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Flashcards in GRE Roots Deck (29):
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ambu

walk, move EX: ambulatory = can walk or move about

2

andro

man EX: android = robot shaped like a man

3

anthro

human or mankind EX: anthropology is the study of humans

4

belli

war, fight EX: belligerant = ready to fight

5

bellu

war, fight EX: antebellum = mansion built before the civil war

6

cred

trust or belief EX: credible = trustworthy or believable

7

gnos

knowledge EX: diagnosis = doctor shows knowledge by making a diagnosis

8

greg

group, herd EX: congregation = group or herd of people

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gyn

woman EX: gynecologist is a doctor who treats women

10

loq

speech or talk EX: loquacious = talks a lot

11

log

speech or talk EX: dialogue = talk or conversation between to people

12

loc

speech or talk EX: elocution = proper speech

13

lix

speech or talk EX: prolix = person who is talkative

14

lum

light, clear EX: luminous = shiny and full of light

15

luc

light, clear EX: elucidate = make clear

16

lus

light, clear EX: lustrous = reflects light and is sleek and glossy

17

meta

beyond, after EX: metamorphosis = change of shape beyond the present shape

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morph

shape EX: morphology = study of shape

19

mut

change EX: mutate = to change

20

pac

peace, calm EX: pacifier calms a baby down

21

path

feeling EX: Something pathetic arouses feeling or pity

22

phon

sound EX: phonics helps you sound out words

23

plac

peace, calm EX: to placate someone is to calm him or her down or to make peace with that person

24

pro

big, much EX: profuse apologies are big, or much - in essence

25

pug

war, fight EX: someone pugnacious is ready to fight

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scien

knowledge EX: a scientist is a person with knowledge

27

som

sleep EX: if you have insomnia you can't sleep

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son

sound EX: a sonic boom breaks the sound barrier

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sop

sleep EX: a glass of water is soporific. So is a boring professor.