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able, ible

capable of, subject to, prone to; worthy of, deserving of (impeccable, incorrigible, irrefutable, mutable, feasible, affable, gullible, laudable, reprehensible, culpable)

2

ac

relating to; person affected with (ammoniac, celiac, maniac, cardiac, hypochondriac)

3

age

relationship; condition; action or result; place (parentage, bondage, carage, anchorage)

4

al

of, pertaining to; the act of (logical, ephemeral, equivocal, glacial, peripheral, polemical, prodigal, provincial, rhetorical, satirical, superficial, terrestrial, whimsical, denial, rehearsal)

5

an, ian

belonging to, related to, characteristic of, resembling, one that is (canadian, freudian, reptilian, civilian, antediluvian, subterranean, authoritarian, partisan, artisan)

6

ance, ence

action or process; state of being (emergence, dependence, arrogance, compliance, vigilance, exuberance, impudence, nonchalance, opulence, quiescence, reticence)

7

ant, ent

causing or performing something; state of being; one who does or undergoes (document, flagrant, ardent, benevolent, indifferent, inherent, munificent, strident, virulent, contestant, pedant)

8

ar, ary

relating to; connected to (solar, polar, jocular, arbitrary, exemplary, mercenary, centenary)

9

ate

act upon; having; characterized by (obliterate, mitigate, deprecate, emulate, debilitate, extricate, facilitate, instigate, perpetuate, truncate, placate, intimidate, repudiate, ornate, innate, articulate)

10

cy

state of being; quality (ascendancy, bankruptcy, lunacy, dependency, complacency)

11

dom

domain; rank; state of being; collective office (fiefdom, boredom, martyrdom, officialdom)

12

eer, er, or

person who does something (auctioneer, engineer, contender, director, executor, orator)

13

ery

a place for; the act of; state of; qualities of (bakery, bribery, chicanery, slavery, snobbery)

14

escent

becoming; beginning to be; characterized by (crescent, nascent, evanescent, phosphorescent)

15

ferous

producing; carrying (coniferous, vociferous, aquiferous, calciferous, carboniferous)

16

fic

making; causing (terrific, horrific, beatific, prolific, soporific, benefic, malefic)

17

fy

make; cause to become (falsify, magnify, exemplify, ratify, rectify, personify, purify, mortify)

18

ia

abnormal condition; relating to (anorexia, toxemia, septicemia, memorabilia, personalia)

19

ial

relating to; characterized by (colloquial, glacial, terrestrial, inconsequential, superficial, cordial)

20

ic

having to do with; one characterized by (cosmic, hedonistic, caustic, aesthetic, altruistic, archaic, ascetic, bombastic, cryptic, dogmatic, eclectic, ironic, soporific, sporadic, lunatic, heretic)

21

ide

group of related chemical compounds; binary compounds; chemical element with properties that are similar to another (diglyceride, monosaccharide, sodium chloride, potassium bromide, boride)

22

il, ile

pertaining to; capable of being (puerile, ductile, infantile, senile, servile, tensile, versatile)

23

ine

having the nature of; relating to; resembling; made of; chemical substance (divine, feline, marine, leonine, saturnine, opaline, crystalline, tourmaline, incarnadine, gasoline)

24

ion, tion, ation

the result of (criterion, oblivion, limitation, adulation, affirmation, apprehension, aversion, conviction, degradation, disinclination, innovation, sanction, seclusion)

25

ise, ize

make; become like (surmise, maximize, scrutinize, vaporize, hypothesize, cauterize)

26

ism

belief; doctrine; devotion to; act of (ethnocentrism, egotism, fanaticism, criticism, witticism)

27

ist

one who does something; one who believes or adheres to; an expert (opportunist, cartoonist, ventriloquist, altruist, pacifist, nihilist, prohibitionist, linguist, geologist, psychiatrist, scientist)

28

ite

make, do; inhabitant or native of; descendant of; adherent of (ignite, israelite, luddite)

29

itis

inflammatory disease (dermatitis, phlebitis, appendicitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis)

30

ity, ty

state of; quality (animosity, paucity, reality, uniformity, similarity, enmity, duplicity, depravity, insularity, notoriety, novelty, integrity, virility, tenacity, veracity)