Our next stop through classical root words is “B.” It’s a short list this time around! Again, these are all taken from Appendix C in Greek and Latin Roots: Keys to Building Vocabulary, with some small changes of my own in the “Example” column. You can see the “A” words here.
Remember, these are base words, or stems: these are the main “chunks” onto which affixes are added, rather than actual affixes.
|bell(i), bellum||war||belligerent, antebellum|
|bi(o)||live, life||biography, biology|
|bon, bene||good, well||bonanza, benefit|