What can a suffix list offer as far as vocabulary building goes?
A whole lot, actually.
First off, by studying the following list, you can learn how suffixes can and do change the meaning of words.
In fact, included are the meaning and a common usage or two of English language suffixes below.
I recommend you print out the suffix list and spend some time learning them.
There aren't that many, however, they are important and you will certainly help your test scores by knowing them.
Suffix Meaning Usage
|portable - able to be carried|
legible - able to be read
|cardiac - pertaining to heart|
aquatic - pertaining to water
|audacious - full of daring,|
avaricious - full of greed
|maniacal - insane|
portal - doorway
logical - pertaining to logic
|eloquent - pertaining to fluid, effective speech.|
verdant - green
|dictionary - book connected with words|
honorary - connected with honor
|consecrate - to make holy|
mitigate - make less severe
|irritation - that which is irritated|
|democracy - ruled by people|
obstinacy - obstinate state, stubbornness
|mountaineer - person who climbs mountains|
teacher - one who teaches
advisor - person who advises
|evanescent - tending to vanish|
pubescent - arriving at puberty
|fantastic - arousing great wonder|
terrific - arousing great fear
|magnify - to enlarge|
petrify - turn to stone
|pestiferous - carrying disease|
vociferous - having a loud voice
|civil - polite|
docile - easily taught or led
|monotheism - belief in one God|
socialism - kind of governance
|realist - one who is realistic|
dentist - deals with teeth
|sagacity - state of being wise|
|quantitative - concerned with number or volume|
|harmonize - make harmonious|
revolutionize - make revolutionary
|ovoid - like an egg|
anthropoid - resembling a human
|verbose - full of words|
|psychosis - diseased mental condition|
hypnosis - induced sleep
|nauseous - full of nausea|
ludicrous - foolish
|fortitude - state of strength|
certitude - state of certainty
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