Root Words (13) : Inter,counter,cred,cycl,dec,dem/demo,di/du

Abhishek Ranavat

Root Word "inter"

The root word "inter" comes from Latin and means "between" or "among." Here are  words with the root "inter" and their definitions:

  1. Interact - to act upon or influence each other

  2. Intercede - to intervene between parties in a dispute

  3. Interchange - to exchange things with one another

  4. Interconnect - to connect or link two or more things together

  5. Interdisciplinary - involving two or more academic disciplines

  6. Interlude - a pause or break between two periods of activity

  7. Intermediate - coming between two things in time, place, or degree

  8. Intermingle - to mix or blend together

  9. Interpersonal - relating to relationships between people

  10. Intersperse - to scatter among or between other things

  11. Intercom - a device that allows two-way communication

  12. Intercontinental - spanning or connecting two or more continents

  13. Interdependent - relying on each other for support or existence

  14. Interface - a point where two systems or things meet and interact

  15. Interfaith - involving two or more different religions or faiths

  16. Interferometer - a device that measures wavelengths and distances between objects

  17. Interim - a temporary or provisional period of time

  18. Intern - a student or trainee who works for a short period of time in a profession or organization

  19. Internal - situated or existing within the boundaries of something

  20. Interpret - to explain or understand the meaning of something

  21. Interruption - a break or pause in an activity or process

  22. Intersection - a point where two or more things meet or cross each other

  23. Intertwine - to twist or weave together

  24. Interurban - relating to the transportation or communication between cities or towns

  25. Intervene - to come between two parties in order to prevent or resolve a dispute

  26. Interview - a formal conversation in which one person asks questions of another to gain information or assess qualifications

  27. Interweave - to weave or blend together

  28. Interscholastic - relating to competition between schools or students

  29. Interspecies - involving two or more different species of organisms

  30. Intersubjective - relating to shared perceptions or experiences between two or more people

  31. Interstitial - occupying the spaces between things or cells

  32. Intertextual - relating to the relationships between texts or literary works

  33. Intertribal - involving two or more different tribes or groups of people

  34. Intervenient - coming between two parties in a legal case as a third party

  35. Intervocalic - occurring between two vowels or vocal sounds

  36. Interzone - the transitional area between two different zones or regions

  37. Interdict - to prohibit or forbid something by law or authority

  38. Interjection - a word or phrase used to express strong emotion or surprise

  39. Interspecific - relating to the interactions between different species of organisms

  40. Intermittent - occurring at irregular intervals or with breaks in between

All of these words involve some kind of "between" or "among" relationship or interaction.



Root Word "counter" 

The root word "counter" means against or opposite. Here is a list of "counter" root words with definitions:

  1. Counteract - to oppose or act against something

  2. Counterbalance - a force or influence that opposes or balances another

  3. Counterfeit - an imitation intended to deceive, made to look like something genuine

  4. Counterclockwise - in the opposite direction to the way in which the hands of a clock move

  5. Counterclaim - a claim made to rebut a previous claim

  6. Counterintuitive - contrary to what one would intuitively expect

  7. Countermand - to cancel or revoke a command or order

  8. Countervail - to offset or counterbalance the effect of something

  9. Counterpoint - a contrasting but harmonious melody or theme in music

  10. Counterproductive - tending to hinder rather than achieve a desired result

  11. Counterproposal - a proposal made in opposition to another proposal

  12. Counterrevolution - a revolution opposing a previous one

  13. Countersign - to sign (a document already signed by another person) to confirm authenticity

  14. Countertop - a flat surface in a kitchen or bathroom used for food preparation or other tasks

  15. Counterweight - a weight that balances or opposes another weight

  16. Counteroffer - an offer made in response to another offer

  17. Counterspy - a person who secretly observes others to gather information, typically for a government agency

  18. Counterexample - an example that refutes or contradicts a claim or argument

  19. Counterpane - a bedspread or coverlet

  20. Counterterrorist - a person or group who opposes terrorist activity

  21. Counterpunch - a return punch thrown in response to an initial attack

  22. Counterculture - a subculture that opposes prevailing cultural norms

  23. Countercheck - a check or restraint on something, such as an excess or abuse of power

  24. Counterinsurgency - military or political action taken to combat an insurgency or rebellion

  25. Counteroffer - an offer made in response to another offer

  26. Counter-reformation - a movement within the Roman Catholic Church in response to the Protestant Reformation

  27. Counterstroke - a blow struck in response to an attack

  28. Countervailing - opposing or balancing something with equal force or effect

  29. Counterfactual - relating to or based on a situation or event that is not true or did not happen

  30. Counterrhythm - a rhythm that contrasts or opposes the main rhythm in a musical composition

  31. Counterplea - a legal pleading made in response to an original pleading

  32. Counterstep - a step taken to counteract or oppose something

  33. Counterfire - return fire directed at an enemy

  34. Countermine - a tactic used in military operations to undermine the enemy's position

  35. Countertrend - a trend or movement that opposes or runs counter to the prevailing trend

  36. Countercurrent - a flow of water or air that runs in the opposite direction to the main current or flow

  37. Countersubject - a secondary musical theme that is used to contrast with and complement the main theme

  38. Counteroffer - an offer made in response to another offer

  39. Counterproposal - a proposal made in response to another proposal

  40. Counterbalance - a force or influence that opposes or balances another.



Root Word "cred" 

The root word "cred" comes from the Latin word "credere," which means "to believe." Here are words with the root word "cred" along with their definitions:

  1. Credibility - the quality of being believable or trustworthy.

  2. Credence - belief in or acceptance of something as true.

  3. Credit - trustworthiness, or a positive reputation; also, an arrangement in which a borrower receives money with the understanding that they will pay it back.

  4. Credulous - too willing to believe; easily convinced.

  5. Credentials - proof of one's qualifications or abilities.

  6. Creed - a set of beliefs or principles that guides someone's actions.

  7. Credo - a statement of belief or principle.

  8. Accreditation - official recognition that someone or something meets certain standards or qualifications.

  9. Accredited - recognized as meeting certain standards or qualifications.

  10. Incredulous - skeptical; unwilling to believe.

  11. Discredit - to harm the reputation or believability of someone or something.

  12. Credibility gap - a situation in which people do not believe what the government or other authority figures are saying.

  13. Creditor - someone who lends money or extends credit to another person or entity.

  14. Credenza - a sideboard or cabinet used to store dishes, silverware, and linens.

  15. Miscreant - someone who behaves badly or breaks the law.

  16. Uncritical - not examining or questioning things closely enough.

  17. Creditable - deserving of belief or trust.

  18. Creditworthy - likely to repay a loan or fulfill other financial obligations.

  19. Discreet - careful to avoid causing offense or drawing attention to oneself.

  20. Discretion - the ability to make responsible decisions.

  21. Recredit - to restore someone's reputation or financial standing.

  22. Creedal - relating to a creed or set of beliefs.

  23. Credit rating - an evaluation of a person or company's financial reliability.

  24. Credit union - a financial institution owned by its members that offers credit and other services.

  25. Credalism - excessive adherence to a set of beliefs or principles.

  26. Credibleness - the quality of being believable or trustworthy.

  27. Credulist - someone who is too willing to believe.

  28. Credentialize - to provide with official documents or other evidence of qualifications.

  29. Credulity - a tendency to believe things too easily.

  30. Discreditable - deserving of loss of trust or reputation.

  31. Hypercredulity - an excessive tendency to believe things without evidence.

  32. Noncredit - not involving the granting of academic credit.

  33. Overcredulous - too willing to believe things without questioning them.

  34. Procredent - supporting or promoting a particular set of beliefs or principles.

  35. Quasi-credit - a financial arrangement that resembles credit but is not officially designated as such.

  36. Quasi-creditor - someone who is owed money but does not have the formal status of a creditor.

  37. Recredence - renewed belief or acceptance.

  38. Semi-credibility - partial or incomplete trustworthiness.

  39. Subcredence - partial or incomplete belief or acceptance.

  40. Supercredulous - excessively willing to believe things without questioning them.



Root Word "cycl" 

The root word "cycl" comes from the Greek word "kyklos," which means circle or wheel. Here are "cycl" root words with their definitions:

  1. bicycle - a vehicle with two wheels

  2. tricycle - a vehicle with three wheels

  3. cyclone - a system of winds rotating around a low-pressure center

  4. recycle - to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make them suitable for reuse

  5. cyclotron - a type of particle accelerator that uses an alternating electric field to accelerate charged particles in a spiral path

  6. cyclical - occurring in cycles

  7. cyclamen - a flowering plant with tubular or bell-shaped flowers

  8. cyclades - a group of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea

  9. cycloid - a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle as it rolls along a straight line

  10. cyclorama - a curved wall used as a background in a theater or exhibition

  11. cycloramic - describing a panoramic view

  12. cyclopean - massive or monumental, like the ancient Cyclopean architecture

  13. cyclodextrin - a cyclic sugar molecule used to encapsulate other molecules

  14. cyclomancy - divination by means of a turning wheel

  15. cyclopaedia - an encyclopedia

  16. cyclometer - an instrument for measuring the revolutions of a wheel or disk

  17. cyclosis - the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell

  18. cyclotomic - pertaining to the theory of cyclotomic equations

  19. cyclothymia - a mild form of bipolar disorder

  20. cycloidal - resembling or relating to a cycloid

  21. cycloidally - adverb form of cycloidal

  22. cyclohexane - a cyclic hydrocarbon with six carbon atoms and twelve hydrogen atoms

  23. cyclotourism - tourism by bicycle

  24. cyclostome - a jawless fish with a circular mouth

  25. cyclotronist - a specialist in cyclotrons

  26. cyclostyle - a rotary duplicator for printing

  27. cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine - a highly explosive compound known as RDX

  28. cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine - the systematic name of RDX

  29. cyclicalities - the quality of being cyclical

  30. cyclicity - the quality or state of being cyclic

  31. cyclization - the process of forming a cyclic compound from a non-cyclic precursor

  32. cyclophoria - a visual condition in which one eye turns upward

  33. cyclosperm - a plant with seeds in a circle

  34. cyclopteroid - resembling a cyclopterid fish

  35. cyclophilin - a protein that aids in protein folding and immune system regulation

  36. cyclophosphamide - a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases

  37. cycloaddition - a chemical reaction in which two or more molecules combine to form a cyclic compound

  38. cycloparaffin - a cyclic hydrocarbon with no double or triple bonds

  39. cyclolysis - the breaking down of a cyclic compound into smaller molecules

  40. cycloheptene - a cyclic hydrocarbon with seven carbon atoms and twelve hydrogen atoms



Root Word "dec"

The root word "dec" comes from the Latin word "decem," which means "ten." Here are English words that have the root word "dec" and their definitions:

  1. Decade: a period of ten years.

  2. Decagon: a polygon with ten sides.

  3. Decalogue: the Ten Commandments.

  4. Decathlon: an athletic contest consisting of ten different events.

  5. December: the twelfth month of the year.

  6. Decibel: a unit of measurement for the loudness of sound.

  7. Decimal: a number system based on the number ten.

  8. Decimate: to destroy a large portion or percentage of something.

  9. Decipher: to convert something written in code or a foreign language into plain text or understandable language.

  10. Decline: to gradually decrease or refuse.

  11. Decompose: to break down into simpler substances.

  12. Decorate: to make something more attractive by adding ornamentation or embellishment.

  13. Decrease: to become smaller or less in quantity.

  14. Decree: an official order or proclamation issued by an authority.

  15. Decry: to criticize or denounce publicly.

  16. Dedicate: to devote oneself to a particular purpose or cause.

  17. Deduct: to subtract or take away a portion of something.

  18. Defect: a flaw or imperfection that makes something less desirable or effective.

  19. Defend: to protect against attack or harm.

  20. Deficit: a shortage or inadequacy of something.

  21. Defer: to postpone or delay something until a later time.

  22. Define: to establish the precise meaning of something.

  23. Definite: clearly defined or determined.

  24. Defrost: to thaw or remove frost from something.

  25. Deify: to worship or regard as a god or goddess.

  26. Delegate: to authorize someone else to act on one's behalf.

  27. Delete: to remove or erase something from a list or document.

  28. Demolish: to destroy completely.

  29. Democracy: a system of government in which power is held by the people or their elected representatives.

  30. Demography: the study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the changing structure of human populations.

  31. Demonstrate: to show or prove something through evidence or argument.

  32. Demure: modest, reserved, or shy.

  33. Denary: relating to or based on the number ten.

  34. Denounce: to publicly condemn or criticize.

  35. Dentist: a medical professional who specializes in the treatment of teeth and gums.

  36. Depict: to represent or show something through art, words, or description.

  37. Deploy: to position troops or equipment in readiness for combat.

  38. Depreciate: to decrease in value over time.

  39. Depress: to make someone sad or unhappy.

  40. Depute: to appoint or delegate someone to perform a task or duty.



Root Word "dem/demo"

The root word "dem/demo" comes from the Greek word "demos," which means "the people." Here are words with the root "dem/demo" along with their definitions:

  1. Democracy - A system of government by the people, typically through elected representatives.

  2. Demographics - Statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it.

  3. Epidemic - A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.

  4. Pandemic - An epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, affecting a large number of people.

  5. Demagogue - A political leader who seeks support by appealing to the desires and prejudices of ordinary people rather than by using rational argument.

  6. Demographic - Relating to the structure of populations.

  7. Democracy Wall - A long brick wall in Beijing that became a symbol of free speech and protest in 1978-1979.

  8. Endemic - Regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.

  9. Epidemicity - The quality or state of being epidemic.

  10. Pandemicity - The quality or state of being pandemic.

  11. Demolish - To completely destroy something.

  12. Democrat - A member of the Democratic Party.

  13. Demotic - Relating to or denoting the kind of language used by ordinary people.

  14. Endemism - The quality or state of being endemic.

  15. Epidemical - Relating to or affected by an epidemic.

  16. Demobilize - To discharge from military service or to disband a military unit.

  17. Demoticism - The use of demotic language or style.

  18. Democracy Index - An index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit that measures the state of democracy in 167 countries.

  19. Demoticize - To simplify or make more accessible to the general public.

  20. Endemiology - The study of endemic diseases.

  21. Endemoepidemic - A disease that is endemic in a certain area but periodically becomes epidemic.

  22. Epidemicize - To cause to become epidemic.

  23. Demiurge - A divine being responsible for the creation of the world in some religions and philosophies.

  24. Demarcate - To set the boundaries or limits of something.

  25. Demimonde - A group of people considered to be on the fringes of respectable society.

  26. Demagogy - The use of popular prejudices, false claims, and promises to gain political power.

  27. Demi-sec - A wine that is moderately sweet.

  28. Democratize - To make something accessible to all people or to introduce democratic reforms.

  29. Demirep - A woman whose reputation has been damaged but who is still socially acceptable.

  30. Epidemilogy - The study of epidemics.

  31. Endemically - In a way that is regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.

  32. Pandemically - In a way that is characteristic of a pandemic.

  33. Demagogueism - The practice of being a demagogue.

  34. Demoticist - A person who advocates or studies the use of demotic language or style.

  35. Democratist - A person who advocates or studies democracy.

  36. Epidemicize - To cause to become epidemic.

  37. Epidemious - Relating to or affected by an epidemic.

  38. Demirepresentative - A person or thing that is representative of a damaged reputation.

  39. Demirelief - A feeling of relief that is only partial or temporary.

  40. Endemically - In a way that is regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.



Root Word "di/du" 

The root word "di/du" comes from the Greek word "di-" meaning "two," "double," or "twice." Here are words with the root "di/du" and their definitions:

  1. Dioxide - a compound containing two oxygen atoms

  2. Divide - to separate into two or more parts

  3. Dilemma - a situation that requires a choice between two options

  4. Diplomacy - the art of negotiating between two or more parties

  5. Digits - fingers or toes, or a numerical symbol

  6. Dichotomy - a division into two parts or groups

  7. Dilute - to make a solution weaker by adding more solvent

  8. Direct - to guide or steer towards a specific goal or location

  9. Dialogue - a conversation between two or more people

  10. Dioxide - a compound containing two oxygen atoms

  11. Diphthong - a sound made by blending two vowel sounds

  12. Diploid - having two sets of chromosomes in each cell

  13. Disciple - a follower or student of a particular teacher or doctrine

  14. Dissect - to cut or separate into two or more parts for analysis

  15. Diversion - a change of course or direction

  16. Dividend - a sum of money paid to shareholders, typically as a share of profits

  17. Divorce - the legal termination of a marriage or partnership

  18. Dual - consisting of two parts, elements, or aspects

  19. Dubious - doubtful or uncertain

  20. Duct - a tube or channel that carries fluids or gases

  21. Duplicate - to make an exact copy of something

  22. Durable - able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage

  23. Duration - the length of time that something lasts

  24. Dynamic - characterized by continuous change or activity

  25. Dysfunctional - not operating normally or effectively

  26. Dystopia - a community or society that is undesirable or frightening

  27. Diagonal - a straight line connecting two opposite corners of a square, rectangle, or other shape

  28. Differentiate - to distinguish or recognize the difference between two or more things

  29. Digestion - the process of breaking down food into smaller molecules for absorption into the body

  30. Disperse - to scatter or spread over a wide area

  31. Divulge - to reveal or disclose private or sensitive information

  32. Diurnal - active during the day, as opposed to at night

  33. Diverse - showing a great deal of variety or difference

  34. Divide - a boundary or separation between two areas or territories

  35. Diligent - showing care, attention, and hard work in tasks or duties

  36. Digitize - to convert information or media into a digital format

  37. Diorama - a three-dimensional model representing a scene or event

  38. Distinct - different or separate from others in nature or quality

  39. Diadem - a jeweled crown or headband worn as a symbol of royalty

  40. Diametric - completely opposite or contrary


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