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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is DIA-:
dialectic (noun) – any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
BREAKDOWN: DIA- (through) + LECT- (speak) + -IC (exhibiting)
dialogue (noun) – conversation or discourse between two or more persons (also dialog)
BREAKDOWN: DIA- (across) + LOG- (speech)
diametrical (adj) – completely opposed; pertaining to a diameter
BREAKDOWN: DIA- (across) + METR- (to measure) + -IC (exhibiting) + -AL (pertaining to)
diaphanous (adj) – transparent, translucent, or sheer; delicate or insubstantial
BREAKDOWN: DIA- (through) + PHAN- (to show or make visible) + -OUS (inclined to)
diaspora (noun) – a mass dispersion of a group, culture, or language beyond its initial boundaries
BREAKDOWN: DIA- (across) + SPER- (to scatter)
diatribe (noun) – an abusive, bitter attack, rant, or denunciation; sharp criticism
BREAKDOWN: DIA- (across) + TRIB- (to rub or wear by friction)
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