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a
without

  • amoral: neither moral nor immoral
  • atheist: one who does not believe in God
  • atypical: not typical
  • anonymous: of unknown authorship or origin
  • apathy: lack of interest or emotion
  • amorphous: lacking definite form
  • atrophy: the wasting away of body tissue
  • apartheid: any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc..
  • anomaly: an irregularity
  • agnostic: one who questions the existence of God
ab/abs
off, away from, apart, down

  • abduct: to take by force
  • abhor: to hate, detest
  • abolish: to do away with, make void
  • abstract: conceived apart from concrete realities
  • abnormal: deviating from a standard
  • abdicate: to renounce or relinquish a throne
  • abstinence: forebearance from any indulgence of appetite
  • absolution:
  • abstruse: hard to understand; secret, hidden
  • abrogate: to put aside; to put an end to; repeal
  • abscond: to leave secretly
  • abstemious: sparing or moderate in eating in drinking
  • ablution: a cleansing with water or other liquid
  • abominate: to dislike strongly
  • aberrant: departing the right, normal, or usual course
ac/acr
sharp, bitter

acid:
acute:
acerbic:
exacerbate:
acrid:
acrimonious:
acumen:
act/ag
to do, to drive, to force, to lead

act, agent, agile, agitate, exacting, litigate, prodigal, prodigious, pedagogue, demagogue, synagogue, cogent, exigent
ad/al
to, toward, near

adapt, adjacent, addict, admire, address, adhere, administer, adore, advice, adjoin, adultery, advocate, allure, alloy
al/ali/alter
other, another

alternative, alias, alibi, alien, alter ego, alienation, altruist, altercation, allegory
am
love

amateur, amatory, amorous, enamored, amity, paramour, inamorata, amiable, amicable
amb
to go, to walk

ambitious, amble, preamble, ambulance, ambulatory, perambulator, circumambulate
amb/amph
around

amphitheater, ambit, ambience, ambient
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ambiguous, amphibian, ambivalent, ambidextrous
anim
life, mind, soul, spirit

unanimous, animosity, equanimity, magnanimous, pusillanimous

ante
before

ante, anterior, antecedent, antedate, antebellum, antediluvian
anthro/andr
man, human

anthropology, android, misanthrope, philanthropy, anthropomorphic, philander, androgynous, anthropocentric
annu/enni
year

annual, anniversary, biannual, biennial, centennial, annuity, perennial, annals, millennium
apo
away

apology, apostle, apocalypse, apogee, apocryphal, apotheosis, apostasy, apoplexy
apt, ept
skill, fitness, ability

adapt, aptitude, apt, inept, adept
arch, archi
chief, principal

architect, archenemy, archetype, archipelago
archy
ruler

monarchy, matriarchy, patriarchy, anarchy, hierarchy, oligarchy
art
skill, craft

art, artificial, artifice
auc, aub, aux
to increase
auto
self
be
to be, to have a certain quality
bel, bell
war
ben, bon
good
bi
twice, doubly
bri, brev
brief, short
cad/cid
to fall, to happen by chance
cand
to burn
cant/cent/chant
to sing
cap/cip/cept
to take, to get

capture, anticipate, intercept, susceptible, emancipate, recipient, incipient, percipient, precept
cap/capit/cip
head, head-long

capital, cape, captain, disciple, principle, principal, precipice, precipitate, capitulate, capitalism, precipitation, caption, recapitulate
card/cord/cour
heart

cardiac, courage, encourage, concord, discord, accord, concordance, cordial
carn
flesh

carnivorous, carnival, carnal, carnage, reincarnation, incarnation
cast/chast
cut

caste, castigate, chastise, chaste
caust
to burn

caustic, holocaust
ced/ceed/cess
to go, to yield, to stop

exceed, precede, recess, concede, cede, access, predecessor, precedent, antecedent, recede, abscess, cessation, incessant
centr
center

cenral, concentrate, eccentric, concentric, centrifuge, egocentric
cern/cert/cret/crim/crit
to separate, to judge, to distinguish, to decide

concern, critic, secret,
chron
time
circu
around, on all sides
cis
to cut
cit
to set in motion
cla/clo/clu
shut, close
claim/clam
to shout, to cry out
cli
to lean towards
co/col/com/con
with, together

coherent, comply, conjugal, connubial, congenial, convivial, coalesce, coalition, contrite, conciliate, conclave, commensurate
crat, cracy
to govern

bureaucracy, democracy, aristrocracy, theocracy, plutocracy, autocracy
cre, cresc, cret
to grow

creation, increase, crescendo, increment, accretion, accrue
cred
to believe, to trust

incredible, credibility, credentials, credit, creed, credo, credence, creduiity, incredulous,
cryp
hidden

crypt, cryptic, apocryphal, cryptography
cub/cumb
to lie down

cubicle, succumb, incubate, incumbent, recumbent
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