ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit-

(Latin: to set in motion, to hurry, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)

corrigible (adjective), more corrigible, most corrigible
1. Capable of being corrected, improved, reformed, or set properly: The short story that the teacher assigned the students to read was in a corrigible form in that it was easy to understand and it helped them to increase their vocabulary skills.
2. That which is susceptible to being reformed or corrected: Jane was still a very young girl making mistakes like little children do, but she was willing to do better and so she was quite the corrigible child.
3. Etymology: from corrigere "to make straight, to correct", from com, "together" + regere, "to make straight, to lead, to guide, to conduct".
A reference to being capable of doing the right thing.
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1. To oppose and to mitigate the effects of something by contrary action; to check.
2. To prevent something from having an effect, or to lessen its effect.
1. Action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action.
2. Acting to make ineffective or to restrain or to neutralize the usually ill effects of something by means of an opposite force, action, or influence.
Opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by a contrary action.
1. In a counteractive manner.
2. Characterized by an action in opposition to something or frustrating by a contrary action.
The inflammatory reaction in the case of a skin test in a sensitive (allergic) subject.
Cutaneous (skin) reaction.
The removal of ambiguity or of an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context.
One who actively opposes the pollution, or destruction by other means, of the environment.
electrocoagulation, surgical diathermy
1. A procedure that uses an electrical current to stop bleeding.
2. A therapeutic destructive form of electrosurgery in which tissue is hardened by the passage of high-frequency current from an electric cautery device.
3. A method of sealing blood vessels using heat generated by high-frequency electric current through fine needles or an electrical surgical knife.

The procedure is used during surgery to close newly cut vessels and it can also be used to stop nosebleeds and to remove vascular deformities.

1. To make into law: "Congress enacted a tax reform bill that was more confusing than before it was passed."
2. To act (something) out, as on a stage: "The boy enacted the part of a parent."
1. The passing of a law by a legislative body.
2. A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.
3. Acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gestures.
essay (s) (noun), essays (pl)
1. A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
2. Something resembling such a composition; such as, a photojournalistic essay.
3. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing: an essay of a students' capabilities.
4. An initial attempt or endeavor, especially a tentative attempt.
5. Etymology: from Middle French essai, "trial, attemp"; from Late Latin exagium, "a weighing, a weight"; from Latin exigere, "to weigh, to measture, to examine"; literally "to drive out"; from ex-, "out" + agere with the apparent meaning here of "to weigh".
essayist (s), essayists (pl)
1. A writer of short compositions: "Madeline was an essayist who often wrote short pieces for newspapers on a variety of subjects."
2. Etymology: from Late Latin exagium, "a weighing, weight", from Latin exigere "to test"; from ex-, "out" + agere, apparently meaning in this example as "to weigh".