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By Horace Gerald Danner

Horace G. Danner’s A word list of English be aware Roots is a compendium of the most-used be aware roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s e-book permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to note acceptance wisdom, but additionally grants the rudiments for constructing your lively English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the that means of phrases with that you are usually not but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and may accomplish that exponentially as your know-how of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode surprising phrases grows apace. this is often the start of a great psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A word list of English be aware Roots, all note roots are indexed alphabetically, besides the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present that means of anyone root differs from the unique that means, that's indexed in a separate column. within the examples column, the phrases which include the basis are then indexed, beginning with their prefixes, for instance, dysacousia, hyperacousia. those root-starting phrases then are through phrases the place the foundation falls at the back of the notice, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are by way of phrases the place the basis falls within the heart or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A word list of English observe Roots areas the note in as many notice households as there are components within the be aware.

This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and an individual attracted to the etymological elements of English language.

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S. , palace of the Moorish kings near Granada, Spain; from Alhambra is Alhambresque, like the Alhambra, especially in richness of ornamentation] A Thesaurus of English Word Roots 16 Element From al2 (cont’d) Meaning [the] al3 Latin to nourish alere fr. , adobe, amber, ameer, apricot, arsenal, artichoke, assassin, azimuth, azure, burnoose, caliber, caliph, camise, candy, carafe, carat, cassock, checkmate, cipher, coffee, cotton, drub, emir, fakir, gazelle, ghoul, hegira, lute, magazine, mattress, minaret, mohair, monsoon, mortise, myrrh, nabob, nadir, Ramadan, safari, saffron, Sahara, salaam, sequin, sheik, sherbet, sirocco, spinach, sugar, sultan, Swahili, syrup, talcum, talisman, tariff, zenith, zero.

Algae) {algal}, algin LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: algi: algicide (a substance used to prevent or get rid of algae, esp. ; a freehold estate: opposed to feud) {allodial} CROSS REFERENCE: None See elee- for almoner, alms. , a melting together; the contraction into one syllable of two adjacent vowels, usu. ) [et al. , walking, or going, before; an introductory statement, introduction; SYNONYMS: foreword, preface, introduction, prologue); capitalized, the introductory statement of the United States Constitution, setting forth the principles of American government and beginning with the words, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union.

One who struggles against; a person who opposes or competes with another; adversary; opponent; in literature, one who opposes the protagonist; compare protagonist; a muscle, drug, etc. , a medicine that soothes or lessens pain; a camphorated tincture of opium, containing benzoic acid, anise oil, etc. , fear of the marketplace; fear of open spaces) (phobos fear) ALLEGORICAL WORK: Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan (1628-88) CROSS REFERENCE: greg A Thesaurus of English Word Roots 14 Element agr From Greek ager a field IE agto drive, do; to where the cattle were driven Meaning a field; wild agra Greek agra seizure ailur Greek ailouros cat al- Latin prefix to, toward Latin ala: wing IE aksaxis wing, armpit (assimilation of ad-) al1 Examples SIMPLE ROOT: agrarian (relating to land or to the ownership of land) agrestic (rural, rustic; crude, uncouth) {agrestal} LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: agri: agribusiness (agriculture business; farming and related foodprocessing and marketing businesses) agriculture (the science or art of cultivating land in the raising of crops; husbandry; farming) (cultus care) agro: agrobiology (the quantitative science of plant life and plant nutrition) (bios life + logy study) agrology (the branch of soil science dealing especially with the production of crops) (logy study) agromania (opposed to agoraphobia) (mania madness) agronomics, agronomy (both terms refer to the art or science of managing land or crops) (nomos law) agros: agrostology (the branch of botany dealing with grasses) (logy study) PREFIXED DISGUISED ROOT: peregrinate, peregrine (traveling or migratory; see Doublets) pilgrim (see Doublets) (per through + ager field, country) DISGUISED TRAILING ROOT COMPOUND: onager (wild ass; also, a catapult) (onos ass + agrios wild) DOUBLETS: peregrine:pilgrim CROSS REFERENCE: camp TRAILING ROOT COMPOUND: arthragra (arthron joint) chiragra (cheir hand) podagra (pous foot) CROSS REFERENCE: None SIMPLE ROOT: ailurus (the lesser pandas) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: ailurophile (philein to love) ailurophobia (phobos fear) CROSS REFERENCE: fel The following are examples of words with this prefix.

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