Adjective Suffixes Flashcards

Terms Definitions
-oid
resembling
-ELLA
small
-metry
pelvi/metry
measurement
ABLE, IBLE
ABILITY
-esque
reminscent of
-ar
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
-ARY
PERTAINING TO
est
adj: superlative
-ify
make or become
-meter
audi/o/meter
instrument to measure,measure
OUS
POSSESSING, HAVING, FULL OF
able ible
capable of being
ar ary ous tic
pertaining to
-ile
pertaining toex. penile-pertaining to the penis
agile
moving quickley and lightly, or mentally quick.
impartial
doesnt choose sides. showing lack of favoritism.
-ful, -ive, -ous (beautiful)
full of, given to, marked by
-lysis
lip/o/lysis
destruction,separation,breakdown,loosing
TIC
PERTAINING TO
-ious
characterized by
-al
pertaining to
-ory
pertaining to
-iac
Pertaining to
-TIC
PERTAINING TO
en
adj: material
-able
capble of being
-scope
ophthalm/o/scope
instrument for examining
-able,-ible
capable of (observable, treatable)
ify fy
make or become
cautious
showing careful forethought or avoiding excess.
-ose
pertaining toex. adipose-pertaining to fat
ridiculous
inspiring scornful pity. broadly or extravagantly humorous. incongruous.
artificial
not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes.
-ac, -iac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ical, -ous, -tic
pertaining to
megaly
enlarged
Pictures, classification
-type
-isis
condition of
-an
pertaining to
-plasty
rhin/o/plasty
surgial repair
al,ial,ical
Adj: quality, relation
-ive
having the quailty of
lysis
disintegration or destruction of
ish
adj: having the character of
Pertaining to, Full of
-ose or -ous
ive, ative, ish, aceous, ic, al
pertaining to
ant, ent, ient
Adj: kind of agent, indication
ate
become
phobia
fear
-ous
pertaining to
Process, condition
-ism
-centesis
amni/o/centesis
surgical puncture
-ac
pertaining to
-ical (ic+al)
pertaining to
less
adj: without, missing
Pertaining to
-al or -eal
ile
adj: having the qualities of
fold
specified number of times as much
acious, ful, ose, ous
full of or having
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