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July 12, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 21

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 20, we learnt about the prefix DiaDia represents  the meanings through; across; apartToday we shall see the prefixed Dis and Dif. Happy Reading :)

Day 21 : Dis; Dif

  • dis; dif - not; apart; the opposite of
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • difficult (adjective) = not easy
    • dif (dis) - Prfix = not 
    • ficult (facultas) - Root = ability; opportunity
  • disadvantage (noun) = an unfavorable circumstances / "apart" from having an advantage
    • dis - Prefix = the opposite of / apart from
    • advant (avant) - Root = before
    • age - Suffix = the state of
Let's have a look at some more words with dis; dif prefixes, for better understanding.
  • different = not the same as somebody / something
  • distant = stand “apart”
  • dissimilar = “apart” from being similar
  • distract = draw “apart”
  • disrupt = break “apart”
  • disorder = “apart” from orderliness
  • disquiet = “apart” from quiet
  • disappear = “apart” from being present
  • disease = “apart” from ease
  • disinter = to take “apart” from being in the ground
  • dislocate = to take “apart” from the usual location
  • distrust = “apart” from being trustworthy
  • disinterested = “apart” from being interested
  • disband = when a band of people go “apart” from each other
  • discomfort = being “apart” from feeling comfortable
  • discredit = to refuse to accept
  • disabled = to be deprived of use
  • discourage = to take away hope
  • dissolved = melted away, broken up
  • diffract = change in the directions and intensities of a group of waves 
  • diffuse = not concentrated / spread out over a large area
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -ics
  2. -ancy
  3. -ly
  4. -ium
a. a place
b. the science
c. in the manner of
d. the state of

Try to match the above elements with given meanings.  Solve it on your own and

That's all for today guys..... Thank you :)

You can read Old Lessons of this series from here
 
Shraboni Chakraborty
Asstt. Professor
English and Foreign Languages University,
Hyderabad

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