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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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