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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is -ICE:
armistice (noun) – a formal agreement to end fighting; a ceasefire or truce
BREAKDOWN: ARM- (weapon) + STI- (to stand or stop) + -ICE (state of)
avarice (noun) – greed, covetousness
BREAKDOWN: AVAR- (greed) + -ICE (quality or state of)
hospice (noun) – a specialized facility or group offering palliative care for the terminally ill; the provision of palliative care and support
BREAKDOWN: HOSP- (guest, host) + -ICE (state of)
jaundice (verb) – to color by prejudice or envy (also a physical condition characterized by yellowness of the eyes and skin)
BREAKDOWN: JAUN- (yellow) -ICE (quality or state of)
malice (noun) – the desire to do harm or mischief; evil intent
BREAKDOWN: MAL- (bad) -ICE (quality or state of)
precipice (noun) – a steep cliff; the brink of a perilous situation
BREAKDOWN: PRE- (before) + CIP- (head) + -ICE (state of)
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