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July 14, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 23

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 22, we learnt about the prefix DysDys  represent the meanings bad and difficultToday we shall see the prefix eco. Happy Reading :)

Day 23 : Eco

  • eco - house; environment
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • economy (noun) = careful management of money
    • econ (oikos) - Prefix = house
    • nomy (nemein) - Suffix = manage
  • ecologist (noun) = a scientist who studies ecology
    • eco - Prefix = house
    • ology - Suffix = a subject of study
    • ist - Suffix = a person
Let's have a look at some more words with eco prefixes, for better understanding.
  • ecology = the study of plants and living creatures 
  • ecocide = the destruction of the natural environment
  • eco-friendly = not harmful to the environment 
  • ecosystem = all the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment
  • ecotourism = tourism directed towards exotic natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife
  • economics = the way in which trade, industry, or money is organized, or the study of this
  • ecoactivist = one who actively opposes the pollution, or destruction by other means, of the environment
  • ecobabble = using the technical language of ecology to make the user seem to be ecologically aware
  • ecobiosis = the conditions pertaining to a mode of life within a specific habitat
  • ecocatastrophe, ecocatastrophy = major damage to the environment, especially when caused by human activity
  • ecocentric = centring on the environment
  • ecocidal = designed or tending to destroy the environment
  • ecolaw = legislation dealing with the environment
      Home Work :

      Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
      1. -ify
      2. -mony
      3. -ness
      4. -ite
      a. having the quality of
      b. to make
      c. the state of
      d. state
      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,

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