|Word root/ prefix||Root Meaning||Words based on the Root|
|Oxi/oxy||sharp||Oxymoron - combining two ideas that sharply contradict each other
Oxidize - corrode a surface.
|Pan||all, any, everyone||Panacea - a cure for all diseases or problems
Panorama - an all-around view
Pantheism - the worship of all gods
Pandemic - affecting all.
|Pater, patr/i||Father||Paternal - relating to fathers
Paternity - fatherhood
Patriarch - a man who rules a group.
|Path||feeling, emotion||Antipathy - a feeling of great dislike
Apathy - a lack of feeling or interest
Empathy - ability to understand another's feelings.
|Pent/a||Five||Pentagon - shape having 5 angles and 5 sides, pentagram - a five-pointed star formerly used as a symbolic figure in magic
Pentathlon - an athletic contest that includes five events.