Each of the following English sentences contains a word that is underlined. From among the choices, select the Latin word to which the underlined word is related by derivation.
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The transition from adolescence to adulthood was easy.
The English noun “transition,” which means “a passage between two states or conditions,” derives from the Latin noun transitiō (a crossing). Transitiō is itself compounded of the preposition trans (across) and the noun itiō (going), which derives in turn from itum, the perfect passive participle of the verb īre (to go). The word “transition” is not related by derivation or in meaning to choice (A), sedēre (to sit), to choice (C), ferre (to carry), or to choice (D), esse (to be).