Word Root Exercise: Fus

Linguistically, I am at somewhat of a loss in trying to understand the Latin word root fus, which means “pour.” It’s a productive root in English, growing a number of high-frequency words such as confuse, as well as the less frequently used but arguably essential diffuse and transfuse (not to mention profuse). How these words relate or apply to the concept of pouring escapes me. Perhaps, kind reader, you can enlighten me and the other users of this blog.

Whatever the case, here is a worksheet on the Latin word root fus if you can use it.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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