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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010

compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)


revised and updated April 2010

The words in the list have the American English spelling. Below are the principal differences in
spelling between British and American English.

In BrE, words that end in -l (which comes before a vowel) double the -l when a suffix is added,
whereas in AmE the letter -l is not doubled, e.g. modeling / modeling, travelled / traveled. The letter
must be doubled if the stress falls on the second syllable, e.g. rebel / rebelled (both in BrE and AmE)

Some words end in -tre in BrE and -ter in AmE, e.g. centre / center

Some words end in -ogue in BrE and -og in AmE, e.g. analogue / analog, catalogue / catalog

Some words end in -our in British English and -or in AmE, e.g. colour / color, labour / labor

Some verbs end in -ize or -ise in BrE but only in -ize in American English, e.g. realize / realize,
harmonise / harmonize

Some words end in -que in BrE and -ck or -k in AmE, e.g. cheque / check, chequer / checker

Some words end in -ence in BrE and -ense in AmE, e.g. defence / defense, licence / license

Below are some basic rules of word building.

We can make VERBS by adding these suffixes to nouns or adjectives:


-ate, -en, -ise/-ize

We can make NOUNS by adding these suffixes to verbs or adjectives:


-ence, -ion, -ity, -ism, -ility, -ness, -ment

We can make ADJECTIVES by adding these suffixes to verbs or nouns:


-able, -ive, -al, -ic, -ed, -ing, -ible

We can make ADVERBS by adding -ly or -ally to adjectives.

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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010
compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

ABANDON unaccounted (for)


abandonment ADVANTAGE
ACCURATE disadvantage
ABLE inaccurate advantageous
ability accuracy disadvantageous
enable inaccuracy
disable ADVISE
disabled ACHIEVE advice
disability achievable adviser (= advisor)
achiever advisable
ABSENT achievement inadvisable
absence overachiever advisedly
absentee advisory
ACQUAINT advisement
ABSORB acquaintance
absorbent acquainted AFFECT
absorbency unacquainted affection
absorbent affectionate
absorbing ACTIVE affectionately
absorption inactive
actively AFFORD
ABSTAIN activate affordable
abstinent activity unaffordable
abstinence activist
abstention activism AFTER
abstainer activator afterbirth
activation aftercare
ABSURD afterglow
absurdly ADAPT afterlife
absurdity adaptation aftermath
adapter (= adaptor) afternoon
ABUSE adaptable aftershave
abuser adaptability aftershock
abusive aftertaste
abusing ADD afterthought
abused addition afterwards
additional
ACADEMY additionally AGE
academic additive ag(e)ing
academically addable age-old
academia add-on ageless
aged
ACCEPT ADDICT ageism
acceptable addiction
acceptably addicted AGONY
unacceptable addictive agonize
unacceptably agonizing
acceptability ADEQUATE agonizingly
acceptance inadequate
adequacy AGREE
ACCESS inadequacy agreement
accessible agreeable
inaccessible ADMIRE agreeably
accessibility admiration disagree
accession admiring disagreement
admiringly
ACCORD admirer ALARM
according admirable alarming
accordingly admirably alarmingly
accordance alarmist
ADMIT
ACCOUNT admission ALLEGE
accountable admittance allegation
accountability admissible alleged
accountancy inadmissible allegedly
accounting admittedly
accountant readmit AMAZE
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revised and updated April 2010

amazement APPREHEND
amazing apprehensive AUTHOR
amazingly apprehension authorize
unauthorized
AMUSE APPROACH authority
amusement approachable authorization
amusing unapproachable authoritative

ANALYZE APPROVE AVAILABLE


analyst approval availability
analysis disapproval unavailable
analytical approving unavailability
analytically disapproving
disapprovingly AVOID
ANECDOTE avoidance
anecdotal ARGUE avoidable
anecdotally arguable unavoidable
arguably unavoidably
ANIMATE argument
animation argumentation
inanimate argumentative

ANNOY ARSON
annoyance arsonist
annoyed
annoying ART
annoyingly artist
artistic
ANSWER artistically
answerable artistry
unanswerable artful
answering (machine) artfully
artiste
ANTIQUE artless
antiquity artlessly
antiquated artwork

ANXIOUS ASSESS
anxiously assessment
anxiety assessor

ANY ASSIST
anybody assistant
anyone assistance
anyway
anywhere ATTACH
anything attachment
anyhow (= anyway) attached
anyplace (= anywhere)
ATTEND
APOLOGIZE attendance
apology attendant
apologetic inattention
apologetically attentive
inattentive
APPLY
application ATTRACT
applicant attraction
applicable attractiveness
applied attractively
unattractive
APPRECIATE unattractively
appreciation
appreciable AUTHENTIC
appreciably authenticity
appreciative authentically
appreciatively authenticate
inauthentic
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boyish
BALL boyishly
football boyhood
footballer
ballpoint BRIBE
ballpark (figure) bribery
ballroom bribable
trackball briber
unbribable
BEAT
beatable BREAK
unbeatable breakage
beating breakable
beater unbreakable
outbreak
BEAUTY breakneck
beautiful breakaway
beautifully breakdown
beautify breakthrough
beautician breakwater

BEHAVE BRIGHT
misbehave brightness
behavior brighten
misbehavior brightly
behavioral
BROAD
BELIEF broaden
disbelief breadth
believe broadminded
disbelieve broadside
believer broadcast
non-believer broadcaster
believable
unbelievable BROTHER
unbelievably brotherhood
brotherly
BENEFIT brother-in-law
beneficial brethren
beneficiary
BRUTAL
BIRTH brutally
birthrate brutality
birthday brutalize
brutalization
BLOCK brute
blockage brutish
blocked
unblock BURGLE
burglar
BLOOD burglary
bleeding burglarize
bloodless
bloody
bleed

BORE
bored
boring
boredom

BOUND
bounds
boundary
boundless
boundlessly

BOY
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compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

CALCULATE enclosure
miscalculate CITE
calculation citation COAST
miscalculation recite coastal
calculator recital
incalculable recitation COHERE
recitative coherent
CAPITAL above-cited coherence
capitalize incoherent
capitalist CIVIL incoherence
capitalization uncivil cohesive
civility cohesion
CARE civilian
careless civilize COLLECT
carelessly civilized collection
careful uncivilized collector
carefully civilization collectible
carefree collective
caretaker CLAIM collectivism
careworn claimant
caring acclaimed COLOR
caringly disclaim colorful
disclaimer colorfully
CATEGORY declaim coloring
categorize declamation colorless
categorization reclaim discolored
discoloration
CAUTION CLASS
cautious classify COME
cautiously classified upcoming
precaution classifiable income
classification outcome
CELEBRATE declassify newcomer
celebration declassification comeuppance
celebratory outclass
celebrated COMFORT
celebrant CLASSIC discomfort
celebrity classical comfortable
classically uncomfortable
CEREMONY classicist comforting
ceremonial neoclassicism comfortably
ceremonially
ceremonious CLEAN COMPARE
ceremoniously unclean comparison
unceremonious cleanness comparable
unceremoniously cleanly comparably
cleanliness comparative
CHARACTER cleaner's comparability
characterless cleanse incomparable
characterize cleanser incomparably
characterization clean-cut
characteristic COMPETE
characteristically CLEAR competition
unclear competitor
CHARGE clearly competitive
charged clearance uncompetitive
recharge clarity
rechargeable clarify COMPETENCE
chargeable clarification competent
clear-cut competently
CHILD incompetence
childhood CLOSE incompetent
childish closely incompetently
childishly closeness
childishness closure COMPLAIN
childless disclose complaint
childlessness disclosure complainer
childlike enclose
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revised and updated April 2010

COMPLETE contemptuousness cover-up


completely coverage
incompletely CONTINUE covering
incomplete continuity undercover
completeness continuous
incompleteness continual COWARD
completion continuant cowardly
continuer cowardice
COMPOSE discontinue
composer CREATE
composition CONTRIBUTE creation
composure contribution creator
composite contributor creature
decompose creativity
decomposition CONVERT creative
convert creatively
COMPREHEND conversion uncreative
comprehensive convertible uncreatively
comprehension recreate
comprehensibility CONVINCE recreation
incomprehensible conviction creationist
convincing creationism
CONCERN convinced
unconcerned convincingly CREDIT
unconvincing credible
CONCLUDE unconvincingly incredible
conclusion credibility
conclusive CORRECT creditor
conclusively incorrect incredibly
inconclusive correctly creditable
inconclusively incorrectly discredit
correction discreditable
CONFUSE correctional
confusion hypercorrect CRIME
confusing criminologist
CORRESPOND criminology
CONNECT correspondent criminal
disconnect correspondence criminally
connection corresponding criminalize
connector
connective (tissue) COST CRITICISE
costly critic
CONSCIOUS costless critical
consciously critically
unconsciously COURAGE criticism
consciousness courageous
unconsciousness courageously CURE
subconscious discourage curative
subconsciously discouraging curer
discouragement curable
CONSIDER encourage incurable
consideration encouraging curability
considerable encouragement
considerably encouragingly
considerate
inconsiderate COURT
COURTEOUS
CONSISTENT COURTEOUSLY
consistency COURTESANS
inconsistency COURTESY
inconsistent COURTIER
COURTSHIP
CONTEMPT DISCOURTEOUS
contemptible DISCOURTESY
contemptibly
contemptibility COVER
contemptuous uncover
contemptuously uncovered
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revised and updated April 2010

DAY dependence / -ance disastrously


daily independence
midday dependent (adj) DISPUTE
daytime independent indisputable
daybreak independently
daydream dependability DISTINCT
dependant (n) distinctly
DEAD distinction
death DESERVE distinctive
deadly deserving distinctiveness
deaden deservedly
deathly DISTINGUISH
DESIRE distinguishable
DEBT desirable indistinguishable
indebted undesirable distinguishing
debtor
DESPAIR DISTURB
DECIDE desperation disturbance
decidedly desperate disturbing
decision desperately disturbed
indecision undisturbed
decisively DETECT
indecisively detection DIVIDE
undecided detective division
detector divisible
DEFEND detectable dividable
defender
defense / -ence DEVELOP DOMESTIC
defenseless development domesticity
defender developmental domesticate
defensive developmentally
defensively developer DOMINATE
indefensible developing dominance
defendant underdeveloped dominant
dominatrix
DEFICIENT DEVIL dominion
deficiently devilish
deficiency bedeviled DOUBT
deviled doubt
DEFINE devilment doubtless
definition devilry doubtlessly
defined daredevil doubtful
undefined undoubtedly
definable DIFFER
definability difference DRAMA
definite indifference dramatize
definitive different dramatization
definitively differently dramatist
indefinite differential dramatic
differentiation dramatically
DELIVER indifferent
delivery differentiate DREAM
deliverer dreamer
deliverable DIRECT dreamy
undeliverable direction dreamily
deliverance directive dreamless
undelivered directly dreamlike
directness daydream
DENY director daydreamer
denial directorship dreamboat
deniable directory
undeniable indirect
undeniably indirectly
indirectness
DEPART redirect
departure
DISASTER
DEPEND disastrous
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revised and updated April 2010

EARTH enviously
earthling EXPERT
earthquake ENTER expertise
earthbound entrance expertly
earthly
earthy EQUAL EXPLODE
equality explosive
ECONOMY inequality explosion
economist equalizer
economize unequal EXTEND
economics unequally extent
economical extension
economically EVOKE extensive
uneconomical evocative extensively
uneconomically evocation extendable
evocable
EFFECT EXTREME
effective EXACT extremely
effectively inexact extremist
effectiveness exactly extremism
ineffective exacting extremity
ineffectively exactness extremeness
ineffectiveness
EXAMPLE
EDUCATE exemplify
educator exemplification
educated (guess) exemplary
uneducated
educational EXCEPT
educationally exception
exceptional
ELECTRIC exceptionally
electrical
electrician EXCITE
electricity excitement
electrify
electrification EXCLUDE
exclusive
EMPLOY exclusively
employer
employee EXHAUST
employment inexhaustible
unemployment
employed EXIST
unemployed existing
employable existence
existent
ENDURE coexist
endurance coexistence
enduring non-existence
enduringly non-existent
durable existential
durability existentialism
existentialist
ENGAGE
engagement EXPAND
engaging expansive
engaged expansion
disengage expandable
expansionism
ENVIRONMENT expansionist
environmental
environmentally EXPECT
environmentalist expectation
environmentalism expectancy
expectant
ENVY unexpected
envious unexpectedly
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compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

FACE fitness defrost


facial fitting frostily
deface fittingly frostiness
facelift
face-off FLAME FRUIT
faceless flammable fruitful
facecloth nonflammable fruitless
inflammable fruitfully
FACT fruitarian
factual FORCE
forceful
FAIL forcefully
failure reinforce
failed reinforcement
unfailing
unfailingly FORESEE
foreseeable
FAMILIAR unforeseeable
familiarity
familiarize FOREST
familiarly afforest
unfamiliar afforestation
unfamiliarity deforest
familiarization deforestation

FANTASY FORM
fantasize deform
fantastic deformity
fantastically
FORMAL
FASHION formally
fashionable informal
unfashionable informally
unfashionably formality
informality
FAT formalize
fatty
fatten FOUND
fattening foundation
fatness founder
unfounded
FATAL
fatally FRAME
fatality frameless
fatalism framework
fatalistic framed

FAVOR FREE
favorable freedom
favorably freeway
unfavorable freely
unfavorably freefall

FEAR FRESH
fearful freshly
fearless refresh
fearsome refreshments

FEVER FRIEND
feverish friendship
feverishly friendly
unfriendly
FINAL friendliness
finally unfriendliness
finalize befriend

FIT FROST
unfit frosty
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GIVE
misgiving
giveaway

GRACE
graceful
gracefully
graceless
disgrace
disgraceful
disgracefully

GRAMMAR
grammarian
grammatical
grammatically
ungrammatical
ungrammatically

GREEN
greenery
greenness
greenish

GROW
growth
outgrow

GUIDE
guidance
guideline
misguide

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HAND HESITATE
offhand hesitation
offhandedly hesitant
offhandedness
underhand HOLD
handily holder
behold
HAPPY beholder
unhappy stronghold
happiness withhold
happily
unhappily HOME
hippy-happy homecoming
homeland
homeless
HARM homelessness
harmful homely
harmless homesick
harmfully homespun
harmlessly homestead
unharmed homeward(s)
homework
HAZARD
hazardous HOSTILE
hazardously hostility
hostilely
HEAD
headache HOUR
headdress hourly
header hourglass
headgear
headiness HURRY
heading hurried
headlamp unhurried
headlight hurriedly
headline unhurriedly
headlong
headmaster
headmistress
head-on
headquarters
headstone
headstrong
headway
heady
overhead

HEAR
hearable
hearer
hearsay
overhear

HEART
dishearten
disheartened
heartache
heartbeat
heartbreak
heartburn
heartland
hearten
heartening
heartless
heartsick
heartwarming

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IGNORE reinvest
ignorance reinvestment
ignorant
INVOLVE
IMAGINE uninvolved
imagination involvement
imaginative involving
unimaginative
unimaginable IRRITATE
irritable
IMPRESS
impression
impressive
impressively
unimpressive
unimpressively
impressionist
impressionistic

INDUSTRY
industrial
industrially
industrialize
industrialization
industrious
industriously
industrywide

INFORM
informative
information
misinform
misinformed
informer

INHABIT
inhabited
uninhabited

INJURE
injury
injured
injurious
uninjured

INTEND
intention
intentional
intentionally
unintentional
unintentionally

INTEREST
interesting
interestingly
uninteresting
interested
disinterested
uninterested

INVENT
invention
inventor
inventive

INVEST
investor
investment
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JOY
joyful
joyfully
enjoy
enjoyable
enjoyment
joyous
joyously
overjoyed
killjoy
joyride

JUDGE
judg(e)ment
judgmental
judicious
misjudge
misjudgment

JUST
unjust
justice
injustice
justify
justifiable
unjustifiable
justification
unjustified

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KIDNAP
kidnapper
kidnapping

KNOW
knowledge
knowledgeable
knowingly
unknowingly
acknowledge
acknowledgement
know-how
unknown
well-known

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LABOR
laborious
laboriously
laborer
labored
labor-saving

LAST
lasting
outlast
long-lasting

LENIENT
leniency

LIFE
afterlife
lifeblood
lifeless
lifelike
lifeline
lifelong
lifesaver
lifespan
lifestyle
lifetime
nightlife
wildlife

LIKE
alike
dislike
liking
likeable
liken
likeness
likewise

LINE
online
lineage
linesman
liner (ocean ~)
byline
one-liner
linear
non-linear

LITERACY
literate
illiterate
illiteracy

LONG
length
lengthy
longevity
lengthen
prolong
longitude

LOSE
loss
loser
lost
lossless (compression)

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MAJOR monstrosity
majority
MOOD
MANAGE moody
mismanage moodiness
mismanagement
manager MORAL
management morally
managerial moralist
managing (director) moralistic
moralize
MANIAC morality
manic amoral
maniacal amorality
maniacally immoral

MANUFACTURE MORTAL
manufacturer mortality
manufacturing immortal
manufactured immortality
immortalize
MARRY
marriage MOVE
remarry movement
married immovable
unmarried moving

MASS MURDER
massive murderer
massively murderous
amass

MEAN
meaning
meaningless
meaningful
meaningfully

MEMORY
memorize
memorization
memorable
memorably

MISERY
miserable

MISTAKE
mistaken
mistakenly

MOBILE
mobilize
mobility
immobile
immobilize

MODERN
modernize
modernity

MOMENT
momentary
momentarily
momentous

MONSTER
monstrous
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NAME notary
nameless notarized
namely
namesake NOTICE
misname unnoticed
misnomer unnoticeable
unnamed noticeable
rename noticeably
unnoticeably

NATION NOURISH
national nourishing
multinational nourishment
nationalism
nationalist
nationality
nationalization
international
multinational
nationalistic
nationalize
nationally
internationally

NAVIGATE
navigation
navigational
navigator
navigable
navigability

NECESSARY
necessarily
unnecessary
unnecessarily
necessity

NEGLECT
negligence
negligent
negligently
negligible
negligibly

NEW
renew
renewal
renewable
anew

NORMAL
normally
normality
normalcy
normalize
abnormal
abnormally
abnormality
normalization

NOTE
notable
notably
notebook
notify
notification
denote
notation
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OBEY
disobey
obedient
obedience
disobedient
disobedience

OBJECT
objection
objectionable
objectionably

OBJECTIVE
objectify
objectively
objectivity
objectiveness
objectivism

OBLIGE
obligation
obligatory

OBSERVE
observer
observant
observantly

OCCUPY
preoccupy
preoccupied
preoccupation
unoccupied
occupant
occupier
occupation
occupational
occupancy

OFFENSE
offensive
offensively
offend
offender

OLD
elderly
age-old

ORIGIN
originate
original
originally
unoriginal
unoriginally
originator

ORGANIZE
organized (crime)
organizer
disorganize
disorganization
unorganized
reorganize
reorganization

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PAIN PLEASE preparedness


painful pleasure
painfully pleasant PRESUME
painless pleasantly presumption
painlessly displeasure presumably
presumptuous
PARENT POISON
parental poisonous PREVAIL
parenthood prevalent
parentage POLITICS
political PREVENT
PAY politically prevention
repay politician preventive
unpaid politicize
payable PRISON
payment POOR prisoner
payer poorly imprison
prepaid poverty imprisonment
payback impoverish
payoff impoverished PRODUCE
product
PENETRATE POPULAR productive
penetrable popularity productively
penetrative popularize productivity
penetration unpopular production
impenetrable producer
POSSESS unproductive
PERCEIVE possession unproductively
perception possessive reproduce
imperceptible reproduction
imperceptibly POWER reproductive
powerful
PERIL powerless PROFESSION
perilous empower professional
imperil powerhouse professionally
overpower professionalism
PERSON manpower unprofessional
personal unprofessionally
personally PRACTICE
personification practical PROFIT
personality practically profitable
personify impractical unprofitable
impersonate practitioner nonprofit
impersonator practicable profiteering

PERMIT PRECISE PROOF


permission precisely prove
permissive imprecisely disprove
precision proofread
PERSIST imprecise proofreader
persistent imprecision
persistence PROPOSE
PREDICT proposal
PICTURE prediction proposition
picturesque predictable
unpredictable PROSPECT
PLAY predictability prospectus
player unpredictability prospective
replay prospector
playful PREFER
playfully preference PURE
playfulness preferable purify
outplay preferential purification
downplay preferably
interplay PURPOSE
plaything PREPARE purposeful
playtime preparation purposefully
unprepared
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PURSUE
pursuit
pursuer

PUZZLE
puzzlement
puzzled
puzzling

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RAIL REGARD runaway


derail disregard runway
derailment regardless forerunner
railing regardlessly runner-up
railroad
railway REGRET
regrettable
RARE regrettably
rarity regretful
rarely
RELATE
RATIONAL relation
rationally relative
irrational relatively
irrationally
rationalism RELEVANT
rationale relevance
rationalize relevantly
rationalisation irrelevant
rationalism
rationality RELY
reliable
READ unreliable
reader reliance
readership reliability
reread reliably
misread
REMOVE
READY removal
readily removable
readiness irremovable
unready irremovably

REAL RESEMBLE
really resemblance
unreal
realistic RESIDE
realistically resident
reality residential
realism residence
surreal
realize RESPOND
realization respondent
responsive
RECEIVE unresponsive
receiver responsiveness
reception
recipient REST
receiving (end) restless
restlessly
RECOGNIZE restive
recognition
recognizable RICH
recognizably richly
unrecognizable enrich
riches
RED richness
redness
reddish RIVAL
rivalry
REFER unrivalled
reference
referee ROB
referential robber
robbery
REFUSE
refusal RUN
runner
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SAFE sightsee stability


safety sightseeing instability
safely insight stabilize
unsafe stabilizer
unsafely SIGN stabilisation
signature
SATISFY signage STAND
satisfaction standoff
dissatisfaction SIGNIFY standoffish
satisfying significance standpoint
satisfyingly insignificance outstanding
significant standing
SECURE insignificant
securely significantly STANDARD
security insignificantly standardly
insecure substandard
insecurity SILENCE nonstandard
silent standardize
SELF silently standardization
selfless silencer
selflessly STORE
selflessness SINCERE storage
selfish sincerely
selfishly insincerely STRAIGHT
selfishness insincere straighten
sincerity straightforward
SENSE insincerity
nonsense STRICT
nonsensical SKILL strictly
senseless skillful strictness
senselessly skillfully
sensual skilled STRONG
sensuous strength
sensible SLEEP strengthen
sensitive sleeper strengthening
sensitivity sleepy stronghold
insensitive sleepless
desensitize sleeplessness SUBSTANCE
sleepyhead substantial
SEX sleepwalk substantially
bisexual sleepwalker unsubstantial
bisexuality sleepover insubstantial
homosexual oversleep insubstantially
homosexuality
metrosexual SOBER SUIT
sexism sobriety suitable
sexist suitability
sexual SOCIAL unsuitable
sexuality anti-social suitably
sexually unsocial unsuitably
sexy socialize
socially SUPER
SHORT society superficial
shorten sociology superficially
shortage sociologist superior
shortly sociable superiority
shortcoming unsociable superhuman
shorthand supersonic
SPACE superman
SICK spacious superpower
sickness spaciously
sickly spatial SUPPOSE
sickening supposedly
SPEECH supposing
SIGHT speechless
shortsighted SURE
nearsighted STABLE surely
farsighted unstable assure
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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010
compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

assurance
reassurance
reassuring

SURMOUNT
surmountable
insurmountable

SURPRISE
surprising
surprisingly
unsurprising
unsurprisingly

SURVIVE
survival
surviving

SUSPECT
suspicious
suspiciously
unsuspicious

SUSTAIN
sustainable
unsustainable
sustainability
sustenance

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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010
compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

TAKE
taker
takeoff
takeaway
takeout
overtake

TEMPT
tempter
temptation
tempting

TERMINATE
termination
terminable
interminably
terminator
terminal
termination

THEFT
thief

THINK
thoughtful
thoughtfully
thoughtfulness
thoughtless
thoughtlessly
thoughtlessness

TOLERATE
tolerance
intolerance
tolerant
intolerant
tolerable
intolerable

TOPIC
topical
topicality

TOUR
tourist
tourism
touristy

TROUBLE
troublesome

TRUE
truly
truth
truthful
truthfully
truthfulness
untrue

TUTOR
tutorial
untutored
tutee
tutelage

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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010
compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

UNDERSTAND
understanding
understandable
understandably
misunderstand
misunderstanding

USE
misuse
user
usage
useless
usability

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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010
compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

VACATE
vacant
vacancy

VALID
validity
invalidity
validate
invalid (n, adj)
invalidate
validation
validly

VALUE
valued
valuable
invaluable
valuables
devalue
overvalue
revalue

VANDAL
vandalize
vandalism

VARY
varied
invariable
invariably
variability
variable
variably
variant
variation

VISION
visual
visualize
visualization
visionary
envision

VITAL
vitally
vitality

VOLUNTARY
volunteer
voluntarily
involuntarily

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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010
compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

WASTE WITH
wasteland without
wasteful within
wastefully
wastefulness WITHDRAW
wasteland withdrawal
waster withdrawn
wasting (disease)

WATER
watermark
waterfall
watershed
waterline
watery

WEAK
weakly
weaken
weakness

WEALTH
wealthy

WED
wedding
wedded (bliss)
newlywed

WEEK
weekly
biweekly
midweek
weeklong
weekend
weekday

WEIGH
weight
weights
weighty
weightless
weightlessness
overweight
underweight
outweigh

WEIRD
weirdly
weirdo
weirdness

WIDE
widely
widen
width
widespread
worldwide

WISE
unwise
wisdom

WIT
witty
quick-witted
half-wit

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WORD BUILDING LIST FOR 1BA / 2BA IFA EFL EXAM 2010
compiled by Tomasz Szczegóła (stomasz@ifa.amu.edu.pl)
revised and updated April 2010

ZEAL
zealot
zealous
zealously

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