COMMON SUFFIXES

COMMON SUFFIXES

SUFFIX MEANINGS ILLUSTRATION
Able, ible capable of portable able o be carried; legible able to be read
Ac, ic like, pertaining cardinal pertaining to the heart; aquaticpertaining to the water
Acious, icious                    full of audacious full of daring; avaricious full of greed
Ate to make consecrate to make holy; enervate to makeweary, mitigate to make less severe
Eer, er, or person who mutineer person who rebels; lecher person wholusts; censors person who deletes improperremarks
Fy to make magnify enlarge; petrify turn to stone
Ism doctrine monotheism belief in one good; fanaticismexcessive zeal; extreme belief
Ist dealer, doer realist one who is realistic; artist one who dealswith art
Ity state of being credulity state of being unduly willing tobelieve; sagacity wisdom
Ive like quantitative concerned with quality; effusivegushing
Ize, ise              to make                               harmonize make harmoniousEnfranchise make  free or set free
Tude state of fortitude state of strength; certitude state ofsureness.

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