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  1. Vocabulary: Roots Roots 101-120

  2. later • Side, broad • Lateral, latitude

  3. leg • Law • Legal (lawful; according to law), legislate (to enact a law), legislature (a body of persons who can make laws), legitimize (make legal)

  4. Lic, licit • Permit • License (freedom to act), illicit (not permitted), licit (permitted; lawful)

  5. Lit, liter • Letters • Literary (concerned with books and writing), literature, literal, alliteration, obliterate

  6. Liver, liber • Free • Liberal (relating to liberty), delivery (freedom; liberation), liberalize (to make more free: as, to liberalize the mind from prejudice), deliverance

  7. Loc, loco • Place • Locomotion (act of moving from place to place), locality (locale; neighborhood), allocate (to assign; to place), relocate (to put back into place)

  8. Log, logo, ology • Word, study, speech • Zoology (animal study), psychology (mind study), logic (orig., speech; then reasoning), prologue, epilogue, dialogue, catalogue, logorrhea (a flux of words; excessively wordy)

  9. Loqu, locut • Talk, speak • Eloquent (speaking out well and forcefully), loquacious (talkative), colloquial (talking together; conversational or informal), circumlocution (talking around a subject), soliloquy

  10. Luc, lum • Light • Lumen (a unit of light), luminary (a heavenly body; someone who shines in his profession), translucent (letting light come through)

  11. lude • Play • Ludicrous, prelude (before play), interlude

  12. Macr, macer • Lean • Emaciated, meager

  13. Magn • Great • Magnify, magnificent, magnanimous, magnate, magnitude, magnum

  14. Man • Hand • Manual, manage, manufacture, manacle, manicure, maneuver, manifest

  15. Mand • Command • Mandatory, remand, mandate, reprimand

  16. Mania • Madness • Mania, maniac, kleptomania, pyromania

  17. Mar, mari, mer • Sea, pool • Marine, marsh, maritime, mermaid

  18. matri • Mother • Matrimony, maternal, matriarch, matron

  19. Medi • Half, middle, between, halfway • Mediate, medieval, Mediterranean, mediocre, medium

  20. Mega • Great • Megaphone, megalopolis, megacycle (a million cycles)

  21. Mem • Remember • Memo, commemoration, memento, memoir, memorable