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ROOT-WORDS are the Suffixes ABLE & IBLE. It means just what it says ABLE & CAN DO. A very useful key they are. Remember the difference between Suffix and Prefix: a prefix comes at the beginning of a word, and suffix at the end.


1. Capable: cap ABLE (cape’ a b’l) adj.

Able to do things well


2. Bearable: bear ABLE (bear’ a b’l) adj.

Able to be endured


3. Agreeable: agree ABLE (a gree’ a b’l) adj.

Able to please’ as, agreeable manners


4. Acceptable: accept ABLE (ak sept’ a b’l) adj.

Able to be accepted; welcome


5. Comfortable: comfort ABLE (com’ fert a b’l) adj.

Able to give case, strength


6. Enjoyable: enjoy ABLE (en joy’ a b’l) adj.

Able to be enjoyed; able to give satisfaction


7. Transferable: transfer ABLE (trans fer’ a b’l) adj.

Can be carried across


8. Forcible: forc IBLE (fors’ i b’l) adj.

Can be powerful; as, a forcible writer


9. Horrible: horr IBLE (hor’ I b’l) adj.

Able to shock


10. Laughable: laugh ABLE (laf’ a b’l) adj.

Can be laughed at; as, a joke


11. Manageable: manage ABLE (man’ ij a b’l) adj.

Can be managed


12. Portable: port ABLE (port’ a b’l) adj.

Can be carried; as, a portable typewriter


13. Reliable: reli ABLE (re lie’ a b’l) adj.

Can be depended on; trustworthy


14. Sociable: soci ABLE (so’ sha b’l) adj.

Friendly; can get along with people


15. Tenable: ten ABLE (ten’ a b’l) adj.

Can be held or defended; sensible


16. Terrible: terr IBLE (ter’ i b’l) adj.

Can excite terror


17. Edible: ed IBLE (ed’ i b’l) adj.

Can be eaten


18. Transmissible: transmiss IIBLE (trans mis’ i b’l) adj.

Can be sent across; can be imparted hereditarily


19. Transportable: transport ABLE (trans port’ a b’l) adj.

Can be carried across


20. Visible: vis IBLE (viz’ i b’l) adj.

Can be seen; perceptible


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