• NAME OF CONTENT AREA: English
    NAME OF COURSE: 11th Grade English
     
     

    ROOT

    MEANING

    WORDS(S)

    theo

    God, deity

    theology, theocracy

    flect, flex

    bend

    flexible, inflexible, reflex

    turb

    agitate

    disturb, turbulent, perturbation

    fug

    flee

    fugitive, refuge, refugee

    greg

    group, flock

    segregate, congregation

    gen

    birth, cause, race, origin

    generation, indigenous, Genesis

    spec, spic, spit

    look, see

    perspective, spectator, inspector

    doc, duc, dac, duct

    teach, lead

    conduct, doctrine, doctor

    fra, frac, frag

    break

    fracture, fragment

    gress, grad

    step, walk

    progress, progression, degree, regress, gradual

     

    PREFIX

    MEANING

    WORDS(S)

    a, an

    not, without

    amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial

    ab

    away from

    abduction, abstain, abnormal

    ambi

    both

    ambidextrous, ambivalent

    dys

    ill, difficult, bad

    dysfunctional, dysentery

    hyper

    over

    hypertension, hypersensitive, hyperactive

    hypo

    under

    hypotension, hypodermic

    per

    through

    percolate, perforate

    proto

    first

    prototype, protoplasm

    pseudo

    false

    pseudonym, pseudoscience

    syn, sym, syl, sys

    with, together

    sympathy, synonym, syllable, system

     

    SUFFIX

    MEANING

    WORDS(S)

    sis

    act, state, condition

    analysis

    fy, ify

    make or become

    fortify, simplify, intensify

    ectomy

    cutting

    appendectomy, splenectomy

    cide

    kill (ing)

    patricide, infanticide, suicide, herbicide

    al

    relating to

    sensual, gradual, manual, natural

    ary, ery, ory

    relating to, quality place where-

    dictionary, bravery, dormitory, aviary, ordinary

    cian

    having a specific skill

    magician, optician, physician

    escent

    in the process of

    adolescent, convalescent, obsolescent

    et, ette

    small one, group

    midget, octet, baronet

    ity, ty

    state of, quality

    captivity, clarity