serv-, -serve

(Latin: servare, to watch, to keep safe, to protect, to maintain; to preserve)

Don't confuse this serv-, -serve with another Latin serv- which means "servant" or "slave".

1. A statement meaning that what happens is right: "The books are deservedly popular with readers."

"Jim won first prize, and deservedly so."

2. In a way which is justly and fully earned or merited: "The coach was deservedly popular with his team."

"She was deservedly praised for her generosity in helping the poor get food."

fiscal conservatism (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
A political term used to describe a policy that advocates avoiding deficit spending: Fiscal conservatism usually considers the reduction of overall government spending and national debt; as well as, ensuring a balanced budget to be of major importance.

Free trade, deregulation of the economy, lower taxes, and other conservative policies are also often related to fiscal conservatism.

geothermal reservoir (s) (noun), geothermal reservoirs (pl)
A subsurface system consisting of a large volume of hot water and steam trapped in a porous and fractured hot rock underneath a layer of impermeable rock: Some geothermal reservoirs can be commercially developed as an energy source.

nomen conservandum (s), nomina conservanda (pl)
1. A biological taxonomic name that is preserved by special sanction in exception to the usual rules.
2. A taxon name that has been formally accepted under the International Code for botanical nomenclature as the correct name contrary to the usual principles of botanical nomenclature.

A taxon (s), or taxa (pl), is a group of genetically similar organisms that are classified together as a species, genus, family, etc.

observable (adjective), more observable, most observable
Able to be discerned or detected: The deer in the fields are observable from the hunter's high seat next to the edge of the forest.
observably (adverb), more observably, most observeably
Descriptive of how something is discernible or perceptible: As the teacher, Mrs. Johnson, got older, she observably became more impatient and stricter with her students.

Mr. Hathaway was known to be observably conceited and egocentric and therefore he wasn't voted into office again.

observance, observation
observance (uhb ZUR vuhns) (noun)
1. The practice of paying close attention to something; such as, customs or rules: As a driver, Mark is expected to maintain a close observance of posted speed limits.
2. A regular and accepted practice or rite: The observance of the liturgical calendar was important to the members of the religious community.
observation (ahb" zuhr VAY shuhn) (noun)
1. The process of recognizing or perceiving information or a fact: By close observation, Alisha will note the change in the weather.
2. A statement dependant on information: Based on how dark the clouds are in the sky, it is Michael's observation that there will be a storm very soon.

It is Greg's observation that the observance of local holidays is important to the community.