List of Word Roots - 21

List of Word Roots
Word root/ prefix Root Meaning Words based on the Root
Funct perform, work Defunct - No longer working or alive.
Function - To work or perform a role normally.
Malfunction - To fail to work correctly.
Hept/a seven Heptagon - A shape with seven angles and seven sides.
Heptarchy - A government by seven persons; also, a country under seven rulers.
Heptameter - A line of verse consisting of seven metrical feet.
Heptathlon - Sporting contest involving seven different events.
Port carry Export - To carry goods out of a place to another.
Portable - Able to be carried.
Porter - A person who carries luggage.
Semi half, partial Semiannual - Every half year.
Semicircle - Half a circle.
Semiconscious - Partly conscious.
Semiannual - Every half of a year.
Somn/i Sleep Insomnia - Inability to fall asleep.
Somniloquy - Talking in your sleep.
Somnolent - Feeling sleepy.
The above 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.