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Building Words

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Building Words

Building Vocabulary

Many words in English are built from prefixes, roots, and suffixes. If you know the meaning of each part, you can figure out the meaning of the word. You can also go in reverse, building all-new words, whether practical or ridiculous.

Your Turn Study the list of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Look up any unfamiliar parts in Write for College or online. Then assemble the parts to create new words. Provide a definition of each.

Prefixes

Roots

Suffixes

ambi

ante

anti

cata

circ

contra

epi

ex

hyper

hypo

intro

mal

multi

neo

non

pseudo

sub

super

ultra

anthrop

auto

biblio

cosm

dem

dict

fac

form

graph

hydr

magn

meter

morph

pan

phobia

psych

scribe

sign

soph

tempo

able

ate

cian

ette

fic

ful

fy

hood

ic

ide

ion

ish

ism

ist

ize

ment

ship

tude

ward

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