Root Word of the Day: PRISTINE

pristine (adj) – unspoiled; spotless; pure
BREAKDOWN: PRIST- (first or foremost) + -INE (belonging to)

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This word is built on the root PRIM-, which means first, chief, or foremost.
Common PRIM- words include primary, primarily, primate, prime, and primitive.
More esoteric PRIM- words include primatology, primigenial, and primiparous.

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