Root Word of the Day: PROMINENT

prominent (adj) – standing out or projecting; likely to attract attention due to size or position
BREAKDOWN: PRO- (forward) + MIN- (project) + -ENT (inclined to)
prominence is relative importance or conspicuousness; a protuberance or projection (also prominency)

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This word is built on the root MIN-, which means to threaten, project, or hang over.
Common MIN- words include menace and prominent.
More esoteric MIN- words include commination and minatory.

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