regi-, reg-, rec-, rex-

(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)

Although it does not appear to be correct, all of the words in this unit etymologically come from this family group. Some words; such as, surge and its related formats, may be presented as separate units; however, they originally evolved from this family unit.

address (s) (noun), addresses (pl)
1. The name of the place where a person lives or works including a house or an office number and the name of the street, area, and town or city: Mary's uncle's address is 7 Houston Way in Texas.

An address can also include a set of numbers, called a "zip code" in American English and a "postcode" in British English.

The address can also contain written directions for finding a location; which may be written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that place.
2. A series of letters, numbers, and symbols which show people where to find a particular website on the internet: Jane couldn't find Big Joe's address on the internet.
4. Etymology: from the early 14th century, "to make straight", from Old French adrecier, "to go straight toward; to straighten, to set right; to point, to direct", from Vulgar (Common) Latin addirectiare, "to make straight", from Latin ad-, "to" + Latin directiare, directus, "straight, direct".

The meanings of "superscription of a letter" is from 1712 which led to the meaning of "place of residence" is from 1888.

address (verb), addresses; addressed; addressing
1. To write or to print on an item of mail the details of where it is to be delivered by the postal service: People need to make sure that they are addressing their mail correctly if they want it to be delivered.
2. To deliver a formal spoken communication to an audience, such as a formal speech or report: Corinne addressed her fellow students during the assembly.
3. To use the proper name or title of a person when speaking or writing to him or her: Irene always addressed her professor as Dr. Kindle."
addressee (s) (noun), addressees (pl)
A company to which, or a person to whom a message or letter is directed or intended: It was difficult to read the addressee on the parcel because the rain had washed away some of the lettering.
addresser (s) (noun), addressers (pl)
1. One who gives a speech: At the meeting the addresser talking to the members needed a microphone to be heard.
2. A person who directs a written communication towards another person: After Jane opened the letter, she noticed that the addresser was her landlord!
3. An individual who writes or labels an item to be delivered to a particular place: The addresser or return address was on the back side of the letter.
addressograph (s) (noun), addressographs (pl)
A device for automatically printing addresses; addressing machine: An addressograph prints mailing labels, usually for correspondence in large quantities.
adroit (uh DROIT) (adjective), adroiter, adroitest; more adroit, most adroit
1. Pertaining to the skilfulness and adeptness or proficiency even when under pressure: Lenora was an adroit negotiator for her company.
2. A reference to someone who is very clever and competent: Steve is an adroit mechanic when it comes to taking care of problems with motor vehicles.
3. Etymology: from dexterous, originally "rightly", from French adroit, from the phrase à droit, "according to right"; from Old French à, "to, toward" + droit, "right"; from Late Latin directum, "right, justice", the accusative form of Latin directus, "straight".
Skillful and dextrous in emergencies.
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Quick-witted in a special situation.
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Clever in an emergency.
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adroitly (adverb), more adroitly, most adroitly
Descriptive of how skillfully or masterfully actions are performed: Howard drove adroitly through the maze of traffic in order to get to his medical appointment on time.
adroitness (s) (noun), adroitnesses (pl)
Cleverness, skillfulness, or the ability of responding quickly to situations that are normal or challenging: As a sculptor, Wayne's adroitness was manifested by the beauty and creativity of the shapes of his figures.
alert (s) (noun), alerts (pl)
1. An alarm, a warning signal: There was a traffic alert on the radio regarding a traffic jam on the freeway due to a severe accident.
2. A situation of careful observation and readiness: Because of the danger of an upcoming earthquake in the country, there was a 24-hour alert.
alert (adjective), more alert, most alert
Regarding the condition of being aware, attentive, or on guard: Lynn's daughter was the most alert student in the class who received very good grades at the end of the term.
alertly (adverb), more alertly, most alertly
Descriptive of how something is perceived and acted on in a quick manner: Alice drove alertly through the heavy traffic and managed to get to her appointment on time.
alertness (s) (noun), alertnesses (pl)
1. The condition of preparedness to respond: The alertness of drivers of vehicles is of upmost importance while driving on public roads and freeways.
2. The process of continuous and close attentiveness: Total mental alertness is required in order to pass the final test on Friday.
3. The quality of lively attentiveness: While in the woods early in the morning, Marc was wide awake and full of alertness in. order to listen to and observe the different kinds of birds in the area.
assurgent (adjective), more assurgent, most assurgent
1. Concerning something that is ascending or rising: Little Mary let go of her balloon that definitely had an assurgent intent to soar up into the sky.
2. In botany, regarding a plant that curves or extends upward: The assurgent sunflowers always moved upward in the direction of the sun.
bioregion (s) (noun), bioregions (pl)
A place, locale, or area that constitutes a natural ecological community: A bioregion is a unique area with distinctive soils, landforms, climates, and indigenous plants and animals.
correct (kuh REKT) (verb), corrects; corrected; correcting
1. To amend or to make free from error: Jack was very considerate when he corrected his previous statement, which was based on a misunderstanding as to what Patricia had told him before.
2. To adjust or to improve in order to bring something to a required position: The new wheels of Catherine's car had to be corrected by her mechanic so the alignment would provide safe driving when she drove it again.
3. To remedy; to rectify or make right: Eddie’s blurry vision was wonderfully corrected by his new glasses!
4. To mark errors or flaws on a printed or written text: Mrs. Jones got so tired at her desk while she was correcting the essays that were written by the students in her English class and she was hoping that she would get more accomplished on the weekend.
5. Etymology: from Latin regere, "to guide" which became correctus, the past participle of corrigere, "to straighten".

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; poten-; tyran-.