Root Word of the Day: AMNESIAC

amnesiac (noun) – a person who is suffering from partial or total loss of memory
BREAKDOWN: A- (no, without) + MNE- (memory) + -IAC (one who shows or suffers)
amnesia is a partial or total loss of memory, due to shock or other psychological disturbance


This word is built on the root MNE-, which means memory or to remember.
Common MNE- words include amnesia.
More esoteric MNE- words include dysmnesia and mneme.

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