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Suffixes

Suffix

Definition

Example

-agog, -agogue

leader

demagogue, pedagogue

-cide

kill(ing)

patricide, infanticide, herbicide. Suicide

-ism

the belief in

pacifism, terrorism, socialism, communism

-ist

one who believes in

pacifist, terrorist, socialist, communist

-ology

study, field of

biology, geology, etymology, cardiology

-phobia

exaggerated fear

photophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia

 





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