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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is -FY:
codify (verb) – to collect and arrange in a systematic form or code
BREAKDOWN: COD- (code of laws) + -FY (to make)
mollify (verb) – to comfort, appease, or soften
BREAKDOWN: MOLL- (soft) + -FY (to make)
mortify (verb) – to make someone feel so ashamed or humiliated that they want to die; to subdue or deaden one’s body with self-denial
BREAKDOWN: MORT- (dead) + -FY (to make)
ossify (verb) – to grow rigid or inflexible
BREAKDOWN: OSS- (bone) + -FY (to make)
pacify (verb) – to bring peace; to calm or appease
BREAKDOWN: PAC- (peace) + -FY (to make)
sanctify (verb) – to consecrate or make holy; to purify
BREAKDOWN: SANCT- (holy) + -FY (to make)
The suffix -FY creates verbs that can be turned into nouns with the suffixes -FICATION or -FACTION, e.g. edify becomes edification or putrefy becomes putrefaction.
The suffix -FY is connected to many other roots and suffixes based on the root FAC-, meaning to make or do.
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