Cultural Literacy: Amortization

Here’s one more thing on this Tuesday afternoon, to wit a Cultural Literacy worksheet on amortization. Nota bene the Latin root mort in this word: it means death and also shows up in words like mortal and mortuary. This noun, coming from the verb amortize, which Merriam-Webster’s defines as meaning both to pay off (as a mortgage) gradually usu. by periodic payments of principal and interest or by payments to a sinking fund and to gradually reduce or write off the cost or value of (as an asset) can mean, given the presence of mort in it, to kill off a debt. Students might find that interesting. In any case, amortize does show up in the word root worksheet I have for mort, which I will post at some point.

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