cause,cuse & cus
These ROOT-WORDS are CAUSE, CUSE & CUS which comesfrom the Latin causa, meaning CAUSE & MOTIVE. It is very simple and retains its original form and meaning. Notice in the pronunciation guide that the s has the sound of z as well as s. Remember which is which.
1. Cause : CAUSE (kauz) v.
To make happen
2. Because : be CAUSE (be kauz’) conj.
For that reason
3. Accusable : as CUS able (a kyuz’ a b’l) adj.
Can be accused of wrong-doing
4. Accusative : ac CUS ative (a kyu’ zat iv) adj.
Producing accusations; accusatory
5. Accuser : ac CUSE r (a kyu’ zer) n.
One who charges another with wrong-doing
6. Accusatory : ac CUS atory (a kyu’ za tore ee) adj.
In the nature of an accusation; as, accusatory evidence
7. Excuse : ex CUSE (ek skyuze’) v.
To attempt to remove the blame; exonerate
8. Excuse : ex CUSE (ek skyus’) n.
The reason for an action
9. Excusator : ex CUS ator (eks kue zay’ tor) n.
10. Excusive : ex CUS ive (eks kue’ siv) adj.
Inclined to excuse; to exonerate
11. Cause : CAUSE (kauz) n.
Reason; motive; as, cause for murder
12. Causation : CAUS ation (kau zay’ shun) n.
The act of causing; motivation
13. Causeless : CAUSE less (kauz’ les) adj.
Without reason; as, causeless hatred
14. Causable : CAUS able (kauz’ a b’l) adj.
Can be caused
15. Causal : CAUS al (kau’ zal) adj.
Relating to motive
16. Causality : CAUS ality (kau zal’ it ee) n.
Agency; connection between two traders
17. Accuse : ac CUSE (a kyuz’) v.
To charge with wrong-doing; to blam
18. Accusation : ac CUS ation (ak yu zay’ shun) n.
A charge of wrong-doing; as, an accusation of theft
19. Excusable : ex CUS able (ek skyu’ za b’l) adj.
Can be excused
20. Inexcusable : inex CUS able (in ek skyu’ za b’l) adj.
Cannot be excused
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