recti-, rect-

(Latin: make right, adjust, remedy; make straight; to lead, put in a straight line; to rule)

recto (s) (noun), rectos (pl)
1. The right-hand page of a book or other printing that usually has an odd number on it: Usually the title of a story is printed on the recto of a publication, not on the verso, which is on the left-hand side of an open volume!
2. The front side of something that is flat and which is examined: Sherry had to use a magnifying glass in order to see the very fine print on the recto surface of the old coin which she found in the garden behind her house.
rector (s) (noun), rectors (pl)
1. A priest in an Anglican church: The rector of the parish conducts religious services and also consults or gives advice to the individual members of his congregation.
2. A Roman Catholic priest appointed to be a manager as well as a spiritual head of a church or other institution; such as, a seminary or university: The rector, or religious official, conducts certain rituals and sacraments in his place of worship..
3. Those people who are in charge as the primary administrator of certain educational institutions, colleges, and universities: The chief manager of some European schools are known as rectors.
rectrix (REK triks) (s) (noun); rectrices (REK tri sez", rek TRI sez) (pl)
1. A female ruler; a governess, a woman employed to teach and train children in a private home: Jane was hired as a rectrix, or rectoress, by a wealthy family to provide lessons for their children in science, languages, mathematics, music, and behavior.
2. The feminine administrative head of some schools, colleges, or universities: Mrs. Johnson was the principal, or rectrix, of the local educational institution in Mary’s town.
3. In ornithology, a bird’s tail feather used to guide it during flight: One of the long back quill-feathers of a bird, or rectrix, is employed as a rudder or control surface, and is used to steer or to direct the path it takes while flying in the air.

The long, stiff, asymmetrically shaped feathers on the tails of a bird are called retrices and their primary functions are to aid in the production of both thrust and lift during flight.

resurrect (rez" uh REKT) (verb), resurrects; resurrected; resurrecting
1. To cause to become alive again: Patricia's plant was so wilted that she was convinced that it could neither be resurrected nor thrive again.
2. To return from the dead: In the novel Sam was reading, Jonathan, the main character, was resurrected, or brought back to life, by a magician.
3. To restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused condition: After bringing up the old coffee grinder from the basement, and after cleaning it, Roland resurrected it and utilized it again for grinding his coffee in the morning!
4. To bring back into practice, notice, or use: Ted's family sang several Christmas carols in their home after finally resurrecting their old piano to provide the music.
To raise from the dead or bring back to life.
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resurrection (s) (noun), resurrections (pl)
1. Revival from an inactivity and disuse: After sorting out the old clothes from the attic, Nancy decided on the resurrection of some of them which were still quite useful and of good quality.
2. The act of rising from the dead or returning to life: A patient who was being medically treated suddenly died and the resuscitation by the medical staff resulted in her resurrection and reviving so she could go home after additional weeks of recovery at the hospital.
3. The process of bringing back to practice, notice, or use; a revival: The resurrection of some fashions from long ago can return to be quite modern, like black-rimed glasses or tight-fitting jeans.
4. The revival of something old, inactive, or long out of use: The resurrection of an old story prompted former memories of Mike's past when he had lived as a boy on a farm.