In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros


A More Affectionate You

The Key Root for this column: Latin affectare "to aim at," "aspire to," or "endeavor" from ad to + facere, "to do," "to put to," hence refl. (se facere ad) "to put or apply oneself to," or to "aim at."

Minor Roots:None

Words and Phrases List

affair, affect, affection, affectation, amplify, artifact, benefactor, benefice, benefit, confection, defect, disaffect, effect, effective, effectual, fact, faction, factitious, factor, factory, manufacture

Thoughts for Today

  1. How do you show affection?
  2. Do you consider yourself an affectionate person?
  3. What kind of affection do you most like?
  4. What affectations do you most dislike?
  5. What role does affection play in your relationships?