THIS PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ IS PERFECT PRACTICE FOR THE REAL TEST
In our third teacher-created PSAT practice test there are new and unique vocabulary terms you may have never heard of! Can you guess what they mean?
Question 1 of 10
Definition for FY (2 of 2)
a verbal suffix meaning “to make,” “cause to be,” “render” (simplify; beautify); “to become,” “be made” (liquefy). The suffix was introduced into English in loan words from Old French (deify), but is also used in the formation of new words, usually on a Latin root (reify).
Origin of -fy
<Old French -fier ≪ Latin -ficāre to do, make
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British Dictionary definitions for FY
suffix forming verbs
to make or becomebeautify; simplify; liquefy
Word Origin for -fy
from Old French -fier, from Latin -ficāre, verbal ending formed from -ficus -fic
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