The root of a word is its basic meaning before a prefix or a suffix is added to it. If you know what a word root means, you can often figure out the meaning of other words with the same root.
Here are some examples of words that share roots.
|Root Word||Related Word|
|Connect means to join together.||Disconnect means the opposite of joining together. It means breaking apart.|
|Fear means to be afraid.||Fearless means not to be afraid.|
|View means to look at.||Review means to look at again.||Hope means to wish for good things.||Hopeful means full of wishes for good things.|
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