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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is -ID:
-ID is a suffix meaning that which is.
(Suffixes appear at the end of words)
acrid (adj) – irritating to the eyes or nose; sharply stinging or bitter; exceedingly caustic
BREAKDOWN: ACR- (sharp or bitter) + -ID (that which is)
fervid (adj) – intensely zealous or impassioned; extremely hot; burning
BREAKDOWN: FERV- (boil) + -ID (that which is)
flaccid (adj) – soft, floppy, or flabby
BREAKDOWN: FLACC- (flabby, flap-eared) + -ID (that which is)
gravid (adj) – pregnant; heavy with child
BREAKDOWN: GRAV- (heavy) + -ID (that which is)
insipid (adj) – flavorless or weak; lacking character
BREAKDOWN: IN- (not) + SAP- (to know, to taste of) + -ID (that which is)
languid (adj) – lazy or listless; fatigued; lacking energy or strength; relaxed
BREAKDOWN: LAX- (loose) + -ID (that which is)
morbid (adj) – an interest in unhealthy or unwholesome subjects; macabre; gruesome; of or relating to disease
BREAKDOWN: MORB- (disease) + -ID (that which is)
pellucid (adj) – admitting the maximum amount of light; transparently clear
BREAKDOWN: PEL- (utterly) + LUC- (clear) + -ID (that which is)
— lucid means easily understood or clear; bright
placid (adj) – peaceful, tranquil, or calm
BREAKDOWN: PLAC- (peace) + -ID (that which is)
putrid (adj) – rotting or rotten; corrupt; disgusting
BREAKDOWN: PUTR- (rotten, decayed) + -ID (that which is)
torrid (adj) – passionate and intense; very hot and dry
BREAKDOWN: TORR- (scorching hot) + -ID (that which is)
turbid (adj) – muddled; thick with stirred-up sediment; disturbed
BREAKDOWN: TURB- (disorder, agitation) + -ID (that which is)
vapid (adj) – lifeless, dull, or bland; uninspiring
BREAKDOWN: VAP- (steam or mist) + -ID (that which is)
The name of Cupid, the Roman god of love and patron cherub of Valentine’s Day, is derived from the root CUP- (desiring) and the suffix -ID. Other CUP- words include concupiscence, cupidity, and covet.
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