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-able

able to be, able to, tending to

capable

2

-acious

tending to, inclined to, characterized by, serving for

pugnacious

3

-ain

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

mountain

4

-ant

-ing

mutant

5

-ate

possessing, being

inanimate

6

-ific

making, causing

scientific

7

-(u)lent, -(o)lent,

full of, disposed to

fraudulent

8

-ible

able to be, able to, tending to

flexible

9

-ile

able to be, able to, tending to

docile

10

-al, -ial, -eal

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

arboreal

11

-id

tending to, inclined to, characterized by, serving for

intrepid

12

-ious

tending to, inclined to, characterized by, serving for

surreptitious

13

-ive

tending to, inclined to, characterized by, serving for

instructive

14

-ory

tending to, inclined to, characterized by, serving for

prefatory

15

-ulous

tending to, inclined to, characterized by, serving for

incredulous

16

-uous

tending to, inclined to, characterized by, serving for

tenuous

17

-an, -ean, -ian

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

Shakespearean

18

-ane

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

urbane

19

-ar

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

muscular

20

-ary (-ari-)

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

literary

21

-ic

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

volcanic

22

-il(e)

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

puerile

23

-ine

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

canine

24

-tic

pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of

rustic

25

-ent, -ient

-ing

redolent

26

-it(e)

possessing, being

tripartite

27

-ose, -iose,

full of

verbose

28

-ous, -ious, -eous

full of, having the character of, like

bilious

29

-ity, -it-, (-ety, -ty)

quality of, state of, condition of

30

-(i)tude, -itudin-

quality of, state of

31

-acy

quality or state of being or having

32

-(i)mony, -imoni-

quality of, state of, product of

33

-acity

quality of being inclined to, state of abounding in

34

-y, -i-

quality of, state of, act of, result of

35

-ate

office of, holder(s) of the office of

36

-ion

act of, state of, result of

37

-ment

result of, means of, act of, state of

38

-men

result of, means of, act of, state of

39

-(i)cule, -cle, -icle

little

molecule, muscle, particle

40

-el

little

novel, morsel, panel

41

-il

little

pupil, codicil

42

-ole, -ule, -le

little

capsule, scruple, circle

43

-ance, -ancy; -ence, -ency

quality of ___ing, state of ___ing

vigilance, hesitancy, influence, fluency

44

-or, -our

state of, result of

ardor, furor, error

45

-ary, (-arium)

place for

library, granary, aquarium

46

-ory, (-orium)

place for

dormitory, lavatory, auditorium

47

-ure

act of, result of, abstract to concrete

fracture, puncture, rupture

48

-(u)lence, -(o)lence

state or quality of being full of

violence, fraudulence

49

-or, -(t)rix

one who does, that which does

actor, aggressor, tractor, motor

50

-and(um), -(i)end(um)
pl. -anda, -enda

that which must be ___ed

agendum, memorandum

51

-esc(e), -ence

to begin, to become

florescent

52

-(i)fy, -(e)fy

to make

pacify, magnify, liquify