Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordsmith Wednesday


premo, premere, pressi, pressum (v) L. - to push; to crush; to overpower


press - to act on with steady force or weight

pressure - the application of a steady force or weight (-ize)

compress - to push together (-er, -ion)

depress - to push down (-er, -ible, -ion, -ive, -or)

impress - to press into, leaving a mark (-ion, -ionistic, -ionable, -ive)

oppress - to press heavily upon; to burden (-ion, -ible, -ive, -iveness, -or)

repress - to push back; restrain (-ible, -ibility, -ion, -ive, -or) (ir-)

suppress - to push down by force; to hold down (-er, -ible, - ion, - ive, - or)

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