Root Words (5): Ambi/amb,Ante,Ast,Aqu,Aud,bene/ben,cent,circum

Abhishek Ranavat

Root Word "Ambi" Or "Amb"

Here is a list of root words starting with "ambi" or "amb" along with their meanings:

  1. Ambidextrous: able to use both hands with equal ease, as in an ambidextrous person.
  2. Ambience: the atmosphere or mood of a particular environment, as in the ambience of a room.
  3. Ambiguous: having more than one possible interpretation, as in an ambiguous statement or situation.
  4. Ambition: a strong desire to achieve a particular goal or objective, as in a career ambition.
  5. Ambivalent: having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something, as in an ambivalent attitude.
  6. Ambit: the scope or extent of something, as in the ambit of the law.
  7. Ambivert: a person who has a balance of extroverted and introverted traits, as in an ambivert personality.
  8. Ambisinister: clumsy or unskillful with both hands, as in an ambisinister person.
  9. Ambivorous: having a diet that includes both animal and plant foods, as in an ambivorous animal.
  10. Ambiguity: the quality of being open to more than one interpretation, as in the ambiguity of a word or phrase.
  11. Ambient: relating to the immediate surroundings, as in ambient temperature or ambient light.
  12. Ambulatory: relating to walking or able to walk, as in an ambulatory patient.
  13. Ambrosia: food of the gods, or something delicious and fragrant, as in ambrosia salad.
  14. Ambush: a surprise attack, as in an ambush by enemy forces.
  15. Amble: to walk leisurely or stroll, as in taking a relaxing amble through the park.

Note that the prefix "ambi" or "amb" means "both" or "around" and is used to form words that relate to two-sided or conflicting concepts, as well as words that relate to movement or surroundings.

Root Word "Ante"

Here is a list of root words starting with "ante" along with their meanings:

  1. Antebellum: referring to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War, as in antebellum architecture.
  2. Antecedent: something that comes before or leads to something else, as in the antecedent of a pronoun in a sentence.
  3. Antedate: to be older than something or occur before something else, as in a document that is antedated before its actual writing.
  4. Antechamber: a small room leading into a larger one, as in an antechamber to a throne room.
  5. Antediluvian: extremely old or outdated, as in an antediluvian artifact or belief.
  6. Antepenultimate: third from last, as in the antepenultimate chapter of a book.
  7. Anteposition: the act of placing something before something else, as in the anteposition of an adjective before a noun in a sentence.
  8. Anterior: situated before or at the front of something, as in the anterior part of the brain.
  9. Anteroom: a waiting room before a main room, as in an anteroom to a doctor's office.
  10. Antediluvial: relating to the time before the biblical flood, as in antediluvial animals.

Note that the prefix "ante" means "before" or "in front of" and is used to form words that relate to something occurring or existing before or in front of something else.

Root Word "Ast"

Here is a list of root words starting with "ast" along with their meanings:

  1. Asterisk: a symbol (*) used to indicate a footnote or reference, as in an asterisk next to a word in a document.
  2. Astrolabe: an ancient instrument used to measure the position of the stars and planets, as in an astrolabe used by ancient astronomers.
  3. Astronaut: a person trained to travel in space, as in an astronaut on a space mission.
  4. Astronomical: relating to astronomy, or extremely large or great, as in astronomical distances or fees.
  5. Astrology: the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects and their supposed influence on human affairs, as in astrology readings.
  6. Asthma: a respiratory condition characterized by difficulty breathing, as in asthma attacks.
  7. Astigmatic: relating to a defect in the eye that causes blurred vision, as in astigmatic lenses.
  8. Astir: in a state of activity or movement, as in the town astir with preparations for the festival.
  9. Astound: to shock or amaze someone greatly, as in a performance that astounds the audience.
  10. Astringent: causing the contraction of body tissues, or a substance used to stop bleeding or tighten the skin, as in an astringent facial toner.

Note that the prefix "ast" means "star" or "outer space" and is used to form words that relate to celestial objects, space travel, or cosmic concepts.

Root Word "Aqu" 

Here is a list of root words starting with "aqu" along with their meanings:

  1. Aqua: a light blue-green color, or a water-based solution, as in an aqua-colored shirt or an aqua-based paint.
  2. Aquarium: a tank or enclosure filled with water for keeping fish and other aquatic animals, as in a public aquarium.
  3. Aquatic: relating to water or living in water, as in aquatic plants or animals.
  4. Aqueduct: a channel or pipe used to carry water, especially over long distances, as in the ancient Roman aqueducts.
  5. Aquifer: a layer of rock or sediment that can hold water and allow it to flow, as in an underground aquifer.
  6. Aquamarine: a blue-green or greenish-blue gemstone, or a color resembling that of the gemstone, as in an aquamarine pendant or an aquamarine dress.
  7. Aquaplane: a board used to skim across water, as in aquaplaning on a lake.
  8. Aquatic center: a recreational facility containing swimming pools, water slides, and other water-based activities.
  9. Aquatint: a printing technique that uses acid to create a pattern resembling watercolor, as in an aquatint print.
  10. Aquatic therapy: physical therapy that takes place in a pool, using the water's buoyancy and resistance to help with rehabilitation.

Note that the prefix "aqu" means "water" and is used to form words that relate to water or aquatic environments.

Root Word "Aud"

Here is a list of root words starting with "aud" along with their meanings:

  1. Audio: related to sound, as in audio recording or audio equipment.
  2. Audience: a group of people who come together to listen or watch a performance, speech, or event, as in a theater audience.
  3. Audible: able to be heard, as in an audible sound or an audible warning.
  4. Auditorium: a large room or building where people gather to hear a lecture, concert, or other presentation, as in a school auditorium.
  5. Audiologist: a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating hearing and balance disorders, as in an audiologist at a hearing clinic.
  6. Audition: a tryout or test to demonstrate one's skills or abilities, as in an audition for a play or a singing competition.
  7. Auditory: related to the sense of hearing, as in auditory nerves or an auditory processing disorder.
  8. Augment: to make something greater by adding to it, as in augmenting a sound system or an augmented reality experience.
  9. Auction: a public sale in which items are sold to the highest bidder, as in a charity auction.
  10. Inaudible: unable to be heard, as in an inaudible whisper or an inaudible frequency.

Note that the prefix "aud" means "to hear" and is used to form words that relate to sound or hearing.

Root Word "Ben/bene" 

Here is a list of root words starting with "ben/bene" along with their meanings:

  1. Benefit: something that is advantageous or helpful, as in a benefit concert or a benefit package.
  2. Benefactor: a person who gives financial or other support to a person, cause, or organization, as in a philanthropic benefactor.
  3. Beneficial: having a positive effect or helpful result, as in a beneficial exercise or a beneficial partnership.
  4. Benediction: a blessing or expression of good wishes, as in a religious benediction or a parting benediction.
  5. Benevolent: characterized by goodwill or kindly feelings, as in a benevolent employer or a benevolent organization.
  6. Benign: not harmful or malignant, as in a benign tumor or a benign influence.
  7. Bonus: an extra payment or reward, as in a bonus for good performance or a holiday bonus.
  8. Benison: a blessing or benediction, as in a benison bestowed upon someone.
  9. Beneficence: the practice of doing good or performing charitable acts, as in the beneficence of a philanthropic organization.
  10. Beneficiary: a person who receives benefits or property from a will or a trust, as in a beneficiary of an estate.

Note that the prefix "ben/bene" means "good" or "well" and is used to form words that indicate a positive or favorable meaning.

Root Word "cent" 

Here is a list of root words starting with "cent" along with their meanings:

  1. Cent: a monetary unit equal to one hundredth of a dollar, as in a penny or a cent coin.
  2. Century: a period of one hundred years, as in the twentieth century or a centennial celebration.
  3. Centennial: occurring every one hundred years or lasting for one hundred years, as in a centennial event or a centennial building.
  4. Centimeter: a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter, as in a centimeter ruler or a centimeter measurement.
  5. Centigrade: a temperature scale with the freezing point of water at 0 degrees and the boiling point at 100 degrees, as in a centigrade thermometer or a centigrade reading.
  6. Centipede: a long, segmented arthropod with numerous legs, as in a centipede crawling on the ground.
  7. Centrist: a person who holds moderate political views and is not strongly aligned with either the left or the right, as in a centrist politician.
  8. Centrifugal: moving or tending to move away from a center, as in a centrifugal force or a centrifugal pump.
  9. Centripetal: moving or tending to move towards a center, as in a centripetal force or a centripetal acceleration.
  10. Percent: a proportion or rate per hundred, as in a percent sign or a percent increase.

Note that the prefix "cent" means "one hundred" and is used to form words that relate to the number 100 or to a division of something into 100 parts.

Root Word "circum" 

Here is a list of root words starting with "circum" along with their meanings:

  1. Circumference: the distance around the edge of a circle, as in measuring the circumference of a wheel or a tire.
  2. Circumnavigate: to sail or travel around the world, as in circumnavigating the globe or circumnavigating the Earth.
  3. Circumscribe: to draw a line around or limit something, as in circumscribing a circle or circumscribing the boundaries of a property.
  4. Circumspect: careful or cautious in considering all possible consequences, as in a circumspect decision or a circumspect approach to a problem.
  5. Circumstance: a fact or condition that affects a situation, as in considering the circumstances or taking circumstances into account.
  6. Circumstance: a situation or condition that surrounds or is related to something, as in living in comfortable circumstances or being in dire circumstances.
  7. Circumlocution: the use of many words to express an idea, rather than using few concise words, as in avoiding circumlocution in writing or speech.
  8. Circumvent: to find a way around or overcome an obstacle or difficulty, as in circumventing a roadblock or circumventing an opponent's strategy.
  9. Circumscription: the act of drawing a line around something or limiting its scope, as in the circumscription of an area or the circumscription of a plan.
  10. Circumference: the outer edge or boundary of a body or object, as in the circumference of the Earth or the circumference of a tree trunk.

Note that the prefix "circum" means "around" or "surrounding" and is used to form words that relate to surrounding, enclosing, or limiting something.

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