sequ-, sequi-, secut-, suit-, -sue

(Latin: follow, followed, following)

Rem tene, verba sequentur.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato, the Elder.

second (adjective)
1. Next after the first, a runner up: "Clarice was second in line."

"Gracie was second in her team as the winning runner."

2. Another one or one more, additional: "Sheena and Cathleen had a second house in the mountains."
3. Alternate, alternating, other: "Every second person was chosen to have his or her name placed in the container for the drawing of a free ticket to the concert."
4. Etymology: from Latin secundus which originally meant "following" and it was derived from sequi, "follow". English acquired it by way of Old French second using it for other, which until then had indicated "second" as well as "other".
second (s) (noun), seconds (pl)
1. The runner up, the next one: "Bryon was the second to be chosen to represent his company at the conference."
2. An assistant, representative, or helper: "Jayne said her second would answer any additional questions."
3. Another serving of food taken after finishing with the first serving: "The hostess asked her guests who wanted seconds." 4. A statement made to support or to approve a motion in a meeting: "There has been a motion to vote on a proposal. Is there a second?"
5. Something that is cheaper than normal because it is damaged or imperfect: "The store is selling factory seconds at greatly reduced prices."
6. Etymology: second as it applies to this unit comes from Latin secundus, "following" which is closely related to Latin sequi-, "to follow" which also gives us English words sequence and sequel.
second (verb), seconds; seconded; seconding
1. To approve something during a meeting so the discussion or voting can begin: "Cliff said he would like to second the motion to adjourn the meeting."
2. To agree with a suggestion or statement: "Frieda said, let's call it a day."

Jim said, "I'll second that."

secondarily (adverb)
Of lesser importance, not primary, less important than related things: "Primarily, this new tax law will cause a loss in jobs, only secondarily will it also save money for the company."

"Vern said the building contractors were only secondarily concerned about accessibility."

secondary (adjective)
1. Relating to the education of students who have completed primary or elementary school: "Secondary school refers to junior high school and the high school.
2. Not as important or valuable as something else: "That new problem is secondary to the one now facing the students."

"Jayne's health is the most important consideration while the cost of the treatment is of secondary importance."

"Jodie was working at an extra job as a secondary source of income."

"Elma wants another car that's reliable, the color is of secondary consideration."

secondly (adverb)
A reference to something that is in the next place: "Jayne is moving because, for one thing, her apartment is too small, and, secondly, she found one closer to where she is working."
sect (s) (noun), sects (pl)
1. A religious group which is usually a smaller part of a bigger organization and whose members all share similar beliefs: As a theological student, Shauna is studying various sects and their similarities and differences.
2. Etymology: from Latin secta, "following"; hence "a faction, a group", from the stem of sequi "to follow".
A faction united by common beliefs.
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sectarian (adjective)
Relating to religious or political groups and the differences between them: "There are more and more reports about countries being split along sectarian lines and about sectarian violence."
sectarian (s) (noun), sectarians (pl)
Religious or political factions or doctrines that adhere to their beliefs and do not tolerate those of others: "More often than not, sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect."
segue (verb), segues; segued; segueing
1. To make a smooth, almost imperceptible transition from one state, condition, situation, element, or subject to another: "Staci was sure that Lizzie was going to seque from their conversation about their school homework to the subject of her new boyfriend."
2. In music, to continue by playing the following piece or passage without a pause: "Carmen noticed that Beethoven's symphonies easily seque from one theme to the next one."
3. Etymology: an instruction in musical scores, from Italian segue; literally, "now follows"; meaning, "to play into the following movement without a break"; third person singular of seguire, "to follow"; from Latin sequi, "to follow".
sequacious (si KWAY shuhs) (adjective), more sequacious, most sequacious
1. Relating to someone who completely follows another person's views without any attempt to be original or an independent thinker: Sequacious people tend to accept everything they see on the TV news without any doubts.

If anyone reads articles in newspapers, or other publications, without ever questioning any of them; then he or she is just part of the sequacious population.
2. Etymology: from Latin sequax, sequac-, "pursuing" from sequi-, "to follow".

Tending to follow a leader regardless of what might happen.
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sequel (s) (noun), sequels (pl)
1. A book, movie, etc. that continues a story that was started in another book, movie, etc.: "The new film is a sequel to a successful publication that was printed ten years ago."
2. Anything that happens after and usually as a result of a previous event: "The second movie was a sequel of a successful movie that was produced last year."
sequence (s) (noun), sequences (pl)
An order in which one thing follows another thing: "All of the boys in Millard's family followed the same sequence of going to college, getting married, and then getting into the family business."
sequence (verb), sequences; sequenced; sequencing