Root Word Quiz 1

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Last updated: June 23, 2018
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Root word
Type of root word
Example
Definition
a or an
Greek
abyss - without bottom; achromatic - without color; anhydrous - without water
not, without
a
Latin
afire - on fire; ashore - on the shore; aside - on the side
on
a, ab, abs
Latin
abduct - carry away by force; abnormal - away from normal, not normal; absent - away, not present; aversion - the act of turning away from; abbreviate: to shorten
from, away, off
ac or ad
Latin
accelerate - to increase the speed of; accessible - easily entered, approached, or obtained; admittance - allowing into;
to, toward, near
acro
Greek
acrobat - a "high walker"; acronym - a word formed from the first (capital) letters of a word; acrophobia - fear of height
top, height, tip, beginning
act
Latin
activity - something that a person does; react - to do something in response; interaction - communication between two or more things
do
aer or aero
Greek
aerate - to let air reach something; aerial - relating to the air; aerospace - the air space
air
agri or agro
Latin and Greek
agriculture - management of the land, agribusiness - making money by utilizing land; agrarian - relating to the management of land
farming
alg or algo
Latin
neuralgia - pain caused by a nerve; analgesic - a drug that makes one pain free; nostalgia - aching for the familiar
pain
ambi or amphi
Latin
ambidextrous - able to use both hands equally; ambiguous - having more than one meaning; ambivalence - conflicting or opposite feelings toward a person or thing
both, on both sides, around
ambul
Latin
amble - to walk in a slow, relaxed way; ambulant - walking or moving around; ambulance - a vehicle that moves a patient
walk, move
ami or amo
Latin
amiable - friendly, pleasant, lovable; amity - friendly and peaceful relations; amorous - showing romantic love
love
ana
Greek
analysis - a close examination of something; anatomy - the structure of something as visible when cut up for analysis; anachronism - not being in the right place in time
up, back, against,
andr or andro
Greek
androgynous - being both male and female; android - resembling a human; misandry - hatred towards men
man, male
anim
Latin
animal - a living organism; animate - to make alive; equanimity - of balanced spirit
life, spirit
ann or enn
Latin
anniversary - a date observed once a year; annual - happening once a year; millennium - 1,000 years
year
ante
Latin
antecede - to come before something in time; antemeridian - before noon; anteroom- a small room before the main room
before, in front
anth or antho
Greek
chrysanthemum and amaranth - names of flowers; anthology - a collection of treasured writings; anthozoan - half plant, half animal, like anemones and corals.
flower
anthrop anthropo
Greek
anthropology - the study of mankind; anthropomorphism - giving human form to non-human things; philanthropy - the love to mankind (expressed through good deeds)
human
anti
Greek
antibody - a substance that destroys micro-organisms; antiseptic - preventing infection; antisocial - opposing social norm
against, opposite of
apo or apho
Greek
aphorism - a short expression of a general truth; apology - an explicit expression of regret, apostrophe - a small dash used in place of an omitted letter
away, off, separate
aqu or aqua
Latin
aquarium - a water container for fish; aquatic- relating to water; aqueduct - a pipeline for water
water
arbor
Latin
arborist - someone working with trees; arbor - a shady area formed by trees; arborous - having many trees
tree
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Level 82
Jun 23, 2018
The obvious problem here is that the answer to every question is in the Example column. There's no need to actually know the answer.
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Level 26
Jun 23, 2018
ya thanks for that