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    need help with stems for the word Caustic ! it whould be greatly appreacited


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    Re: stem help

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    need help with stems for the word Caustic ! it whould be greatly appreacited
    From American Heritge Dictionary:

    Greek kaiein, to burn. Caustic and Holocaust have the same root. Caustic - adj., marked by sharp and bitter wit; cutting.

    Thanks, I get to know one new word.

    BMO

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    Re: stem help

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    need help with stems for the word Caustic ! it would be greatly appreciated
    The stem caus- is from the noun cause, which comes from Latin causa "a cause, reason, judicial process, lawsuit."

    Words with the stem caus-: causal, causality, causation, causative


    The suffix -tic comes from French -tique and Latin -ticus.

    Words with the suffix -tic: sarcastic, mystic, plastic, therapuetic

    :D

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