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  • Word Matrix: Thank

    <thank> “thought, gratitude; think, feel,” from Old English þancian, þoncian, compare related Old English noun þanc, þonc Words Sums Thank + s -> thanks Thank...

    InformationHeather JohnsonNovember 13, 2020
  • Word Matrix: Sign

    <sign> from Latin signum “identifying mark, token, indication, symbol; proof” Words Sums (248) Sign -> sign Sign + s -> signs...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJuly 17, 2020
  • Word Matrix: Leve

    I always misspell the word <relevant> as <*relavant> based on a thinking that <relevant> is related to <relative>. I recently decided...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJanuary 22, 2020
  • Word Matrix: Anxi

    <Anxi> ‪”uneasy, troubled in mind” from Latin anxius Note: The base is <anxi>. The <i> is part of the base because...

    InformationHeather JohnsonSeptember 28, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Doodle

    While reading some books about the history of words earlier this year, I came across the word <fopdoodle>, which means “a...

    InformationHeather JohnsonSeptember 10, 2019
  • Word Matrix: D (“set, put”)

    Back at the end of July, I investigated the words <add> and <addition>. I undercovered the base <d>, but I misidentified...

    InformationHeather JohnsonSeptember 3, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Ply (“lay, fold, twist”)

    I recently came across a tweet in a Twitter conversation that argued that studying morphemes is not always helpful. A morpheme...

    InformationHeather JohnsonAugust 20, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Stude

    <stude> “learn, examine, show zeal for” from Old French estudiier, from Medieval Latin studiare, from Latin studium “study, application,” originally “eagerness,”...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJuly 28, 2019
  • Word Matrix: D (“give”)

    After returning from a two-week family vacation last weekend, I found my sleep schedule completely messed up. Instead of tossing and...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJuly 26, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Marsupe

    <marsupe> “purse, pouch” from Modern Latin marsupialis “having a pouch,” coined from Late Latin marsupium “pouch, purse” Word Sums Marsupe +...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJuly 21, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Galact

    <galact> “milk, milky” from Greek gala (genitive galaktos, stem galakt-) “milk” Word Sums Galact + ic -> galactic Extra + Galact...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJune 17, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Cat

    <cat> “feline” from Old English catt Words Sums Cat Cat + s -> cats Cat + ed -> catted Cat +...

    InformationHeather JohnsonJune 6, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Pter

    <pter> “feather, wing” from Greek pteron Word Sums Pter + ide + ine -> pteridine Pter + ide + ine +...

    InformationHeather JohnsonMay 28, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Kin

      <kin> “family; race; kind, sort, rank; nature” from Old English cynn Word Sums Kin a + Kin -> akin Kin...

    InformationHeather JohnsonMay 10, 2019
  • Word Matrix: Rain

    <rain> “water from clouds” from Old English regn “rain” Word Sums Rain Rain + s -> rains Rain + ed ->...

    InformationHeather JohnsonMay 9, 2019