50 Root Words
1.Amiable- having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable: an amiable
disposition., mid 14th century, Old French
Amicable- characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.
1530s, Late Latin
2.Aqua Lung- Trademark. a brand of underwater breathing apparatus for a swimmer or skin-
diver, consisting of a cylinder of compressed air that is strapped to the back, a flexible tube
connecting the cylinder with the swimmer's mouth, and an automatic pressure regulator that
controls the flow of air into the lungs., 1950, Latin
Aquanaut- an undersea explorer, esp. one who skin-dives from or lives for an extended period
of time in a submerged dwelling.
3.Audible- capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard., 1520s, Late Latin
Audience- the group of spectators at a public event; listeners or viewers collectively, as in
attendance at a theater or concert: The audience was respectful of the speaker's opinion., Late
14th, Old French
4.Anthropic- of or pertaining to human beings or their span of existence on earth., 1859, Greek
Anthropoid- resembling humans., 1837, Greek
5.Biochemical- the science dealing with the chemistry of living matter, 1851, German
Biogenesis- the production of living organisms from other living organisms., 1870, Greek
6.Democratic- pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy, 1600, Greek
Democracy- government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is
vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free
electoral system., 1570, Middle French
7.Dermal- of or pertaining to the skin., 1803, Greek
Dermatology- the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases., 1819, Greek
8.Hemophilia- any of several X-linked genetic disorders, symptomatic chiefly in males, in which
excessive bleeding occurs owing to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood.,
1854, Modern Latin
Hemoglobin- the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and
serves to convey oxygen to the tissues: occurs in reduced form (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous
blood and in combination with oxygen (oxyhemoglobin) in arterial blood. Symbol: Hb, 1869,
9.Magnify- to increase the apparent size of, as a lens does., Late 14th Century, Old French
Magnate- a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of
business, etc.: a railroad magnate., 1430, Late Latin
10.Maternal- of, pertaining to, having the qualities of, or befitting a mother: maternal instincts.,
Late 15 Century, Old French
Maternity- the state of being a mother; motherhood., 1611, French
11.Minority- the smaller part or number; a number, part, or amount forming less than half of
Minute- the sixtieth part ( 1/60 ) of an hour; sixty seconds.
12.Misadventure- an instance of bad fortune; mishap.
Misandry- hatred of males.
13.Paternoster- a recitation of this prayer as an act of worship.
Paternity- the state of being a father; fatherhood.