Root Word of the Day: DISCRIMINATE

discriminate (verb) – to make distinctions or differentiate; to note as different; to act with prejudice based on perceived differences
BREAKDOWN: DIS- (apart) + CRIM- (judgment) + -ATE (to make or do)
discriminating means perceptive or discerning
discrimination describes the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex

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This word is built on the root CRIM-, which means judgment, accusation, or legal offense.
Common CRIM- words include crime and criminal.
More esoteric CRIM- words include recriminatory.

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