The ROOT-WORD is CRED which means BELIEVE. It is easy to see that our ROOT-WORD ring is filling up. Many of the words on the list are made with review ROOT-WORDS. That is proof that the vocabulary is growing richer and that you know, at sight, the meanings of new words.
1. Credo : CRED o (kreed’ o) n.
A set of opinions; a creed
2. Creed : CREED (kreed) n.
A formula of faith; a set of principles
3. Credit : CRED it (kred’ it) n.
4. Creditable : CRED itable (kred’ it a b’l) adj.
Can be believed
5. Creditably : CRED itably (kred’ is a blee) adv.
In such a manner that something is believed
6. Discreditable : dis CRED itable (dis kred’ it a b’l) adj.
Not worthy of belief
7. Discreditably : dis CRED itably (dis kred’ it a blee) adv
8. Creditor : CRED itor (kred’ it or) n.
One who loans money to another
9. Credulity : CRED ulity (kre dyu’ lit ee) n.
A willingness to believe easily
10. Incredulity : In CRED ulity (in kre dyu’ lit ee) n.
A lack of willingness to believe easily
11. Credulous : CRED ulous (krej’ u lus) adj.
Inclined to believe readily
12. Incredulous : in CRED ulous (in krej’ us lus) adj.
Not inclined to believe
13. Incredulously : in CRED ulously (in krej’ u lus lee) adv.
14. Credulously : CRED ulously (krej’ us lus lee) adv.
15. Accredit : ac CRED it (a kred; it) v.
To recognize as acceptable for approval; as, to accredit a school
16. Accreditation : ac CRED itation (a kred i tay’ shun) n.
A certificate of acceptance
17. Credence : CRED ence (kreed’ ens) n.
Belief; as, he earned the credence of his creditors
18. Credibly : CRED ibly (kred’ i blee) adv.
19. Incredibly : in CRED ibly (in kred’ i blee) adv.
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