Greek Latin Roots...
Greek Latin roots are everywhere in the English language. You shouldn't overlook them when it comes to exam preparation.
Because many English words have Greek and Latin roots from which they are derived.
By learning the words below, you will recognize more English words that are unknown to you. This should greatly help you on the vocabulary section of the Michigan Proficiency Exams.
This along with the following pages contain one of the most complete lists of Greek Latin roots available. I wish you good language learning and great vocabulary building!
ROOT MEANING EXAMPLES
|fac, fic, fec, fect ||to make, to do ||factory, fiction, affect |
|fall, fals ||to deceive ||fallacious, infallible, falsify |
|fer, lat ||to bring, to bear ||transfer, translate, conifer |
|fid ||belief, faith ||infidel, confidence |
|fin ||end, limit ||confine, finite |
|flect, flex ||to bend ||flexible, deflect |
|fort ||luck, chance ||fortuitous, fortunate |
|fort ||strong ||fortitude, fortification, |
|frag, fract ||to break ||fragile, infraction, fractious |
|fug ||to flee ||fugitive, refuge |
|fus ||to pour ||effusive, diffuse |
|gam ||marriage ||monogamy, bigamy, polygamy |
|gen, gener ||class, race ||genus, generic, gender |
|grad, gress ||to go, to step ||digress, regress, gradual |
|graph, gram ||writing ||epigram, telegram, |
|greg ||flock, herd ||gregarious, aggregate, |
|helio ||sun ||heliotrope,heliograph |
|it, itiner ||journey, road ||exit, itinerary |
|jac, jact, jec ||to throw ||projectile, trajectoty, ejection |
|jur, jurat ||to swear ||perjure, jury, adjuration |
|labor, laborat ||to work ||laboratorary, collaborate |
|leg, lect, lig ||to choose, to read ||election, legible, eligible |
|leg ||law ||legislature, legitimate, legal |
|liber, libr ||book ||library, libretto, libel |
|liber ||free ||liberation, liberal |
|log ||word, study ||entomology, etymology, |
|loqu, locut ||to talk ||soliloquy. loquacious, eloquant |
|luc ||light ||elucidate, lucid, transculent |
|magn ||great ||magnify, magnanimity, magnitude |
|mal ||bad ||malevolent, malefactor |
|man ||hand ||manufacture, manuscript |
|mar ||sea ||maritime, submarine, mariner |
|mater, matr ||mother ||maternal, matriarch, matrilineal |
|mit, miss ||to send ||missile, dismiss, transmit |
|mob, mov, mot ||to move ||mobilize, motility, immovable |
|mon, monit ||to warn ||admonish, premonition, monitor |
|mori, mort ||to die ||mortuary, moribund, immorta |
|morph ||shape,form ||metamorphosis, anthropomorphic |
|mut ||to change ||immutable, mutate, |
|nat ||born ||innate, prenatal, nativity |
|nav ||ship ||navigate, naval |
|neg ||to deny ||negation, renege |
|nomen ||name ||nomenclature, nominal, |
|nov ||new ||novice, renovate, novelty |
|omni ||all ||omniscient, omnipotent, omnivorous |
|oper ||to work ||operate, cooperation |
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