Etymology Project

Facile

Origin

The origin of the word facile is Latin.

Definition

Dictionary Definitions:

1. Moving, working, acting, proceeding, etc., with ease, sometimes with superficiality

2. Easily done, performed, used etc.

3. Easy or unconstrained, as manners or persons

4. Affable, agreeable, or complaisant; easily influenced


My Definition:

~Doing something without difficulty; easygoing

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~None


Suffixes:

~None


Parts of Speech:

~Facile-adjective

~Facilely-adverb

~Facileness-noun


Roots:

~None

Synonyms

~effortless
~uncomplicated
~practiced

Pronounciation

fas-il

Sentences

1. She studied before school, so she made a 100 on the facile exam.


2. He found basketball to be facile, while other people had a hard time he did everything with ease.

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Immigrate

Origin

The origin of the word immigrate is Latin.

Definitions

Dictionary Definitions:

1. To come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence

2. To pass or come into a new habitat or place, as an organism

3. To introduce as settlers


My Definition:

~To come to a new area or country, usually as a permanent location

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~Im-in, into


Suffixes:

~Ate-state or quality of


Parts of Speech:

~Immigrate-verb

~Immigrator-noun


Roots:

~None

Synonyms

~arrive
~colonize
~settle

Pronounciation

im-i-greyt

Sentences

1. They immigrated for Germany to Iceland.


2. Lots of people have immigrated to America from other parts of the world over time.

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Archetype

Origin

The origins of the word archetype are Latin and Greek.

Definitions

Dictionary Definitions:

1. The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype

2. A collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, etc., universally present in individual psyches


My Definition:

~The original pattern which you use to make something; what you copy to make more of something

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~None


Suffixes:

~None


Parts of Speech:

~Archetype-noun

~Archetypal-adjective

~Archetypally-adverb


Roots:

~None

Synonyms

~model
~original
~prototype

Pronounciation

ahr-ki-tahyp

Sentences

1. The archetypes for certain cars are in museums today.


2. The teacher showed her students an example from last year as an archetype.

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Malleable

Origin

The origins of the word malleable are Middle English and Medieval Latin.

Definitions

Dictionary Definitions:

1. Capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or by pressure from rollers

2. Adaptable or tractable


My Definition:

~Able to be molded into a new shape

Other Forms

Prefixes:

~None


Suffixes:

~Able-capable of


Parts of Speech:

~Malleable-adjective

~Malleably-adverb

~Malleability-noun


Roots:

~None

Synonyms

~flexable
~ductile
~transformable

Pronounciation

mal-ee-uh-buh l

Sentences

1. The malleable phone was said to bend in people's pockets.


2. People can make metal more malleable and then bend it into the shape they want.