Root Word of the Day: GRATUITOUS

gratuitous (adj) – free or offered without charge; unjustified; unnecessary; without reason, cause, or proof
BREAKDOWN: GRAT- (favor) + -OUS (full of)
— a gratuity is a tip or reward of money; something offered freely and without obligation

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This word is built on the root GRAT-, which means thanks, favor, or pleasing.
Common GRAT- words include include agree, grateful, gratitude, greet, and greeting.
More esoteric GRAT- words include gratuitous.

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