"A" Word roots
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"A" Word roots
prefix suffix infix GRE vocabulary
A list of word roots, their meanings, and an example or two.
-one who does not believe in any god(s).
: the wasting away of body tissue.
off, away from, apart, down
-to take away from by force.
: hard to understand; secret, hidden.
-sharp or biting to the taste or smell.
: caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature.
: sour or astringint in taste; harsh in temper.
to do, to drive, to force, to lead
-to move or force into violent, irregular action.
prodigal:wastefully or recklessly extravagant.
: a teacher.
to, toward, near
-near, close, or contiguous; adjoining.
Al/ Ali/ Alter
-a possible choice.
: a figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
-inclined to love, esp. sexual love.
: friendship, peaceful harmony.
: a female lover.
to go; to walk
-of, pertaining to, or capable of walking.
: an introductory statement.
: one who makes a tour of inspection on foot.
both, more then one, around
-able to use both hands equally well.
of the life, mind, soul, spirit.
-to give something life.
: hostile feeling or attitude.
: mental or emotional stability, especially under tension.
-of, for, pertaining to, a year; yearly.
: a specified income payable at stated intervals.
-free from germs.
: on the opposite side of the globe.
-the highest or most distant point.
: a total desertion of one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
Arch/ Archi/ Archy
chief, principle, ruler
-a government in which the supreme power is lodged in a sovereign.
: a state or society ruled by a select group.
-self-moving or self-acting.
: an absolute ruler.