List of Word Roots - 17

List of Word Roots
Word root/ prefix Root Meaning Words based on the Root
Non no, not, without
Nondescript - with no special characteristics
Nonfiction - true, real, not made-up
Nonsense - without sense.
Phil/o love, friend Philanthropist - one who loves humanity
Philology - the love of words
Philosophy - the love of wisdom
Bibliophilia - loving books.
Poli City Metropolis - a large city
Police - people who work for the government to maintain order in a city
Politics - actions of a government or political party.
Poly many, more than one Polychrome - with many colors
Polyglot - a person fluent in many languages
Polygon - shape with 3 or more straight sides.
Post after, behind Posthumous - after someone's death
Postpone - to delay something
Postscript - an addition to an already completed document.
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.
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