List of Word Roots - 3

List of Word Roots
Word root/prefix Root Meaning Words based on the Root
Anti against, opposite of Antibody - a substance that destroys micro-organisms
Anticlimax - a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
Antiseptic - preventing infection
Antisocial - opposing social norm
Bell/i war Bellicose - warlike
Belligerent - hostile, ready to fight
Rebel - person who opposes and fights
Bi/n two, twice, once in every two Biannual - happening twice a year
Biathlon - sporting event combining rifle shooting and cross-country skiing
Binoculars - optical device with two lenses
Bilateral - of or involving two sides
Bibli/o book Bibliology - the literature or doctrine of the Bible
Bibliography - a list of books used as sources
Bibliomania - an extreme love of books
Bibliophile - a person who loves books
Bio life, living matter Biodegradable - capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
Biography - a life story written by another person
Biology - the science of life
Biosphere - earth's surface inhabited by living 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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