vict & vinc
These ROOT-WORDS are VINC & VICT which come from the Latin vincere & victus which mean CONQUER. Please note that in Nos. 13-17 the letter c sounds like an s. In Nos. 18 and 19 a different spelling and pronunciation comes in because this ROOT is from the French vaincre, a descendant of the Latin, which leads to VANQUish.
1. Victim : VICT im (vik’ tim) n.
One who is conquered and sacrificed
2. Victimize : VICT imize (vik’ tim ize) v.
To make a victim of; use as a sacrifice
3. Victimizer : VICT imizer (vik’ tim ize er) n.
One who makes a victim of another
4. Victor : VICT or (vik’ tor) n.
One who wins; conqueror
5. Victory : VICT ory (vik’ to ree) n.
The winning; the conquest; triumph
6. Victorious : VICT orios (vik tore’ ee us) adj.
Full of victory; triumphant
7. Victoriously : VICT oriously (vik tore; ee us lee) adv.
8. Invictus : in VICT us (in vik; tus)
The title of a poem by William Ernest Henley; meaning unconquered; undefeated
9. Evict : e VICT (e vikt’) v.
Throw out; as, evict a tenant who does not pay the rent
10. Eviction : e VICT ion (e vik; shun) n.
Throwing out of house and home
11. Convict : con VICT (kon vikt’) v.
To prove guilty
12. Conviction : con VICT ion (kon vik’ shun) n.
The act of proving someone guilty of a crime
13. Convince : con VINCE e (kon vins’) v.
Win over; as, convince another in an argument
14. Vincible : VINC ible (vin’ si b’l) adj.
Can be defeated; conquerable
15. Vincibility : VINC ibility (vin si bil; i ti) n.
The quality of being able to be defeated
16. Invincible : in VINC ible (in vin’ si b’l) adj.
Cannot be defeated
17. Invincibly : in VINC ibly (in vin’ sib lee) adv.
In the manner of one who cannot be defeated; as, invincibly courageous
18. Vanquish : VANQU ish (van’ kwish) v.
To conquer; overcome
19. Unvanquished : un VANQU ished (un van’ kwishd) adj.
Unconquered; not able to be overcome
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