Root Word of the Day: INCULCATE

inculcate (verb) – to teach through repeated instruction or admonition; to induce or influence understanding of a sentiment or idea
BREAKDOWN: IN- (in) + CULC- (heel) + -ATE (to do)


This word is built on the root CALC-, which means small stone, pebble used for counting, lime or calcium, or heel.
Common CALC- words include calcium, calculator, chalk, and miscalculate.
More esoteric CALC- words include calx, calcareous, and calculous.

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