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Glossary of GRE Suffixes

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able
capable of (adj.)
portable: able to be carried
ible
capable of (adj.)
legible: able to be read
ac
like, pertaining to (adj.)
cardiac: pertaining to the heart
ic
like, pertaining to (adj.)
aquatic: pertaining to the water
acious
full of (adj.)
audacious: full of daring
icious
full of (adj.)
avaricious: full of greed
al
pertaining to (adj. or n.)
maniacal: insane
portal: doorway
logical: pertaining to logic
ant
full of (adj. or n.)
suppliant: pleader (person full of requests)
verdant: green
ent
full of (adj. or n.)
eloquent: pertaining to fluid, effective speech
ary
like, connected with (adj. or n.)
dictionary: book connected with words
honorary: with honor
luminary: celestrial body
ate
to make (v.)
consecrate: to make holy
enervate: to make weary
mitigate: to make less severe
ation
that which is (n.)
exasperation: irritation
irritation: annoyance
cy
state of being (n.)
democracy: government ruled by the people
obstinacy: stubbornness
eer
person who (n.)
mutineer: person who rebels
er
person who (n.)
lecher: person who lusts
or
person who (n.)
censor: person who deletes improper remarks
escent
becoming (adj.)
evanescent: tending to vanish
pubescent: arriving at puberty
fic
making, doing (adj.)
terrific: arousing great fear
soporific: causing sleep
fy
to make (v.)
magnify: enlarge
petrify: turn to stone
iferous
producing, bearing (adj.)
pestiferous: carrying a disease
vociferous: bearing a loud voice
il
pertaining to, capable of (adj.)
civil: polite
ile
pertaining to, capable of (adj.)
puerile: pertaining to a boy or child
ism
doctrine, belief (n.)
monotheism: belief in one god
fanaticism: excessive zeal; extreme belief
ist
dealer, doer (n.)
realist: one who is realistic
artist: one who deals with art
ity
state of being (n.)
credulity: state of being unduly willing to believe
safacity: wisdom
ive
like (adj.)
quantitative: concered with quantity
effusive: gushing
ize
to make (v.)
harmonize: make harmonious
ise
to make (v.)
enfranchise: make free or set free
oid
resembling, like (adj.)
ovoid: like an egg
anthropoid: resembling a human being
spheroid: resembling a sphere
ose
full of (adj.)
verbose: full of words
osis
condition (n.)
psychosis: diseased mental condition
hypnosis: condition of induced sleep
ous
full of (adj.)
nauseous: full of nausea
ludicrous: foolish
tude
state of (n.)
fortitude: state of strength
certitude: state of sureness

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