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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is AF-:
affable (adj) – approachable; easy to speak to
BREAKDOWN: AF- (towards) + FAB- (speak) + -BLE (able to be)
affiliate (verb) – to connect, unite, or bring into close association; to adopt
BREAKDOWN: AF- (towards) + FILI- (flow) + -ATE (being)
— an affiliate is a branch, subsidiary, or member of an association
affix (verb) – to attach or fasten; to append
BREAKDOWN: AF- (to) + FIX- (fasten)
— in grammar, an affix is an element, such as a prefix or suffix, added to a root to create a new word
afflict (verb) – to cause pain or suffering; to trouble greatly
BREAKDOWN: AF- (towards) + FLIC- (strike)
affluent (adj) – wealthy; having a plentiful supply of material goods or a steady flow of prosperity
BREAKDOWN: AF- (towards) + FLU- (flow) + -ENT (inclined to)
— affluence is a state of richness or abundance
affront (noun) – an open or deliberate offense, slight, or insult; an attack on one’s dignity
BREAKDOWN: AF- (to) + FRONT- (forehead)
The prefix AF– is a variation of AD-, which also means to or towards and appears in many forms.
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