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Glossary of Classical Roots Chapter 15

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Root: Pes
L. Foot
Expedient
Appropriate to a purpose / a means to an end (Pes L. "Foot")
Expedite
To hurry up / to perform business quickly (Pes L. "Foot")
Impede
To hinder (Pes L. "Foot")
Pedigree
A line or list of ancestors / a line of descent showing pure breeding of animals (Pes L. "Foot")
Pedometer
A device that calculates distance traveled by counting the number of steps taken (Pes L. "Foot")
Root: Pous
G. Foot
Antipodes
Two places on opposite sides of the earth / something that is the exact opposite of something else (Pous G. "Foot")
Podiatry
The study and treatment of foot ailments (Pous G. "Foot")
Podium
An elevated platform (Pous G. "Foot")
Root: Gradior
L. "to step"
Aggression
the act or habit of launching attacks / hostile action or behavior (Gradior L. "to step")
Degradation
Reduction in rank or status / lowering of moral or intellectual character / disgrace (Gradior L. "to step")
Digress
To stray from the main topic / to turn aside (Gradior L. "to step")
Gradation
A systematic progression through a series of stages (Gradior L. "to step")
Gradient
An incline or slope; the rate of incline (Gradior L. "to step")
Regress
To go back; to return to a former or less developed condition (Gradior L. "to step")

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