(Latin: a suffix that forms nouns; meaning, quality of, state of)

prejudice (s) (noun), prejudices (pl)
A preconceived idea or opinion that has been held before the facts are known: Practices that exclude people of certain races, religions, or nationalities from jobs, schools, or housing are based on the worst kind of prejudices.
Boyhood, childhood.
sacrifice (s) (noun), sacrifices (pl)
1. A giving up of something valuable or important for someone or something else considered to be of more value or importance: There is at least one man who has been making many personal sacrifices to provide help for the city's homeless people.
2. A loss incurred by giving away or selling something below its value: The food store made many sacrifices in the prices of its products so more people could survive the aftermath of the hurricanes.
3. An offering to honor or to appease a god or gods; especially, of a ritually slaughtered animal or person: Descriptions of human sacrifices by some of the ancient civilizations in Central and South America reveal how extensive such slaughters took place.
4. In chess, an act or instance of allowing or forcing an opponent to take one of the pieces or pawns so the player can gain an advantageous position: As a clever player, Hans would often set up a sacrifice so his opponent would ultimately lose the game.
5. Etymology: from Old French sacrifise; from Latin sacrificium, from sacrificus, "performing priestly functions or sacrifices"; from sacra, "sacred rites"; from sacer, "sacred" + root of facere, "to do, to perform"; in other words, sacrifice means "to make holy".

Human sacrifice to multiple gods.

Certain sacrifices are offerings to honor or to appease a god or gods; especially, of a ritually slaughtered animal or human being as practiced in certain cultures in the past.

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1. Word done by someone for another; such as, a job, a duty, a punishment, or a favor.
2. A system or operation by which people are provided with something they need, e.g., public transportation, or the organization that runs such a system.
solstice (s) (noun), solstices (pl)
1. Either of the times when the sun is farthest from the equator, on or about June 21 or December 21: The summer solstice falls between May and July in the northern hemisphere, and in the southern hemisphere in December, and vice versa for the winter solstice.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the winter solstice is the shortest.
2. Either of the two points on the ecliptic when the sun reaches its northernmost or southernmost point relative to the celestial equator: When the solstice is at its position closest to the North Pole, the sun might shine the whole day if there aren't any clouds in the sky!