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Thematic index: Qualities

bene-

Good; well.

brachy-

Shortness.

brady-

Slowness.

caco-

Unpleasant, bad, or incorrect.

calli-

Beautiful.

crypto-

Concealed or secret.

eigen-

Proper; characteristic.

elasto-

Elastic.

equi-

Equal; equally.

eu-

Well; easily.

eury-

A wide variety or range of something.

gravi-

Weight; gravity.

gymno-

Bare or naked.

haplo-

Single or simple.

hetero-

Different or other.

holo-

Whole or complete.

homeo-

Similar.

homo-1

The same.

hyalo-

Glassy or transparent.

hyper-

Excessive; above normal.

hypo-

Under; below normal; slightly.

ideo-

Idea.

idio-

Personal; own.

-ity

A quality or condition.

-ive

Showing a quality or tendency.

lyo-

Dispersion; dissolution.

-mania

Mental abnormality or obsession; extreme enthusiasm or admiration.

miso-

Hatred for or a hater of something.

neo-

New.

-ness

A state or condition.

normo-

Normal; close to the average.

nudi-

Naked.

nulli-

Nothing.

-oid

Like; resembling.

-ome

Having a specified nature.

-opsis

Observation or perception; likeness.

pachy-

Thick.

pan-

All-inclusive.

pene-

Almost; nearly.

per-

Through; all over; completely.

phaeo-

Dusky.

-phane

Having a given appearance.

philo-

Liking for a specified thing.

placo-

A plate.

pleo-

More.

preter-

More than.

pseudo-

False; imitative.

pycno-

Compact; dense.

quasi-

Seemingly; apparently but not really; partly or almost.

recti-

Straight; right; correct.

schizo-

Divided or split.

stego-

Covered; hidden.

steno-

Small; constricted.

tacho-

Speed.

tachy-

Rapid.

-tastic

Something outstanding, superb, or excellent.

tauto-

The same.

teleo-

Perfect; complete.

tono-

tension; tone.

-wise

In a given way or manner; with respect to or concerning.

-worthy

Deserving; suitable or fit for.

xeno-

Foreign; different.

-y3

A quality, state, action, or entity.

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