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NOUN SUFFIXES
 
AOne who@
 
er/or/ar        baker, liar
ist             artist
cian            electrician
 
AA place where@
 
ary/ery/ory     bakery, dictionary
 
Other noun endings
 
ion             creation
ance/ence       conference
ment            government
hood            childhood
ship            friendship
ity             legality
ness            kindness
 
ADJECTIVE SUFFIXES
 
y               dirty
ous             famous
al              legal
ish             foolish
ic              athletic
ive             attractive
 
VERB SUFFIXES (usually they mean something like >make=, >have=, >become=
 
ify             beautify
ate             medicate
ize             centralize
en              darken
en (prefix)     enclose
 
NEGATIVE PREFIXES (they all mean >not= or >wrong= or >bad= or >without=)
 
il/im/ir/in     illegal, immature, incorrect, irregular
non/un/a/an     unwritten, apolitical
anti            antiwar
dis             disobey, disconnect
mal/mis malicious, malnutrition, misbehave
 
RELATIONAL PREFIXES
 
ante/pre                anteroom, previous
post                    postpone
inter                   intermission
super/supra             supreme
sur                     surtax
sub                     subnormal
dia (through)           diameter
peri (around)   perimeter
 
(With or together or alike)
sym/syn/simil   sympathy
co/con/ com/
coll/cor                complete, collaborate
 
(Against, opposite)
contra/counter  contradict
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