This ROOT-WORD is VEST which comes from the Latin vestire & vestus meaning CLOTHE & TO DRESS. While most of the words on the list concern garments and clothing to wear, there are a few words which have a different meaning. The idea is still that of clothing, but not with garments. Nos. 2, 3, 15 & 16, refer to the clothing of power and authority.
1. Vest : VEST (vest) n.
An article of clothing; vestment
2. Vest : VEST (vest) v.
To clothe with authority and power of law
3. Vested : VEST ed (ves’ ted) adj.
Clothed with authority and power; as, vested interests
4. Vestee : VEST ee (ve stee’) n.
A small jacket-like garment
5. Travesty : tra VEST y (trav’ e stee) n.
A parody; a disguise to make a thing ridiculous
6. Vestiary : VEST iary (ves’ tee are e) n.
A room, esp. in a church, for its vestments
7. Vestment : VEST ment (vest’ ment) n.
An outer garment; clothing
8. Vesting : VEST ing (ves’ ting) n.
Material for making vests
9. Vestry : VEST ry (vest’ ry) n.
That part of the church building where the vestments of the clergy are kept
10. Investor : in VEST or (in vest’ or) n.
One who has laid out money for profit
11. Vestmented : VEST mented (vest’ men ted) adj.
Arrayed, dressed for the services
12. Vesture : VEST ure (ves’ chur) n.
Clothing; a covering
13. Vestural : VEST ural (ves’ tyu ral) adj.
Relating to clothing to vestments
14. Investiture : in VEST iture (in ves’ ti chur) n.
The act of presenting the official robes of office
15. Invest : in VEST (in vest’) v.
To clothe with garments of authority and power; to put out money for profit
16. Investment : in VEST ment (in vest’ ment) n.
The money laid out for profit
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