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  • 1. Tiffany Meade<br />Root words <br /><ul><li>Root= ami (love)
  • 2. Word= Amiable
  • 3. Definition= noun- friendly and pleasant
  • 4. Root=ami (love)
  • 5. Word=Amicus Curiae
  • 6. Definition=noun-friend of the court
  • 7. Root=aqua/aque (water)
  • 8. Word=aquamarine
  • 9. Definition= noun- light blue-green or greenish blue
  • 10. Root=aqua/aque (water)
  • 11. Word= Aqua vitae
  • 12. Definition= noun-alcohol
  • 13. Root= Audi (hear)
  • 14. Word=audiology
  • 15. Definition= noun- the study of hearing disorders
  • 16. Root= Audi (hear)
  • 17. Word=auditory
  • 18. Definition=adjective-pertaining to hearing
  • 19. Root=anthrop(human, man)
  • 20. Word=anthropic
  • 21. Definition=adjective-pertaining to human beings or their span of existence on earth
  • 22. Root=anthrop (human, man)
  • 23. Word=anthropocentric
  • 24. Definition=adjective-regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe
  • 25. Root=bio (life)
  • 26. Word=biocide
  • 27. Definition=noun-any chemical that destroys life by poisoning
  • 28. Root=bio (life)
  • 29. Word=biota
  • 30. Definition=the animals, plants, fungi
  • 31. Root=Demo (people)
  • 32. Word=demo
  • 33. Definition=noun-demonstration
  • 34. Root=demo (people)
  • 35. Word=democratic
  • 36. Definition=adjective-pertaining to or the nature of democracy or a democracy
  • 37. Root=derm (skin)
  • 38. Word=derm
  • 39. Definition=noun- a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope
  • 40. Root=derm (skin)
  • 41. Word=dermal
  • 42. Definition=adjective-of or pertaining to the skin
  • 43. Root=hemo/hema/hem (blood)
  • 44. Word=hematite
  • 45. Definition=noun- a very common mineral, iron oxide, occurring in steel-gray to black crystals and in earthy red masses
  • 46. Root=hema/hemo/hem (blood)
  • 47. Word=hemp
  • 48. Definition=noun-the tough fiber of this plant, used for making rope, coarse fiber
  • 49. Root=magn (large)
  • 50. Word=magna mater
  • 51. Definition=noun-Cybele, ops; rhea
  • 52. Root=magn (large)
  • 53. Word=magna carta
  • 54. Definition=noun-any fundamental constitution or law guaranteeing rights and liberties
  • 55. Root=mater (mother)
  • 56. Word=maternal
  • 57. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, having the qualities of, or befitting a mother
  • 58. Root=mater (mother)
  • 59. Word=stabat mater
  • 60. Definition=noun- a musical setting for this
  • 61. Root=min (small)
  • 62. Word=mina
  • 63. Definition=noun-an ancient unit of weight and value equal to the sixtieth part of a talent
  • 64. Root=min (small)
  • 65. Word=minie ball
  • 66. Definition=noun-a conical bullet with a hollow base that expanded when fired, used in the 19th century
  • 67. Root=mis (bad)
  • 68. Word=misanthrope
  • 69. Definition=noun-hater of mankind
  • 70. Root=mis (bad)
  • 71. Word=misoneism
  • 72. Definition=noun-hatred or dislike of what is new or represents change
  • 73. Root= pater (father)
  • 74. Word=paternity
  • 75. Definition=noun-the state of being a father; fatherhood
  • 76. Root=pater (father)
  • 77. Word=paterfamilias
  • 78. Definition=noun-the male head of a household or family, usually the father
  • 79. Root=phon/phono (sound)
  • 80. Word=phoneme
  • 81. Definition=noun-any of a small set of units
  • 82. Root=phon/phono (sound)
  • 83. Word=phonograph
  • 84. Definition=noun-any sound-reproducing machine using records in the form of cylinders or disks
  • 85. Root=psych (mind)
  • 86. Word= psych
  • 87. Definition=verb-to intimidate or frighten psychologically, or make nervous
  • 88. Root=psych (mind)
  • 89. Word=psychedelic
  • 90. Definition=noun- a psychedelic drug
  • 91. Root=therm (heat)
  • 92. Word=thermonuclear
  • 93. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, or involving a thermonuclear reaction
  • 94. Root=therm (heat)
  • 95. Word=thermodynamics
  • 96. Definition=noun- the science concerned with the relations between heat and mechanical energy or work, and the conversion of one into the other: modern thermodynamics deals with the properties of systems for the description of which temperature is a necessary coordinate.
  • 97. Root= vit (life)
  • 98. Word=vituperation
  • 99. Definition=noun- verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation
  • 100. Root=vit (life)
  • 101. Word= vitality
  • 102. Definition=noun-exuberant physical strength or mental vigor
  • 103. Root=tele (far away)
  • 104. Word= televangelist
  • 105. Definition=noun-an evangelist who regularly conducts religious services on television
  • 106. Root=tele (far away)
  • 107. Word=telemeter
  • 108. Definition=noun-any of certain devices or attachments for determining distances by measuring the angle subtending a known distance
  • 109. Root= a/an (not, without)
  • 110. Word=anacoluthon
  • 111. Definition=noun-a construction involving a break in grammatical sequence
  • 112. Root= a/an (not, without)
  • 113. Word=anasazi
  • 114. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, or characteristic of this culture or its people
  • 115. Root= un (not)
  • 116. Word=unbeseeming
  • 117. Definition=verb-to be fit for or worthy of; become;
  • 118. Root=un (not)
  • 119. Word=uncial
  • 120. Definition=adjective-designating, written in, or pertaining to a form of majuscule writing having a curved or rounded shape and used chiefly in Greek and Latin manuscripts from about the third to the ninth century a.d.
  • 121. Root= anti (against)
  • 122. Word=anticoagulant
  • 123. Definition=adjective-preventing coagulation
  • 124. Root=anti (against)
  • 125. Word=antidepressant
  • 126. Definition=adjective-of or pertaining to a substance that is used in the treatment of mood disorders, as characterized by various manic or depressive affects
  • 127. Root= auto (self)
  • 128. Word=autodidactic
  • 129. Definition=noun-a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self taught person
  • 130. Root=auto (self)
  • 131. Word=autogenous
  • 132. Definition=adjective- self-produced; self-generated
  • 133. Root= bene (good)
  • 134. Word=benefice
  • 135. Definition=noun-a position or post granted to an ecclesiastic that guarantees a fixed amount of property or income
  • 136. Root=bene (good)
  • 137. Word=benevolence
  • 138. Definition=noun-desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness
  • 139. Root= circum (around)
  • 140. Word=circumlocution
  • 141. Definition=noun-a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea
  • 142. Root=circum (around)
  • 143. Word=circumambulate
  • 144. Definition=verb- to walk around or go about
  • 145. Root= dis (apart, not)
  • 146. Word=disapprobation
  • 147. Definition=noun-disapproval; condemnation
  • 148. Root= dis (apart, not)
  • 149. Word=disbar
  • 150. Definition=verb-to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court
  • 151. Root=hetero (different)
  • 152. Word=heterosexual
  • 153. Definition=adjective-pertaining to the opposite sex or to both sexes
  • 154. Root=hetero (different)
  • 155. Word=heterodox
  • 156. Definition=adjective-not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions
  • 157. Root= homo (same)
  • 158. Word=homosexual
  • 159. Definition=adjective-of, pertaining to, or noting the same sex
  • 160. Root=homo (same)
  • 161. Word=homogenized
  • 162. Definition=verb-to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous
  • 163. Root= Hyper (over)
  • 164. Word=hyperglycemia
  • 165. Definition=noun-an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood
  • 166. Root= hyper (over)
  • 167. Word=hyperbaton
  • 168. Definition=noun- the use or emphasis of a word order other than the expected or usual one
  • 169. Root= mal/male (bad, evil)
  • 170. Word=malfeasance
  • 171. Definition=noun-the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing
  • 172. Root=mal/male (bad, evil)
  • 173. Word=malediction
  • 174. Definition=noun- a curse; imprecation
  • 175. Root= micro (small)
  • 176. Word=microclimate
  • 177. Definition=noun-the climate of a small area, as of confined spaces such as caves or houses of plant communities, wooded areas, or of urban communities, which may be different from that in that general region
  • 178. Root=micro (small)
  • 179. Word=microprocessor
  • 180. Definition=noun-an integrated computer circuit that performs all the functions of a CPU.
  • 181. Root= Post (after)
  • 182. Word=post-millennial
  • 183. Definition=adjective-or of pertaining to the period of the millennium
  • 184. Root=post (after)
  • 185. Word=post-prandial
  • 186. Definition=adjective-after a meal;
  • 187. Root= pre (before)
  • 188. Word=Pre-Raphaelite
  • 189. Definition=noun- any group of English artists formed in 1848
  • 190. Root=pre (before)
  • 191. Word=prelapsarian
  • 192. Definition=adjective- occurring before the Fall
  • 193. Root= centi (hundred)
  • 194. Word=centimeter
  • 195. Definition=noun-one 100th of a meter, equivalent to 0.3937 of an inch
  • 196. Root=centi (hundred)
  • 197. Word=centipede
  • 198. Definition=noun-any of numerous predaceous, chiefly nocturnal arthropods constituting the class chilopoda, having an elongated, flattened body composed of from 15 to 173 segments, each with a pair of legs, the first pair being modified into poison fangs
  • 199. Root= milli (thousand)
  • 200. Word=milligram
  • 201. Definition=noun-a unit of mass or weight equal to one thousandth of a gram, and equivalent to 0.0154 grain
  • 202. Root=milli (thousand)
  • 203. Word=millimeter
  • 204. Definition=noun-a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch
  • 205. Root= nano (billion)
  • 206. Word=nanosecond
  • 207. Definition=noun-one billionth of a second
  • 208. Root=nano (billion)
  • 209. Word=nanocatalyst
  • 210. Definition=noun- a nanoscale particle with catalytic properties. Used extensively in processing petroleum.
  • 211. Root= mono (one)
  • 212. Word=monokini
  • 213. Definition=noun- a topless bikini
  • 214. Root=mono (one)
  • 215. Word=monoceros
  • 216. Definition=noun-the unicorn, a constellation south of Gemini and east of Orion
  • 217. Root= di (two)
  • 218. Word=diadem
  • 219. Definition=noun-a crown
  • 220. Root=di (two)
  • 221. Word=dichotomy
  • 222. Definition=noun-division in two parts, kinds, etc;
  • 223. Root= tri (three)
  • 224. Word=triskaidekaphobia
  • 225. Definition=noun-a fear or a phobia concerning the number 13
  • 226. Root=tri (three)
  • 227. Word=triskelion
  • 228. Definition=noun-a symbolic figure consisting of three legs, arms, or branches radiating from a common center, as the device of Sicily and the Isle of Man
  • 229. Root= tetra (four)
  • 230. Word=tetragrammaton
  • 231. Definition=noun-the Hebrew word for god
  • 232. Root=tetra (four)
  • 233. Word=tetrahedron
  • 234. Definition=noun-a solid contained by four plane faces; a triangular pyramid
  • 235. Root= penta (five)
  • 236. Word=pentane
  • 237. Definition=noun-a hydrocarbon of the methane series, existing in three liquid isometric forms
  • 238. Root=penta (five)
  • 239. Word= pentagon
  • 240. Definition=noun-a polygon having five angles and five sides
  • 241. Root= hexa (six)
  • 242. Word=hexagon
  • 243. Definition=noun-a polygon having six angles and six sides
  • 244. Root=hexa (six)
  • 245. Word=hexameter
  • 246. Definition=noun-any line of verse in six feet, as in English poetry
  • 247. Root= hepta (seven)
  • 248. Word=heptagon
  • 249. Definition=noun-a polygon having seven angles and seven sides
  • 250. Root=hepta (seven)
  • 251. Word=heptameter
  • 252. Definition=noun-a verse of seven metrical feet
  • 253. Root= octa (eight)
  • 254. Word=octant
  • 255. Definition=noun-the eighth part of a circle
  • 256. Root=octa (eight)
  • 257. Word=octahedron
  • 258. Definition=noun-a solid figure having eight faces
  • 259. Root= -cide (killing, kill)
  • 260. Word=matricide
  • 261. Definition=noun-the act of killing one’s mother
  • 262. Root=-cide (kill, killing)
  • 263. Word=suicide
  • 264. Definition=noun-the intentional taking of one’s own life
  • 265. Root= -ism (the belief in)
  • 266. Word=albinism
  • 267. Definition=noun –the state or condition of being an albino
  • 268. Root=-ism (the belief in)
  • 269. Word=asteism
  • 270. Definition=noun-“genteel irony, polite mockery”
  • 271. Root= -ist (one who believes, studies/practices)
  • 272. Word=alarmist
  • 273. Definition=noun-a person who tends to raise alarms, esp. without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities
  • 274. Root=-ist (one who believes, studies/practices)
  • 275. Word=defeatist
  • 276. Definition=noun-a person who surrenders easily or is subject to defeatism
  • 277. Root= -logy (study in the field of)
  • 278. Word=teratology
  • 279. Definition=noun-the science or study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in organisms
  • 280. Root=-logy (study in the field of)
  • 281. Word=oenology
  • 282. Definition=noun-the study of viniculture
  • 283. Root= -oid (resembling, like-shaped)
  • 284. Word=opioid
  • 285. Definition=noun-any opiumlike substance
  • 286. Root=-oid (resembling, like-shaped)
  • 287. Word=schizoid
  • 288. Definition=noun-of or pertaining to a personality disorder marked by disassociation, passivity, withdrawal, inability to warm social relationships, and indifference to praise or criticism
  • 289. Root= -phobia (exaggerated fear)
  • 290. Word=autophobia
  • 291. Definition=noun-a fear of being alone or one’s self
  • 292. Root=-phobia (exaggerated fear)
  • 293. Word=ailurophobia
  • 294. Definition=noun-an abnormal fear of cats
  • 295. Root= -arium (a place of)
  • 296. Word=planetarium
  • 297. Definition=noun-an apparatus or model representing the planetary system
  • 298. Root=-arium (a place of)
  • 299. Word=terrarium
  • 300. Definition=noun-a vivarium for land animals

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