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GRE Vocab roots
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  1. ous
    full of
  2. im
    not

    ex: impossible
  3. a-
    not, without

    ex: amoral, apathetic
  4. an-
    not, without

    ex: anaerobic, anarchy
  5. eu-
    good

    ex: eulogy (good speech)
  6. ben-/bon-
    good

    ex: benefit
  7. caco-
    bad

    ex: cacophonous
  8. ne-/mal-
    bad

    ex: negative
  9. in-
    not

    ex: inappropriate
  10. ante-
    before

    ex: antebellum (before war)
  11. post-
    after

    ex: postmortem, postmortem
  12. -ette
    little

    ex:cigarette (little cigar)
  13. -illo
    little

    ex: armadillo (little armed animal)
  14. -ous
    full of (very)

    ex: joyous
  15. -ist
    a person

    ex: typist
  16. -ify (-efy)
    to make

    ex: beautify
  17. -ize
    to make

    ex: immunize, alphabetize
  18. -ate
    to make

    ex: duplicate
  19. -ity
    no meaning, turns a word into a noun

    ex: serenity (serene), timidity
  20. -ment
    no meaning, turns word into a now

    ex: contentment (content)
  21. plac
    peace, calm

    ex: implacable
  22. ex-
    out of, away from

    ex: exculpate
  23. culp
    guilt, blame

    ex: exculpate
  24. Loq
    speech, talk

    ex: loquacious (talkative)
  25. ambu
    walk, move
  26. ex: ambulatory (can walk and move about)
  27. som-
    sleep

    ex: somnambulist (sleep walker)
  28. andro
    man

    ex: android (robot shaped man)
  29. anthro
    human, mankind

    ex: anthropology (study of humans)
  30. bellu, belli
    war, fight

    ex: belligerent (ready to fight)
  31. cred
    trust, belief

    ex: incredible (unbelievable)
  32. de
    down from, away from, to put down

    ex: descend, depart
  33. ex
    out of, away from

    ex: exit (away from it), extricate (get out of something)
  34. gnos
    knowledge

    ex: diagnosis , prognosis (predict future)
  35. greg
    group, herd

    ex: congregation, gregarious (person likes to be part of a group)
  36. gyn
    woman

    ex: misogynist (person who hates women)
  37. loq, log, loc, lix
    speech talk

    ex: loquacious (talks alot), dialogue (conversation), elocution (proper speech), prolix (very talkative)
  38. luc, lum, lus
    light, clear

    ex: luminous, lustrous
  39. meta
    beyond, after

    ex: metamorphosis (change shape beyond present shape)
  40. morph
    shape

    ex: amorphous (without shape), morphology (study of shape)
  41. mut
    change

    ex: mutant ninja turtles (changed)
  42. pac
    peace, calm

    ex: pacifier
  43. path
    feelings

    ex: pathetic, sympathize (share the feelings)
  44. phon
    sound

    ex: phonics (sound out words), cacophony (bad sound)
  45. plac
    peace, calm

    ex: implacable (someone not able to calm down)
  46. pro
    big, much

    ex: profuse, prolific (writer produces a lot of written material)
  47. pug
    war, fight

    ex: pugilist (person who likes to fight)
  48. scien
    knowledge

    ex: prescient (has forethought or knowledge ahead of time)
  49. som
    sleep

    ex: insomnia
  50. son
    sound

    ex: sonic, sonorous (has good sound)
  51. sop
    sleep

    ex: soporific

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