, and Suffix Lists ........................................................................................... 8 List 1: MEGA root list ................................................................................................... 9 List 2: Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes .......................................................................... 32 List 3: Prefix List ....................................................................................................... 42 List 4: Greek Roots .................................................................................................... 43 List 5: Greek Prefixes ................................................................................................ 43 List 6: Greek Suffixes List .......................................................................................... 44 List 7: Latin and Greek word roots ............................................................................. 45 Sample Study Card ....................................................................................................... 47 Games/Activities ........................................................................................................... 48 Word Webs ................................................................................................................ 48

Nonsense Words ....................................................................................................... 48 Concentration ............................................................................................................ 49 Crossword Puzzles .................................................................................................... 49 Word Searches .......................................................................................................... 49 Hangman ................................................................................................................... 49 Jeopardy .................................................................................................................... 49 Quizzes ...................................................................................................................... 49 Tips ............................................................................................................................ 49

Lesson Plan Ideas
Study: Simple Lesson Plan for Word Study:
This is a simple plan I made up based upon what I came across on the web: 1. Choose one (or two) new root(s), prefix(es), or suffix(es) a week to learn 2. Have student list as many words as he/she can with the target root, prefix or suffix. 3. Create a study card as shown near the end of this document. 4. Play games or other activities to practice the root, suffix, or prefix. 5. Work in regular review of all previous roots. You might make a warm up activity or give a quiz at the beginning of each session.

Lesson Plan Idea 2
Excerpted from: Learning How to Define and Use Root Words
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

Procedure: Students will be grouped into groups of four. Each group will be given 10 of the roots from the master list provided by the instructor; each group will get different roots from the master list. Students in each group will use a marker to write each of the 10 roots on an index card. Students will think of two or three words that use the root and write each of these words on the opposite side of the index card. They will write the definition next to each word. (If they are unsure of the definition, they will be allowed to use the dictionary.) They will then attempt to find the similarity for each word; in this way they will attempt to define the root. Example: the students write “ject” on one index card. On the reverse side, they may come up with “inject”, “reject”, and “project”. Students may discuss that all three words have something to do with movement. Moving “in”, moving “back” and moving “forward”. Students may then infer that “ject” means to “move” or to “throw”. “Inject”=throw in, “reject”=throw back, “project”=throw forward. (Time permitting, students should be encouraged to write on the card one or two more complex words using “ject”e.g. “projection”, “conjecture”, “objection”. Students in each group will then pair, and each pair will follow the same

procedure for each of the five roots they have chosen. The two pairs of students will then share their findings and write their ten roots and definitions in their notebooks (or on the master list). If there is time remaining, the four students will use an open sorting technique to sort their ten roots. For example, they might group by roots that are verbs and roots that are adjectives (e.g. “ject” “pel” “cred” “scope” “aud”=verbs; “bio” “belli” “fort” “therm” “temp(o)”=nouns. The time frame for this activity should be 45-50 minutes, one class period. (For subsequent activities involving the same lesson, the groups would share their findings with the class for the next day or two, until all the roots are defined. A possible final activity at this point, instead of a test, would be for each student to group all of the roots from the master list using an open sort. This, again, could be instead of a test, or this could be used as a study mechanism for each student to learn the meaning of the roots for a test, as studies show that grouping improves the learning process.)

Evaluation: • The instructor will give students a list of new words using the roots defined by each group. The students will attempt to define these words without the use of dictionaries. • Students will create “nonsense words” using a combination of the roots learned and be able to define these words: e.g. ‘biocredography”= a believable book about someone’s life; “thermoscope”=a device that lets you see the heat given off by an object. • A more standard evaluation would be a test on the roots where the student would be given a series of roots; he would have to first define the root, then use a word that uses the root, then define the word: e.g. “”belli”=war, “belligerent”, “belligerent”=a “warlike” person, an aggressive person.

.Background Information Read over the information on the next two pages with student before starting word study so he/she can understand the importance/significance or reason for undertaking this study.

their “mother” language. Prefixes. It was during this period that many French words were borrowed into English. French. French was the language of court and polite society in England. are combined in new ways. Often you can guess the meaning of an unfamiliar word if you know the meaning of its parts. As the Romans conquered most of Europe. and Suffixes http://www.” as they all descended from Latin. but it cannot stand alone. and Portuguese.infoplease. Prefixes. For several hundred years after the Norman invasion. Many English words and word elements can be traced back to Latin and Greek. Latin and Greek Word Elements http://www. In 1066 England was conquered by William.com/ipa/A0907017.html English is a living language.infoplease. Over time.prefixes. and it is growing all the time. A prefix is also a word part that cannot stand alone.html Latin was the language spoken by the ancient Romans.com/ipa/A0907036. which is in northern France. A suffix is a word part that is placed at the end of a word to change its meaning. Thus many Latin words came into English indirectly through French. the root and any prefixes or suffixes that are attached to it. It is placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning. Why Study Word Roots. and suffixes.helps you to understand a word's meaning and spelling convention. including Italian. Latin Roots. suffixes and root words . Linguists estimate that some 60% of our common everyday vocabulary today comes from French. that is.Prefixes. New words are also created when words or word elements. One way that new words come into the language is when words are borrowed from other languages. Spanish. duke of Normandy. Often you can guess the meaning of an unfamiliar word if you know the meaning. and Suffixes? Knowing the "building blocks" of the English language . A word root is a part of a word. prefixes. the Latin spoken in different areas developed into separate languages. It contains the core meaning of the word. such as roots. . These languages are considered “sisters. the Latin language spread throughout the region.

fraternity. from Latin fraternitas. they deliberately made up a lot of English words from Latin words. was thought to be better than the native English word brotherhood. scholarly. In order to improve the language. For example. Many English words and word parts can be traced back to Latin and Greek. too. dictionary writers and grammarians generally felt that English was an imperfect language whereas Latin was perfect. . From the Middle Ages onward many scientific. During the 17th and 18th centuries.Many Latin words came into English directly. though. and legal terms were borrowed from Latin. Monks from Rome brought religious vocabulary as well as Christianity to England beginning in the 6th century.

and Suffix Lists . Prefix.Root.

abnormal . not present.to increase the speed of. pleasant.being both male and female. aerospace . aerial .away. aside .the act of turning away from.a word formed from the first (capital) letters of a word.on the side abduct .a close examination of something. off absent . acro act aer/o air agr/i/o farming alg/o pain ambi. admittance . anachronism .to let air reach something. without on Sample Words and Definitions abyss .the structure of something as visible when cut up for analysis. agribusiness .friendly.relating to the management of land neuralgia . throughout man.communication between two or more things aerate . ashore .to walk in a slow. beginning do accelerate .a "high walker". anatomy .able to use both hands equally. achromatic . tip.walking or moving around.showing romantic love analysis .the air space agriculture .resembling a human.a vehicle that moves a patient amiable . nostalgia . agrarian . around ambul walk. lovable. ac. aversion . on both sides.carry away by force. ab/s. near top. amphi both. approached.management of the land.without water afire .1: List 1: MEGA root list This is a long list of roots. ambiguous . amorous . against.without color. not normal. male andr/o . a from. or obtained. ambulant .pain caused by a nerve.a drug that makes one pain free. Super comprehensive.not being in the right place in time androgynous . abbreviate: to shorten. again.relating to the air.away from normal. accessible .on the shore.making money by utilizing land. ambulance .easily entered.on fire. Includes examples. acronym . relaxed way. back. acrophobia . height.something that a person does.to do something in response.fear of height activity .having more than one meaning. ambivalence . acrobat .aching for the familiar ambidextrous . interaction . android . away.allowing into. toward.without bottom. amity .friendly and peaceful relations. move ami/o love ana up. ad to. react . Root a/n a Meanings not.conflicting or opposite feelings toward a person or thing amble . anhydrous . analgesic .

the highest ranking bishop. annual .to come before something in time. stars.a living organism. apostrophe . arthropod .1. anthropology .giving human form anthrop/o human to non-human things. audience . in front arbor arch/i /e/o/ae archa/e.a date observed once a year. rule primitive.a person who creates skillfully astronaut . opposite of antibody . spirit animal . apho away. like anemones and corals.the study of mankind.before noon. outer space hear . arborous . half animal.inflammation of a joint. matriarch . antisocial .names of flowers. aquatic. anthology . archenemy . artisan .a pipeline for water arborist .object made by a person's skill.someone working with trees.loud enough to be heard. arbor .a female who rules a group. anthropomorphism .a star-shaped sign used as a reference tool audible .misandry .to make alive.chief or worst enemy.invertebrates with jointed legs.belonging to an earlier period.an explicit apo.relating to water. aster aud/i/io skill star.a tool to see inside a joint. off.half plant. equanimity .000 years antecede . arthritis .a substance that destroys micro-organisms.a person skilled in a craft.people who listen to a program.having many trees archbishop .a collection of anth/o flower treasured writings. monarch .the study of ancient cultures.a shady area formed by trees.someone who studies the stars. aqueduct . artist . like spiders. apology .relating to sound and vision ann enn year ante before.the love to mankind (expressed through good deeds) anti against.a short expression of a general truth. archi arthr/o tree chief. philanthropy . millennium . archive .a water container for fish. antiseptic preventing infection. anteroom. anthozoan .happening once a year. most important. animate . asterisk . separate expression of regret. audiovisual . astronomer .hatred towards men anim life.a collection of historical materials arthroscope .opposing social norm aphorism .a king or queen archaeology .a person traveling to the stars. ancient joint art astro. antemeridian .of balanced spirit anniversary .a small dash used in place of an omitted letter aqu/a water aquarium . archaic .a small room before the main room chrysanthemum and amaranth . crustaceans. insects artifact .

a life story written by another person. bibliophile . recede . ceed.to stop or interrupt. aviation . ready to fight. primitive. belligerent . blastoderm .optical device with two every two book lenses.a large enclosure for birds. biosphere .an extreme love of books.a person who loves books biography. esp. cess to burn cauterize . aviatrix . rebel .happening twice a year. automatic . bibliomania . living matter blast/o cell.a person who governs with absolute power. binoculars . cardiogenic .relating to the heart.metric unit. cept take.auto self. caut cede. baryon . bilateral .Earth's surface inhabited by living things blastula . holocaust .taking something back.to go beyond the limits. approached. weight bell/i war bene good.the layer surrounding the inside of an egg intercept .a cell that forms connective tissue. carnal . of the atmosphere. one autocrat .easily go. caustic . fibroblast . incarnate given bodily form bibli/o bio life. especially by fire exceed . catalog .resulting from heart disease.pertaining to pressure. .of or involving two sides bibliography .person who opposes and fights benefactor . yield entered.moving by itself aviary .warlike.a female airplane pilot.total devastation. meat down. cardiologist .flesh-eating. same.a list of books used as sources. a substantial disaster caust.capable of burning or eating away. equal to 1/1000th of a bar.person who gives money to a cause.a flood or other disaster. catastrophe .an early stage of embryonic development. once in biannual .to go back. well bi/n two. hold cardi/o heart carn/i flesh.taking hold of cardiac . intensive. autograph . according to cataclysm . against cata completely.turning for the worst. accessible . biology .a complete listing.showing kindness or goodwill avi/a bird bar/o pressure. recapture . captivating . milliard . or obtained.to burn with a hot instrument. beneficial . benevolent . twice.producing a good effect.heavy elementary particle bellicose .the science of life.the art of designing or operating aircraft baric .hostile.a person's own signature.pertaining to the body or flesh.a heart doctor carnivorous . immature cell capt.

to increase the speed of. proclamation .to find out something with certainty.pertaining to the brain.the end or last part. yellow cide. insecticide .murder.the 100th anniversary.arranging events in time order. kill circum.to state something clearly conclusion . exclaim . pigment chros chron/o time chrys/o gold. incisor . certify . certain .a blue-white metallic chemical element.to shout and make noise.shutting out.without color. rejecting.to sail around.moving outward from a center encephalitis . clarify . chronological .pertaining to the head. centimeter . perceive . cerebrate . clam clar around.the study of color chronic .inflammation of the brain. exclusion .not having a common center.golden/yellow flowers. century 100 years egocentric .to draw around.to lean back and relax cert chrom/o sure chromat/o.a sharp tooth for cutting food. circumspect looking around clamor . cerebrospinal pertaining to the brain and the spinal cord ascertain.marine mollusks like octopus and squid who have tentacles growing from their head cerebr/o brain cerebral . speak out clear clud. hundredth accept .to reduce the speed of centennial.something announced officially in public clarification .to take a thing that is offered. declare . color. synchronize . eccentric . recline .to state that something is true achromatic .happening at the same time chrysanthenum and helichrysum .ceive. clus close cline lean . chromatics .to cry out loudly and suddenly. seclude to keep away from. about shout.to use the brain. centrifugal . centr/o/i center cephal/o head cephalopod . incline .to make something clear. cept celer cent/i take fast hundred.a leaning toward.a chemical used to kill insects circumnavigate . circumscribe . chromium . circle claim.being absolutely sure.an explanation.self-centered.a yellowish gem homicide . cise cut. not according to norm.to take notice of something.to take something given accelerate .1/100 of a meter.a surface that slopes or leans. chrysolite .lasting for a long time. receive . decelerate . cephalic . to isolate inclination .

athletic contest that includes 10 disciplines in ten which each participant competes. cranium . collision .attack against an attack craniology . jointly Collaborate . remove de dec/a. away.pertaining to the skull credence . microcosm . contemporary .to remove from power. cumulative .an arrangement or com together.unbelievable cryptic .a gathering of people with a common interest contradict to argue against. recognize . controversy disagreement corporation .encode into secret code accumulate . jointly contra/o against.of hidden meaning.to remove bugs decade . counteroffensive . cohousing . cosmos .formerly the 10th month of the Roman calendar cranio cred believe crypto cumul cycl hidden. contrary not in agreement. December .planning your neighborhood in an intentional neighborly fashion col together. opposite corp/o body cosm/o universe counter opposite. down. encrypt .process of acquiring knowledge.to discover that one knows concur .to gather or pile up.coauthor . countermand . colloquial words formed by everday interaction commemorate . gullible.belief that something is true or valid.skull of vertebrates. counteract . deka .science of secret codes.to work together.a Russian astronaut. cyclone .to oppose the effects of an action.10 years.a dead body.to memorize together.the universe.living together while owning things in common cogn/i know cognition .writer who collaborates with another author. incredible .smashing together. debug . convention .the study of skull characteristics. joint educating males and females together.a vehicle with two wheels.disguised so no one knows you. incognito . ring reduce.a miniature universe con with.of the same time period as others. heap circle. together.a company recognized by law as a single body.to slow down. corporal . cranial .a sequence that is repeated. corpse . coeducation co with.to agree with someone. commune .a storm with circling winds decelerate . secret mass. dethrone . cryptography . credulous . composition . reduce speed.believing things too easily. contraception.to cancel a opposing skull previous order. decathlon .gradually building up bicycle . contrary. Contraflow. common putting together of parts.pertaining to the body cosmonaut . cycle .

displaying two colors.a small cup of coffee.a doctor for the skin. between. literally "a letter derm/a skin di/plo two.a musical composition for two voices or instruments. educate . subject.to give forgiveness for an offense conduct . decimate . dominate .the study of people.a contribution or gift.disease characterized by excessive thirst and discharge of urine. domineering . twice harden. duo . dialog .a climbing plant that grows on trees. prediction .reduce dramatically. dendriform .someone of little respected life style philodendron . contradict . twice folded double".conversation between two people. dictate .a subtraction of an amount.a certificate. across diabetes .a pair normally thought of as being together. decibel . duplicate . dermatitis .having the quality of lasting.to move not. disappear . less than dendr/o/i tree dating events by studying growth rings in trees. lasting dur . away. to the opposite out of sight.to have more power than others donation . pardon . dendrochronology - dem/o people demi half.to lead to knowledge. duet .relating to teeth. dilemma . epidemic .a class of animals with very thick skin (elephant. apart. pachyderm .a departure from the main issue. durable .a statement foretelling the future.to speak out loud for another person to write down.excessively controlling. demographic .government of the people.a situation that requires a choice between two alternatives. dissect . enduring .one tenth of the sound volume unit bel democracy .inflammation of the skin dichromatic .a tenth of a liter. predominate .a doctor for the teeth. rhinoceros).to cut apart piece by piece.to express the opposite of.a set of false teeth dermatologist . dentist . digression .someone who gives something. diagnosis .make an identical copy. dont tooth dental .in the shape of a tree dent. deduction . di/s apart.to lead musicians in playing music.to be the master of. dia dict speak domin master don/at give duc/t lead du/o two.the length of time something lasts. demimonde . through.understanding a condition by going through a detailed review of symptoms. donor .deci one tenth deciliter .spreading among people in a region demitasse . to last. diploma .able to last. dentures . duration .

dynamite . epidemic . epicenter .the rapid spread of something negative.impairment of the ability to handle words. euphemism . eloquent . perennial -lasting through many years.a higher aspect of oneself. inwards on. equidistant .the science of people and races.someone who beautifies.having physical energy/power.abnormal indigestion. empathy . dystopia . dynamic .calm temperament.the center of an earthquake.to dig out.a generator of energy. ethnocentric .having a pleasant sound. cover with. tribe etc. endotherm .to pull out. . ego self into. exhale . strength abnormal. esth/aesth feeling.a representative of dys e- out.to picture in the mind. bad dynamo .of or relating to an age or period of 200 years. equally erg/o work accomplish work.make larger. equanimity . people beauty.the power to ep/i among. upon.a creature that can keep its inside temperature fairly constant.towards the inside. ergonomics . after. energy . endogamy .the sensation of bodily movement.relating to glands that secrete directly into the blood or lymph. emissary .throw out forcefully.put into power. enclose .an imaginary place of total misery. in inside.a statement of equality. cause egoistic .pertaining to a defined group of people. aesthetic .lock inside. equation . engorge .replacing an offensive word with an inoffensive one. energy. euphonious .study of the working environment. euphoria . away a country or group sent on a mission.a short speech delivered after a play.to breathe out. extract . inside endocrine . anni years or relating to an age or period of 100 years. bicentennial . dyspepsia . eject . epilogue .of enn/i. well from. centennial .science that looks at energy and its transformation.focusing on the ethnicity of people. inwards . energetics . ethnic .feeling of well-being.an equal distance from two points. en endo within.dyn/a/am power. egomania excessive preoccupation with oneself. em.intention to feel like another person. kinesthesia .self-centered. at. out. esthetician .the custom to marry within one's clan. en. sensation. dyslexia . empower . excavate . envision .speaking beautifully and forcefully. alter ego .pertaining to a sense of beauty race. over.a powerful explosive. outside equ/i equal. evenness of temper. ethnology . ethno eu ex good. to.

run away. infuse .to work or perform a role normally.to bring an honor to someone. ferry .pertaining to the stomach.someone working with flowers.outside the Earth. production.flowerlike. extraterrestrial .to fail to work correctly. forebode . forgiven .soil based agriculture. confusion . beyond extraordinary .to melt by heating.completely lost. inflection . fragment or fraction .beyond ordinary. geoponics . work fug funct fus pour gastr/o stomach gen/o/e/ genesis birth.extra. geography .a trustee.faithfulness.a person seeking protection defunct .the plant life of a particular time or area make.a preview of events to be. fract.to bend course because of hitting something. fragile . fuse .a break. confer .a bending in the voice's tone or pitch.the science of aging. fugitive . frag break flee.the study of the history of a family. genetic -relating to heredity encoded in the genes.to give an advance warning of something bad. soil.an outgoing person. deflect . global ger old age . kind geo earth. fiduciary . extro fac/t outside.study of the structure of the earth.an object made by a person. escape perform.completely given (a release of debt). malfunction .easily bending. gastritis . generation . floral .medicine pertaining to the elderly. gastronomy .the rule of the elders. florist . transfer .to move to another place. geology . function . confide .a part or element of a larger whole. genealogy . gerontology . extrovert . gerontocracy .a sheltered place to flee to.being flooded with too much information that is hard to make sense of. earlier forebear .all the people born at approximately the same time. fracture .a place where things are made. fleur bear. malefact . refugee . do fer fid flect flor/a. geriatrics . factory . artifact . formation.serving the stomach by providing good food.a person who is running away.easy to break.ancestor. bring. carry faith bend flower completely (used to for intensify the meaning of a word) forsaken or forfeited . previous.a person who does wrong.inflammation of the stomach. forecast .no longer working or alive. flora . gastric .to put into.study of the earth's surface. refuge . flexible .a boat that carries passengers. fore in front of. fidelity .place trust in someone.

000 square meters. hecat helic/o woman.an aircraft with horizontal rotating wing.a geometrical figure with 8 angles.step by step. hepatitis . decagon . octagon .resembling a woman. hemisphere .giga a billion gigabyte .any chemical used to kill unwanted plants. other herbicide .a message sent by telegraph. gradual .relating to plants.toxic and damaging to the liver. herbivorous plant-eating.a departure from the main issue. gynephobia . token of appreciation. female to step.inflammation of the liver. helianthus genus of plants including sunflowers. subject.a shape with seven angles and seven sides. hepatoma .half a line of poetry. gon angle gram letter. hemoglobin . etc.a machine noting strength and duration of earthquakes.written with one's own written pleasing hand.words with same . diagonal .the study of handwritings. hemistich . circular heli/o sun apparatus used to send message with the help of sunlight.a simple drawing.swelling of the blood vessels..a semicircular structure.to please someone. gigahertz .unit of computer storage space.a tip.clotting of the blood.the hem/o/a blood hepa liver hept/a seven first seven books of the Old Testament.100 meters.a slanting line running across a space. etc. hepatotoxic . herbi hetero grass. Heptateuch . heliotropism . hemorrhoids . hemi half. helicon . hectare . gratuity .fear of women.made up of unrelated parts. helicopter .unit of frequency (one billion Hz/sec). written graph/y writing.a polygon with 10 angles. gigawatt unit of electric power (one billion watts)..metric unit equaling 100 ares or 10. to go hundred spiral. gynecology . hemorrhage . grammar .a line of verse consisting of seven metrical feet.rules of how to write words in sentences. digression . partial hemicycle . heterogeneous . plant different. heptagon . hectoliter . heptameter . progress movement forward or onward. grad/e/i hect/o. grateful .a tumor of the liver. autograph . heteronyms .a spiral form. gratify . heliograph - grat gyn/o/e gress. herbal . hectometer . diagram .feeling thankful.movement or growth in relating to the sun. Graphology .the science of female reproductive health.one half of the earth. seismograph . recording. telegram . helix .100 liters.a circular tuba.red blood particle. gynecoid .

podiatry . into not.not legal.to add water to. innovation .a therapy that is based on treating "same with same" hydrate .below the regular light spectrum. alike. image . distinct idiomatic .sounding alike. in. hexameter . homeo tissue like. inappropriate . illegal . illuminate . humidity too much. hygrograph .intense fear of water. in ig. below .an abnormally low level of sugar in the blood. infrared . personal.a shape with six angles/sides. irresponsible . iconoclast someone who destroys religious images and traditional beliefs.to form a picture or likeness in the mind. idiot . il. hypercritical . ir imag in. idio peculiar.someone who is distinctly foolish or stupid. icon .a verse measured in six.to give light to.above histo homo. hypothermia - hyp/o under abnormally low body temperature.too critical.a likeness of someone. over.science of symbols and icons.having six legs.the act of examining or reviewing.of the same nature or kind. impossible .very restless.spelling but different meanings.able to think up new ideas or images.instrument for recording variations in atmospheric humidity. beyond normal pressure.medical care of the elderly. hydraulic .study of the microscopic structure of tissues. in modern usage a simplified graphic of icon/o image high symbolic content. histology .an (often religious) image.Peculiar to a particular language. homonym . hydroponics hydr/o liquid.tool used to measure humidity. hygr/o moisture. without likeness infra beneath. inspection .a theory that is unproven but used under the assumption that it is true. hex/a six hexagon . heterodox . iconology .a new idea. pediatrician . hyperactive . iatr/o medical care geriatrics . infrastructure . hydrophobia .a physical or mental characteristic typical or a particular person. im. same hyper excessive. imagine . hypoglycemia . hygrometer .not conforming to traditional beliefs. il. or device.medical care for feet. method.not appropriate. histochemistry study of the chemical constitution of cells and tissues. idiosyncracy . hexapod .underlying framework of a system. homogeneous . hypertension . homeopath . water growing plants in liquid nutrient solution.not possible. imaginative .operated by force created by a liquid.a doctor who treats children.not responsible. hypothesis .

motion picture making. division ability to move objects with your mind. reading liber lingu free language.to stop or interrupt the course of. judgment .requiring a lot of hard work. judicial .to cast or throw something.to work out the details. isothermal .to bring back to youthful strength or appearance. intercept . irredeemable . tongue . leukemia .study of the force of motion. wild lifestyle.inside or into a vein.to throw a remark into a discussion.abnormal increase of white blood cells in the blood.to throw someone/something out. liberty freedom.to work with a person.000 bytes. ject throw eject .000 grams.to set free.inter intra.a system of courts of law. irreformable . colorless word. disjunction . kilometer . cinematography . intro ir between. leuc/o lex work milk side collaborate .able to communicate in white. psychokinesis or telekinesis .a line on a map connecting points of equal barometric pressure. nurse.one who studies languages. rejuvenate .of or involving two sides. junction .to give milk.not redeemable. among.having equality of measure. not iso equal isometric . irrational .not authorized by the official rules or laws. intersection . alexia -loss of the ability to read. lactose . intrastate .000 meter.having to do with judges or courts of law.the sugar contained in milk.existing in one state. leukocyte . inside international .1.1. lactic acid.the jud law junct join juven kilo kine/t /mat young thousand motion. multilingual .not reformable. interject . lab lact/o later leuk/o. intravenous .1.youthful or childish. leucine . unilateral .place where roads come together. kinetics . crystalline amino acid. linguist .the study and history of words. law. liberate . kilograms .having equal or constant temperature. elaborate .a place where two things join. kilobyte . lactate . jointly within.a white.a person with a free. introvert shy person who keeps within him/herself. laborious . judiciary .involving two or more countries.a word that joins parts of sentences. illegal .a disconnection.a decision of a court of law. project . bilateral . lexicology . juvenile .not rational. isobar . conjunction .affecting one side of something.a mature white blood cell. libertine .

excessive desire sea maniac an insane person.resembling fat. eloquent . macroevolution . doctrine. magnify .to put something out of its usual place. linguine . logic . location . flat "tongue-shaped" pasta. malicious .a harbor for pleasure boats.a crazy love of books. locu speak luc light lud. bibliomania . dislocate . rock.long."bad air".a mad love of oneself. monologue . ite. like sea mar/i . deceive.introduction to the major performance.a hard.an order or instruction. lipoid .a long speech by one speaker. lip/o lite. macroeconomics .a hard-to-ignore order. granite .an undersea boat.make larger. aquamarine .relating to the sea. but caused by the bite of an infected mosquito.art of public speaking. marina . lunarscape .a large molecule. large mand to order mania madness. to throw light on. especially between things otherwise dissimilar.the mechanical removal of fat reserves in the tissue. lith/o loc fat liposuction .a group of common minerals.a book written by hand.allowing light through.analogy . submarine . malaria .to fill with light.to move to a new place.relating to the moon. mandate .very talkative.grand. delude . magnificent .correct reasoning.the surface of the moon. lunatic insane (as if driven mad by the moon). lipase enzyme that breaks down fat.an official order. lus lumin lun/a/i to play light moon macro large. man/i/u hand maneuver . illuminate .a place. granular rock. great magn/a/i great.similarity. translucent .speaking beautifully and forcefully . prelude .misleading optical image or impression.wrong content.showing strong ill will. discourse log/o loqu.easily understood. elocution . manuscript . fossil place word.multiple languages.unit measuring light.a remarkable. elucidate . lucid .study of the overall forces of economy. lunar . giving off light. demand . manual . mineral. egomania .to move by hand. appatite . maritime . macromolecule . magnate . monolith . command . ill.to mislead. infectious disease thought to mal/e bad. malcontent .large scale evolution. lumen . unique stone. insanity. loquacious . illusion .to explain. especially in business or industry. relocate .done with the hands.blue-green in color.a powerful person. wrong originate from the "bad air" of the swamps.

the state of being a mother.to put or dip something into a liquid.study of nature and reality. microscope . large. maximize . megaphone . matriarch . to retain greatest medi middle mega great. mater.a person who moves to a new country to settle.an area with many nearby cities. after. merge. metric .malignant dark tumor of the skin. midway . migration . melancholy .person who moves from place to place.halfway between. metamorphosis .the area between the chest and the waist. minuscule .a device to see very small things.r Mesoamerica .Middle America. minute middle mid migr move milli onethousandth min/i small.measured. microbe . midterm . between meter.the greatest amount. megalopolis . memory: an ability knowledge or an individual's stock of retained knowledge. melodrama .huge building or other structure. mers meso dip.a device that projects a loud voice. metastasis . megastructure . millibar .the best or greatest possible. melanoma . maternity . less . beyond.a tiny wafer with an integrated circuit.a woman head of a household.one thousandth of a meter.something that is very small. audiometer. commemorate . mini . minutiae very small or trivial details.to make as great as possible. maximum . metr/y micro measure very small. meson .a dark. memorial memor/i remember related to remembering a person or event. chronometeran instrument that measures time.an instrument that measures hearing acuteness. mediocre only of medium (inferior) quality. millimeter . short.middle of a term in school. metaphysics .elementary particle with a mass between an electron and a proton.a state of dark emotions. million melan/o black middle meta change.water. as by a ceremony.pertaining to the Middle Ages.the transmission of disease to other parts of the body.a very small living thing. microchip . submerge to dip something completely into wate.a complete change of form. pathetic drama.one thousandth of a liter.relating to motherhood.one thousandth of a bar.in the middle.to honor the memory of. medieval . migrant . matr/i max mother maternal . milliliter . maximal . dive immerge or immerse .the process of moving. midriff . medium .extremely tiny. immigrant .

to say it didn't happen.chemical in the brain able to transform pain.a speech spoken by one person. narrator . negate .to tell a story. unable to die.the act of moving. myocardium .to send someone away.entry.an error in naming a person or thing. multicolored . more than one or two change multi mut my/o muscle narr tell nat born nav ship necr/o dead. neonatal . natural . naval .common protein in muscle tissue.to stop from moving. multitasking . motion .the death of tissue due to disease or injury.an organism that has undergone change.gotten at birth.bad.an error in printing.the middle muscle of the heart. mobility . promote to move someone forward. mobile .complete change of form. narrative . removable . single. immortal . natal . mortician .able to move freely.a revival of classic form. mov move morph/o form mort death many. not afterward. monologue .to go back on a promise. badly. let go misbehave . renege .without distinct shape or form. mis/o wrongly. .to move someone to action.an undertaker. mutant .the indirect ("new") mob move mon/o one. mutate .muscle fatigue or weakness. misprint .a list of persons who have recently died.able to be taken or carried away. emit to send something out.a weapon sent into the air.a person who tells a story.to undergo a change. missile . mortal .to sail a ship through a place.having one color. circumnavigate . misnomer . neocolonialism .not changing. mit send. navigate . recent economical and political control of a region by a more powerful foreign power.belief in one god. monotheism . motivate . monochromat . alone mot. negative . myosin .a story. especially the first few weeks. neoclassic . immutable . narrate .relating to birth.having many colors. necrosis .doing many things at once. admittance . endorphins . immobilize .to behave badly. innate .certain to die. necrophil . wrong.a newborn child. death neg no neo new. metamorphosis .living forever. dismiss . myasthenia .loving death.meaning "no".using a range of media. to hate miss.the quality of being able to move. multimedia . necrology .to sail around a place. amorphous .relating to a navy or warships.included since birth.

knowing all things. novelty .person in his or her 80s. orthodontist . announce . notarize .to speak or declare something clearly. neurotic .to be against something. op in the way. renovate . not.to make the best of.a person who is new at a job. obscure . not made-up. the most desirable. to designate.a figure with 8 sides and 8 angles.relating to one eye.to make something like new again. nephrotomy .surgical incision of a kidney. annotate . opposition the act of resistance or action against. nunc nov mark declare new numer number ob.the best something could be.to name a number of items on a list. optician .an error in naming a person or thing. neuralgia . osteo bone osteoarthritis . omniscient . denounce . nominate . numerology . octagon .with all the power.the study of magical uses of numbers.to introduce a new way. without nondescript .pain along a nerve. binoculars . octogenarian . misnomer . against oct/a/o eight ocu eye omni all eye.a dentist that straightens teeth.being something nom/in name in name only but not in reality.something new.a single.without sense. novice .relating to the eyes. omnivorous eating all foods. nonsense .the correct way of writing.nephr/o kidney nephritis . octopus . neurologist . . enumerate .inflammation of the kidneys.a person who fits eyeglasses. orthography .to proclaim harsh criticism.hard to understand. nominal . autopsy the examination of a dead body. object .to declare in public. numerous . orthopedic . notable .doctor specializing in the neur/o nerve nerves. excretory unit in the kidney. innovate .mental disorder that usually does not include an impaired perception of reality.to add remarks.inflammation caused by degeneration of the joints. non no. nephron . optimal . real.with no special characteristics. omnipotent . optimum .to certify a signature on a legal document.true.a doctor not noun. sight best op/t/s opt ortho straight concerned with the proper alignment of the bones.marked as worthy of attention. nonfiction . optic .an eye doctor.the best.to name for election or appointment. oculist . visual condition.lens device for seeing distances.sea animal with 8 arms.a large number. optimize . monocula . enunciate .

feet pel drive. overstock . panorama . paleontology .a cure for all diseases or problems. parachute . overexcited . everyone beside.one who walks.ability to understand another's feelings. enclosing periodontal .period of the Stone Age. pentathlon .an organism that lives on and off another living being.aiding digestion. assistant para pater. pandemic .combining two ideas that sharply contradict each other. pentagon .a lack of feeling or interest. repel . outdoor . antipathy . permeate . parallel alongside and always an equal distance apart. oxy sharp pale/o anient pan all. force through. para abnormal.a man who rules a group.corrode a surface.to force back. Paleolithic . pept. overconfident .study of ancient fossils.a portion of a writtenn document that presents a distinct idea. paragraph .therapy that uses among others manipulation of the skeleton to restore health. perennial .being of lively. panacea .lying . patriarch . peps per peri digestion dyspepsia . persist . apathy .a five-pointed pent/a five star formerly used as a symbolic figure in magic. exceeds over excessive Outgoing . pedal .the worship of all gods. paleography .a digestive enzyme.the study of ancient forms of writing. pentagram . pedestrian .osteopathy .the study of bones. beyond.protection from falling. any. paternal . patr/i path protection from father feeling.relating to fathers.to continue for a long time.to drive someone out of a place.to spread throughout. oxydize . pepsin . oxymoron .a feeling of great dislike. peripheral . compel . sharing nature.shape having 5 angles and 5 sides. out surpasses.more excited than one should be.more supplies than is desirable. outdoing .more confident than is appropriate.doing better than.an athletic contest that includes five events.pertaining to bone and tissue around a tooth. osteology . expel .fatherhood.abnormal digestion.a lever pushed by the foot. empathy . pantheism .to force someone to act. pedicure cosmetic treatment of feet and toes. emotion ped/i/e foot. permanent .lasting throughout all time. parasite .affecting all.lasting through many years. peptic .. paternity .outside.an all-around view. throughout around. parasol .an umbrella used to protect from the sun. goes beyond.

the outer boundary of an area. the body physical .feeding on wood. air.something that is the first made or formed. photon . epiphyte . more than one place.able to be formed. populist .one who loves humanity.people who work for the government to maintain order in a city..a plant that grows only in water. podium . portable . plastic .caused by light.to put off doing something. to grow hydrophyte . unpleasant sounds. put poly pon pop port people carry .relating to the body.relating to human speech sounds. microphone . phyllotaxis . neophyte . philanthropist .a small platform to stand on.the smallest possible unit of light. pneumonia .a large city. pneumatic . spirit foot dyspnea . forming cells protoplasm . philology .the phyll/o leaf arrangement of leaves on a stem.a group of green pigments found in leaves. to form. especially when warm.actions of a government or political party. phil/o phon/o /e/y phot/o love.loud. polyglot . chlorophyll .appealing to a lot of people. xylophagous .loving books. plas/t/m development. etc. phag/e to eat esophagus . similar to slate. postpone . politics . polygon . podiatrist .inflammation of the lungs. physician . plaster a mixture of lime.the love of wisdom.a device that records and amplifies sound.a doctor. tripod .a person fluent in many languages. photograph . friend sound light pneum/o breathing. phys nature.muscular tube that carries food to the stomach. export .a rock that forms sheets. perimeter . lung. police . polychrome . physique . cacophony .the love of words. also the living portion of a cell. sand and water that forms a smooth solid covering for walls. photogenic .cannibalism.able to be pod/e poli city many. popular .a doctor for the feet. phyllite . bibliophil .nature and shape of one's body.using the force of air.outside of the center. metropolis . phonetic . opponent . medicine.a person who places him/herself against an action.with many colors. population .a beginner.difficulty breathing. idea.to carry goods out of a place to another.a plant growing independently on the surface of another. anthropophagy or sarcophagy .a stand or frame with 3 legs. philosophy .a supporter of the rights of people. phyt/o/e plant.shape with 3 or more straight sides.image made on light-sensitive film.all of the people who live in a particular area. especially a person recently converted to a new belief.

pugn/a. quintuple .false psych/o mind. quintett . compulsion . mental someone who has supernatural mental abilities. purgatory .a passage before the for.a fourth of a gallon. prologue .a very strong urge. prediction . behind earlier.a part in front of a formal document.the study of the mind. pseudopregnancy . quart .the human spirit or soul.to get ready in advance. prototype . pseudoscience . first. in front of. dispute .relating to or producing fever. fifth essence. posthumous . purge . heat quad/r/ri four quart fourth quin/t five.a person who carries luggage.a fictitious name.a composition for 5 voices or instruments.a thermometer for measuring high temperature. prognosis .the art of making fireworks. psychic . put deposit . quartet .to place or drop something.a statement foretelling the future.remove anything undesirable. . pyrotechnics .pure pyr/o fire.having a quarrelsome or aggressive nature.a 4-footed animal. quadrennium .theories presumed without proof of a scientific nature. chief main part. in front of pre pro before. quarter .a false pregnancy. repugnant distasteful. pos place.open space with buildings on 4 sides. pung pul to fight pugnacious .to disagree with what another person thinks. pseudonym . offensive or revolting.piercing. based on the ancient philosophy that there was a fifth element that was present in all things. preamble .a first draft from which a document is prepared. prepare .an electronic thinking device.a person who foretells the future. psyche . quadruped . postscript . pyretic .to someone out. expose to place out into the open for all to see.fivefold.period of 4 years.contribution of one's thinking.carried.a prediction of what will happen. put think computer . postpone . before. prophet . porter . expurgate remove objectionable passages from a publication. proton . psychology .one fourth.a musical composition or group involving 4 voices or instruments.according to Roman urge purg clean Catholics a place where souls must clean themselves of sin. position .on of the very basic parts of an atom.relating to the human mind or prot/o pseud/o wrong.to delay something. quadrant . forward primitive. protocol . post after. pyrometer . pungent .the place where someone is.the first of a kind. input . quintessence . expulsion .an addition to an already completed document. impulsive having a spontaneous urge to do something.after someone's death.

heavy blood rrh/ea /oea/ag flow. diarrhea .to wind something backward. rubella measles. regent . especially the nose and throat. radiologist .someone diagnosing or treating via radiation.relating to something in the past. burst san health scend climb. arteriosclerosis . looking at things from a drastic point of view. back rhin/o nose rhod/o red produces a red solution. crescendo . bankrupt . rupture .sense of knowing right from wrong. radix radio root eradicate .to make fun or mock.abnormally excessive bowl movement. ridiculous silly.knowing everything. rhodium .relating to cleanliness and health. rebound -to spring back again. sanitary . omniscient . retroactive .viruses that are causing the common cold. retrogress . rule retro backward.an edible root of the mustard family.knowing what is happening. multiple sclerosis . ramification .inflammation of a mucous membrane.an element which radiation. hemorrhage . ramify .a government that rules. rhodopsin . recognize: to identify someone or something seen before.the resulting consequence of a decision. back.disease rupt break. radioactive .the remembering of past events.a climbing up of the volume of music. radical .a break in something.a branchlike part. to disturb. rhinoceros .to go back to an earlier condition.a person who rules on behalf of a king or queen. catarrh . regulate . ray ram/i branch re again.deep red color and a precious stone of the same color. sanitation . ridicule . backward reg guide.a flower with red/pink flowers.a purple pigment in the retina that is needed for vision. conscious . ascend .unable to pay because you're "broke".mentally healthy. rhinoplasty surgery of the nose. rid laugh deride . bilirubin .to make fun of someone. discharge flow. rub red ruby .to apply a rule.to climb upward. causing laughter.pull out at the roots. interrupt . rewind . descend . reaction: a response.radic. ramus . radish . regime .fundamental. rhinovirus .reddish pigment in bile. rhododendron .maintenance of public health and cleanliness. go sci scler/o know hard .hardening of the arterial walls. conscience .to spread or branch out.to go or climb down. retrospect .emitting radiation. sane .a species of animals with a big horn on the snout.to break into a conversation or event.

telescope .a speech sound. partial sex six sol alone sol sun somn/I sleep son sound soph spec/t. selfish concerned only with your own interests.a looking back at past things.the place or point where two things cross each other. sonorous . September .the ability to discipline yourself.as one voice. somnolent . bisect .wise about the ways of the world.a group of seven musicians. observe microscope . by yourself. examine. supersonic .cautious. circumspect .to save or keep something safe. looking all around. solitary . sextet or sextette . solarium . parasol . semiannual . reservation . scribe . dismal. preserve . self-discipline . scop/e/y scrib.person in his/her sixties. solo . describe .sixfold. septuagenarian .this used to be the seventh month in the Roman calendar. unison .feeling sleepy.which causes the tissue of the brain and spinal cord to harden. serv save.a person in his/her seventies.to formally break away from. written apart sect cut self of.producing loud. semiconscious partly conscious.to represent with words or pictures. spectator .a place kept for a person.a person who sees an event.to save something. keep conserve . sextuple . solar . sclerometer instrument for measuring hardness. secede . sexagenarian . sophisticated . philosopher . rich sounds.to keep away from. see.inability to fall asleep.to cut into two equal parts. somniloquy . or by itself semi half.a composition or group of six. semicircle . consonant .lonely. spic wise see.respect for yourself. sept/i seven septet . full.umbrella protecting from the sun.half a circle.every half of a year. self-respect .a wise person. semiannual . periscope .to write letters or words on a surface.a seeing instrument on a submarine.a person who writes out documents. script se write. insomnia .every half year.a room where one is exposed to sun light. seclude . sophism .a performance done by one person alone.a device used to see tiny things. look . desolate .faster than sound. retrospective .involving the sun. intersection . serum a liquid isolated out of another. gloomy.to cut apart piece by piece.talking in your sleep.a device used to see over a distance. for. dissect .done alone.a clever but misleading argument. inscribe .

to stimulate or animate. contact . stable . better in quality. bridging the distance via virtual devices. summation .underlying framework of a system. skill tel/e/o far. interstellar .relating to the sense of touch.the whole round surface of the earth. inspire .relating to time. Super bowl . submerge .to put underwater. technology .above average. earth .to destroy or get rid of completely. symmetry -similarity in size. ataxia .between the stars. stellar .the combined total of everything.working remotely.something built. form or arrangement. limit terr/a/i land.rule of technology. extraterrestrial .a device to talk to a distant person. sub under.the systematic arrangement of words. constellation .able to be touched. stationary . submarine . determine .existing at the same time.a state in which two things touch.with nothing missing. exterminate . tangible .to give of vapor with waste product through the skin or a membrane. terminate to end.at a standstill. technologically . highest amount. fixed.characterized by technology.inferior to accepted standards. superior .a device to view distant objects.a device to receive pictures from afar.sphere ball biosphere . infrastructure . supersonic . telephone . summit the highest point or top. contemporary . with. hemisphere .to find something out at the end of an investigation.the science of classification. television . taxonomy .to cause to occur at the same time. tang touch tax/o arrangement techno technique. not moving. telecommuting .the act of destroying something that was spir breathe sta stand stell star struct build built. spirit . structure . lower than. tactile . territory an area of land.ground or land. complete temp/or time term/ina end.the practical application of knowledge. temporal .invisible life force. syntax .standing still.an underwater boat. telescope .the final annual football game. synchronize . sum .relating to stars. substandard inferior to highest higher in quality or quantity together. temporary . stagnant . technocracy . construct .a group of stars that forms a pattern. same .faster than the speed of sound.lasting for a limited time.the total. destruction .the combined effect.existing outside the earth.to build. terrain . transpire .half the earth spherically shaped like a ball. sum super sy/m /n/l/s tact. distant.loss of the ability to coordinate muscle action. synergy .standing steady and firm. intact .

decided by only one person or nation. tox poison detoxification . polytheism .a word relating to a verb.the truth. third ultra beyond. evacuate . intervene . toxic . vacation .the study of city life.a short saying that expresses a well-known truth.to go around or bypass restrictions.more modern than anything else.having 4 legs. drag across.a monosaccharide with four carbon atoms.opposite of.a motor vehicle that pulls things. ultramodern . triathlon .tetra four tetrapod . transport . transcontinental .lacking friendliness.beyond.relating to heat. veracious .extremely high. through three. distract . ultrasonic .to move from one place to another.empty. thermostat .worshiping more than one god. verbalize .a time without work. suburb . unilateral .a gathering or assembly of people with a common interest.reply in a manner that is supposed to change the effect of something previously said. retort .residential area on the edge of a city. transfer .belief in one god.to pull objects nearer.to empty a dangerous place. god.the only one of its kind.a twisted shape or position. toxicology . unfriendly .the process of removing poisons. urban . theology .relating to a city.government by 4 rulers. unique .a figure with 3 sides and 3 angles. unabridged .to alter the shape or the/o god therm/o heat tort twist condition of. triangle . convention . tricycle . more than not. thermal . distort . tract pull.influenced by drugs.to make sure that something is true.poisonous. honest. not occupied. monotheism .truthful. extreme. etc.to come between.the study of religion.to put into words.as one voice. veracity . adverb . tractor .an athletic contest with 3 events. proverb . attract .not shortened.a vehicle with one wheel. unicycle .to carry something across a space.a device that controls heat.sound waves beyond human hearing. single un uni urb city vac empty ven/t come ver/I truth verb word . unfair .a 3-wheeI vehicle with pedals. once in trans tri every three. circumvent .opposite of fair. urbanology . contortion . ultrahigh . unison . vacant .across the continent. lacking one.to drag attention away from something. intoxicated . thermos . verify .an insulated jar that keeps heat in.the study of poisons. tetrose . tetrarchy .

advocate .to produce with your voice. xenophobic .a conversation in which positions are turned against each other.the conquest of an enemy. vic vis.to eat quickly. call could be interpreted two different ways.meat-eating. vid viv/i vit see live. controversy .study of animals.the person next in rank to the president evident clearly seen convince . zoology . envision . revival . version turn a variation of an original. vision . vocalize . equivocate .org/roots. evident . vol/i/u vor. zooid .a plant that grows in dry climate.the creation of offspring that is completely different from either parent. introvert . vital . zygomorphic . voracious .espindle. will benevolent .vers. carnivorous .showing good will and kindness.to use misleading language that vice vid vince.not able to be conquered. xenophile .requiring small amounts of moisture. zooplankton minute floating aquatic animals. xerophyte .a dry photocopying process. acting in place of. vert reverse . life voc/i voice. Source (Table): http://www.to win someone over.the ability to see.to speak in favor of. victory .the act of bringing back to life.the act of making a choice or decision.afraid of foreigners.to picture in the mind.a cell formed by the union of two gametes and the organism eat foreign xer/o/I dry zo/o animal life zyg/o pair developing from that. next in rank see conquer vice-president . zygote .resembling an animal. vivacious high-spirited and full of life. xenogenesis . voluntary .desiring or eating food in great quantities.resulting from your own free will.pertaining to organisms that can be divided into symmetrical halves along one axis only. invincible .html .to turn around.pertaining to live. vour xen/o wish.attracted to foreigners. xerography . xeric . devour .being turned towards the inside.clearly visible. volition .

anim ann. project one hundred to take. Prefixes. cis circ. shut. ceipt cert cess. to kill around citizen close. and Suffixes This list might make a good scope/sequence for your studies as it tells the origins and the list is arranged in easy to read categories. grasp sure. be breif. capt. block ORIGIN Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin . rule army. acr. cipit caus cede cele cell cent cept. bibl bio capit. to trust to move. joint to hear war book life head cause. circum civ claud MEANING to act needle high life. ceive. cip. yield honor to rise. ac alt anima. arbiter art arthr.List 2: Roots. lawsuit to go. hold. archi arm arbitr. weapon to judge. withdraw to cut off. case. cap. enn anthrop aqua arch. ced cid. skill segment. art aud bell biblio. consider craft. mind year man water govern. BASE act acu.

fic. cord. trust separate. crat cred crit. duc dur to lean. bear. lie. cour. dict duct. form chance.clin cog column comput cont cor. strong cool smoke. govern believe. assert to lead. bend to know a column to compute to join. faith to end to flow shape. to do family to strike to carry. corr custom dem dent. card corp cosm crac. to speak. discern. hold out Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin BASE ego ethn equ fac. odon derm dic. cris culp curs. draw to harden. luck. curr. unite heart body world. blame to run one's own people tooth skin to say. fair to make. fect. universe rule. judge fault. scent Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin ORIGIN . fact famil fen fer fid fin flu form fort frig fum MEANING I nation equal. order. bring trust.

gred. right young work lateral. joy heavy naked to have. rank pleasure. langu lith loc locu. liver lingu. lab lat laud leg. host enemy. jus. jud juven labor. lum man mar marriage race. side. draw. stranger water the art of health sleep to begin. to chose. thankful. dwell man. loqu log luc. gram grat grav. gress graph. goodwill. study light hand sea Greek Latin Greek Greek Latin write. speech. wide praise law. speak idea. describe. record Greek Latin Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin . kno grad. kind earth to know step. reason. perceive. raise. human guest. family. lift free tounge stone place word. degree. griev. enter upon law. lig lev liber. grief gymn hab hom hosp host hydro hygiene hypno init jur. hold. understand to make light. word.gam gen geo gno.

to heal Latin Latin BASE memor men. pond. part foot to weigh. set portion. pars ped. min. onom opt ord. onym. medi medic middle physician. spoken about love sound. pes pend. advise. warn Latin . pens phe. mon ment meter. pay. fe phil phon photo pler MEANING mindful mind measure to move.med. imitate to send fool. ordin ortho par. manner. voice light to fill ORIGIN Latin Latin Greek Latin Greek Latin Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Greek Greek Latin to think. exchange unavoidable nerve night. custom form death to move little mouse change. travel copy. pair part. nerv noc. nomin null. nihil. remind. mot mus mut necess neur. get ready. nox nomen. mob. harm name nothing. nil nym. prepare. fa. metr migr mim mit. consider speak. void name eye order straight arrange. mis mor morph mort mov.

right. likeness. burst sacred to please to know to see Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Base scrib. reign respond rupt sacr. script sed. soli solus somn son soph spec. sess sent. spect.plic plur. spons tac. sacer sat sci scope to fold more breath citizen. promise silent art. secut simil. city. lonely to comfort. rule. skill Origin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Greek . state to carry to place. behold to pledge. rect. soul. sequence together. simul. pretense alone. spirit fire government. spic spond. test mind. straight to answer break. rig. polit port pos pot prim. sembl sol. to console sleep sound wise to look at. sid. tic techn Meaning to write to sit. sens sequ. put powerfull first seperate to prove. secr. plus pneu polis. prin priv prob psych pyr reg. to settle to feel to follow.

thet theatr theo topo tract trib vac ven ver vers. ac.temp ten. as. tens term test the. toward. stretch toward boundary. tip. give empty to come truth to turn to adorn to track way. worth to see. af ambi amphi ant. arshae Meaning away top. ar. tain. at. anti ante apo. an. call Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Base ab acro ad. to look life voice. of oth sides. tent tend. ag. draw to allot. aph archa. road manliness. ancient Origin Latin Greek Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Greek Greek . am. ap. vid viv. off old. them. vit voc. both both. around against before away from. vert vest vestig via vir vis. vok time to hold to give heed. ap. limit to witness. put to see. affirm to place. view god place to pull. end to. at around.

im. idea in. in addition good. out of. two difficult. from. across apart. bon bi co. away. ir. unlike sacred whole same above. well two together. ex. well beyond before half various. contro de deca. forth outside of in give [intensifier] within upon. epi eu extra fore hemi hetero hier holo homo hyper hypo. con. without in. to deprive double. large Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Greek Latin Latin Greek Latin Greek Latin Greek Greek Greek Latin Anglo-Saxon Greek Greek Greek Greek Greek Greek Greek Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Greek . il in. at. toward between within equal thousand long. away. deka di. dec. hyp ideo. dis dia dis. dif du dys e. beyond. bad out. ento ep. into. twice through. with against from. less than idea not. beyond under. not. ec ecto en endo.auto ben. im inter intro iso kilo macro self good. on. upon. com contra. off ten two.

sym. away half above. with. wrong one many. thoroughle together. travel thousand less. sed semi sover sub super. oc. with Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Greek Latin Greek Latin Latin Greek Greek Latin Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek Latin Latin Greek Greek Greek . over under. toward all long ago. up from below above. forth first many after false. ill great among. down. ancient all. meth micro migr mill mis mono multi neo non. beyond small to move. below. behind apart. counterfeit four again. maj mal mega met.magn. of. after. anew. meta. back back. mag. forward. ob. every beside. ne o. panto para penta per peri pre pro pronto poly post pseudo quad. beyond five through around. quatr re retro se. op omni paleo pan. backward. meg. aside. syl great bad. supra syn. about before before. much new not against.

tele trans tri un uni far off over. like state. state person or thing that place for condition of. product. suitable for Origin Latin Latin . the result of act. ation ism ist ive ment or ory ty y Meaning belongs to state of being thing or one who relating to. quality of a means. having the nature nature of-feminine ending being. quality of creats abstract noun Origin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin & Greek Latin Latin Latin & Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek & Anglo-Saxon Adjective forming suffixes Suffix able al Meaning capable of being like. fact. belonging to. tion. quality to form like. act. across three not one Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Noun forming suffixes Suffix age ance ant ar ary ence ent ic ine ion. condition one who of. like relating to.

ance ant ar ary ate ent ial ible ic ine ive ory ous y state of being thing or one who relating to. do to become like Origin Latin Latin Latin Adverb forming suffixes Suffix ic ly Meaning like. ize Meaning to become associated with make. quality of place for characterized by. having the nature of like.us/KSD/MA/resources/greek_and_latin_roots/transition. having quality of quality.kent. belonging to.wa. somewhat like Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin Latin & Greek Latin Latin Latin Latin Greek & Anglo-Saxon Verb forming suffixes Suffix ate fy ise. like relating to.k12. like to become associated with to form function of capable of being like.h tml . to extent of Origin Latin & Greek Latin Compiled by the Kent School District: http://www. having the nature of nature of-feminine ending of.

beyond.3: List 3: Prefix List I included this one for its examples (to use in our learning sessions) Prefix a. outside. beneath Examples atypical.org/english/sp/greek_prefixes. not. symphony. dialogue. without up. hypo in. anarchy. among. microbe neon. apathy anachronism. microscope. variation paradox. im. sys tele thermo topo zoo Meaning lacking. progress first proton. orthodox beside. within. imprint. em epi eu hetero homo hyper hyp. eulogy heterogeneous. protozoa. beyond metaphor. par pro proto syn. back. hyperbole. homograph hyperactive. in(to). distant heat place living synthesize. neologism. opposing illegal long. antisocial. produce. il. anagram. euphemism. syl. heterodox homogeneous. synchronize telegraph.an ana anti arch. archetype. prominent macrocosm. metabolism. apart. thermonuclear topography zoology http://www. neophyte. Neonew. between in. hypotenuse.donnayoung. latest of a period Hebraic straight. paraphrase. telepathy. outer good. parenthesis before. diameter enliven. macrobiotic change of. not. hypocrite inspire. macro meta. anonymous. epitaph. opposing chief. large. provision. antiseptic architect. sym. met micro neo orth para. empathy epidermis. well other same excessive. inefficient. archi dia en. telescope thermometer. archbishop diagnose.htm . analogy antithesis. over. forward program. infamy. through. epilogue euphony. neocene. hypercritical hypodermic. homonym. prototype together far. ir macr. irradiate. again against. orthopedics. over under. right orthodonture. metaphysics small microfilm. first across. within on. over.

morphology empathy. geomagnetism. autopilot geography. endemic. neoconservatism. hypercritical. biophysics. Greek root Basic meaning Example words -anthrop-chron-dem-morph-path-pedo-. antautobio-. I chose this for its examples. chronic. antipollution. pandemic. suffering child. geophysics. phil-phonhuman time people form feeling. children having a strong affinity or love for sound misanthrope. antacid autobiography. phonetics Greek List 5: Greek Prefixes The following table gives a list of Greek prefixes and their basic meanings. synchronize. biopsy . amoral. philharmonic. monosyllable. apathetic. biotechnology. ped-philo-. panchromatic. anaerobic anticrime. cacophony. monoxide neonatal. chronicle. recent all heat Example words achromatic. neofascism. single. demography. anthropomorphic anachronism. metamorphic. geopolitics hyperactive. demagogue. same Earth. geography excessive. Greek prefix Basic meaning a-. bigeohypermicromononeopanthermo-.4: List 4: Greek Roots Again. neophyte. (Source: Infoplease) The following table lists some common Greek roots. pedagogue philanthropy. thermostat life. microscope monochrome. hypersensitive microcosm. chronometer democracy. thermometer. pantheism thermal. ananti-. thermwithout opposite. alone new. atypical. philosophy polyphonic. automatic. opposing self. pandemic amorphous. psychopathic pediatrician. neodymium panorama. living organism biology. philanthropy. apathy. excessively small one. micronucleus. sympathy.

an instrument for writing. computerize cardiogram. state.Suffixes List 6: Greek Suffixes List Words and word roots may also combine with suffixes. study measuring device. Francophone -phobe. an phobia intense fear of a specified thing -phone sound. hospitalize. form” -logue. agoraphobia. spheroid. Francophile loving agoraphobe. . Here are examples of some important English suffixes that come from Greek: Greek suffix -ism -ist Basic meaning Example words forms nouns and means “the act. resembling” or “shape. xenophobia homophone. geophone. perimeter humanoid. drawing. modernize. telephone. metry -oid -phile monologue. trapezoid one that loves or has a strong affinity for. or recording speech. science. optimism. measure forms adjectives and nouns and means “like.one that fears a specified thing. legalize. capitalism theory of” forms agent nouns from verbs ending in conformist. expression. xenophobe. copyist. phonograph. telegram monograph. cyclist -ize or nouns ending in -ism and is used like –er forms verbs from nouns and adjectives formalize. dialogue. industrialize. theory. geometry. log -logy -meter. parameter. audiophile. or criticism. jeopardize. dermatology spectrometer. emphasize. seismograph -ize -gram -graph something written or drawn. device that receives or emits sound. kilometer. discourse. to speak discourse. travelogue phraseology. a record something written or drawn. speaker of a language . biology.

ama astr aud auto belli bio brev cap centri chrono cide cor/cardi cred deca derm dorm duct fac/fic fid(e) fin flex fort fract/frag gam gen geo gress/grad graph/gram greg hema/hemo hydra/hydro ject loqu .List 7: Latin and Greek word roots You could use this as a scope/sequence for your studies.

0magna mania mar mega meter micro migra mit/mis multi nov omni onym ortho pan ped/pod pel/puls phil(o) phobia port proto psych(o) rupt scope scrib/script spir struct tele temp(o) terra therm tox tract uni vent vera/veri vict/vinc voc vor zo(o) .

write the root/prefix or suffix .Sample Study Card Source: Vocabulary Vine On the front side.

and then write the words in the circles.Games/Activities Word Webs Ask students to brainstorm three words that they know that contain the root." http://www.fen." then they can figure out that unready means "not prepared" or "not ready.htm Nonsense Words Students will create “nonsense words” using a combination of the roots learned and be able to define these words: e. (Students might think of magnify.teachervision.\ Example: Write the common prefix un. and write them in the circles. Ask students to brainstorm three words they know that begin with un-. magnanimous. they can most likely figure out the definition of a word they don't know that contains the root -magn-. if students know that un.and the base word means.com/lesson-plan/teaching-methods/48608.means "large" or "grand. and magnificent. . Help students "break apart" the words they gave you. they can figure out the definition of the word. “thermoscope”=a device that lets you see the heat given off by an object.means "not" and ready means "prepared. leading them to recognize that unmeans "not. For example." Therefore.g. and guide them to realize they can figure out the -magn. ‘biocredography”= a believable book about someone’s life." Point out that by knowing what un.) Ask them what the definitions of the three words are that they gave you.in the center of the word web.

it is important to quiz and quiz again. Discuss roots.com Tips 1. Don’t use words where it’s hard to tell how the word relates to the root’s meaning. In examples. insha Allah. prefixes.Concentration Crossword Crossword Puzzles Word Searches Hangman Jeopardy Quizzes “students must encounter a word up to 70 times before that word is mastered. This will help student to remember the roots. prefixes. 2. .vocabulary-lesson-plans. Have student guess what unknown words mean by examining the roots.” Source: www. and suffixes (pull apart the word). Don’t use obscure words for examples. use roots which clearly relate to each root’s meaning. 3. and suffixes that you have learned when you come across them in reading. etc better. Use words that would be familiar to student or in popular usage.

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