cura-, cur-

(Latin: care, heal, cure; care for, give attention to, to take care of)

reassurance (s) (noun), reassurances (pl)
reassure (verb), reassures; reassured; reassuring
scour (verb), scours; scoured; scouring
1. To rub hard or to scrub: The cleaning personnel were scouring the counter tops in the restaurant.
2. To examine minutely or very carefully: The police scoured the country for the two fugitives who broke out of the prison.
3. Etymology: "cleanse by rubbing", from about 1300, from Middle Dutch scuren, "to polish, to clean" and from Old French escurer, both from Late Latin excurare "to clean off"; literally, "to take good care of"; from Latin ex-, "out" + curare, "to care for".
scourer (s) (noun), scourers (pl)
secure (adjective), securer, securest
1. Free from danger or attack; such as, a secure fortress.
2. Free from risk of loss; safe: "Her papers were secure in the safe deposit box."
3. Free from the risk of being intercepted or listened to by unauthorized people: "Only one telephone line in the embassy was secure."
4. Free from fear, anxiety, or doubt.
5. Not likely to fail or give way; stable: "She used a secure stepladder when she wanted to get objects from her high bookcase."
6. Firmly fastened: such as, a secure lock.
7. Reliable; dependable: "He always tried to make secure investments."
8. Assured; certain: "With three soccer goals in the first period, they had a secure victory; but somehow they lost the game."
8. Archaic, being careless or overconfident.
9. Etymology: "without care," from Latin securus, "without care, safe"; from secura, which came from se, "free from" + cura, "care".

Meaning "firmly fixed" (of material things) is from 1841, on the notion of "affording grounds for confidence". Security is attested from 1432, from Latin securitas, from securus.

securely (adverb), more securely, most securely
1. In a manner free from danger: The mother securely held her child in her arms during the storm.
2. In a confident and unselfconscious manner: Shirley acts very securely in front of the camera.
3. In a manner free from fear or risk.
4. In an invulnerable manner: The agreed line was to involve at several points the withdrawal of the military troops from positions which they had securely held for a long time.
security (s) (noun), securities (pl)
1. The state or feeling of being safe and protected.
2. The assurance that something of value will not be taken away; such as, job security.
3. Something that provides a sense of protection against loss, attack, or harm: Jim and Mary had the security of knowing that their car was thoroughly checked before departing on their trip.
4. Protection against attack from another country or subversion from within; such as, being a matter of national security.
5. Precautions taken to keep someone, or something, safe from crime, attack, or danger: Mike and his neighbors took strong measures of security to protect their property from burglars.
6. Guards, people, or an organization entrusted with the job of protecting people or something; especially, a building or institution, against crime.
Similia similibus curantur. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Like things are cured by likes"; or, "Similar ailments are treated successfully by similar remedies."

"Fight fire with fire." An example of this philosophy may be seen in the doctrine of homeopathy which advocates treatment of a disease by giving the sick person small amounts of substances that would produce symptoms of the same disease if they were given to a healthy person.

An opposite belief may be seen in Contraria contrariis curantur, or "Opposites are cured by opposites."

Social Security check
Month-to-month resuscitation.
sure (adjective), surer, surest
1. Pertaining to being impossible to doubt or to dispute; certain.
2. Characteristic of not hesitating or wavering; firm: sure convictions.
3. Relating to having confidence, as of something that is expected: sure of ultimate victory.
4. Etymology: from Latin securus, "free from care, untroubled, safe".
surely (adverb), more surely, most surely
1. Relating to being without any doubt: That is surely the stupidest thing Sam has ever done.
2. A reference to showing that someone believes something is very likely to happen.
surety (s) (noun), sureties (pl)
1. Something that is beyond doubt; a certainty.
3. Someone who has contracted to be responsible for another person; especially, anyone who assumes responsibilities or debts in the event of default.
telecurietherapy (s) (noun), telecurietherapies (pl
A medical treatment from a radioactive source; such as, radium, which is located at a distance from the body.