Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

cac(o)-

Unpleasant, bad, or incorrect.

[Greek kakos, bad or evil.]

The most common word here is cacophony (Greek phōnē, sound) a discordant mixture of sounds. In medicine, cachexia (Greek hexis, habit) is the dramatic weight loss that can occur in cancer patients. Other examples are cacodemon (Greek, daīmon, spirit), a malevolent spirit or person; and cacography (invented on the pattern of orthography), bad handwriting or spelling.

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