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Thread: Roots

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    How could I find its Latin Root for these words?
    1. departure
    2. accession
    3. abortifacient
    4. recuperate
    5. deliquescent

    is there a way i can tell just by looking at these words?

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    Re: Roots

    This dictionary (an old version of Websters) gives the origin and traces the word's development:
    Without knowing Latin, it's hard or impossible to get the exact form, but you can usually spot words that come from it.

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