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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is -ACIOUS:
audacious (adj) – extremely bold or daring; fearless; impudent or presumptuous
BREAKDOWN: AUD- (bold) + -ACIOUS (inclined to)
fallacious (adj) – based on a fallacy; deceptive, misleading; logically unsound
BREAKDOWN: FAL- (to deceive) + -ACIOUS (inclined to)
loquacious (adj) – talking or tending to talk too much or freely
BREAKDOWN: LOQU- (talk) + -ACIOUS (inclined to)
pugnacious (adj) – eager to fight; combative; aggressive
BREAKDOWN: PUG- (to fight with the fist) + -ACIOUS (inclined to)
tenacious (adj) – stubborn or persistent; holding or grasping firmly
BREAKDOWN: TEN- (to hold) + -ACIOUS (inclined to)
voracious (adj) – devouring or craving food in great quantities; very eager or unremitting in some activity
BREAKDOWN: VOR- (to devour) + -ACIOUS (inclined to)
The qualities an object is inclined towards or abounding in are described by changing -ACIOUS to -ACY or -ACITY.
- Someone sagacious is full of sagacity
- Something efficacious shows efficacy
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