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  1. Root Words Communication Arts II

  2. ACT Meaning: to do Examples: action, active, react

  3. ANIM Meaning: life, spirit Examples: animal, animation, inanimate

  4. AUD Meaning: to hear Examples: auditory, audience, inaudible

  5. BEN / BENE Meaning: good Examples: benefit, benign, benevolent

  6. CHRON Meaning: time Examples: chronological, synchronous, chronicle

  7. COGN Meaning: to know Examples: cognitive, cognizant, recognize

  8. CRED Meaning: to trust or believe Examples: credible, accreditation, credence

  9. DIC / DICT Meaning: to say or speak Examples: dictator, dictionary, indicate, contradict, predict

  10. DOC / DOCT Meaning: to teach or prove Examples: doctor, document, doctrine

  11. DUC / DUCT Meaning: to lead or guide Examples: introduction, education, produce

  12. FIC/FICT Meaning: to shape or make Examples: fiction, deficiency, personification

  13. FIG Meaning: a shape or form Examples: figment, figure, disfigured

  14. FRAC / FRAG Meaning: a break or part Examples: fracture, fraction, fragment

  15. GEO Meaning: earth Examples: geology, geographical

  16. GRAD / GRESS Meaning: to go or move Examples: graduate, gradual, digress, progress

  17. GRAPH Meaning: to write or draw Examples: telegraph, calligraphy, graphic

  18. JUNCT Meaning: to join Examples: juncture, adjunct, conjunction

  19. LOC Meaning: place or area Example: location, local, dislocate

  20. LUC / LUM / LUN Meaning: light Examples: lunar, translucent, luminous

  21. MAN Meaning: hands Examples: manual, manufacture, manicure

  22. MEM Meaning: recall Examples: memory, remember, memo

  23. MENT Meaning: mind Examples: mentor, mental, demented

  24. MIN Meaning: small Example: minimal, minimize, miniscule

  25. MOV / MOT Meaning: move Examples: motor, motivate, movie

  26. NOM / NYM Meaning: name Example: synonym, nominate, homonym

  27. NOV Meaning: new Examples: novice, innovate, novelty

  28. OPER Meaning: to work Examples: operate, operatory, operose

  29. PATH Meaning: to feel Examples: sympathy, apathetic, empathy

  30. PHIL Meaning: love Examples: philanderer, philanthropist, philosophy

  31. PHON Meaning: sound Examples: telephone, cacophony, homophone

  32. PICT Meaning: to show Examples: depict, picture, Pictionary

  33. PSYCH Meaning: mind Examples: psychology, psychopath, psyche

  34. RUPT Meaning: to break Examples: interrupt, bankrupt, rupture

  35. SCI Meaning: to know Examples: science, conscience, omniscient

  36. SEN Meaning: to feel or think Example: sentiment, sensitive, sense

  37. SOCI Meaning: to join or connect Examples: social, associate

  38. SOL Meaning: alone Examples: solidarity, soliloquy, solo

  39. SPEC Meaning: to watch or see Examples: spectacle, spectator, specious

  40. TELE Meaning: far away Examples: telephone, telepathic, telescope

  41. THERM Meaning: heat Examples: thermal, thermometer

  42. UNI Meaning: one Examples: unicycle, unicorn, unite

  43. VER Meaning: true Examples: verify, very, verdict

  44. VERS Meaning: change Examples: versatile, version, versation

  45. VIT / VIV Meaning: to live Examples: vitality, vivacious, survive