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Fac/fact/fic

Latin: Facere, factum "to make, do"


Proficient, factotum, facsimile, facile

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Proficient

Adj. skilled at; highly knowledgeable of
Root: fic
Syn: able
Ant: unskilled

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Factotum

N. an assistant who does a variety of jobs
Root: fact

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Facsimile

N. a copy or imitation
Root: fac
Syn: reproduction
Ant: original

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Facile

Adj. too simplistic or easy
Root: fac
Syn: shallow
Ant: complex

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Pon/pound

Latin: ponere, positum "to put, to place, to arrange"


Expound, proponent

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Expound

V. To explain or discuss in detail
Root: pound
Syn: clarify

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Proponent

N. one who argues in favor of; supporter
Root: Pon
Syn: advocate
Ant: critic

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Struct/strue

Latin: struere, structum "to build"


Infrastructure, construe, constructive

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Infrastructure

N. the basic framework of a building or a system
Root: struct

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Construe

V. To interpret or analyze something in a particular way
Root: strue
Syn: understand
Ant: mix up

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Constructive

Adj. having a positive effect; helpful
Root: struct
Syn: useful
Ant: harmful

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Stit/stat

Latin: stare, status "to stand"


Destitute, restitution, stature

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Destitute

Adj. having no money; poor
Root: stit
Syn: penniless
Ant: prosperous

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Restitution

N. payment for an injury; compensation
Root: stit
Syn: amends

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Stature

N. level of achievement or authority; standing
Root: stat
Syn: rank