|Word root/ prefix||Root Meaning||Words based on the Root|
|Soph||Wise||Philosopher - A wise person.
Sophisticated - Wise about the ways of the world.
Sophism - A clever but misleading argument.
|Spec/t,||See, look||Circumspect - Cautious, looking all around.
Retrospective - A looking back at past things.
Spectator - A person who sees an event.
|Sphere||Ball||Biosphere - The whole round surface of the earth.
Hemisphere - Half the earth spherically shaped like a ball.
|Spir||Breathe||Inspire - To stimulate or animate.
Transpire - To give of vapor with waste product through the skin or a membrane.
Spirit - Invisible life force.
|Techno||Technique, skill||Technology - The practical application of knowledge.
Technocracy - Rule of technology.
Technologically - Characterized by technology.