Root Word of the Day: SUCCESSIVE

successive (adj) – following in order or sequence; consecutive or sequential
BREAKDOWN: SUC- (under) + CES- (go) + -IVE (inclined to)
succession is the act of following in order or sequence; the process by which one succeeds another
— a successor is one who follows or succeeds another


This word is built on the root CES-, which means to go, to yield, or to withdraw.
Common CES- words include access, ancestor, excess, necessary, necessity, process, recess, and success.
More esoteric CES- words include cession and cesspool.

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