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  1. acr
    bitter

    acrid, acrimony
  2. act, ag,
    do, act, drive

    activate, react, agent
  3. acu
    sharp

    acute- sharp angle, sharp pain
  4. agog
    leader
  5. agr
    field
  6. ali
    other
  7. alt
    high
  8. alter, altr
    other, change
  9. am, amic
    love, friend

    amiable- friendly
  10. anim
    mind, life, spirit

    animate- make alive
  11. annu, enni
    year

    • annual- once a year
    • biennial- twice a year
  12. anthrop
    man
  13. apt, ept
    fit, capable
  14. aqu
    water
  15. arbit
    to judge

    arbitration- to go before a judege or mediator
  16. arch
    chief

    matriarch- head woman
  17. arm
    weapon, to arm oneself

    armature
  18. art
    skill, a fitting together
  19. aster, astr
    relating to the stars
  20. aud, audit, aur
    relating to hearing
  21. bell
    relating to war

    bellamy
  22. brev
    short

    brevity
  23. cad, cas, cid
    white, shining

    candel,
  24. cant, chant
    sing, charm

    Cantar- spanish for sing
  25. cap, capt, cept,
    ceipt, cept, cip
    take, seize, hold

    • captive- one who is being held
    • incipient- not holding onto somethign
  26. capit
    head

    capital- head place
  27. cede, ceed, cess
    go, yield

    • secede- go away from
    • exceed- go above and beyond
  28. cent
    hundred

    centennial- hundred years
  29. cern, cert
    perceive, make certain, decide

    certify, certificate
  30. chrom
    color
  31. chron
    time

    chronology- study of time
  32. cide, cis
    cut, kill

    genocide- kill off a whole genome
  33. cit
    summon, impel

    excite- summon up some than expected
  34. civ
    citizen

    civilize- to live like citizents
  35. clam, claim
    shout

    proclaim- spring forth a claim
  36. clar
    clear
  37. clin
    slope, lean

    inclination, recline
  38. clud, clus, clos
    close, shut

    seclude- shut oneself off
  39. cogn
    know
  40. col, cul
    till (bring up from the ground)

    cultivate- to bring something forth
  41. corp
    body

    incorporate- to bring into the body
  42. cosm
    order, world

    cosmos- the order of the universe
  43. crac, crat
    power, rule
  44. cre, cresc, cret
    grow

    crescendo- to increase sound gradually
  45. cred
    trust, believe

    credulous- full of belief (gullable)
  46. crypt
    hidden

    cryptic- making hidden statements
  47. cur, curr, curs
    run, course

    incur- the due course of things that will happen
  48. cura
    care

    curate- one who cares for something
  49. dem
    people

    democrate- one who rules people
  50. dent
    tooth
  51. derm
    skin
  52. di, dia
    day
  53. dic, dict
    speak, say
  54. dign
    worthy

    dignify- make things worthy
  55. doc, doct
    teach, prove

    doctrine- proven belief
  56. dorm
    sleep
  57. du
    two

    duplicity- two natures
  58. duc, duct,
    lead

    abduct- to lead away
  59. dur
    hard, lasting

    duration- make last
  60. dyn
    force, power

    dynamic personality
  61. equ
    equal
  62. erg, urg
    work

    energize- to make work
  63. err
    wander

    error- a wondering from the right way.
  64. ev
    time, age

    longevity- one who lives a log time
  65. fac fact fect fic
    do, make

    factural- to make suitable (fact to make, -al suitable)
  66. fin
    end, limit

    • finite- a limited state
    • fin- french for end
  67. fid
    belief
  68. flect, flex
    bend

    inflexable- not able to bend
  69. flu, fluct, flux
    flow

    fluctuation, influx
  70. fort
    stong

    fortify- to make strong
  71. frag, fract,
    break

    fragment- to break up
  72. fug
    leave

    refugee- one who has left somewhere
  73. gam
    marry

    polygamy- married to multiple people
  74. ge, geo
    earth
  75. gest
    carry, bear

    ingest- carry someting inside
  76. grad, gress
    step

    • graduate- on to the next step
    • regress- to step back
  77. grat
    pleasing

    gratitude
  78. grav
    weight, heavy
  79. greg
    flock, crowd

    aggregate- toward a crowd
  80. heli
    sun
  81. her, hes
    stick, cling

    adherrent- stick to something
  82. iatr
    heal, cure

    pediatrics- one who heals kids
  83. iso
    same
  84. it
    journey, go

    exit-to go out
  85. ject
    throw
  86. jug, junct
    join

    conjunction- to join with
  87. jur
    swear
  88. labor
    work
  89. leg
    law
  90. lig, leg, lect
    read, choose, gather

    • illegible- not able to read
    • select- to choose from a group
  91. lev
    rise,

    levicorpus- rais the body
  92. liber
    free
  93. liter
    letter
  94. lith
    rock, stone

    • Eolithic- stone age
    • Neolithic- new stone age
  95. loc
    place
  96. magn
    large, great
  97. mar
    sea

    maritime law- the law governing the sea
  98. mater, matr
    mother
  99. medi
    middle
  100. ment
    mind

    demented- away from the mind
  101. merg, mers
    plung
  102. min
    little
  103. mon, monit
    to warn

    admonish- to ward away from someting
  104. mor, mort
    death
  105. morph
    shape
  106. mov, mob, mot (long ee sound)
    to move
  107. mut (long u sound)
    to change

    mutate- change the state of being
  108. necr
    death, die
  109. nomen, nomin
    name

    nomenclature- naming things
  110. nomy
    law

    atronomy- the law of the stars
  111. nov
    new

    • novice- new person
    • noval- new thing
  112. orth
    straigth, correct

    orthodoxy- the staright way of thinking, non liberal
  113. pel, puls
    drive, push

    impel- to push something in
  114. pet, peat
    seek

    petition- seek to make something
  115. phor
    bearing

    metaphor
  116. pon, pos
    place or put

    postpone- to put off
  117. quer, quir, quis, ques
    to ask, or seek

    • inquisitive- seeking into something
    • quest- to seek
  118. reg, rig, rect
    straight, rule

    • regulate- to rule
    • correct- make straight
  119. rid, ris
    laugh

    riddiculous- making funny
  120. rog
    ask

    interrogate- asking
  121. rupt
    break

    erupt- break up
  122. sci, scio
    know
  123. seg, sect
    cut or sepparate
  124. solv, solu, solut
    loosen

    a solvent loosens up the molecules
  125. sol
    alone

    solitary- by oneself
  126. soph
    wise, wisdom

    phisolophy- loving wisdom
  127. stab, stat
    stand

    stabalize- make able to stand
  128. string, strinct
    bind

    astringent- loosens things (not bound)
  129. sum, sumpt (long u)
    take

    presume (take before knowing)
  130. tang, ting, tact, tig
    touch

    contact- touching something
  131. trib
    assign, pay

    attribute- things assigned to someone
  132. vac
    empty
  133. ver
    true

    verdict- speaking a truth
  134. vert, verse
    turn

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