8th Grade Prefix, Suffix, Root Words

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  • 1. 

    –ette/-et

    Explanation
    The given answer "small" is correct because the question mentions "-ette/-et" which is a suffix commonly used to indicate smallness or diminutive forms in words. Therefore, "small" is the most appropriate answer as it directly relates to the given suffix.

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  • 2. 

    –ian/ -ion

    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the suffixes "-ian" and "-ion" both indicate a "state of" or an "act of" something. For example, the suffix "-ian" can be added to a word to indicate a person who is associated with or specializes in a particular activity or profession, such as musician or mathematician. Similarly, the suffix "-ion" is commonly used to form nouns that denote a state or condition, such as education or decision. Therefore, the answer accurately explains the meaning and usage of these suffixes.

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  • 3. 

    Circum/ circ

    Explanation
    The root "circum/circ" has multiple meanings, including "around," "about," "surrounding," and "circle." These meanings indicate a sense of encompassing or being in close proximity to something.

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  • 4. 

    Im

  • 5. 

    Equ/Equi

    Explanation
    The word "Equ/Equi" means same, equal, or even. This is indicated by the repetition of the words "same," "equal," and "even" in the given options.

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  • 6. 

    Uni

    Explanation
    The given answer is "one, single, single, one". This answer is correct because all the words listed - "one" and "single" - have the same meaning, which is "one" or "individual". This is evident from the given definitions of "Uni" and "single" as "one" or "single". Therefore, the answer is correct as it includes all the words that have the same meaning.

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  • 7. 

    Bene

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "good, well, good, well, well or good". This answer suggests that the word "bene" can mean both "good" and "well" in different contexts. It implies that "bene" can be used to describe something as good or to describe how someone is doing something well. Therefore, the correct answer includes both interpretations of the word.

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  • 8. 

    Ped/Pod

    Explanation
    The term "Ped/Pod" refers to the root word that means "foot". Therefore, the correct answer to this question is "foot", as it directly corresponds to the given root word.

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  • 9. 

    Agri/agr

    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the terms "fields," "field," "soil," and "fields or soil." These terms are all related to agriculture and farming. "Fields" refers to cultivated land used for growing crops, while "field" can also refer to a specific area within a larger field. "Soil" is the natural medium for plant growth, and "fields or soil" indicates that either one or both of these elements are relevant to the context.

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  • 10. 

    Dur

  • 11. 

    Sol

    Explanation
    The given answer "sun" is the correct answer because it is the only word that makes sense in the context of the question. The question is incomplete and does not provide any clear information or context. However, "sun" is a word that is commonly associated with sol and can be considered a reasonable answer in this case.

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  • 12. 

    Dict

    Explanation
    The correct answer is a list of synonyms for the word "dict". These words all mean to communicate verbally or express oneself vocally. "To speak" and "speak" are straightforward synonyms, while "say" is a more general term for expressing something verbally. "Speak up" specifically means to speak louder or more clearly.

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  • 13. 

    Nav

    Explanation
    The given answer consists of a list of words: "sail, ship, sail, ship, ships." These words are related to each other as they all pertain to the topic of sailing and ships. "Sail" is a verb that refers to the action of propelling a boat or ship using sails. "Ship" is a noun that represents a large vessel used for transportation on water. The repetition of these words in the answer suggests a pattern or sequence related to sailing and ships.

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  • 14. 

    -ee

    Explanation
    The given answer, "object of action, denote the receiver of someone," suggests that the term "-ee" is used to refer to the object of an action and specifically denotes the receiver of someone. This means that when the suffix "-ee" is added to a word, it indicates that the person or thing mentioned is the recipient or target of the action being performed by someone else.

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  • 15. 

    Luna

    Explanation
    The word "luna" is a Spanish word that translates to "moon" in English. Therefore, the correct answer is "moon".

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  • 16. 

    Sent/sens

    Explanation
    The word "sent/sens" is a root word that means to perceive or be aware of something through the senses. The words "feel" and "feeling" are derived from this root word and have a similar meaning. Therefore, the correct answer is to use "feel" and "feeling" to convey the sense of perception or awareness through the senses.

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  • 17. 

    Sci

    Explanation
    The given answer consists of the words "know" and "knowledge" repeated twice. It seems to be a repetition of the word "knowledge" and its corresponding verb "know". This repetition may be intentional to emphasize the importance of knowledge and the act of knowing. It could also be a formatting error or a mistake in copying the text. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the exact meaning or purpose behind the repetition.

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  • 18. 

    –ive

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "inclined to, inclined". The word "inclined" can be used as an adjective or a verb. As an adjective, it means having a tendency or preference for something. As a verb, it means to have a leaning or a slope. In this context, "inclined to" means having a tendency or preference for something, while "inclined" refers to having a leaning or a slope.

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  • 19. 

    Mal

    Explanation
    The given answer includes all the words from the list provided. The words "bad, badly, harsh, wrong, evil" are repeated twice in the answer, but this repetition does not affect the correctness of the answer. Therefore, the answer is correct.

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  • 20. 

    Sol/soli

    Explanation
    The word "sol" is a Latin term that means "alone" or "only". In this context, it is repeated twice, indicating emphasis on the idea of being alone or only. The word "soli" is also a Latin term that means "sun". However, since it does not appear to be related to the previous words or the overall context, it is unclear why it is included in the list. Therefore, the correct answer is "alone, only".

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  • 21. 

    Inter

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "between, among". The word "between" is used to describe the relationship of two or more things that are positioned or located in the middle or in relation to each other. On the other hand, the word "among" is used to describe the relationship of three or more things that are positioned or located in a group or in the midst of each other. Therefore, in this context, both "between" and "among" are correct as they indicate different relationships depending on the number of things being referred to.

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  • 22. 

    Aud

  • 23. 

    Hydro/hydr

    Explanation
    The root "hydro/hydr" refers to water. This means that any word containing this root is related to water in some way. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "water."

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  • 24. 

    Psych

    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the terms "mind" and "spirit" are synonymous, as they are repeated twice in the answer. Additionally, the term "soul" is mentioned twice as well. Therefore, the correct answer seems to be a combination of these terms, indicating that the concepts of mind, spirit, and soul are closely related in the context of psychology.

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  • 25. 

    Spec

    Explanation
    The given answer includes a list of words that can be used as synonyms for "watch" and "look at". These words, such as "watch", "look at", "look", and "see", all convey the action of observing or paying attention to something visually. Therefore, any of these words can be used interchangeably to describe the act of visually perceiving something.

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  • 26. 

    Geo

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "earth,world" because both terms are related to geography. "Earth" refers to the planet we live on, while "world" can refer to the entire planet or the global community. Both terms are commonly used in the field of geography to describe different aspects of the Earth's physical and human characteristics.

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  • 27. 

    Mono

    Explanation
    The word "mono" is a prefix that means "one" in Greek. Therefore, the correct answer "one" is a synonym for "mono".

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  • 28. 

    Super/supra

    Explanation
    The words "super" and "supra" both mean "over" or "above". Therefore, the correct answer is "over, above" as it accurately reflects the meaning of both words.

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  • 29. 

    Scrib/script

    Explanation
    The word "scrib/script" is derived from Latin and means "to write." Therefore, the correct answer is "write," as it is the most closely related term to the given word.

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  • 30. 

    Corp

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "body" because "corp" is a common abbreviation for "corporation" and "body" is a synonym for "corp". In this context, "body" refers to a group or organization, which aligns with the meaning of "corp".

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  • 31. 

    Ab-

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "away from, away, off, away from, off". This answer suggests that the term "Ab-" can have multiple meanings, including "away from," "away," and "off." These meanings imply a sense of distance or separation from something. The repetition of "away from" and "off" could indicate that these terms are interchangeable in this context.

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  • 32. 

    In-

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