grad, gred & gress
These ROOT-WORDS are GRAD, GRED & GRESS meaning STEP, DEGREE & WALK. This ROOT is a most interesting one to us in this stage of our vocabulary building. No sooner do we put two roots together to make a word (see No.10) than we can think of another root and still another on to add to it. And all by adding one root at a time. The Latin
adverb Gradatim! Beautifully expresses the method of this book. One ROOT-WORD A DAY! STEP BY STEP1 brings
you to SUCCESS!
1. Gradal : GRAD al (grade’ al) adj.
Relating to grade or degree
2. Gradate : GRAD ate (gray’ date) v.
To blend into another color
3. Gradation : GRAD ation (gray day’ shun) n.
Act or process of grading; gradual advance
4. Gradient : GRAD ient (grade’ ee ent) n.
A gentle slope
5. Gradiometer : GRAD iometer (gray di om’ e) n.
An instrument used in civil engineering
6. Gradual : GRAD ual (graj’ u al) adj.
Proceeding by small steps and degree
7. Grado : GRAD o (gra’ do) n.
(Music) A degree of the scale
8. Gradometer : GRAD ometer (grade om’ e ter) n.
An instrument for measuring slopes
9. Aggressive : as GRESS ive (a gres’ iv) adj.
Tending to attack; to encroach
10. Congress : con GRESS (kon’ gres) n.
A getting together; a body of lawmakers
11. Digress : di GRESS (die gres’) v.
Step aside; wander off the subject
12. Egress : e GRESS (ee’ gres) n.
The way out; exit
13. Ingredient : in GRED ient (in grede’ ee ent) n.
One of the elements which enter into a mixture; as, the
ingredients of a cake
14. Gressorial : GRESS orial (gre sore’ ee al) adj.
Adapted for walking
15. Progress : pro GRESS (pro gres’) v.
To go forward; advance
16. Degrade : de GRAD e(de grade’) v.
Put a step lower; debase
17. Graduation : GRAD uation (graj u ay’ shun) n.
Promotion to a degree
18. Gradienter : GRAD ienter (gray’ ei en ter) n.
An instrument for leveling
19. Degree : de GREE (de gree’) n.
A step in advancement; a gradation
20. Graduated : GRAD uated (graj’ u ate ed) adj.
Marked for contents at various levels; as a graduated glass
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