List of Word Roots - 12

List of Word Roots
Word root/ prefix Root Meaning Words based on the Root
Mater, matr/i mother Maternal - relating to motherhood
Maternity - the state of being a mother
Matriarch - a woman head of a household.
Max greatest Maximal - the best or greatest possible
Maximize - to make as great as possible
Maximum - the greatest amount.
Mega great, large, million Megalopolis - an area with many nearby cities
Megaphone - a device that projects a loud voice
Megastructure - huge building or other structure.
Meta change, after, beyond, between Metaphysics - study of nature and reality
Metamorphosis - a complete change of form
Metastasis - the transmission of disease to other parts of the body.
Micro very small, short, minute Microbe - a very small living thing
Microchip - a tiny wafer with an integrated circuit
Microscope - a device to see very small things.
The above table highlights how you can learn multiple words from the same root. Effectively, you can build groups on the basis of word roots and use these to learn multiple words at the same time.
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