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GRE | List of words to enhance your vocabulary with alphabet ‘P’
  • Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2020

Set-6 :
The list of 10 most common root words with alphabet ‘P’ with their meaning and examples is as follows:

No Root Meaning Examples Meaning
1 pater/patri father paternal characteristics of a father
patriot nationalist
expatriate a person who lives outside their native country
2 ped/pod foot impede hinder/obstruct
biped having two feet
expedite to speed up/free from entanglement
3 path/pathy emotion/suffering/feeling sympathy feeling of pity
pathetic able to arouse feeling of compassion or arouse
pathology study of essential nature of diseases
4 phil loving philosophy love of wisdom
philanderer a male flirt
5 phob fear hydrophobia fear of water
acrophobia fear of heights
theophobia fear of religion
6 psych mind psychology study of nature / development of mind
psychic a person having paranormal powers
psychopath mentally & emotionally unstable
7 prot first protagonist main character in drama / movie
prototype a first or preliminary version of
8 poten powerful impotent powerless
omnipotent all powerful
potentate monarch state
9 pel drive/force compel to force someone to act
expel to drive someone out of place
repel to force back
10 pan all pantheism worship that tolerates all gods
pan-america involving all the countries of north & south america
panacea cure-all

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