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hal

breathe

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aqua

water

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ben

good

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alt

high

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aud

"hear" or "listen"

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cosm

universe kosmos

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cred

believe

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duc

lead

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gen

birth or kind

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mis/mis

a prefix applied to various parts of speech, meaning “ill,” “mistaken,” “wrong,” “wrongly,” “incorrectly,”

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morph

change

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rupt

burst

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sign

any object, action, event, pattern, etc., that conveys a meaning.a token; indication.

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tact

a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.

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spec

Usually, specs. specification

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act

anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance:

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ast

“pertaining to stars or celestial bodies, or to activities, as spaceflight, taking place outside the earth's atmosphere,”

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chron

'time.'

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struct

build

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civ

civ & civil. These ROOT-WORDS are CIV & CIVIL which come from the Latin civis CITIZEN. That is what you must think of when you see CIV & CITIZEN: No. 1, relating to a citizen; No. 2, science of citizenship, etc.

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hydro

Informal. hydroelectric power.

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photo

a combining form meaning “light” (photobiology); also used to represent “photographic” or “photograph” in the formation of compound words:

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poli

cit, civ, poli, polis, polit. The Greek & Latin roots that mean citizen, city, or state. civilization. The word that identifies a group of people, such as the ancient Greeks, who live together in a complex society. police.

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scop

A scop (/ʃɒp/ or /skɒp/) was a poet as represented in Old English poetry. The scop is the Anglo-Saxon counterpart of the Old Norse skald, with the important difference that "skald" was applied to historical persons, and "scop" is used, for the most part, to designate oral poets within Old English literature.

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scribe

The Latin root word scrib and its variant script both mean “write.” These roots are the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including scribe, describe, postscript, and manuscript.

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mal

The Latin root word mal means “bad” or “evil.” This root is the word origin of many English vocabulary words, including malformed, maltreat, and malice. You can recall that mal means “bad” through malfunction, or a “badly” working part, and that it means “evil” through malice, or intentional “evil” done to another.

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loc

at or to the place.

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celer

-celer- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "swift, quick.'' This meaning is found in such words as:accelerate, celerity, decelerate.