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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is APO-:
APO- is a prefix meaning from or away.
(Prefixes appear at the beginning of words)
apocalypse (noun) – global destruction; a disaster or cataclysm
BREAKDOWN: APO- (from) + CALYPT- (hide or cover)
— apocalyptic means revelatory; relating to or describing an apocalypse
apodictic (adj) – undeniably or demonstrably true
BREAKDOWN: APO- (from) + DICT- (speak) + -IC (of or pertaining to)
apogee (noun) – a point in an orbit around a planet such as Earth that is furthest from that planet; highest point
BREAKDOWN: APO- (away) + GE- (earth, derived from Gaia)
apologist (noun) – one who speaks or writes in defense of a cause or institution
BREAKDOWN: APO- (from) + LOG- (speech) + -IST (one who does)
— an apology is… you do know what an apology is, don’t you?
apoplectic (adj) – overcome with anger or fury; highly indignant
BREAKDOWN: APO- (from) + PLEC- (strike or hit) + -IC (of or pertaining to)
— apoplexy is a fit, stroke, or sudden state of medical impairment
apostasy (noun) – an abandonment of one’s political party, cause, or faith
BREAKDOWN: APO- (away) + STAS- (to stand) + -Y (state)
— an apostate is one who forsakes principles or faith
apothecary (noun) – a pharmacist or chemist; a drugstore or someone who works at one
BREAKDOWN: APO- (away) + THEC- (container, place) + -ARY (one who does)
apotheosis (noun) – the process of becoming or making into a god; the pinnacle, apex, or ideal
BREAKDOWN: APO- (change) + THEO- (god) + -OSIS (process or state of)
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