recti & rect

ROOT-WORDS are RECT & RECTI which mean STRAICHT & RIGHT. It is simple and most diRECT and goes exactly where it indicates, RIGHT to the point, no two ways about it.

1. Rectangle :RECT angle (rek’ tan g’l) n.

A right-angled parallelogram

2. Rectangled :RECT angled (rek tan’ guld) adj.

Separated into rectangles

3. Rectangular :RECT angular (rek tan’ gyu lar) adj.

Having edges that meet at right angles

4. Rectangulate :RECT angulate (rek tank’ yu late) v.

To move at right angles to each other

5. Rectangulometer:RECT angulometer (rek tang yu lom’ e ter) n.

Instrument for measuring right angles

6. Rectify :RECTI fy (rek’ ti fie) v.

To make right; to correct an error

7. Reckon :REC kon (rek; o ning) n.

An account; the sum total

8. Reckoning :REC koning (rek’ o ning) n.

An account; the sum total

9. Recto :RECT o (rk’ toe) n.

A right-hand page

10. Rector :RECT o (rek’ tor) n.

A clergyman; one who directs

11. Rectifiable :RECTI fiable (rek’ ti fie a b’l) adj.

Can be made right; as, a rectifiable error

12. Rectificator :RECTI ficator (rek’ ti fi kay tor) n.

One who can make things right; a rectifier

13. Rectory :RECT ory (rek’ to ree) n.

The house where the clergyman lives; the parsonage

14. Rectilinear :RECTI linear (rek ti lin’ e ear) adj.

Formed by straight lines

15. Rectitude :RECTI tude (rek; ti tyud) n.

Uprightness; righteousness

16. Direct :di RECT (di rekt’) v.

To show the right way; to guide

17. Director :di RECT or (di rek’ tor) n.

One who shows the right ways to do things

18. Direction :di RECT ion (di rek’ shun) n.

The act of directing

19. Directive :di RECT ive (di rek’ tive) n.

An order; instruction as to procedure

20. Indirect :indi RECT (in di rekt’) adj.

Not in a straight line or course

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