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Root word review. Are you able to: Recite the definition of each root/prefix/suffix? Give an example of a word that uses each root/prefix/suffix? Use the example in a sentence, showing the meaning of the root? Create a mnemonic device for each root – one that works for you?. Anthrop

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Root word review

  • Are you able to:

  • Recite the definition of each root/prefix/suffix?

  • Give an example of a word that uses each root/prefix/suffix?

  • Use the example in a sentence, showing the meaning of the root?

  • Create a mnemonic device for each root – one that works for you?


Anthrop

human, man

Anthropology


Belli

war (or, war-like)

belligerent, bellicose


Brev

short

brief, brevity, abbreviate


Cred

believe

credo, credit, credulous, credibility, credible


Culpa

guilt

culpability, culprit


Derm

skin

dermatologist, epidermis, hypodermic


Duc/duct

Lead or pull

deduce, induce, conduct, induct, conductor


Ego

self

egotist, egomaniac


Fac

to make, or to do

factory, manufacture, benefactor


Jud/jur/jus

judge

judicial, justice, jury, adjudicate


Luc/lum

light

lucid, elucidate, illuminate


Mega

great or large

Megalopolis, megabyte


Ocu

eye

Ocular, binoculars


Ortho

straight, or correct

orthodontist, orthodox,

orthopedic


Poly

Many

Polygon, polygamy


Rect

straight, upright

rectangle, rectify


The/theo

god, deity

theology, monotheistic, polytheistic, atheism


Urb

city

suburb, urban


Vir

man, manliness

virtue, virtuoso, virus


Vac

empty

vacation, vacuum, vacant


Prefixes

Ante

before

antecedent, ante-bellum, antechamber


Counter

against

Counterproductive, counterstrike


Dys

ill, bad

dysfunctional, dysentery


Hyper

over

hypersensitive, hyperactive


Inter

between

interstate, intervene


Intra/intro

within

Introspective, intrastate, intramural


Micro

small

microscope, microbe, microeconomics


Pseudo

false

pseudonym, pseudoscience


Trans

across

Transatlantic, transcontinental, transient


Suffixes

Hood

the property of being

brotherhood, sisterhood, knighthood, neighborhood


Ic

having to do with

dramatic, scientific, linguistics


Ify/if

to make, or to become

Purify, humidify, solidify


Logy

study of

biology, geology, etymology


Ure

state of, or act of

exposure, rupture, legistlature


Root word review

  • Are you able to:

  • Recite the definition of each root/prefix/suffix?

  • Give an example of a word that uses each root/prefix/suffix?

  • Use the example in a sentence, showing the meaning of the root?

  • Create a mnemonic device for each root – one that works for you?


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