NAME OF CONTENT AREA: English
NAME OF COURSE: 11th Grade English
 
 

ROOT

MEANING

WORDS(S)

theo

God, deity

theology, theocracy

flect, flex

bend

flexible, inflexible, reflex

turb

agitate

disturb, turbulent, perturbation

fug

flee

fugitive, refuge, refugee

greg

group, flock

segregate, congregation

gen

birth, cause, race, origin

generation, indigenous, Genesis

spec, spic, spit

look, see

perspective, spectator, inspector

doc, duc, dac, duct

teach, lead

conduct, doctrine, doctor

fra, frac, frag

break

fracture, fragment

gress, grad

step, walk

progress, progression, degree, regress, gradual

 

PREFIX

MEANING

WORDS(S)

a, an

not, without

amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial

ab

away from

abduction, abstain, abnormal

ambi

both

ambidextrous, ambivalent

dys

ill, difficult, bad

dysfunctional, dysentery

hyper

over

hypertension, hypersensitive, hyperactive

hypo

under

hypotension, hypodermic

per

through

percolate, perforate

proto

first

prototype, protoplasm

pseudo

false

pseudonym, pseudoscience

syn, sym, syl, sys

with, together

sympathy, synonym, syllable, system

 

SUFFIX

MEANING

WORDS(S)

sis

act, state, condition

analysis

fy, ify

make or become

fortify, simplify, intensify

ectomy

cutting

appendectomy, splenectomy

cide

kill (ing)

patricide, infanticide, suicide, herbicide

al

relating to

sensual, gradual, manual, natural

ary, ery, ory

relating to, quality place where-

dictionary, bravery, dormitory, aviary, ordinary

cian

having a specific skill

magician, optician, physician

escent

in the process of

adolescent, convalescent, obsolescent

et, ette

small one, group

midget, octet, baronet

ity, ty

state of, quality

captivity, clarity