Vocabulary Builder
Matching
Match each word part with its definition. In some sets there are more word parts than definitions; in others, there are more definitions than word parts.
Set 1: Roots
__ 1. agon A. life; living
__ 2. cog B. to breathe; breath; spirit
__ 3. fid C. idea; philosophy
__ 4. idio D. cross; significant
__ 5. spir E. personal; private
__ 6. cruc F. society; group
__ 7. andro G. right; law
__ 8. greg H. struggle; content
__ 9. jur I. to think
__ 10. viv J. male
K. faith; trust
Set 2: Roots
__ 1. vol A. love; fondness for
__ 2. temp B. to look; to see
__ 3. spec C. bad
__ 4. sequ D. movement; energy
__ 5. kine E. to speak; speech
__ 6. mal F. to break; to sever
__ 7. locut G. father
__ 8. phil H. will; desire; wish
__ 9. rupt I. eye; vision
__ 10. patri J. time; balance
__ 11. opt
Set 3: Roots
__ 1. for A. a written record; to write
__ 2. flux B. equal
__ 3. graph C. fear
__ 4. mis D. to think; calculate
__ 5. par E. first; ancient; rule
__ 6. phobo F. to write; something written
__ 7. rati G. strong
__ 8. reg H. mind; feeling; life
__ 9. scrib I. to flow
__ 10. anim J. hate
__ 11. arch
Set 4: Roots
__ 1. aco(u) A. holy; sacred
__ 2. chrom B. to say; speech; word
__ 3. dict C. light; to shine
__ 4. gest D. to throw
__ 5. hier E. to eat; to swallow
__ 6. ject F. to stretch
__ 7. luc G. to hear; hearing
__ 8. mort H. death
__ 9. path I. color
__ 10. tens J. emotion; suffering
K. to carry; to produce
Set 5: Prefixes and Suffixes
__ 1. ad A. around
__ 2. ante B. before; prior; in front of
__ 3. circum C. to; toward
__ 4. contra D. separation
__ 5. dis E. over, above; around
__ 6. epi F. after; along with; transfer; changed
__ 7. meta G. more; beyond normal; excessive
__ 8. peri H. beyond; across; through
__ 9. hyper I. downward; against; contrary to
__ 10. hypo J. around; near; beside
__ 11. trans K. against
__ 12. cata
Set 6: Prefixes and Suffixes
__ 1. a A. in; into; within
__ 2. ambi B. bad; difficult
__ 3. com C. with; together
__ 4. dys D. beside; near; faulty
__ 5. ent E. before; in front of
__ 6. op F. both; around
__ 7. per G. back; backward
__ 8. pre H. toward; against; face-to-face
__ 9. re I. not; without
__ 10. sym J. united; together with; same
K. through; thoroughly
Set 7: Prefixes and Suffixes
__ 1. ab A. outside of; external; away from
__ 2. de B. worse; badly
__ 3. ecto C. down from; reverse; remove; derived from; out of
__ 4. eu D. earlier; before; forward
__ 5. em E. beyond; across; through
__ 6. im F. away; from; separated
__ 7. ment G. result; means of or product of an action
__ 8. mis H. beside; near; faulty
__ 9. para I. well; good
__ 10. pro J. in; on; amongst; within
__ 11. tra
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