NAME OF CONTENT AREA: Social Studies
NAME OF COURSE: Grade 8
 
 

ROOT

MEANING

WORD(S)

chron-

time

chronicle, chronology, chronometer, synchronize

demo-

people

demography, democracy, epidemic

equ-

equal

equal, equity, equanimity, equate, equidistant

 

PREFIX

MEANING

EXAMPLE(S)

de-

down, away

descend, deject (cast down)

ob-

against

object, obstruct (build against)

post-

after

postgraduate, posthumous, postpone

pre-

before

precede, predict (tell before)

trans-

across

transient, Transatlantic, transport (carry across)

 

SUFFIX

DEFINITION

EXAMPLE(S)

-agog, -agogue

leader

demagogue, pedagogue

-ism

the belief in

pacifism, terrorist, socialist, communist