Root Word of the Day: INTESTATE

intestate (adj) – dying without having made a valid will
BREAKDOWN: IN- (not) + TEST- (witness) + -ATE (state of)
intestacy is the state of dying without having made a valid will
ANTONYM: testate

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This word is built on the root TEST-, which means witness.
Common TEST- words include contest, detest, and protest.
More esoteric TEST- words include intestacy and obtest.

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