Roots
The 8 weeks of Root-a-Week puzzles below can be used in any sequence, at any pace, individually or in groups.
Currently only the CEPT root in Week #1 is ALIVE. The rest will be complete by September 2nd.
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Week Number This Week's 3 roots and their meaning Root 1 + puzzle link (4 words) Root 2 + puzzle link (4 words) Root 3 + puzzle link (4 words) Online Link to Rootonym
#1
Root : CEPT
Meaning : ( take, seize, hold )

Root : GRAD
Meaning : ( step, go, walk, degree )

CEPT
concept, exception, acceptable, intercept

GRAD
gradient, graduation, gradually, centigrade



CEPT

GRAD


#2
Root : CLUS/CLUD
Meaning : ( close, shut )

Root : CRED
Meaning : ( believe, make trust )

Root : GEN
Meaning : ( race, kind )

CLUS/CLUD
preclude, seclusion, inclusive, recluse

CRED
credence, credentials, creditor, credibility

GEN
congenial, denegrate, generation, gentle

CLUS/CLUD

CRED

GEN
#3
Root : CED/CESS
Meaning : ( go, yield )

Root : FER
Meaning : ( carry, bear, bring )

Root : LAT
Meaning : ( carry, lift, bring )

CED/CESS
ancestry, procedure, recede, succession

FER
transfer, vociferious, infertile, odoriferous

LAT
elated, relate, legislative, translation

CED/CESS

FER

LAT
#4
Root : DICT
Meaning : ( speak, declare )

Root : DUCT
Meaning : ( lead, bring )

Root : FID
Meaning : ( faith, trust )

DICT
abdicate, indictment, dedication, dictatorial

DUCT
aqueduct, conducive, induct, seductive

FID
affidavit, bona fide, confidential, infidel,

DICT

DUCT

FID
#5
Root : CAS/CID/CAD
Meaning : ( fall, sink )

Root : JECT
Meaning : ( throw, cast )

Root : LECT
Meaning : ( choose, gather )

CAS/CID/CAD
cascade, casualty, occasional, cadence,

JECT
adjective, dejected, interject, projection

LECT
intellect, predilection, recollection, select

CAS/CID/CAD

JECT

LECT
#6
Root : CURR
Meaning : ( run )

Root : GRAT/GRAC
Meaning : ( thankful, pleasing )

Root : LUM/LUS
Meaning : ( light )

CURR
concur, incursion, precursor, recurrent

GRAT/GRAC
disgrace, gracious, gratitude, ingrate

LUM/LUS
illuminate. illustrate, lackluster, luminary

CURR

GRAT/GRAC

LUM/LUS
#7
Root : DIT/DAT
Meaning : ( give, push )

Root : MAN
Meaning : ( hand )

Root : MORT
Meaning : ( death )

DIT/DAT
addition, editorial, extradition, tradition

MAN
emancipate, manacles, manifest, manipulate

MORT
immortality, mortify, mortal, rigor mortis

DIT/DAT

MAN

MORT
#8
Root : PEL/PUL
Meaning : ( drive, urge )

Root : POS
Meaning : ( place, put )

Root : QUIR/QUIS
Meaning : ( seek, ask )

PEL/PUL
expulsion, propulsion, pulsate, repulsive

POS
expose, juxtapose, porposition, repository

QUIR/QUIS
acquire, exquisite, inquisitive, require

PEL/PUL

POS

QUIR/QUIS
#9
Root : SECU/SEQU
Meaning : ( follow )

SECU/SEQU
consecutive, inconsequential, prosecute, sequel





SECU/SEQU




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