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What is the denotation of the following word element(s)?

a, an

without or not

anarchy (without government)
atheist (not a theist)

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ab

apart or away from

abduct (take away from)
aberration (a deviation or element that strays from the usual)

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ad

to or toward

adhere (to stick to)
adage (a saying, literally "to say")

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ag

to act

agent (one who acts)

agenda (schedule of items to be discussed)

agitate (to move violently)

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amphi, ambi

both or both sides

ambidextrous (using both hands)
amphibian (an organism that lives on land and water)

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ante

before

antebellum (before a war)
antecedent (one that precedes another)

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anthro

man

anthropology (the study of humans)
philanthropy (love of mankind)

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anti

against

antibody (a protein that targets foreign agents in the body)
antithesis (a contrasting idea)

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aqua

water

aquatic (pertaining to water)
aqueduct (water channel)

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arch

ruler or chief

archangel (chief angel)
archbishop (highest level of bishop)

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archeo

ancient

archaic (very old)
archaism (an old-fashioned word)

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argent

silver

argental (containing silver)

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arthro

joint

arthritis (condition that stiffens the joints)
arthropod (invertebrate animal with jointed limbs)

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astro

star

astronomy (study of celestial objects)
astrogeny (theory of the origin of stars)

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audi

hearing or sound

audible (able to be heard)
auditorium (a place to hear a performance)

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aug, auct

grow or increase

augment (to make bigger)
augend (Math.: the number increased by the addend)

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auto

self

autonomy (self-rule)
autogamy (self-fertilization)

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batho

deep or depth

bathophobia (fear of depths)
bathybic (living in the deepest part of the ocean)

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belli

war

antebellum (before war)
bellicose (inclined to fight)

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ben

good or well

benign (not harmful)
benediction (a blessing)

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bi

two

biannual (happening twice a year)
bifurcate (to branch in two directions)

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bibl

book

bibliography (a list of books cited)
bibliophile (lover of books)

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bio

life

biology (the study of life)
biography (writing about one's life)

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boni

good

bonify (to make good)
bonus (extra goods)

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brachio

arm

bracelet (chain worn on arm)
brachiate (having arms)

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brady

slowness

bradycrotic (causing slow pulse)
bradylogia (slowness in speaking)

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brevi

short

brevity (briefness)
breviloquence (concise speech)

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bronch

windpipe

bronchitis (condition affecting breathing)
bronchoscope (instrument used to view air passages)

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bull

to bubble or boil

ebulliate (to boil or bubble)
ebullient (bubbling up, literally or figuratively)

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What is the denotation of the following word element(s)?

burs

financial

bursar (financial administration office)
reimburse (to pay back)