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able
able to be - excitable, portable, preventable

ac
pertaining to - cardiac, hemophiliac, maniac

acity (ocity)
quality of - perspicacity, sagacity, velocity

ade
act, action or process, product - blockade, cavalcade, promenade,

age
action or process - passage, pilgrimage, voyage

aholic (oholic)
one with an obsession for - workaholic, shopaholic, alcoholic

al
relating to - bacterial, theatrical, natural

algia
pain - neuralgia, nostalgia,

an (ian)
relating to, belonging to - Italian, urban, African

ance
state or quality of - brilliance, defiance, annoyance

ant
a person who inclined to, tending to - applicant, immigrant, servant

ar
of or relating to, being - lunar, molecular, solar

ard
a person who does an action - coward, sluggard, wizard

arian
a person who - disciplinarian, vegetarian, librarian

arium (orium)
a place for - terrarium, aquarium, solarium

ary
of or relating to - literary, military, budgetary

ate
state or quality of (adj.) - affectionate, desolate, obstinate

ation
action or process - creation, narration, emancipation

ative
tending to (adj.) - creative, preservative, talkative

cide
act of killing - homicide, suicide, genocide

cracy
rule, government, power - bureaucracy, aristocracy, theocracy

crat
someone who has power - aristocrat, bureaucrat, technocrat

cule
diminutive (making something small) - molecule, ridicule,

cy
state, condition or quality - efficiency, privacy, belligerency

cycle
circle, wheel - bicycle, recycle, tricycle

dom
condition of, state, realm - boredom, freedom, wisdom

dox
belief, praise - orthodox, paradox

ed
past tense - called, hammered, laughed

ee
receiver, performer - nominee, employee, devotee

eer
associated with/engaged in - engineer, volunteer

emia
blood condition - anemia, hypoglycemia, leukemia

en
makes the word a verb - awaken, fasten, strengthen

ence
state or condition, action - absence, dependence, negligence

ency
condition or quality - clemency, dependency, efficiency

ent
inclined to performing/causing, or one who performs/causes - competent, correspondent, absorbent

er
more - bigger, faster, happier

ern
state or quality of - eastern, northern, western

escence
state or process - adolescence, convalescence

ese
relating to a place - Chinese, Congolese, Vietnamese

esque
in the style of - Kafkaesque, grotesque, burlesque

ess
female - actress, heiress, lioness

est
most - funniest, hottest, silliest

etic
relating to (makes the word an adj.) - athletic, energetic, poetic

ette
diminutive (makes something smaller) - cigarette, diskette, kitchenette

ful
full of - helpful, thankful, cheerful

fy
make, cause (makes the word a verb) - amplify, falsify, terrify

gam/gamy
marriage, union - monogam, polygamy

gon/gonic
angle - hexagon, polygonic, pentagon

hood
state, condition, or quality - childhood, neighborhood, motherhood

ial
relating to - celestial, editorial, martial

ian
relating to - Martian, utopian, pediatrician

iasis
diseased condition - elephantiasis, psoriasis

iatric
healing practice - pediatric, psychiatric,

ible
able to be - audible, plausible, legible

ic/ical
relating to, characterized by - analytic/al, comic/al, organic

ile
relating to, capable of - agile, docile, volatile

ily
in what manner - sloppily, steadily, zanily

ine
relating to - canine, feminine, masculine

ing
materials - bedding, frosting, roofing

ion
action or process - celebration, completion, navigation

ious
having the qualities of, full of - ambitious, cautious, gracious

ish
relating to, characteristic - apish, brutish, childish

ism
state or quality - altruism, despotism, heroism

ist
a person, one who does an action - artist, linguist, pianist

ite
resident of, follower, product of - suburbanite, luddite, dynamite

itis
inflammation, preoccupation - appendicitis, tonsillitis, frontrunneritis

ity
state, condition, or quality - abnormality, civility, necessity

ive
inclined to; quality of; that which - attractive, expensive, repulsive

ization
act or process of making - colonization, fertilization, modernization

ize
cause, treat, become - antagonize, authorize, popularize

less
without - fearless, helpless, homeless

let
version of - booklet, droplet, inlet

like
resembling, characteristic - childlike, homelike, lifelike

ling
younger or inferior - duckling, underling

log
speech - dialog, monolog,

loger/logist
one who does - astrologer, cardiologist, chronologer

ly
in what manner - badly, courageously, happily

ment
action, result - movement, placement, shipment

ness
state or quality (makes a noun) - kindness, shyness, weakness

oid
resembling - humanoid, tabloid, hemorrhoid

ology
study of, science of - anthropology, archaeology, biology

oma
tumor, swelling - carcinoma, osteoma, hematoma

onym
name, word - synonym, antonym, homonym

opia
eye defect - myopia, nyctalopia, hyperopia

opsy
examination - biopsy, autopsy, necropsy

or
a person who - inventor, legislator, translator

ory
relating to - armory, dormitory, laboratory

osis
process, diseased condition - diagnosis, prognosis, neurosis, psychosis

ostomy/otomy
surgical - colostomy, lobotomy, craniotomy

ous
full of - hazardous, humorous, wondrous

path
one who engages in - homeopath, naturopath, psychopath

pathy
feeling, diseased - sympathy, apathy, neuropathy

phile
one who loves - bibliophile, audiophile, pyrophile

phobia
abnormal fear of - acrophobia, claustrophobia, xenophobia

phone
sound - homophone, telephone, microphone

phyte
plant, to grow - zoophyte, cryptophyte, epiphyte

plegia
paralysis - paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia

plegic
one who is paralyzed - paraplegic, technoplegic, quadriplegic

pnea
air, spirit - apnea, hyperpnea, orthopnea

scopy/scope
visual exam - arthroscopy, gastroscopy, microscope

scribe/script
to write - transcript, describe, manuscript

sect
to cut - dissect, insect, bisect

ship
state or condition of, skill of - authorship, citizenship, friendship

sion
state or quality - confusion, depression, tension

some
characterized by, group of - cumbersome, quarrelsome, foursome

sophy/sophic
wisdom, knowledge - philosophy, theosophy, anthroposophic

th
state or quality - depth, length, strength

tion
state or quality - attention, caution, fascination

tome/tomy
to cut - hysterectomy, epitome, tonsillotome

trophy
nourishment, growth - atrophy, hypertrophy, dystrophy

tude
state, condition or quality - fortitude, gratitude, magnitude

ty
state, condition or quality - ability, honesty, loyalty

ular
relating to or resembling - cellular, circular, muscular

uous
state or quality of - arduous, tumultuous, virtuous

ure
action, condition - closure, erasure, failure

ward
specifies direction - backward, eastward, homeward

ware
things of the same type or material - hardware, software, kitchenware

wise
in what manner or direction - clockwise, lengthwise, otherwise

y
made up of, characterized - brainy, fruity, gooey


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