(Latin: a suffix that forms English adjectives from Latin adjectives ending with -is or -ius with meanings about "pertaining to, relating to", or "characterized by")
Abaxial describes a plant part which is on the side or surface of an organ, facing away from the axis.
An adverb that modifies a verb answers any of four questions: Where? When? In what manner? To what extent?
An adverb that modifies an adjective or another adverb, answers To what extent? When an adverb functions in this second manner, it is often called an intensifier because it increases or decreases the intensity of the adjective or adverb it modifies.
2. Relating to living, happening, or moving in the air.
3. Consisting of, typical of, or relating to the air.
4. Like the air in being light and insubstantial.
Susan added the affixial "im", or prefix, to the term "perfect" in order to have the expression "imperfect" which became completely opposite of the original meaning.
The most alluvial deposits that have ever been recorded in Fred's community took place recently during the severe flooding.2. Etymology: borrowed from Medieval Latin alluvium, alluvius, "washed against", from Latin alluere, "to wash against"; from al-, a form of ad- before l, "to, against", + -luere, a combining form of lavere, "to wash".
Common song birds are classified as altricial species.2. Designating those animals whose young are helpless and immature at birth, thus requiring prolonged parental care and food provision: Marsupials, rodents, and carnivores are all identified as altricial animals.
"Marsupials" are mammals that have pouches in which the females nurse and carry their incompletely developed altricial newly born and include kangaroos, opossums, and wombats.
"Rodents" are comprised of rats, mice, squirrels, porcupines, and beavers; all of which produce altricial infants.
The animals known as "carnivores" feed primarily on flesh, or meat, and include predators and scavengers; such as, cats, dogs, lions, tigers, bears, and seals. All of these animals give birth to altricial babies.3. Etymology: from Latin altrix, altric-; feminine of altor, "nourisher"; from alere, "to nourish, to feed".
2. Pertaining to public revenue; such as, fiscal concerns or operations: The end of the financial year for the city was June when all the bookkeeping would be audited.
3. Referring to monetary receipts and expenditures; or relating to fund matters: Lady Gregory enjoyed gossiping about the financial affairs of her neighbors but was embarrassed to use the word "money" in her conversations.
4. A descriptive term for those who are commonly engaged in dealing with legal tender and credit: Jonathan was a financial manager for the investment company where he was employed.
2. Relating to factories, the people who work in factories, or the things made in factories: "Steve is an industrial engineer who is researching thousands of industrial uses for plastic."
3. Having developed numerous factories which are actively making products: "China has become a major industrial nation."
4. A descriptive term for groups of productive organizations that produce or supply goods, services, or sources of income.