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February

 

Rejuvenate

 

Modern Definition: To make young again; to restore to youthful vigor, appearance, etc.; to give or get new life or energy. To restore to a former state; to make fresh or new again.
Meaning Up From the Roots: to make young again.

 

Root 1: re
Meaning: again

 

Root 2: juven
Meaning: young

 

Root 3: ate
Meaning: to make

 

Etymological Story: From Latin juvenis "young"
Related Words: juvenile, junior, June, Juno

 

2016

June
 

 

Modern Definition: Not open to attack or assault, as by military force or argument. Not subject to denial or dispute.

Meaning Up From The Roots: Not able to be leaped to (overcome)

 

Root One: un

Meaning: not

 

Root Two: as

Meaning: to, toward, by

 

Root Three: sail

Meaning: leap, spring forward, jump

 

Root Four: able

Meaning: able to, can do

 

Related Words: assailant, assault, desultory, somersault, insult

 

 

May
 

 

Modern Definition: Fortunate; favorable; indicative of a successful outcome.

Meaning Up From The Roots: Pertaining to observing birds.

Etymological Story: Predicting events based on the flight of birds; for example, sea captains see the birds before they land.

 

Root One: au

Meaning: bird

 

Root Two: spic

Meaning: view, look, see

 

Root Three: ious

Meaning: pertaining to

 

Related Words: augur, suspicious, conspicuous, despicable

 
April
 

 

Modern Definition: 1) Characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent. 2) Intensely devoted, eager or enthusiastic; zealous. 3) Vehement; fierce. 4) Burning, fiery or hot.

Meaning Up From The Roots: Quality of burning.

 

Root One: ard

Meaning: burn

 

Root Two: ent

Meaning: quality of

 

Related Words: arson, ardor, arid

 
March
 

 

Modern Definition: 1) Faultless; flawless; irreproachable. 2) Not liable to sin; incapable of sin.

Meaning Up From The Roots: Not able to stumble, sin

 

Root One: im

Meaning: not

 

Root Two: pecc

Meaning: sin, stumble

 

Root Three: able

Meaning: able to

 

Related Words: peccadillo

 

 
February
 

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A logophile is a person who loves words. A person who enjoys having an expansive vocabulary.  A person who loves the way words interact with each other to create sentences.

 

Modern Definition: a lover of words

Meaning Up From The Roots: Lover of words

 

Root One: logo

Meaning: words

 

Root Two: phile

Meaning: love, friend

 

Related Words: epilogue, monologue, prologue, syllogism, philosophy, bibliophile, philanthropy, Philadelphia, philosopher