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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 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.

    #155 Big Lig Ties

    #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 [*lig*]ament, re[*li*]able and re[*ly*]. The root *lig* is easily recalled via the word ob[*lig*]ation, for an ob[*lig*]ation "ties" you to the doing of something.

    • 2 min
    #154 Be No Longer Separated from "Se-"

    #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 [*se*]parate, [*se*]cret and [*se*]lect. An easy way to remember that the prefix *se-* means "apart" is through the word [*se*]cure, for when you feel [*se*]cure you are "apart" from worrying or undue care about something potentially troubling.

    • 2 min
    #153 No Low Queue for Talking Now!

    #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 e[*loqu*]ent, [*loqu*]acious, e[*locut*]ion, and circum[*locut*]ion. The roots *loqu* and *locut* are easily recalled through the words soli[*loqu*]y, or a "talking" by oneself, and inter[*locut*]or, or a person with whom you are "talking" or conversing.

    • 3 min
    #152 "Fort" Makes Your Vocabulary Strong!

    #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 ef[*fort*], com[*fort*], and [*fort*]e. The root *fort* is easily recalled via the word *fort*, for a "*fort*" is a "strong" building constructed so as to withstand enemy attack.

    • 3 min
    #151 Dissect Words with Sect!

    #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 in[*sect*], dis[*sect*], and inter[*sect*]. The root *sect* is easily recalled via the word [*sect*]ion, for a [*sect*]ion is a "cut"-off piece of a larger whole.

    • 2 min
    #150 Cultivate "Cult" and Grow Your Vocabulary!

    #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 [*cult*]ure, [*cult*]ivate and horti[*cult*]ure. The root *cult* is easily recalled via the word agri[*cult*]ure, for agri[*cult*]ure is the "growing" of plants via farming.

    • 2 min

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