No Matter How You Say It: Gratefulness

No Matter How You Say It: Gratefulness Word Origin Gratefulness has its roots in the latin words gratus meaning “pleasing” and the verb facere which means “to make or do” to create the word gratificus – “doing a kindness”. Can you see how being grateful is the...

No Matter How You Say It: Diligence

No Matter How You Say It: Diligence Word Origin Diligence is a descendant of diligere, a Latin word meaning “to value highly”. It is formed by combining dis (“apart”) and legere (“to choose”). Diligent individuals choose to make the most...

No Matter How You Say It: Responsibility

No Matter How You Say It: Responsibility Word Origin The word responsible comes from two Latin roots, responsum, which means “an answer, a reply” and spondere, which means “to promise”. Can you see how responsibility is a promised response? Sign Language Check out the...