Root Word of the Day: CENTRIPETAL

centripetal (adj) – directed or moving towards a center
BREAKDOWN: CENTR- (center) + PET- (seek) + -AL (pertaining to)
ANTONYM: centrifugal


This word is built on the root PET-, which means to seek, ask, or strive.
Common PET- words include appetite, competent, competition, petition, and repeat.
More esoteric PET- words include appetent and petulance.

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