Monday, February 1, 2016

THINK IN ENGLISH WITH WORDS

Given below are a list of 101 word groups which are clubbed according to their roots ie., the basic form from which they originated.

1.LOQUACIOUS, ELOQUENCE, ELOCUTION, COLLOQUIAL
Here the root word is LOQ which means "to speak"

2.VOCAL,VOCABULARY, INVOKE, REVOKE, PROVOKE, VOCIFEROUS, CONVOCATION, EQUIVOCAL,
Here the root word is VOC which means "to use words"

3.VITAL,VIVACIOUS,VIVID, VITAMIN, CONVIVAL, REVITALISE,
Here the root word is VIVA/VITA which means "life/energy"

4.INQUIRY, QUEST, QUESTION, ENQUIRY,
Here the root word is QUER/QUIS which means "to ask"

5.BELLICOSE, BELLIGERENT,
Here the root word is BELL which means "to fight/to wage a war"

6.GRADUATE, GRADIENT, GRADUALLY, DEGRADE,
Here the root word is GRAD which means "step"

7.PROGRESS, DIGRESS, TRANSGRESS, INGRESS, EGRESS,
Here the root word is GRESS which means "step"

8.PENDULUM, IMPENDING, SUSPEND
Here the root word is PEND which means "to hang"

9.COGNIZANT, RECOGNISE, INCOGNITO, COGNATE,
Here the root word is COG which means "to understand"

10.INTROVERT,EXTROVERT, VERTIGO, AVERT, AVERSION, DIVERT, SUBVERT, CONVERT,
Here the root word is VERT which means "turn"

11.PATRONISE,PATERNAL,PATRIARCH, PATRIOT, PATRICIDE, COMPATRIOT, EXPATRIATE, PATRICIAN
Here the root word is PAT which means "father"

12.CHRONICLE, SYNCHRONISE, CHRONOLOGICAL,
Here the root word is CHRON which means "time"

13.ACCORD, CONCORD, CORDIAL,
Here the root word is CORD which means "to agree"

14.VARIATION, VARIETY, VARIABLE, VARY, INVARIABLY,
Here the root word is VAR which means "change"

15.VORACIOUS, CARNIVOROUS, HERBIVOROUS, DEVOUR,
Here the root word is VOR which means "to eat"

16.LEVITATE, LEVERAGE, LEVITY, ELEVATE,
Here the root word is LEV which means "to rise"

17.ADMONISH, PREMONITION, MONITOR,
Here the root word is MON which means "to warn"

18.MORTICIAN, MORBID, AMORTIZE, MORTUARY, MORTAL, MORIBUND, MORTIFY,
Here the root word is MOR which means "death"

19.MOLLYCODDLE, EMOLLIENT, MOLLIFY,
Here the root word is MOLL which means "soft"

20.OBSEQUIOUS, SEQUENCE, SUBSEQUENT, SEQUEL, CONSECUTIVE,
Here the root word is SEQ which means "to follow"

21.SCRIBE, SCRIBBLE, ASCRIBE, TRANSCRIBE, PRESCRIBE, PROSCRIBE, INSCRIBE, CIRCUMSCRIBE, SCRIPT, SCRIPTURE, MANUSCRIPT,
Here the root word is SCRIBE which means "to write"

22.SEMINAR, SEMINAL, DISSEMINATE,
Here the root word is SEM which means "to spread"

23.TERMINAL, TERMINATE, INTERMINABLE, TERMINUS,
Here the root word is TERM which means "to end"

24.PENUMBRA, UMBRELLA, UMBRAGE,
Here the root word is UMBR which means "shadow"

25.TURBULENT, DISTURB, TURBID, PERTURBATION, IMPERTURBABLE,
Here the root word is TURB which means "to shake"

26. ANTERIOR, ANTECEDENTS, ANTEDILUVIAN,
Here the root word is ANTE which means "before"

27. CARNAL, INCARNATE, REINCARNATE
Here the root word is CARN which means "flesh"

28. GREGARIOUS, SEGREGATE, AGGREGATE, CONGREGATION
Here the root word is GREG which means "crowd"

29. CULPABLE, INCULPATE, CULPRIT, EXCULPATE,
Here the root word is CULP which means "blame"

30. TACIT, TACITURN, RETICENT,
Here the root word is TAC/TIC which means "silent"

31. RESONATE, SONAR, UNISON
Here the root word is SON which means "sound"

32. PUGILIST, REPUGNANT, PUGNACIOUS
Here the root word is PUG which means "to fight"

33. SCIENCE, OMNISCIENT
Here the root word is SCI which means "to know"

34. PORTABLE, TRANSPORT, REPORT, PORTAGE
Here the root word is PORT which means "to carry"

35. DISTRACT, PROTRACT, INTRACTABLE,
Here the root word is TRACT which means "to pull"

36. RETROSPECTIVE, SPECTATOR, CIRCUMSPECT, PERSPECTIVE, PERSPICACIOUS, PROSPECTS, SPECTACLES,
Here the root word is SPEC which means "to see" 

37. CIRCUMVENT, CIRCUMSTANCE, CIRCUMSCRIBE
Here the root word is CIRCUM which means "around"

38. TRANSIENT, TRANSGRESS, TRANSLUCENT, TRANSMISSION, TRANSITORY
Here the root word is TRANS which means "beyond"

39. UNIFY, UNILATERAL, UNANIMOUS,
Here the root word is ONE which means "one"

40. SURGE, RESURGENT, INSURGENT
Here the root word is SURGE which means "to rise"

41.GENRE, GENERATE, GENETICS, GENESIS, PROGENY, GENEALOGY, GENDER
Here the root word is GEN which means "birth/race/creation"

42. DISTORT, CONTORT, RETORT, TORTUOUS
Here the root word is TORT which means "to twist"

43. TIMID, INTIMIDATE, TIMOROUS,
Here the root word is TIM which means "to fear"

44. VACATION, VACANT, EVACUATE, VACUOUS,
Here the root word is VAC which means "vacant"

45. REVERT, SUBVERT, INTROVERT, CONVERT, 
Here the root word is TURB which means "to shake"

46. SOLAR, SOLITUDE, PARASOL, SOLILOQUY
Here the root word is SOL which means "sun/alone"

47. DEMOCRACY, ARISTOCRACY, THEOCRACY, PLUTOCRACY, ARISTOCRACY, AUTOCRACY,
Here the root word is CRAC which means "power"

48. REIMBURSE, DISBURSE, BURSARY,
Here the root word is BURS which means "money"

49. INCLINATION, DECLINE, RECLINE,
Here the root word is CLIN which means "to slope"

50. MUTANT, PERMUTATION, COMMUTE, MUTILATE, 
Here the root word is MUT which means "to change"

51. COMPLACENT, PLACID, IMPLACABLE, PLACATE,
Here the root word is PLAC which means "to please/calm"

52. TELEPHONE, SYMPHONY, CACOPHONY, PHONETICS, EUPHONIOUS
Here the root word is PHON which means "sound"

53. PELLUCID, TRANSLUCENT, LUCID, ELUCIDATE, ILLUSTRATE, ILLUMINATE, LUSTRE
Here the root word is LUC/LUM which means "light/shine"

54. NAUTICAL, NAVIGATE, NAVY, NAUSEA, AQUANAUT,
Here the root word is NAV/NAU which means "sea"

55. SACRED, SACRIFICE, SACROSANCT, SACRILEGE, SACRAMENT, SANCTIMONIOUS, DESECRATE, SANCTUARY, CONSECRATE,
Here the root word is SACR/SANCT which means "holy"

56. NOVITATE, RENOVATE, INNOVATE, NOVEL, NOVICE, NEOPHYTE, NEORICH
Here the root word is NOV/NEO which means "new"

57. MAGNATE, MAGNITUDE, MAGNUM OPUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAGNANIMOUS, MAGNIFY,
Here the root word is MAG which means "big"

58. INNOCENT, INNOCUOUS, PERNICIOUS, NOXIOUS, INTERNECINE
Here the root word is NOC/NIC/NEC/NOX which means "to harm"

59. COMPEL, PROPEL, IMPEL,
Here the root word is PEL which means "to push"

60. NIHILISM, ANNIHILATE,
Here the root word is NIHIL which means "to destroy"

61. MEMORANDUM, MEMOIRS, MEMORABILIA, MEMENTO, MNEMONICS, AMNESIA, AMNESTY
Here the root word is MEM/MNE which means "memory"

62. PEDESTRIAN, PEDAL, PODIUM, PEDOMETER, PEDICURE, PEDANTIC,
Here the root word is PED/POD which means "foot/feet"

63. FRACTURE, REFRACT, FRACTIOUS, FRAGMENT,
Here the root word is FRAG which means "to break"

64. MALIGN, MALICIOUS, MALICE, MALIGNANT, MALEVOLENCE, MALADY, ANOMALOUS, MALADROIT, MALODOROUS
Here the root word is MAL which means "bad/harmful"

65. PROJECTILE, INJECT, REJECT, TRAJECTORY, JETTISON, CONJECTURE, DEJECTED
Here the root word is JECT/JET which means "to throw"

66. PANORAMA, PANACEA, PANTHEOSIS, PAN INDIAN, PANEGYRIC, PANDEMONIUM,
Here the root word is PAN which means "all"

67. DERIDE, DERISION, RIDICULOUS
Here the root word is RID/RIS which means "to laugh"

68. CADENCE, CASCADE, DECADENT,
Here the root word is CAD which means "to fall"

69. INDUCT, CONDUCT, VIADUCT, DUCTILE, AQUEDUCT,
Here the root word is DUCT which means "to lead"

70. PECUNIARY, IMPECUNIOUS
Here the root word is PEC which means "money"

71. ACRIMONY, ACUMEN, ACRID, ACID, ACUTE
Here the root word is ACR which means "sharp/sour"

72. EUPHORIA, EUTHANASIA, EULOGY
Here the root word is EU which means "well/good"

73. EQUIVOCAL, EVOKE, PROVOKE, VOCIFEROUS, INVOKE, CONVOCATION, REVOKE, VOCAL
Here the root word is VOC which means "words/to call"

74.CORPORAL, CORPSE, CORPOREAL, INCORPORATE, CORPULENT,
Here the root word is CORP which means "body"

75. SCISSORS, SCISSEL, SCISSION, SCISSURE
Here the root word is SCISS which means "to cut"

76. DISSECT, SECTION, SECTARIAN
Here the root word is SECT which means "to separate/group"

77. SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, TELEPATHY, APATHY, ANTIPATHY
Here the root word is PATHY which means "to feel"

78. OMNIVOROUS, OMNIPRESENT, OMNISCIENT
Here the root word is OMNI which means "all"

79. STATIONARY, STATIONERY, STATIC, STATION,
Here the root word is STAT which means "to stay"

80. SIMILAR, ASSIMILATE, SIMILE, SEMBLANCE, DISSEMBLE, FACSIMILE
Here the root word is SIM/SEM which means "same"

81. DISPENSE, SPARSE, DISPARATE
Here the root word is SPERS/SPAR which means "to scatter"

82. SINUOUS, INSINUATE,
Here the root word is SIN which means "to curve"

83. SENTIMENT, CONSENT, RESENT, ASSENT, NONSENSE, SENTIENT, CONSENSUS, SENSUAL, SENSIBLE, SENSITIVE,
Here the root word is SENS/SENT which means "to feel/think"

84. CEASE, CESSATION, RECEDE, CEDE, ANTECEDENT, CONCEDE, ACCEDE, SUPERCEDE, INCESSANT, EXCEED
Here the root word is CEDE/CESS which means "to yield/to go"

85. DOCTRINE, DOCILE, DOCTRINAIRE, DOCUMENT,
Here the root word is DOC which means "to teach"

86. ARROGANT, INTERROGATIVE, PREROGATIVE, DEROGATORY
Here the root word is ROGA/ROGA which means "to ask"

87. NOMINATE, ANONYMOUS, MISNOMER, NOMINAL
Here the root word is NOM which means "name"

88. PHILANTHROPIC, PHILOSOPHY, BIBLIOPHILE, PHILANDER, PHILATELY, PHILOLOGY, ANGLOPHILE,
Here the root word is PHIL which means "to love"

89. PROTOCOL, PROTOTYPE, PROTAGONIST
Here the root word is PROTO which means "first"

90. CREDIBLE, CREED, CREDULOUS, CREDIT, CREDENTIALS,
Here the root word is CRED which means "to believe"

91. AMIABLE, AMATEUR, AMOROUS, AMITY, AMALGAMATE
Here the root word is AM which means "to love"

92. AVER, VERIFY, VERITY, VERACITY
Here the root word is VER which means "true"

93. TERRAIN, SUBTERRANEAN, TERRESTRIAL,
Here the root word is TERRA which means "earth/land"

94. TEMPORAL, TEMPORIZE, TEMPORARY,
Here the root word is TEMP which means "time"

95. THEOCRACY, THEOLOGY, ATHEIST, PANTHEISM
Here the root word is THEO which means "God"

96. SUMMIT, CONSUMMATE, SUMMARY
Here the root word is SUMMA which means "highest"

97. PHILOSOPHY, SOPHISTRY,
Here the root word is SOPH which means "wisdom"

98. LEGIBLE, LECTURE, LEXICON, LECTERN
Here the root word is LEG/LEX/LEC which means "to read"

99.MOBILE,MOMENTOUS, PROMOTE, MOTIVATE, MOMENTUM, MOMENT, MOVIE, MOMENTARY, REMOVE
Here the root word is MOB/MOV/MOT which means "to move"

100. ABNEGATE, NEGATE, RENEGADE, NEGLECT, NEGLIGENCE
Here the root word is NEG which means "to disregard"

101. AMORPHOUS, MORPHOLOGY, METAMORPHOSIZE, MORPHING
Here the root word is MORPH which means "shape/form"

(I hope this exercise will make you WORDSMART if not a WORDSMITH.)

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