cub & cumb





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ROOT-WORDS are CUB & CUMB. They come from the Latin cubare & cumbere. They mean LEAN BACK & LIE DOWN. We get a glimpse of the manners of eating in ancient Rome. We become modern again with the inCUBator for eggs and babies. Don’t look at the answer to the missing words department till you’ve tried it. Have fun!


1. Accubation : as CUB ation (ak yue bay’ shun) n.

Posture of lying down; leaning


2. Accubitus : ac CUB itus (A kue’ bi tus) n.

A bishop’s private office; a couch


3. Accubitum : ac CUB itum (a kue’ bi tum) n.

A couch, crescent-shaped, at which five people could recline


4. Accumbent : ac CUMB ent (a kum’ bent) adj.

Lying back; as, at meals in ancient Rome


5. Incumbent : in CUMB ent (in kum’ bent) n.

One who is the official holder of an office


6. Incumbency : in CUMB ency (in kum’ ben see) n.

Sphere of action of an office holder


7. Encumber : en CUMB er (en kum’ ber) v.

To place a burden upon; hamper; overload


8. Encumbrance : en CUMB rance (en kum’ brans) n.

A burden


9. Incubate : in CUB ate (in’ kyu bate) v.

To hatch by keeping warm


10. Incubator : in CUB ator (in’ kyu bate or) n.

An apparatus for hatching artificially


11. Incubation : in CUB ation (in kyu bay’ shun) n.

The process of incubating


12. Incubational : in CUB ational (in kyu bay’ shun al) adj.

Relating to incubation


13. Incubative : in CUB ative (in’ kyu bay tiv) adj.

Characteristic of incubation


14. Incubatorium : in CUB atorium (in kyu ba to’ ri um) n.

A structure used for incubation


15. Incubatory : in CUB atory (in’ kyu ba to ri) adj.

Serving for incubation


16. Incubus : in CUB us (in’ kyu bus) n.

Nightmare


17. Recumbent : re CUMB ent (re kum’ bent) adj.

Leaning back; lying down


18. Recumbency : re CUMB ency (re kum’ ben see) n.

The state of lying down


19. Succumb : suc CUMB (su kum’) v.

To sink under a burden or pressure


20. Succumber : suc CUMB er (su kum’ er) n.

One who succumbs


21. Succubus : suc CUB us (su kyu’ bus) n.

Female demon with strong desire for pleasure


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