fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication

(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)

effigy (s) (noun), effigies (pl)
1. A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
2. The likeness of or an image of something or someone.
3. A representation or image; especially, sculptured, as on a monument.
4. A representation of someone, used as a focus for contempt or ridicule and often hung up or burnt in public; often used in the phrases "burn in effigy" or "hang in effigy".
5. Etymology: "image of a person," from Middle French effigie (13th century), from Latin effigies, "copy" or "imitation of something, a likeness"; from or related to effingere, "to mold, to fashion, to portray"; from ex-, "out" + fingere, "to form, to shape".
1. The process of applying an electric charge to a component or a device.
2. The fact of providing electric power to an area or to specific consumers.
3. The changing of a railway system, of electric for steam or other motive power to the conversion of a steam-railway, cable-railway, or horse-railway into an electric-railway.
4. The generation, distribution, and utilization of electricity.
1. Something that charges with electricity or passes an electric current through things.
2. That which converts something; such as, a railroad line or a piece of machinery so that it can operate on electric power.
1. To charge which electricity.
2. Yo equip for the use of electric power; for example, some railroads once run by steam are now electrified. 4. To give an electric shock to.
5. To excite or to thrill.
ethnoscientific (adjective), more ethnoscientific, most ethnoscientific
Descriptive of the studies of the knowledge that other scientists have produced about nature and the physical world.
ex officio
By virtue of an office; by virtue of one's office.

Officers of an institution often serve on many of the organizations' committees, not because they have special qualifications that are needed on the committees, but because they hold certain offices in the organization. A chief executive officer of a corporation may be a member ex officio of all the important committees of that company.

facile (adjective), more facile, most facile
1. Descriptive of someone who can do something easily and effortlessly, either in a good way or bad way: Ted's school had no problem of winning the football game because the facile players were all fast and coordinated.
2. Relating to something which indicates a lack of intelligence, thinking, or is without depth; superficial: Thomas came up with a facile solution to the most complicated matter, which, of course, was dismissed very quickly because a lot of important issues had not been thought through.
3. Concerning a person who acts, speaks, or works with complete ease and in a natural and flowing way: Susi had great talent as a writer and she loved to compose her stories in a facile and relaxed way!
Relating to an achievement with little effort; easy.
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facilitate (verb), facilitates; facilitated; facilitating
To make an action or a process easy, or easier, to accomplish: Bruce was in the kitchen while his mother was washing the dishes and offered to facilitate her work by helping her.
To render less difficult or to make easy.
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To assist or to facilitate an action.
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