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July 22, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 30

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 29, we learnt about the prefix ForeFore represents the meanings before; in the front of. Today we shall see the prefix hetero. Happy Reading :)

Day 30 : Hetero

  • hetero - other; different
    Let's try to understand this with some examples
    • heterodox (adjective) = not following the usual or accepted beliefs and opinions 
      • hetero - Root = other
      • dox (doxa) = opinion
    • heterosexual (noun) = a person who is sexually attracted to the people of opposite sex. 
      • hetero - Root = other
      • sexual (sexus) - Root = sex
    Let's have a look at some more words with hetero prefixes, for better understanding.
    • heteromorphosis = growth of abnormal tissue
    • heterotaxy = abnormal disposition of organs or parts
    • heterogeneous : consisting of many different kinds of people or things 
    • heterodoxy = (of beliefs, ideas, or activities) different to and opposing generally accepted beliefs or standards
    • heteronyms = two or more words that have identical spellings but different meanings and pronunciations
    • heterotroph = an animal that can’t make its own food supply, so they have to eat other things, like plants or other animals, to survive
    • heterozygous = having two different forms of a gene (= part of a cell containing DNA information) that controls a particular characteristic, one inherited from each parent, and therefore able to pass on either form
        Home Work :

        Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
        1. -aero
        2. -brevi
        3. -capit
        4. -aqua
        a. short
        b. head
        c. air
        d. water

        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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