"D, E, & F" Root Words

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"D, E, & F" Root Words
2011-10-23 13:17:31
GRE prefix suffix vocabulary

A list of prefixes and suffixes, with some vocabulary thrown in.
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  1. Dac/ Doc
    • to teach
    • -to imbue a person with learning.
    • didactic: intended for instruction.
  2. De
    • away, off, down, completely, reversal
    • -to move away, from a higher to a lower place.
    • defile: to make foul, dirty, or unclean.
  3. Dem
    • people
    • -vital and social statistics of populations
    • endemic: particualr to a specific people or locality.
  4. Di/ Dia
    • apart, through
    • -to make wider or larger; to cause to expand
    • dilatory: inclined to delay or procrastinate.
    • dichotomy: division into two parts, kinds, etc.
  5. Dic/ Dict/ Dit
    • to say; to tell; to use words
    • -book containing a selection of the words of a language.
    • interdict: to forbid; prohibit
  6. Dign
    • worth
    • -a person who holds a high rank or office
    • deign: to think fit, or in accordance with one's dignity.
    • condign: well deserved; fitting; adequate
  7. Dis/ Dif
    • away from, apart, reversal, not
    • -to pour out and spread, as in a fluid
    • disseminate: to scatter or spread widely; promulgate
  8. Dog/ Dox
    • opinion
    • -sound or correct in opinion or doctorine
    • paradox: an opinion or statement contrary to accepted opinion.
    • dogma: a system of tenets, as in a church.
  9. Dol
    • suffer; pain
    • -full of pain or sorrow, grevious
  10. Don/ Dot/ Dow
    • to give
    • -to present as a gift or contribution
    • anecdote: a short narrative about an interesting event
  11. Dub
    • doubt
    • -doubtful
    • dubiety: doubtfulness
    • indubitable: unquestionable
  12. Duc/ Duct
    • to lead
    • -personal behavior, way of acting; leading an orchestra
  13. Dur
    • hard
    • -able to resist decay
    • duress: compulsion by threat, coercion
    • dour: sullen, gloomy
  14. Dys
    • faulty, abnormal
    • -poorly functioning
    • dystrophy: faulty or inadequate nutrition or development.
    • dyspepsia: impared digestion