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act, ag

do, act, drive

activate--to make active

agile--having quick motion

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alt

high

altitude--height

alto--highest singing voice

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alter, altr,

other, change

alternative--choice among two things

altruism--living for the good of others

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am, ami

love, friend

amiable--good-natured

amity--friendship

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anim

mind, spirit

animated--spirited

animosity--violent hatred

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annu, enni

year

annual--every year

centennial--every hundred years

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aqua

water

aquarium--tank for water animals and plants

aquamarine--semiprecious stone of sea-green color

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arch

first, ruler

archenemy--chief enemy

archetype--original pattern from which things are copied

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aud, audit

hear

audible--capable of being heard

audience--assembly of hearers

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auto

self

automatic--self-acting

autobiography--story about a person who also wrote it

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bell

war

belligerent--a party taking part in a war

bellicose--war-like

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ben, bene

good

benign--kindly disposition

beneficial--advantageous

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bio

life

biotic--relating to life

biology--the science of life

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brev

short

abbreviate--make shorter

brevity--shortness

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cad, cas

fall

cadence--fall in voice

casualty--loss caused by death, injury, or illness

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capit, cap

head

captain--the head or chief

decapitate--to cut off the head

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cede, ceed, cess

to go, to yield

recede--to move or fall back

proceed--to move onward

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cent

hundred

century--hundred years

centipede--insect with a hundred legs

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chron

time

chronology--science dealing with historic dates

chronicle--register of events in order of time

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cide, cis

to kill, to cut

homicide--the killing of one human being by another

incision--a cut

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clam, claim

to shout

acclaim--receive with applause

proclamation--a public announcement

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cogn

to know

recognize--to know again

cognition--awareness

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corp

body

incorporate--combine into one body

corpse--dead body

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cred

to trust, to believe

incredible--unbelievable

credulous--too prone to believe

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cur, curr, curs

to run

current--flowing body of air or water

excursion--short trip

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dem

people

democracy--government by the people

epidemic--affecting all people

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dic, dict

to say

dictate--to read aloud for another to transcribe

verdict--decision of a jury

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doc, doct

to teach

docile--easily instructed

indoctrinate--to instruct

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domin

to rule

dominate--to rule

dominion--territory of rule

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duc, duct

to lead

conduct--act of guiding

induce--to overcome by persuasion

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eu

well, good

eulogy--speech or writing in praise

euphony--pleasantness or smoothness of sound

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fac, fact, fect, fic

to do, to make

factory--location of production

fiction--something invented or imagined

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fer

to bear, to carry

transfer--to move from one place to another

refer--to direct to

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fin

end, limit

infinity--unlimited

finite--limited in quantity

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flect, flex

to bend

flexible--easily bent

reflect--to throw back

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fort

luck//strong

fortunate--lucky
fortuitous--happening by chance
//
fortify--strengthen
fortress--stronghold

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frag, fract

break

fragile--easily broken

fracture--break

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fug

flee

fugitive--fleeing

refugee--one who flees to a place of safety

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gen

class, race

engender--to breed

generic--of a general nature in regard to all members

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grad, gress

to go, to step

regress--to go back

graduate--to divide into regular steps

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graph

writing

telegram--message sent by telegraph

autograph--person's own handwriting or signature

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ject

to throw

projectile--capable of being thrown

reject--to throw away

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leg

law

legitimate--lawful

legal--defined by law

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leg, lig, lect

to choose, gather, read

illegible--incapable of being read

election--the act of choosing

lecture--a prepared speech read to several people

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liber

free

liberal--favoring freedom of ideas

liberty--freedom from restraint

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log

study, speech

archaeology--study of human antiquities

prologue--address spoken before a performance

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luc, lum

light

translucent--slightly transparent

illuminate--to light up

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magn

large, great

magnify--to make larger

magnificent--great

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mal, male

bad, wrong

malfunction--to operate incorrectly

malevolent--evil

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mar

sea

marine--pertaining to the sea

submarine--below the surface of the sea

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mater, matr

mother

maternal--motherly

matriarch--female head of family or group

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mit, miss

to send

transmit--to send from one person or place to another

mission--the act of sending

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morph

shape

metamorphosis--a changing in shape

anthropomorphic--having a human shape

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mut

change

mutable--subject to change

mutate--to change

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nat

born

innate--inborn

native--a person born in a place

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neg

deny

negative--expressing denial

renege--to deny

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nom

name

nominate--to put forward a name

anonymous--no name given

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nov

new

novel--new

renovate--to make as good as new

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omni

all

omnipotent--all powerful

omnipresent--all present

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oper

to work

operate--to work on something

cooperate--to work with others

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pass, path

to feel

pathetic--affecting the tender emotions

passionate--moved by strong emotion

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pater, part

father

paternal--fatherly

patriarch--male head of family or group

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ped, pod

foot

pedestrian--one who travels on foot

podiatrist--foot doctor

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pel, puls

to drive, to push

impel--to drive forward

compulsion--irresistible force

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phil

love

philharmonic--fond of or devoted to music

philanthropist--one who loves and seeks to do good for others

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port

carry

export--to carry out of the country

portable--able to be carried

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psych

mind

psychology--study of the mind

psychiatrist--specialist in mental disorders

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quer, ques, quir, quis

to ask

inquiry--to ask about

question--that which is asked

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rid, ris

to laugh

ridiculous--laughable

derision--to mock

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rupt

to break

interrupt--to break in upon

erupt--to break through

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sci

to know

science--systematic knowledge of physical or natural phenomena

conscious--having inward knowledge

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scrib, script

to write

transcribe--to write over again

script--text of words

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sent, sens

to feel, to think

sentimental--expressive or appealing to tender feelings

sensitive--easily affected by changes

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sequ, secut

to follow

sequence--connected series

consecutive--following one another in unbroken order

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solv, solu, solut

to loosen

dissolve--to break up

absolute--without restraint

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spect

to look at

spectator--one who watches

inspect--to look at closely

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spir

to breathe

inspire--to breathe in

respiration--process of breathing

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string, strict

to bind

stringent--binding strongly

restrict--to restrain within bounds

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stru, struct

to build

misconstrue--to interpret wrongly

construct--to build

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tang, ting, tack, tig

to touch

tangent--touching, but not intersecting

contact--touching

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ten, tent, tain

to hold

tenure--holding of office

contain--to hold

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term

to end

terminate--to end

terminal--having an end

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terr

earth

terrain--tract of land

terrestrial--existing on Earth

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therm

heat

thermal--pertaining to heat

thermometer--instrument for measuring temperature

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tort, tors

to twist

contortionist--one who twists violently

torsion--act of turning or twisting

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tract

to pull, to draw

attract--draw toward

distract--to draw away

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vac

empty

vacant--empty

evacuate--to empty out

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ven, vent

to come

prevent--to stop from coming

intervene--to come between

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ver

true

verify--to prove to be true

veracious--truthful

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verb

word

verbose--use of excess words

verbatim--word for word

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vid, vis

to see

video--picture phase of television

vision--act of seeing external objects

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vinc, vict, vang

to conquer

invincible--unconquerable

victory--defeat of enemy

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viv, vit

life

vital--necessary to life

vivacious--lively

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voc

to call

provocative--serving to excite or stimulate to action

vocal--uttered by voice

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vol

to wish, to will

involuntary--outside the control of will

volition--the act of willing or choosing