Root Word/Base Word - the word that cannot be broken down
Affix - letters placed at the beginning or end of a root word or base word to modify/change its meaning.
Prefix - letters placed at the beginning of a root word/base word.
Suffix - letters placed at the end of a root word/base word.
Example: rereadable - able to be read again
Prefix: il (not/opposite) illiterate, illegal, illogical,
sub (under/beneath) submarine, submerge,
mal (bad/badly) malfunction, maladjusted
mis (bad) mismanage, misinterpret, mistake
Root Word:dic (speak) dictate, predict, contradict, verdict
man (hand) manual, manufacture, manuscript
port (carry) import, export, portable, transport
spec (see) inspect, respect, suspect, spectacle
Suffix: ly (resembling) fatherly, motherly
ward (in direction of) inward, forward
ous (characterized by) joyous, poisonous
ment (action/process) development, government