Membean Word Root Of the Day

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In under two minutes, you'll get a fun and friendly dose of word roots, three times a week. Understand these roots and how they work together, and you have a firm grasp of nearly any English word you come across.

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In just two minutes, you'll get a fun and friendly dose of word roots, three times a week. Understand these roots and how they work together, and you’ll have a firm grasp of nearly any English word you come across. http://membean.com
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🇬🇧 English
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2018-02-03 03:43
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2018-02-01 15:00
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1.02.2018

#155 Big Lig Ties

The Latin root lig and its variants li and ly mean “tie.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including ligament, reliable and rely. The root lig is easily recalled via the word obligation, for an obligati...
wrotd@membean.com (Membean WROTD) author
15.01.2018

#154 Be No Longer Separated from "Se-"

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. A large number of English vocabulary words contain the prefix se-, which means “apart.” Examples using this prefix include separate, secret and select. An easy way to remember that t...
wrotd@membean.com (Membean WROTD) author
15.11.2017

#153 No Low Queue for Talking Now!

The Latin root loqu and its variant locut mean “speak.” These roots are the word origins of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including eloquent, loquacious, elocution, and circumlocution. The roots loqu and locut are easily recalled through...
wrotd@membean.com (Membean WROTD) author
1.11.2017

#152 "Fort" Makes Your Vocabulary Strong!

The Latin root fort means “strong.” This Latin root is the word origin of a large number of English vocabulary words, including effort, comfort, and forte. The root fort is easily recalled via the word fort, for a “fort” is a “strong” building constr...
wrotd@membean.com (Membean WROTD) author
16.10.2017

#151 Dissect Words with Sect!

The Latin root sect means “cut.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including insect, dissect, and intersect. The root sect is easily recalled via the word section, for a section is a “cut”-off piece of a...
wrotd@membean.com (Membean WROTD) author
30.09.2017

#150 Cultivate "Cult" and Grow Your Vocabulary!

The Latin root cult means “grow.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including culture, cultivate and horticulture. The root cult is easily recalled via the word agriculture, for agriculture is the “growi...
wrotd@membean.com (Membean WROTD) author
1.09.2017

#149 Father Pat R

The Latin root patr means “father.” This Latin root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including paternity, pattern, and patron. The root patr is easily recalled via the word patriotic, as someone who is acting in a patr...
wrotd@membean.com (Membean WROTD) author
1.06.2017

#148 "Anim" Animates Words

The Latin root anim means “mind” or “spirit.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including unanimous, animated, and animosity. The root anim is easily recalled via the word animal, for an animal is a livi...
Membean author
15.05.2017

#147 Mother Matr Does Matter

The Latin rootmatr means“mother.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingmatriarch,material, andmatter. The rootmatr is easily recalled via the wordmaternal, for a woman who acts in amaternal fashion...
Membean author
1.05.2017

#146 May Dur Be Hard and Durable

The Latin rootdur means“hard.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including endure,during, andduration. The rootdur is easily recalled via the word endure, for if you can endure a trial, you are“hard” eno...
Membean author
14.04.2017

#145 "Stat" Stands at the Ready!

The Latin rootstat and its variantstit mean“stand.” This Latin root is the word origin of a large number of English vocabulary words, includingstate,statue, constitution and superstition. The rootstat is easily recalled via the wordstationary or“stan...
Membean author
31.03.2017

#144 Go Get "It"!

The Latin rootit means“go.” This Latin root is the word origin of and so“goes” through a number of English vocabulary words, including transit, ambition, and initials. The rootit is easily recalled via the word exit, which is the part of the building...
Membean author
16.03.2017

#143 Burst Open Words with "Rupt"

The Latin rootrupt means“burst.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including disrupt,rupture, and interrupt. The rootrupt is easily recalled via the word bankrupt, for if you’ve gone bankrupt your bank a...
Membean author
28.02.2017

#142 Time Is "Temp"orary

The Latin roottemp means“time.” This Latin root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including contemporary,temporary, and the Latin phrasetempus fugit. The roottemp is easily recalled via the wordtempo, as thetempo of a p...
Membean author
16.02.2017

#141 "Rule" the Root "Arch"

The Greek rootarch means“rule.” This Greek root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including matriarch, patriarch, and oligarchy. The rootarch is easily recalled via the word anarchy, which is a period of time in which t...
Membean author
1.02.2017

#140 Ag and Ig "Do" It All

The Latin rootag and its variantig mean“do.” These roots are the word origins of a fair number of English vocabulary words, includingagent,agile, litigate, and castigate. The rootsag andig are easily recalled through the wordsagenda, or things to be“...
Membean author
15.01.2017

#139 Actors Act or "Do" It!

The Latin rootact means“do.” This Latin root is the word origin of a large number of English vocabulary words, includingactor,action, andactive. The rootact is easily recalled via the wordact, for anact is something having been“done.”Like this? Build...
Membean author
1.01.2017

#138 What the "Fus" Is All About

The Latin rootfus means“pour.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingfusion,fuse, and confuse. The rootfus is easily recalled via the word refuse, for to refuse to do something asked of you is to“po...
Membean author
1.12.2016

#137 Err Not with "Err"

The Latin root worderr means“wander” or“make a mistake,” which is a“wandering” from the correct answer. This Latin root is the word origin of a number of English vocabulary words, includingerrant anderratic. The rooterr is easily recalled via the wor...
Membean author
15.11.2016

#136 Run the Curr Course

The Latin root wordcurr means“run.” This Latin root is the word origin of a number of English vocabulary words through which it“runs,” includingcurrency,cursor, andcurriculum. The rootcurr is easily recalled via an oceancurrent, which“runs” by itself...
Membean author
1.11.2016

#135 Working with "Labor"

The Latin root wordlabor means“work.” This Latin root is the word origin of a“working” number of English vocabulary words, including collaborate,labor itself, and elaborate. The rootlabor is easily recalled via the wordlaboratory, for that is where s...
Membean author
15.10.2016

#134 The Intensive Prefix "Ob-"

The prefixob-, besides meaning“against” or“towards,” can also act as an intensive prefix. An intensive prefix can effectively be translated as“thoroughly” to highlight its emphatic function. The intensive nature of the prefixob- shows up in such words...
Membean author
1.10.2016

#133 Rogue Root "Rog" Fully Interrogated

The Latin root wordrog means“ask.” This Latin root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including interrogate, arrogant, and prerogative. The rootrog is easily recalled via the word interrogative, for an interrogative is a...
Membean author
15.09.2016

#132 "Ob-" No Longer Against or Un"toward"

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefixob- usually means“against, in the way” or“towards.” An example ofob- when it means“towards” is the wordobligation, or a tying of some duty“towards” you; in the case ...
Membean author
1.09.2016

#131 A Writing Over and Upon Epi-

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefixepi-, which means“over” or“upon,” appears in a good number of English vocabulary words, such asepidermis andepitaph. You can remember that the prefixepi- means“upon”...
Membean author
16.05.2016

#130 Breathe Easy with "Spir"

The Latin root wordspir means“breathe.” This root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including inspire, respiration, and expire. The rootspir is easily recalled via the word perspiration, that is, sweat in the act of“bre...
Membean author
2.05.2016

#129 On a Roll with "Volv"

The Latin root wordvolv and its variantsvolut andvolt mean“roll” or“turn round.” These roots are the word origins of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including revolve, involve, evolution, and revolt. The rootsvolv andvolut are easily recal...
Membean author
15.04.2016

#128 "Posit" Positively Positioned!

The Latin root wordposit means“placed.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including opposite, composition, andposit itself. The Latin root wordposit is easily recalled through the wordposition, for a“pos...
Membean author
1.04.2016

#127 Invoke Vocabulary

The Latin root wordvoc and its variantvok both mean“call.” These roots are the word origins of a fair number of English vocabulary words, includingvocal,vocabulary, invoke, and provoke. The rootsvoc andvok are easily recalled through the wordsvocal, ...
Membean author
15.03.2016

#126 A Dialogue About "Dia-"

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. A fair number of English vocabulary words contain the prefixdia-, which means“across.” Examples using this prefix includedialogue,diagonal, anddiabetes. An easy way to remember that ...
Membean author
1.03.2016

#125 Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefixextra-, which means“outside,” appears in a fair number of English vocabulary words, such asextra,extraterrestrial, andextraordinary. You can remember that the prefix...
Membean author
15.02.2016

#124 All Words Created with "Equ"

The Latin root wordequ means“equal.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including adequate,equator, andequality. The Latin root wordequ is easily recalled through the wordequation, for both sides of anequ...
Membean author
1.02.2016

#123 No Fiddling Around with Fid!

The Latin root wordfid means“trust.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including confident,fidelity, and perfidy. The Latin root wordfid is easily recalled through the popular dog name“Fido,” whom his ma...
Membean author
1.01.2016

#122 Dis- Keeping Things Distant

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. A large number of English vocabulary words contain the prefixdis-, which means“apart.” Examples using this prefix includedistant,disease, anddisqualify. An easy way to remember that ...
Membean author
15.12.2015

#121 Thoroughly Perfect "Per-!"

The prefixper-, besides meaning“through,” can also act as an intensive prefix, adding emphasis to a given word’s root. An intensive prefix can be effectively translated as“thoroughly” or“very” to highlight its emphatic function. For instance, the pre...
Membean author
1.12.2015

#120 Go Me!

The Latin root wordego means“I.” This Latin root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, includingego andegotistical. The Latin root wordego is easily recalled through the English wordego—someone with a bigego is always think...
Membean author
16.11.2015

#119 The "Ge" Hypothesis

The Greek root wordge, commonly used in the English prefixgeo-, means“earth.” This Greek root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includinggeology,geography, andgeometry. The Greek root wordge is easily recalled through t...
Membean author
1.11.2015

#118 Terrific Terra

The Latin root wordterr means“earth, land.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingterrain,terrarium, and Mediterranean. The Latin root wordterr is easily recalled through the English wordterrain, fo...
Membean author
15.10.2015

#117 A New Perspective on "Per-"

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefixper-, which means“through,” appears in hundreds of English vocabulary words, such asperish andperson. You can remember that the prefixper- means“through” via the wor...
Membean author
1.10.2015

#116 plexweaveplexweaveplexweaveplexweaveplex

The Latin root wordplex means“weave.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including complexity, perplexed, and googolplex. The Latin root wordplex is easily recalled through the word duplex, for a“duplex” ...
Membean author
15.09.2015

#115 Spectacles Make the World Conspicuous!

The Latin root wordspect and its variantspic both mean“see.” These roots are the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, includingspectator, respect, auspicious and suspicion. The rootspect is easily recalled through the wordspectac...
Membean author
1.09.2015

#114 Give Yourself Credit

The Latin root wordcred means“believe.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingcredit,credo, andcredentials. The Latin root wordcred is easily recalled through the English word incredible, for if som...
Membean author
7.05.2015

#113 Crazy "Crat" Creates Rulers

The Greek root wordcrat means“rule,” and the English suffix-cracy means“rule by.” This Greek root and suffix is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including the familiar terms democrat and democracy. The Greek root wordcrat...
Membean author
14.02.2015

#112 Flowering Flor!

The Latin root wordflor means“flower.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingflorist,floral, andFlorida. The Latin root wordflor is easily recalled through the wordflorist, for a“florist” is the per...
Membean author
8.01.2015

#111 Happy Novel Year!

The Latin root wordnov means“new.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingnovel, supernova, and renovate. The Latin root wordnov is easily recalled through the English wordnovel, for anovel experienc...
Membean author
25.11.2014

#110 The Influence of "Flu"

The Latin root wordflu means“flow.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingflu, influence, andfluid. The Latin root wordflu is easily recalled through the English wordfluid, for afluid is a state of ...
Membean author
31.10.2014

#109 Make Mort Deathless!

The Latin root wordmort means“death.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingmortgage,mortuary, and immortal. The Latin root wordmort is easily recalled through the wordmortal, for a“mortal” is someo...
Membean author
12.09.2014

#108 Non- Doesn't Do It

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefixnon-, which means“not,” appears in hundreds of English vocabulary words, such asnonsense,nonfat, andnonreturnable. You can remember that the prefixnon- means“not” vi...
Membean author
6.08.2014

#107 Verb's the Word

The Latin root wordverb means“word.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, includingverb, adverb, and proverb. The Latin root wordverb is easily recalled through the English wordverb, for averb is simply a“w...
Membean author
11.07.2014

#106 Ab-, Ab-, and Away!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefixab-, which means“away,” appears in many English vocabulary words, such asabsent,abduct, andabsolute." You can remember that the prefixab- means“away” via the wordabs...
Membean author