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What are roots and affixes, and how do they differ from etymology?

In English, what are "roots" and what are "affixes"? If a word in English is a compound word, or is derived from a compound in Latin, Greek, Old English or some other language, ...
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where can I look up the antonyms of a word root?

I was wondering where I could look up the antonyms of a word root? for example, I would like to find that out for endo- and epi-. I didn't find it on etymology.com. thanks.
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the stem and root of "dying"

oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com: stem - (grammar) the main part of a word that stays the same when endings are added to it: (1) ‘Writ’ is the stem of the forms ‘writes’, ‘writing’ and ‘written’. Based ...
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"Users use" - Is it considered to be a poor word choice?

Would you ever write "Users use" in an article, or it's considered a bad word combination because two words share the same root? Thanks! Edited Here are some examples: Users can use the ...
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Is the prefix of heterarchy right?

I read an article on the opposite of herarchy: Is heterarchy the answer to the crisis of hierarchy?, but the prefix of heterarchy seems suspect to me. I don't find a prefix as heter then I thought ...
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The meaning of these bolded words

It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate. I was furling my wieldy umbrella . . . when I saw her. . . . She was a ...
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What is the root word of "Refactoring"?

"Code refactoring" is an expression widely used in programming communities and is used to describe the work of changing or rewriting the program code without changing the code results. What is the ...
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The reason why these prepositions here are used and why "be" form is used in this youtube information passage

sentence A: Many YouTube videos will play using HTML5 in supported browsers. sentence B: You can request that the HTML5 player be used if your browser doesn't use it by default. Hello. ...
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What word has the root "vale" in it?

This really seems to be a strange question, but I just came cross a word valediction, I looked it up and found out that vale means "farewell". Even though I'm not that keen into etymology, this word ...
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If "dis" makes antonym of a root word, then why doesn't "creet" have a meaning where discreet="dis"+creet?

In a dictionary, I found the word "discreet" which means: not likely to be seen or noticed by many people. I think maybe the word discreet is formed by : "dis"+creet. If it is so then what is the ...
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