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GRE | List of words to enhance your vocabulary with alphabet ‘S’

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Set-7 :
The list of 10 most common root words with alphabet ‘S’ with their meaning and examples is as follows:

No Root Meaning Examples Meaning
1 sacr holy sacred holy
sacrifice holy offering
2 sci/scio know science knowledge/systematic study
conscious aware
omniscient all knowing
3 sanct holy sanction official permission
sanctify make holy
4 scrib/script write describe write down / give a detailed account
prescription laying down rules or directions
manuscript written by hand
5 sec/sect cut bisect cut/split into two equal parts
secant line intersecting a curve at two or more points
section a cut portion/a piece
6 spec/spect/spic look specimen sample to be looked at
conspicuous striking/noticeable
specious believable but fallacious
7 somn sleep insomnia chronic sleepiness
somniloquist one who talks in his sleep
somnolent feeling sleepy
8 sub under submarine under water
subversive t ending to disturb/overthrow
subliminal existing or operating below the threshold of consciousness
9 super/sur above supercilious arrogant, haughty, condescending
superfluous extra, more than necessary
10 surg/sourc/surrect to rise insurgent rising up in revolution
insurrection rising up in armed rebellion
surge to rise up forcefully

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Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2020
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