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Word part Type Origin Definition
-ive, -ative adjective-forming suffix Latin tending to, connected with, or performing
-ization noun-forming suffix Latin and Greek act, fact, or process of
-ize, -ise verb-forming suffix Greek to turn into or cause to be
ject, jet, jac root Latin throw; lie
jud, jur, just root Latin justice, law; swear
junct root Latin join
kilo root Greek thousand
labor, laborat, lab root Latin to work
lachrym root Greek tears
laps root Latin slip, fall back
lat1 root Latin side
-latry root Greek worship
leg1 root Latin law
leg2, lect1, lig root Latin gather; choose; read
-less adjective-forming suffix Middle English without
leuk, leuko, leuc, leuco root Greek white, colorless
lev, liev root Latin light (in weight)
lex, lect2 root Greek speak, speech, word
liber1 root Latin free
libr root Latin book
libra, liber2 root Latin balance, weight