Root Word of the Day: STATIC

static (adj) – having no motion; at rest
BREAKDOWN: STAT- (standing still) + -IC (of or pertaining to)
static also means static electricity or random noise or crackling on an audio or video feed

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This word is built on the root STAS-, which means to stand or standing still.
Common STAS- words include ecstasy, system, and thermostat.
More esoteric STAS- words include ananastasia and isostasy.

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