Help Your Child Build A Rich And Varied Vocabulary With This List Of Words That Start With Ab
Let’s learn all the words that start with Ab, a very commonly used prefix in the English language. Most words in the English language are made up of different parts called morphemes. A morpheme is the smallest unit of a word that has meaning. Each word is made up of a root word and affixes. A root word or base word is a standalone word that has its own meaning. A root word cannot be broken down any further.
Affixes are a bunch of letters that can be added to a root word to create a new word with a different meaning. An affix added at the end of the word is called a suffix. The affix added to the beginning of the root word is called a prefix. Here is a list of all the words that start with Ab.
Words That Start With Ab
Adding the prefix Ab to a word gives an opposite or negative meaning to the root word. Ab means “not” or “away.” Here are some examples to help you understand.
- Absent: Not present or “away” from somewhere a person needs to be present.
- Aberrant: Not good conduct or someone’s conduct that is “away” from acceptable conduct.
- Abnormal: Not normal or “away” from being normal.
However, not all words that start with Ab are words that have a prefix attached to them. Some of these words starting with Ab are root words, that cannot be broken down any further. For example abs, able, abrupt, etc.
List Of Words That Start With Ab
Help your child improve their word power with this list of commonly used words that start with the prefix Ab.
Simple Words That Start With Ab For Kids In Early Elementary School
Kids learn to read simple sentences by the time they are in early elementary school. They can read and recognize 4 and 5 letter words easily. Here is a list of some simple words that start with Ab for kids in early elementary school. They can learn these words easily as these are words they hear and use often.
4 Letter Words That Start With Ab
Five Letter Words That Start With Ab
Words That Start With Ab For Kids In Upper Elementary School
By the time kids are in upper elementary school, they are familiar with multisyllabic words and big words. Third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders already know about root words and affixes and have practised adding prefixes and suffixes to root words. Help your child expand their vocabulary with this list of 6, 7, 8 and 9 letter words starting with Ab for kids in upper elementary school.
6 Letter Words That Start With Ab
7 Letter Words That Start With Ab
8 Letter Words That Start With Ab
9 Letter Words That Start With Ab
Descriptive Words That Start With Ab
Adding the prefix Ab to a root word also turns it into an adjective. Here are some examples with their meanings to help you understand.
|Absorbent||Able to soak up liquid easily|
|Able||Having the power, skill, talent, strength, means, or opportunity to do something|
|Abundant||Plentiful or available in large quantities|
|Abloom||Covered in blooms or flowers|
|Abnormal||Not normal; not typical or usual or regular|
|Aboveground||Above the surface of the ground|
|Abstract||Existing in thought or as an idea without having a physical or concrete existence|
|Abysmal||Unfathomable depth, so deep as to be unmeasurable|
|Abominable||Exceptionally bad or displeasing|
|Abreast||Being up to date or to a particular standard or level, especially in knowledge|
|Abiding||Enduring or long-lasting|
|Abridged||Shortened or condensed (usually texts)|
|Aboral||Opposite to or away from the mouth|
|Abashed||Feeling embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed|
|Abuzz||Filled with a continuous humming sound, like the sound of a bee|
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