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ROOT-WORD is the Suffix IC which means NATURE OF & LIKE. Now, just to check are you sure that you are saying IC and not just having a hiccough? In the word hiccough the IC is not at the end and has no value at all. Since IC is so simple, I’ll add the Suffixes AL and LY. You will now have a compound Suffix ICALLY. It can be added to practICALLY every adjective and then it becomes an adverb as: acidICALLY, geologically, heroICALLY, majestICALLY, etc.


1. Endemic : endem IC (en dem’ ik) adj.

Native to a particular people or country


2. Barbaric : barbar IC (bar bar’ ik) adj.

Like a barbarian


3. Caustic : caust IC (kaw’ stik) adj.

Characterized y burning, sharpness


4. Acidic : acid IC (a sid; ik) adj.

Like an acid


5. Geologic : geolog IC (jee o loj’ ik) adj.

Relating to geology


6. Metallic : metal IC (me tal’ ik) adj.

Like metal


7. Drastic : drast IC (dras’ tik) adj.

Relating to rapid action


8. Heroic : hero IC (he roe’ ik) adj.

Like a hero


9. Majestic : majest IC (ma jes; tik) adj.

Like royalty


10. Galactic : galact IC (ga lak’ tik) adj.

Relating to the galaxy


11. Metaphoric : metaphor IC (met a for’ ik) adj.

Like a metaphor, a figure if speech


12. Prosaic : prosa IC (pro zay’ ik) adj.

Related to the prose form; common place dull


13. Poetic : poet IC (poe et’ ik) adj.

Relating to poets or poetry


14. Patriotic : patriot IC (pay tree ot’ ik) adj.

Characterized by love of one’s country


15. Semitic : Semit IC (se mit’ ik) adj.

Relating t

o the Semites


16. Strategic : strateg IC (stra tee’ jik) adj.

Relating to planning for defense


17. Satanic : satan IC (sa tan’ ik) adj.

Like Satan; devilish


18. Tragic : trag IC (traj’ ik) adj.

Like a tragedy; calamity


19. Emphatic : emphat IC (em fat’ ik) adj.

Characterized by strong expression


20. Realistic : realist IC (ree a lis’ tik) adj.

Like reality; like life as it is


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