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  1. 1. GRE Vocabulary
  3. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. Abscond – (v) To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest. Adversity - (n) Hardship, difficulty; opposition Aggravate – (v) to make worse/intensify something Arduous – (adj) hard to do, requiring much effort Belie – (v) to contradict, to give a false impression Bombast - (n) speech or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning Castigation – (n) Severe criticism or punishment Censure – (v) to criticize harshly Chicanery – (n) trickery, fraud, deception Coercive – (adj) Forcing someone to do something against their will; intimidate Condemn – (v) to express strong disapproval of Conspire – (v) to plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal Covert – (adj) secret or hidden Cower – (v) To crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame Craven – (adj) lacking courage-coward Denigrate – (v)to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of Denounce – (v) to criticize publicly Discomfit – (v) to embarrass, unsettle Disingenuous – (adj) not candid; insincere; not honest Exacerbate –(v) to make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse. Fraud –(n) a deliberate deception intended to produce unlawful gain Garrulous – (adj) talkative, rambling Impudent – (adj) disrespectful, characterized by improper bold behavior Inopportune – (adj) coming at a bad time; not appropriate Irascible – (adj) easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts Martial – (n) associated with war and the armed forces Misanthrope – (n) a person who hates or despises people Obdurate - (adj) stubborn; hardhearted Onerous – (adj) troubling; burdensome Perjury –(n) lying under oath Provoke – (v) anger, arouse, bring to action Recalcitrant – (adj/n) marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance Secrete – (v) to ensconce, conceal, or stow Squander – (v) to spend foolishly, waste Abate - (v) to lessen in intensity or degree Accolade - (n) an expression of praise Adulation - (n) excessive praise; intense adoration Aesthetic - (adj.) dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful Ameliorate - (v) to make better or make more tolerable Ascetic - (n) one who practice rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion Avarice - (n) greed, esp. for wealth Axiom - (n) a universally recognized principle Burgeon - (v) to grow rapidly or flourish Bucolic - (adj.) rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants 3|Page
  4. 4. 45. Cacophony - (n) harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance 46. Canon - (n) an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature 47. Catalyst - (n) a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that cause change 48. Caustic - (adj) burning or stinging; causing corrosion 49. Chary - (adj.) wary, cautious, sparing 50. Cogent - (adj.) appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing 51. Complaisance - (n) the willingness to comply with the wishes of others 52. Contentious - (adj.) argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement 53. Contrite - (adj.) regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness 54. Culpable - (adj.) deserving blame 55. Dearth - (n) smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack 56. Demur - (v) to question or oppose 57. Didactic - (adj.) intended to teach or instruct 58. Discretion - (n) cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions 59. Dogmatic - (adj.) expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or unprovable principles 60. Ebullience - (n) the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings 61. Eclectic - (adj.) composed of elements drawn from various sources 62. Elegy - (n) a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead 63. Emollient - (adj./n.) soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smooths the skin 64. Empirical - (adj.) based on observation or experiment 65. Enigmatic - (adj.) mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand 66. Ephemeral - (adj.) brief;fleeting 67. Esoteric - (adj.) intended for or understood by a small, specific group 68. Eulogy - (n) a speech honoring the dead; expression of approval or commendation 69. Exonerate - (v) to remove blame 70. Facetious - (adj.) playful; humorous 71. Fallacy - (n) an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief 72. Furtive - (adj.) marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious 73. Gregarious - (adj.) sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people 74. Harangue - (v./n.) to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech 75. Heretical - (adj.) violating accepted dogma or convention 76. Hyperbole - (n) an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech 77. Impecunious - (adj.) lacking funds; without money 78. Incipient - (adj.) beginning to come into being or to become apparent 79. Inert - (adj.) unmoving; lethargic; sluggish 80. Innocuous - (adj.) harmless; causing no damage 81. Intransigent - (adj.) refusing to compromise 82. Inveigle - (v) to obtain by deception or flattery 83. Morose - (adj.) sad; sullen; melancholy 84. Odious - (adj.) evoking intense aversion or dislike 85. Opaque - (adj.) impenetrable by light; not reflecting light; unintelligible 86. Oscillation - (n) the act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm 4|Page
  5. 5. 87. Penurious - (adj.) penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous 88. Pernicious - (adj.) extremely harmful; potentially causing death 89. Peruse - (v) to examine with great care 90. Pious - (adj.) extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion 91. Precursor - (n) one that precedes and indicates or announces another 92. Preen - (v) to dress; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care 93. Prodigious - (adj.) abundant in size, force or extent; extraordinary 94. Prolific - (adj.) producing large volumes or amounts; productive 95. Putrefy - (v) to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor 96. Quaff - (v) to drink deeply 97. Quiescence - (n) stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest 98. Redoubtable - (adj.) awe-inspiring; worthy of honor 99. Sanction - (n/v) authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to give permission or authority to 100. Satire - (n) a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision 101. Squalid - (adj.) sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect 102. Stoic - (adj.) indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; steadfast 103. Supplant - (v) to take the place of; supersede 104. Torpid - (adj.) lethargic; sluggish; dormant 105. Ubiquitous - (adj.) existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; wide-spread 106. Urbane - (adj.) sophisticated, refined, elegant 107. Vilify - (v) to defame; to characterize harshly 108. Viscous - (adj.) thick; sticky 109. Acumen - (n) keen, accurate judgement or insight; shrewdness 110. Adulterate - (v) to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients 111. Amalgamate - (v) to combine several elements into a whole 112. Archaic - (adj.) outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive time 113. Aver - (v) to state as a fact; to declare or assert 114. Bolster - (v) to provide support or reinforcement 115. Bombastic - (adj.) pompous; grandiloquent 116. Diatribe - (n) a harsh denunciation 117. Dissemble - (v) to disguise or conceal; to mislead 118. Eccentric - (adj.) departing from norms or conventions 119. Endemic - (adj.) characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, of people 120. Evanescent - (adj.) tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing 121. Fervent - (adj.) greatly emotional or zealous 122. Fortuitous - (adj.) happening by accident or chance 123. Germane - (adj.) relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter 124. Grandiloquence - (n) pompous speech or expression 125. Hackneyed - (adj.) rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage 126. Halcyon - (adj.) calm and peaceful 127. Hedonism - (n) devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. to the pleasure of the senses (a hedonist is someone who pursue pleasure) 128. Hegemony - (n) the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others 5|Page
  6. 6. 129. Iconoclast - (n) one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institution 130. Idolatrous - (adj.) given to intense or excessive devotion to something 131. Impassive - (adj.) revealing no emotion 132. Imperturbable - (adj.) marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness 133. Implacable - (adj.) not capable of being appeased or significantly changed 134. Impunity - (n) immunity from punishment or penalty 135. Inchoate - (adj.) in an initial stage; not fully formed 136. Infelicitous - (adj.) unfortunate; inappropriate 137. Insipid - (adj.) without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland 138. Loquacious - (adj.) extremely talkative (like Michelle!) 139. Luminous - (adj.) characterized by brightness and the emission of light 140. Malevolent - (adj.) having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred 141. Malleable - (adj.) capable of being shaped or formed; tractable; pliable 142. Mendacity - (n) the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty 143. Meticulous - (adj.) characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail 144. Mitigate - (v) to make or become less severe or intense; to moderate 145. Obsequious - (adj.) exhibiting a fawning attentiveness 146. Occlude - (v) to obstruct or block 147. Opprobrium - (n) disgrace; contempt; scorn 148. Pedagogy - (n) the profession or principles of teaching, or instructing 149. Pedantic - (adj,) overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education; show-offish about one's knowledge 150. Penury - (n) poverty; destitution 151. Pervasive - (adj.) having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout 152. Pine - (v) to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor 153. Pirate - (v) to illegally use or produce 154. Pith - (n) the essential or central part 155. Pithy - (adj.) precise and brief 156. Placate - (v) to appease; to calm by making concessions; to pacify 157. Platitude - (n) a superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful 158. Plummet - (v) to plunge or drop straight down 159. Prodigal - (adj.) recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish 160. Profuse - (adj.) given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant 161. Proliferate - (v) to grow or increase swiftly and abundantly 162. Queries - (n) questions; inquiries; doubts in the mind; reservations 163. Querulous - (adj.) prone to complaining or grumbling; peevish 164. Rancorous - (adj.) characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment 165. Recalcitrant - (adj.) obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage 166. Repudiate - (v) to refuse to have anything to do with; disown 167. Rescind - (v) to invalidate; to repeal; to retract 168. Reverent - (adj.) marked by, feeling or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect 169. Rhetoric - (n) the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion 170. Salubrious - (adj.) promoting health or well-being 171. Solvent - (adj.) able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance 6|Page
  7. 7. 172. Specious - (adj.) seeming true, but actually being fallacious; misleadingly attractive; plausible but false 173. Spurious - (adj.) lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit 174. Subpoena - (n) a court order requiring appearance and/or testimony 175. Succinct - (adj.) brief; concise 176. Superfluous - (adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or necessary 177. Surfeit - (n/v) an overabundant supply; excess; to feed or supply to excess 178. Tenacity - (n) the quality of adherence to something valued; persistent determination 179. Tenuous - (adj.) having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak 180. Tirade - (n) a long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation 181. Transient - (adj.) fleeting; passing quickly; brief 182. Zealous - (adj.) fervent; ardent; impassioned; devoted to a cause (a zealot is a zealous person) 183. Acerbic - (adj.) having a sour or bitter taste or character; sharp; biting; vitriolic 184. Aggrandize - (v) to increase in intensity, power, influence or prestige 185. Alchemy - (n) a medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals, esp. base metals into gold (an alchemist is one who practices alchemy) 186. Amenable - (adj.) agreeable; responsive to suggestion 187. Anachronism - (n) something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context 188. Astringent - (adj./n) having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe; something with a tightening effect on tissue 189. Contiguous - (adj.) sharing a border; touching; adjacent 190. Convention - (n) a generally agreed-upon practice or attitude 191. Credulous - (adj.) tending to believe too readily; gullible 192. Cynicism - (n) an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness 193. Decorum - (n) polite or appropriate conduct or behavior 194. Derision - (n) scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment 195. Desiccate - (v) to dry out or dehydrate; to make dry or dull 196. Dilettante - (n) one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge 197. Disparage - (v) to slight or belittle 198. Divulge - (v) to disclose a secret; unwrap 199. Fawn - (v) to flatter or praise excessively 200. Flout - (v) to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention 201. Glib - (adj.) marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial 202. Hubris - (n) overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance 203. Imminent - (adj.) about to happen; impending 204. Immutable - (adj.) not capable of change 205. Impetuous - (adj.) hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement 206. Indifferent - (adj.) having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice 207. Inimical - (adj.) damaging; harmful; injurious 208. Intractable - (adj.) not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate 209. Intrepid - (adj.) steadfast and courageous 210. Laconic - (adj.) using few words; terse 211. Maverick - (n) an independent or unorthodox individual ;dissenter; refuse to be branded 212. Mercurial - (adj.) characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood 213. Mollify - (v) to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity 7|Page
  8. 8. 214. 215. 216. 217. 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. 225. 226. 227. 228. 229. 230. 231. 232. 233. 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. 239. 240. 241. 242. 243. 244. 245. 246. 247. 248. 249. 250. 251. 252. 253. 254. 255. 256. 257. Neophyte - (n) a recent convert; a beginner; novice Obfuscate - (v) to deliberately obscure; to make confusing Obstinate - (adj.) stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising Ostentatious - (adj.) characterized by or given to pretentious play; showy Pervade - (v) to permeate throughout Phlegmatic - (adj.) calm; sluggish; unemotional Pragmatic - (adj.) practical rather than idealistic Presumptuous - (adj.) over stepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy); taking liberties Pristine - (adj.) pure; uncorrupted; clean Probity - (n) adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness Proclivity - (n) a natural predisposition or inclination Profligate - (adj.) excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant Propensity - (n) a natural inclination or tendency; penchant Prosaic - (adj.) dull; lacking in spirit or imagination Pungent - (adj.) characterized by a strong, sharp smell or taste Quixotic - (adj.) foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic ideals Quotidian - (adj.) occurring or recurring daily; commonplace Rarefy - (v) to make or become thin, less dense; to refine Recondite - (adj.) hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure Refulgent - (adj.) radiant; shiny; brilliant Renege - (v) to fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise Sedulous - (adj.) diligent; persistent; hardworking Shard - (n) a piece of broken pottery or glass Soporific - (adj.) causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep Sparse - (adj.) thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals Spendthrift - (n) one who spends money wastefully Subtle - (adj.) not obvious; elusive; difficult to discern Terse - (adj.) brief and concise in wording Tout - (v) to publicly praise or promote Trenchant - (adj.) sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating Unfeigned - (adj.) genuine; not false or hypocritical Untenable - (adj.) indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable Vacillate - (v) to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another; waver Variegated - (adj.) multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different colors Vexation - (n) annoyance; irritation Vigilant - (adj.) alertly watchful Vituperate - (v) to use harsh, condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severely or abusively; berate Volatile - (adj.) readily changing to a vapor; changeable; fickle; explosive Plethora - (n) an overabundance; a surplus Abyss – (n) an immeasurably deep chasm or void; a bottomless pit Alleviate – (v) to make more bearable Arbitrate – (v) to judge a dispute between two opposing parties Ardor – (n) intense and passionate feeling Articulate – (v) able to speak clearly and expressively 8|Page
  9. 9. 258. 259. 260. 261. 262. 263. 264. 265. 266. 267. 268. 269. 270. 271. 272. 273. 274. 275. 276. 277. 278. 279. 280. 281. 282. 283. 284. 285. 286. 287. 288. 289. 290. 291. 292. 293. 294. 295. 296. 297. 298. 299. 300. 301. Assuage – (v) to make something unpleasant less severe Attenuate – (v) to reduce in force or degree; to weaken Audacious – (adj) fearless and daring Austere – (adj) severe or stern in appearance, undecorated Banal – (adj) predictable, clichéd, boring Bolster – (v) to support; to prop up Candid – (adj) impartial and honest in speech Capricious – (adj) changing one's mind quickly and often; whimsical Crescendo – (n) steadily increasing volume or force Deference – (n) respect, courtesy Desultory – (adj) jumping from one thing to another; disconnected Diffident – (adj) lacking self-confidence Dilate – (v) to make larger; to expand Dilatory – (adj) intended to delay Dirge – (n) a funeral hymn; a mournful poem; a funeral service in its solemn or sung forms Disabuse – (v) to set right; to free from error Discern – (v) to perceive; to recognize Disparate – (adj) fundamentally different; entirely unlike Dissonance – (n) a harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds Dupe – (v) to deceive; a person who is easily deceived Efficacy – (n) effectiveness Eloquent – (adj) persuasive and moving, especially in speech Emulate – (v) to copy; to try to equal or excel Enervate – (v) to reduce in strength Engender – (v) to produce, cause, or bring about Enumerate – (v) to count, list, or itemize Equivocate – (v)to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead Erratic –(adj) wandering and unpredictable; lacking regularity Erudite – (adj) learned, scholarly, bookish Estimable – (adj) admirable Euphemism – (n) use of an inoffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one Exculpate - (v) to clear from blame; prove innocent Exigent - (adj) urgent; requiring immediate action Explicit - (adj) clearly stated or shown; forthright in expression Fanatical - (adj) acting excessively enthusiastic; filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion Fervid - (adj) intensely emotional; feverish Florid - (adj) excessively decorated or embellished Foment - (v) to arouse or incite Frugality - (adj) a tendency to be thrifty or cheap Gregarious - (adj) outgoing, sociable Guile - (n) deceit or trickery Gullible - (adj) easily deceived; naive Homogenous - (adj) of a similar kind Impervious - (adj) impossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected 9|Page
  10. 10. 302. Ingenuous - (adj) showing innocence or childlike simplicity 303. Inundate - (v) to overwhelm; to cover with water 304. Lament -(v) to express sorrow; to grieve 305. Laud - (v) to give praise; to glorify 306. Lavish - (adj) to give unsparingly; or extremely generous or extravagant 307. Lethargic - (adj) acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner 308. Lucid - (adj) clear and easily understood 309. Malinger – (v) to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill 310. Monotony - (n) lack of variation 311. Naïve - (adj) lacking sophistication or experience 312. Obviate - (v) to prevent; to make unnecessary 313. Ostentation - (n) excessive showiness; flashiness 314. Paradox - (n) a contradiction or dilemma 315. Paragon - (n) a model of excellence or perfection 316. Perfidious - (adj) willing to betray one's trust 317. Perfunctory - (adj) done in a routine way; indifferent 318. Permeate - (v) to penetrate 319. Philanthropy - (n)charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness 320. Plastic – (adj) able to be molded, altered, or bent; impressionable 321. Precipitate – (v) to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation 322. Prevaricate – (v) to lie or deviate from the truth 323. Propitiate – (v) to conciliate; to appease 324. Propriety – (n) correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs 325. Prudence – (n) wisdom, caution, or restraint 326. Quiescent – (adj) motionless; inactive; dormant 327. Reticent - (adj) silent, reserved 328. Satiate – (v) to satisfy fully or overindulge 329. Stigma – (n)a mark of shame or discredit 330. Stolid - (adj) unemotional; lacking sensitivity; impassive 331. Sublime - (adj) lofty or grand 332. Taciturn - (adj) silent, not talkative ; tacit – done without using words 333. Torpor – (n) extreme mental and physical sluggishness 334. Transitory - (adj) temporary, lasting a brief time 335. Venerate – (v)to respect deeply 336. Veracity – (noun) filled with truth and accuracy 337. Verbose – (adj) wordy 338. Waver – (v) to fluctuate between choices 339. Whimsical – (adj) acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable 340. Tumult (n) - violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar; great mental or emotional agitation 341. Trifling (adj) - of very little importance; trivial; insignificant 342. Schism (n) - division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties. 343. Heresy (n) - any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, customs, etc. 10 | P a g e
  11. 11. ROOT LIST Root Meaning Example A acu, ac, acr sharp acute, acupuncture, accurate ag, agi, ig, act do, move, go agent, agenda, agitate, navigate, ambiguous, action ali, allo, alter other alias, alibi, alien, alloy, alter, alter ego, altruism agog leader demagogue, pedagogue alt(us) high, deep altimeter, altitude am, amor love, liking amiable, amorous, enamoured anni, annu, enni year anniversary, annually, centennial anthrop man anthropology, misanthrope, philanthropy anti(co) old antique, antiquated, antiquity arch chief, first, rule archangel, architect, archaic, monarchy, matriarchy, patriarchy, Archeozoic era aster, astr star aster, asterisk, asteroid, astronomy, astronaut aud, aus,audit, aur hear, listen audiology, auditorium, audio, audition, ausculate aug, auc increase augur, augment, auction aev, ev age, era primeval, coeval, medieval agri, agrari field agrarian, agriculture, peregrination anim mind, soul animadvert, unanimous, magnanimity 11 | P a g e
  12. 12. apt fit aptitude, adapt auto, aut self automobile, autograph, automatic B belli war rebellion, belligerent, casus belli, bellicose bibl book Bible, bibliography, bibliomania bio life biology, biometrics, biome, biosphere brev short abbreviate, brief bene, ben good benefactor, benevolence, beign C cad, cas to fall cadaver, cadence, cascade calor heat calorie, caloric, calorimeter cap, cip, cept take capable, intercept, forceps, capture, except, reciprocate capit, capt head decapitate, capital, captain, caption carn flesh carnivorous, incarnate, reincarnation, carnal caus, caut burn, heat caustic, cauldron, cauterize cause, cuse, cus cause, motive because, excuse, accusation ced, ceed, cede, cess move, yield, go, surrender procedure, proceed, cede, concede, recede, precede, accede, success cenetri center concentric, centrifugal, centripetal, eccentric chrom color chrome, chromosome, polychrome, chromatic 12 | P a g e
  13. 13. chron time chronology, chronometer, synchronize cide, cise cut down, kill homicide, exorcise, germicide, incision, scissors cit call, start incite, citation, cite civ citizen civic, civil, civilian, civilization clam, claim cry out exclamation, clamor, proclamation, reclamation, acclaim clud, clus, claus shut include, conclude, recluse, claustrophobia, occlusion, occult cognoac, gnosi know recognize, prognosis, cognoscenti, incognito, agnostic cord, cor, cardi heart cordial, concord, discord, courage, encourage corp body corporation, corporal punishment, corpse, corpulent, corpus luteum cosm universe, world cosmos, microcosm, cosmopolitan, cosmonaut crat, cracy rule autocrat, aristocrat, theocracy, technocracy crea create creature, recreation, creation cred believe creed, credo, credence, credit, credulous, incredulous, incredible cresc, cret, crease, cru rise, grow crescendo, concrete, increase, decrease, accrue crit separate, choose critical, criterion, hypocrite cur, curs run current, concurrent, concur, incur, recur, occur, courier, precursor, cursive cura care curator, curative, manicure cycl, cyclo wheel, circular Cyclops, unicycle, bicycle, cyclone, cyclic D 13 | P a g e
  14. 14. deca ten decade, decalogue, decathlon, decahedron dem people democracy, demography, epidemic dent, dont tooth dental, denture, orthodontist, periodontal derm skin hypodermic, dermatology, epidermis, taxidermy dict say, speak dictation, dictionary, dictate, dictator, Dictaphone, edict, predict, verdict, contradict, benediction doc, dokein teach doctrine, indoctrinate, document, dogma, dogmatic domin master dominate, dominion, predominant, domain don give donate, condone dorm sleep dormant, dormitory dox opinion, praise orthodox, heterodox, paradox, doxology drome run, step syndrome (run together), hippodrome (place where horses run) duc, duct lead induce, seduce (lead aside), produce, reduce dura hard, lasting durable, duration, endure dynam power dynamo, dynamic, dynamite, hydrodynamics E endo within endorse, endocardial, endoskeletal, endoskeleton, endosperm equi equal equinox, equilibrium, equipoise erg work energy, erg, allergy, ergometer, ergograph, ergophobia 14 | P a g e
  15. 15. F fac, fact, fic, fect do, make factory, fact, manufacture, amplification, confection fall, fals deceive fallacy, falsify, fallacious fer bear, carry ferry, coniferous, fertile, defer, infer, refer, transfer fid, fide, feder(is) faith, trust confidante, fidelity, confident, infidelity, infidel, federal, confederacy, semper fi fila, fili thread filigree, filament, filter, filet, filibuster fin end, ended, finished final, finite, finish, confine, fine, refine, define, finale fix fix fix, fixation, fixture, affix, prefix, suffix flex, flect bend flex, reflex, flexible, flexor, inflexibility, reflect, deflect flu, fluc, fluv flowing influence, fluid, flue, flush, fluently, fluctuate form form, shape form, uniform, conform, formulary, perform, formal, formula fort, forc strong fort, fortress, fortify, forte, fortitude fract, frag break fracture, infraction, fragile, fraction, refract G gam marriage bigamy, monogamy, polygamy gastr (o) stomach gastric, gastronomic, gastritis, gastropod gen birth, race, produce genesis, genetics, eugenics, genealogy, generate, genetic, antigen, pathogen geo earth geometry, geography, geocentric, geology 15 | P a g e
  16. 16. germ vital part germination, germ, germane gest carry, bear congest, gestation gloss, glot tongue glossary, polyglot, epiglottis glu, glo lump, bond, glue glue, agglutinate, conglomerate grad, gress step, go grade, gradual, graduate, progress, graduated, egress graph, gram write, written graph, graphic, autograph, photography, graphite, telegram grat pleasing congratulate, gratuity, grateful, ingrate grav heavy, weighty grave, gravity, aggravate, gravitate greg herd gregarious, congregation, segregate, gregarian H hypn sleep hypnosis, hypnotherapy helio sun heliograph, heliotrope, heliocentric hema, hemo blood hemorrhage, hemoglobin, hemophilia, hemostat here, hes stick adhere, cohere, cohesion, inherent, hereditary hetero different heterogeneous, heterosexual, heterodox homo same homogeneous, homonym, homogenize hum, human earth, ground, man humus, exhume, humane hydr, hydra, hydro water dehydrate, hydrant, hydraulic, hydraulics, hydrogen, hydrophobia 16 | P a g e
  17. 17. I ignis fire ignite, igneous, ignition J ject throw deject, inject, project, eject, interject join, junct join adjoining, enjoin, juncture, conjunction, injunction, conjunction juven young juvenile, rejuvenate L lau, lav, lot, lut wash launder, lavatory, lotion, ablution, dilute leg law legal, legislate, legislature, legitimize levi light alleviate, levitate, levity liber, liver free liberty, liberal, liberalize, deliverance liter letters literary, literature, literal, alliteration, obliterate loc, loco place locality, allocate, locomotion log, logo, ology word, study, speech catalog, prologue, dialogue, logogram (symbol representing a word), zoology loqu, locut talk, speak eloquent, loquacious, colloquial, circumlocution luc, lum, lus, lun light translucent, luminary, luster, luna (moon goddess) M macr-, macer lean emaciated, meager 17 | P a g e
  18. 18. magn great magnify, magnificent, magnanimous, magnate, magnitude, magnum man hand manual, manage, manufacture, manacle, manicure, manifest, maneuver, emancipate mand command mandatory, remand, mandate mania madness mania, maniac, kleptomania, pyromania mar, mari, mer sea, pool marine, marsh, maritime, mermaid matri mother matrimony, maternal, matriarchate, matron medi half, middle, between, halfway mediate, medieval, Mediterranean, mediocre, medium mega great megaphone, megalopolis, megacycle (a million cycles), megaton mem remember memo, commemoration, memento, memoir, memorable meter measure meter, voltammeter, barometer, thermometer micro small microscope, microfilm, microcard, microwave, micrometer migra wander migrate, emigrant, immigrate mit, miss send emit, remit, submit, admit, commit, permit, transmit, omit, intermittent, mission, missile mob, mot, mov move mobile, motionless, motor mon warn, remind monument, admonition, monitor, premonition mor, mort mortal, death mortal, immortal, mortality, mortician, mortuary morph form amorphous, dimorphic, metamorphosis, morphology multi many, much multifold, multilingual, multiped, multiply 18 | P a g e
  19. 19. N nat, nasc to be from, to spring forth innate, natal, native, renaissance neo new Neolithic, nuveau riche, neologism, neophyte, neonate neur nerve neuritis, neuropathic, neurologist, neural, neurotic nom law, order autonomy, astronomy, gastronomy, economy nomen, nomin name nomenclature, nominate, ignominious nov new novel, renovate, novice, nova, innovate nox, noc night nocturnal, equinox, noctilucent numer number numeral, numeration, enumerate, innumerable numisma coin numismatics O oligo few, little Oligocene, oligosaccharide, oligotrophic, oligarchy omni all, every omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, omnivorous onym name anonymous, pseudonym, antonym, synonym oper work operate, cooperate, opus ortho straight, correct orthodox, orthodontist, orthopedic, unorthodox P pac peace pacifist, pacify, pacific ocean paleo old Paleozoic, Paleolithic, paleomagnetism, paleopsychology 19 | P a g e
  20. 20. pan all Pan-American, pan-African, panacea, pandemonium (place of all the demons), pater, patr father paternity, patriarch, patriot, patron, patronize path, pathy feeling, suffering pathos, sympathy, antipathy, apathy, telepathy ped, pod foot pedal, impede (get feet in a trap), pedestrian, centipede, tripod, podiatry, antipode pedo child orthopedic, pedagogue, pediatrics pel, puls drive, urge compel, dispel, expel, repel, propel, pulse, impulse, pulsate, compulsory, expulsion, repulsive pend, pens, pond hang, weigh pendant, pendulum, suspend, appendage, pensive phage eat macrophage, bacteriophage phil love philosophy, philanthropy, philharmonic, bibliophile phlegma inflammation phlegm, phlegmatic phobia, phobos fear phobia, claustrophobia, acrophobia, aquaphobia, ergophobia, homophobia phon sound phonograph, phonetic, symphony, homophone, euphonious photo light photograph, photoelectric, photogenic, photosynthesis plac, plais please placid, placebo, placate, complacent plu, plur, plus more plural, pluralist, plus pneuma, pneumon breath pneumatic, pneumonia, poli city metropolis, police, politics, Indianapolis, megalopolis, acropolis poly many polysaccharide, polyandrous, polytheistic 20 | P a g e
  21. 21. pon, pos, pound place, put postpone, component, opponent, proponent, expose, impose, deposit, posture, position, expound, impound pop people population, populous, popular port carry porter, portable, transport, report, export, import, support, transportation portion part, share portion, proportion pot power potential, potentate, impotent prehendere seize, grasp apprehend, comprehend, comprehensive, prehensile prim, prime first primacy, prima donna, primitive, primary, primal, primeval proto first prototype, protocol, protagonist, protozoan, Proterozoic, protoindustrial psych mind, soul psyche, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis punct point, dot punctual, punctuation, puncture, acupuncture, punctuation R reg, recti straighten regiment, regular, rectify, correct, direct, rectangle ri, ridi, risi laughter deride, ridicule, ridiculous, derision, risible rog, roga ask prerogative, interrogation, derogatory rupt break rupture, interrupt, abrupt, disrupt, ruptible S sacr, sanc, secr sacred sacred, sacrosanct, sanction, consecrate, desecrate salv, salu safe, healthy salvation, salvage, salutation 21 | P a g e
  22. 22. sat, satis enough satient (giving pleasure, satisfying), saturate, satisfy sci, scientia know science, conscious, omniscient, cognocienti scope see, watch telescope, microscope, kaleidoscope, periscope, stethoscope scrib, script write scribe, scribble, inscribe, describe, subscribe, prescribe, manuscript sed, sess, sid sit sediment, session, obsession, possess, preside, president, reside, subside sen old senior, senator, senile senescere to grow old senescence, evanescent sent, sens feel sentiment, consent, resent, dissent, sentimental, sense, sensation, sensitive, sensory, dissension sequ, secu, sue follow sequence, consequence, sequel, subsequent, prosecute, consecutive, second, ensue, pursue serv save, serve servant, service, subservient, servitude, preserve, conserve, reservation, deserve, conservation, observe sign, signi sign, mark, seal signal, signature, design, insignia, significant simil, simul like, resembling similar, assimilate, simulate, simulacrum, simultaneous sist, sta, stit stand assist, persist, circumstance, stamina, status, state, static, stable, stationary, substitute solus alone solo, soliloquy, solitaire, solitude solv, solu loosen solvent, solve, absolve, resolve, soluble, solution, resolution, resolute, dissolute somnus sleep insomnia, somnambulist soph wise sophomore (wise fool), philosophy, sophisticated look specimen, specific, spectator, spectacle, aspect, speculate, inspect, respect, prospect, retrospective, introspective, expect, conspicuous spec, spect, spic 22 | P a g e
  23. 23. sphere ball, sphere sphere, stratosphere, hemisphere, spheroid spir breath spirit, conspire, inspire, aspire, expire, perspire, respiration string, strict draw tight stringent, strict, restrict, constrict, boa constrictor stru, struct build construe (build in the mind, interpret), structure, construct, instruct, obstruct, destruction, destroy sume, sump take, use, waste consume, assume (to take, to use), sump pump presumption (to take or use before knowing all the facts T tact, tang, tag, tig, ting touch tactile, contact, intact, intangible, tangible, contagious, contiguous tele far telephone, telegraph, telegram, telescope, television, telephoto, telecast, telepathy tempo time tempo, temporary, extemporaneously, contemporary, pro tem, temporal ten, tin, tain hold tenacious, tenant, tenure, untenable, detention, retentive, content, pertinent, continent, obstinate, contain, abstain, pertain, detain tend, tent, tens stretch, strain tendency, extend, intend, contend, pretend, superintend, tender, extent, tension, pretense terra earth terrain, terrarium, territory, terrestrial test to bear witness testament, detest, testimony, attest the, theo God, a god monotheism, polytheism, atheism, theology therm heat thermometer, theorem, thermal, thermos bottle, thermostat, hypothermia thesis, thet place, put antithesis, hypothesis, synthesis, epithet tom cut atom (not cuttable), appendectomy, tonsillectomy, dichotomy, anatomy tort, tors twist torture (twisting to inflict pain) retort, extort, distort, contort, torsion, tortuous, torturous 23 | P a g e
  24. 24. tox poison toxic, intoxicate, antitoxin tract, tra draw, pull tractor, attract, subtract, tractable, abstract, subtrahend tom cut atom (not cutable, smallest particle of matter), appendectomy, tonsillectomy, dichotomy, anatomy tort, tors twist torture (twisting to inflict pain), retort, extort (twist out), distort, contort, torsion tox poison toxic, intoxicate, antitoxin tract, tra draw, pull tractor, attract, traction, subtract, tractable, abstract (to draw away), subtrahend (the number to be drawn away from another). trib pay, bestow tribute, contribute, attribute, retribution, tributary turbo disturb turbulent, disturb, turbid, turmoil typ print type, prototype, typical, typography, typewriter, typology, typify U ultima last ultimate, ultimatum umber, umbraticum shadow umbra, penumbra, (take) umbrage, adumbrate uni one unicorn, unify, university, unanimous, universal V vac empty vacate, vacuum, evacuate, vacation, vacant, vacuous vale, vali, valu strength, worth equivalent, valiant, validity, evaluate, value, valor ven, vent come convene, intervene, venue, convenient, avenue, circumvent, invent, convent, venture, event, advent, prevent ver, veri TRUE very, aver, verdict, verity, verify, verisimilitude 24 | P a g e
  25. 25. vert, vers turn avert, divert, invert, introvert, convertible, reverse, controversy, versatile vic, vicis change, substitute vicarious, vicar, vicissitude vict, vinc conquer victor, evict, convict, convince, invincible vid, vis see video, evident, provide, providence, visible, revise, supervise, vista, visit, vision viv, vita, vivi alive, life revive, survive, vivid, vivacious, vitality, vivisection voc call vocation, avocation, convocation, invocation, evoke, provoke, revoke, advocate, provocative, vocal vol will malevolent, benevolent, volunteer, volition volcan fire volcano, vulcanize, Vulcan volvo turn about, roll revolve, voluble (easily turned about or around or talkative), voluminous, convolution vor eat greedily voracious, carnivorous, herbivorous, omnivorous, devour Z zo animal zoo (short for zoological garden), zoology, zoomorphism (attributing animal form to god), zodiac (circle of animal constellations), protozoan 25 | P a g e
  26. 26. PREFIX LIST Prefix Meaning Example A a,ac,ad,af,ag,al, an, ap, as, at to, toward, in addition to, according to ahead, accompany, adhere, affix, aggravate, alarm, appall, assent, attempt a, an without, not asexual, amoral, anarchy, anhydrous, Anabaptist, anachronism ab, abs, a apart, away from abnormal, abduct, abductor (muscle), abscission .See ad in Prefixes, ad toward adhere, adductor (muscle) . See ab in Prefixessection), adumbrate agere act agent, agency, agenda amphi, ambi round, both sides amphitheater, amphibian, ambidextrous, ambivalent ante before antedate, anteroom, antecedent, anterior anthro man anthropology, anthropomorphic anti against antipathy, antitank, anticlimax aqua water aquarium, aqueous archaios ancient archeology, archetype, archaic, archeozoic archos leader, first, chief monarchy, oligarchy, anarchy, archetype, architect arch chief, first archetype, archbishop, archeology audio hear audiophile, audiometer, auditory auto self automatic, automaton, auto-immune B bi two bi-partisan, bisexual, biennial, binary, bicuspid, bivalve 26 | P a g e
  27. 27. bene well, favorable benefit, benevolent, benefactor, beneficent bible book bibliography, Bible, bibliophile bio life biology, biography, bio-active C cata down catastrophe, cataract, catapult contra, contro against contravene, controversy co, cog,col,com,con,cor with, together,mutually coherent, cognizant, collapse, companion, concur, correspond caco Bad cacophony cide kill homicide, parricide, germicidal, ecocide circum around circumference, circumlocution, circumnavigate constitutus stand constitution, statute corpus body corpse, corporeal punishment, corpus callosum cracy rule democracy, theocrat, technocracy credo belief credit, (see also roots section) D demos people democracy, demographic de to do the opposite of decriminalize, degenerate di two, double dimorphism, dicotyledon, diatomic dia across, through diagonal, dialectic, dialogue, diagnosis 27 | P a g e
  28. 28. dis not, apart disperse, disinherit, disenfranchise, distend dys faulty, bad dyslexia, dyspepsia dominus lord dominant, dominion dynasthai be able dynamic, dynamo, dynasty, dynamite E ego I, self ego, egomaniac, egocentric, epi upon, over epidermis, epidemic, epigram, epitaph, epithet, epiphyte, epistasis, epinephrine, epiphysis ex,e out of, Away from exotic, exterior, extraneous, extemporaneous, exophalmic, exogenous, exothermic, exoskeleton extra, extro beyond, outside extracirrcular, extraterritorial, extrovert em, en to put into, to cause to be endear, embody F frater brother fraternize, fraternity, fraternal, fratricide G geo earth geology, geography, geocentric, geomancy H hetero mixed, unlike heterogeneous, heterosexual, heterodox, heterodont, hetero atom, heterocyclic, heterozygous, hypo beneath, lower hypoglycemia homo same, alike homogeneous, homogenized, homozygous, homolytic fission, Homo sapiens, homonid, homeostasis 28 | P a g e
  29. 29. I idem the same identity, idiopathic, I, individual ideo idea ideology, ideation, ideal idios one's own idiom, idiosyncrasy, idiopathic in(il,im, ir) in, on, upon incarcerate, incorporate, inculcate, induction, inductance, indigenous, indicator, inspiration in, im not incredible, ignoble, inglorious, inhospitable, infinite, infinitesimal, immoral inter between interact, interstellar, interpret, interstitial intra, intro within intramural, introvert L legis (lex) law legal, legislature lexis word lexicon, lexicography liber free, book liberty, library, liberal locus place locality, local, circumlocution M macro large macroeconomics, macroscopic, macrophage micro small microscope, micron, micrometer, microorganism mono one, single monocle, monopoly, monogamy, monovalent, monomania, monarchy multi many multifarious, multitudinous 29 | P a g e
  30. 30. mortis death mortician, mortuary, moribund, morbid nomen name noble, ignominy, nomenclature, nominal mal bad maladjusted, malformed mis wrong,bad, improper misnomer, mischance, misdemeanor mis hatred misanthrope, misogynist meta involving change metamorphosis O olig few oligarchy, oligopoly P para beside paradigm, paragraph per through, completely permeable, pervade pater father paternal, paternity, patricide peri around peripatetic, periscope, perineum, peritoneum philo love philosophy, philanthropy polein sell monopoly porto carry porter, export post after post script (p.s.), ex post facto, post hoc, post-mortem pre before premier, preview, premium, prescient pro before, in favor of project, projectile, 30 | P a g e
  31. 31. psyche mind, soul psychology publicus people public, republic, pub, publican poly many polygamist, polyglot prim first primordial, primogeniture proto first prototype pseudo FALSE pseudonym R riparia river riparian re back,again reiterate,reimburse retro backward retrospect, retroactive S scope examine microscope, oscilloscope se away, aside secede, seclude, seduce solus alone solo, solitary subter under, secret subterfuge, subtle, subaltern, subterranean syn (sym, syl, sys) together, with synchronize, symphony, sympathy, syncretic, syncope semi half, partly semiannual, semiconscious sub (suc, suf, sug, sup, sus) under, less subway, subjugate, succumb super, sur over, above supernatural, supervise, surtax 31 | P a g e
  32. 32. T tele distance telegraph, telephone, teleology trans across transport, transcend, transmogrify tri three trilogy, tricycle U utilis useful utility, utilitarian ultra beyond, excessive ultramodern, ultacritical un not unfeigned, unkemt, unwitting uni one unison, sunicycle under below undergrid, underling V vide, visibil, vis see video, vision, visible vice in place of vicarious, viceroy W with away, against withhold, withstand 32 | P a g e
  33. 33. SUFFIX LIST Suffix Meaning Example A able, ible able, capable capable, agreeable, edible, visible ac, ic like, pertaining to cardiac, aquatic, dramatic ade result of action blockade age act of, state of, result of storage, wreckage, damage al relating to gradual, manual, natural algia pain neuralgia, nostalgia, myalgia an, ian native of, relating to African, riparian, ance, ancy action, process, state assistance, allowance, defiance acious, icious full of audacious, perspicacious, avaricious ant, ent full of eloquent, suppliant, verdant ate to make consecrate, enervate, mitigate ation that which is exasperation, irritation ary, ery, ory, ar relating to, quality, place where aviary, bravery, dormitory C cian possessing a specific skill or art magician, physician, cy, acy action, function hesitancy, prophecy, normalcy cule, ling very small molecule, ridicule, animalcule, duckling, sapling D dom quality, realm freedom, kingdom, wisdom E ee one who receives the action refugee, nominee, lessee en made of, to make silken, frozen, wooden ence, ency action, state of, quality difference, confidence, urgency, agency 33 | P a g e
  34. 34. er, or one who, that which baker, miller, professor escent in the process of adolescent, senescence, putrescence ese a native of, the language of Javanese, Japanese, Balinese esis, osis action, process, condition genesis, hypnosis, neurosis, osmosis ess female goddess, lioness, actress et, ette small one, group midget, baronet, sextet, lorgnette F fic making, causing scientific, specific fold divided or multiplied by trifold, hundredfold ful full of frightful, careful, helpful fy, ify make beautify, fortify, simplify H hood order, condition, quality manhood, adulthood I ia disease or condition of inertia, anemia iatry medical treatment psychiatry, podiatry ician one who physician, mortician ics science of athletics, physics ic nature of, like metallic, acidic, bucolic, simplistic ice condition, state, quality justice, malice id, ide a thing connected with or belonging to fluid, fluoride, bromide ile relating to, suited for, capable of juvenile, senile, purile, missile ine nature of feminine, genuine, medicine ion, sion, tion act, result, or state of cancellation, contagion, infection, crenellation ish origin, nature, resembling foolish, Irish, clownish, impish ism system, manner, condition, characteristic alcoholism, communism, capitalism, 34 | P a g e
  35. 35. ist one who, that which artist, dentist, flautist ite nature of, quality of, mineral product prelate, Mennonite, dynamite, graphite, Israelite ity, ty state of, quality celebrity, captivity, clarity, poverty ive, ative, itive causing, making abusive, exhaustive, abortive iferous producing, bearing pestiferous, vaciferous ize, ise make emphasize, exercise, bowdlerize, bastardize, idolize, fanaticize L logy study, science, theory biology, anthropology, geology, neurology ly like, manner of carelessly, fearlessly, hopelessly less without careless, hopeless M ment act of, state or, result containment, contentment, amendment N ness state of carelessness, restlessness nomy law autonomy, economy, taxonomy O oid resembling asteroid, spheroid, rhomboid, anthropoid ous, eous, ose, ious full of, having gracious, nervous, pompous, ose full of Verbose, lachrymose osis condition psychosis, neurosis, hypnosis S ship state of, office, quality assistantship, friendship, authorship some like, apt, tending to lonesome, lissome, threesome, gruesome T 35 | P a g e
  36. 36. tude state of, condition of gratitude, aptitude, multitude U ure state of, act, process, rank culture, literature, rupture, rapture W wise in the manner of otherwise, clockwise ward in the direction of eastward, downward, backward Y y inclined to, tend to cheery, crafty, faulty 36 | P a g e