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Tutor Vocabulary Quiz - Meanings of Suffixes

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Last updated: February 4, 2020
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1. —arium / orium
A place for
A hidden place
For instance, a conservatory is sometimes called a 'solarium', a place for the sun.
2. —cide
Act of living
Act of killing
The root 'caedere' means to cut off, which explains why miticides kill mites. Weirdly, the word 'decide' can quite literally be read as 'to cut off'
3. —esque
Seethrough
In the style or manner of
Picturesque: vivid, like a picture.
4. —pathy
Relating to confusion
Relating to the feelings or disease
Sympathy, empathy, psychopathy.
5. —wise
In a certain manner or direction
In a wise way
Likewise, clockwise, crabwise.
6. —osis
Process or disease condition
Relating to chemistry
Meiosis, osmosis, mitosis.
7. —algia
A type of love
A type of pain
Nostalgia ( a sweet but painful memory of the past ).
8. —cracy
A type of government or power
A way of debating
Democracy actually means power (cracy) of the people (demos).
9. —ling
Younger or inferior to
Working for the king
Underling, duckling, sibling.
10. —phone
Phones
Sound
An anglophone is someone who speaks English.
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