Building strong vocabulary is the first step to start preparation for GRE. Strong hold on Vocabulary will be of great help to easily score in the Verbal Section.
The Verbal section consists of text completion, sentence equivalence and Reading Comprehension.
Good hold on vocabulary will be a great help to solve the questions in the Verbal Section.
You can easily and quickly build your vocabulary by learning root words.
The list of 10 most common root words with alphabet ‘A’ with their meaning and examples is as follows:
|1||ambul||walk||somnambulist||someone who walks in sleep|
|ambulatory||able to walk about|
|2||auto||self||automatic||working by self|
|autonomous||having self rule|
|autocracy||government by one|
|3||ambi||two or more / both||ambidextrous||use both hands|
|ambivert||one who is between introvert & extrovert|
|ambiguous||having more than one meaning|
|4||anthrope/anthrop||mankind||anthropic||relating to humans|
|anthropology||study of human race|
|misanthrope||person who hate others|
|philanthropist||one who loves mankind|
|5||aqu||water||aquarium||a fish tank|
|aqueous||solution that is made from water as solvent|
|aquifer||a layer of rock bearing water|
|6||aster/astr||star||asterisk||a star shaped mark|
|disaster||from the idea that disaster was caused by bad stars|
|7||anim||life/soul/mind||animal||thing which has life|
|animadversion||adverse means against – mind is turned against someone|
|8||alter/altr||other||altruism||one who loves other|
|altruists||actions look toward benefit of others|
|9||ante/ant||before||anticipate||take into account before due time|
|antedate||affix an earlier than true date|
|antebellum||Before a war|
|10||anti||against||antipathy||dislike / aversion|
|antagonism||hostility / resistance|