struct & struc
These ROOT-WORDS are STRU & STRUCT meaning BUILD. It comes from the Latin struere, structus, meaning build. As the ROOT implies, every word with it is a word of action.
1. Structure : STRUCT ure (struk’ chur) n.
A building; an arrangement
2. Structural : STRUCT ural (struk’ chur al) adj.
Relating to structure; as, a structural error
3. Construction : con STRUCT ion (kon struk’ shun) n.
The act of bringing together all the elements of a building
4. Destructive : de STRUCT ive (de struk’ tiv) adj.
Tending to hinder; to destroy
5. Industry : indu STRY (in’ dus tree) n.
Diligence at one’s job; productive business
6. Construe : con STRU e (kon strue’) v.
To explain; to arrange words and phrases so as to make sense
7. Industrious : indu STRI ous (in dus’ tree us) adj.
Energy and zeal to work
8. Instructor : in STRUCT or (in struk’ ter) n.
One who teaches; a teacher
9. Instruction : in STRUCT ion (in struk’ shun) n.
Teaching; information; education
10. Instructive : in STRUCT ive (in struk’ tiv) adj.
Tending to teach; enlightening11. Instrument : in STRU ment (in; stru ment) n.
A tool to build with
12. Instrumental : in STRU mental (in stru ment’ al) adj.
Relating to an instrument helpful in building
13. Instrumentalist : in STRU mentalist (in strue men’ tal ist) n.
One who plays on a musical instrument
14. Obstruct : ob STRUCT (ob strukt’) v.
Build against; prevents building
15. Obstruction : ob STRUCT ion (ob struk’ shun) n.
That which blocks; clogs; hinders
16. Obstructive : ob STRUCT ive (ob struk’ tiv) adj.
Hindering; opposing; blocking
17. Reconstruct : recon STRUCT (re kon strukt’) v.
Build over again; make over
18. Reconstruction : recon STRUCT ion (re kon struk’ shun) n.
19. Reconstructionist : recon STRUCT ionist (re kon struk’ shun ist) n.
One who wants rebuilding
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