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September 20, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 36

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 35, we learnt about the prefixes In, Il, Im and IrIn, Il, Im and Ir represent the meanings in, intoToday we shall see the prefix inter. Happy Reading :)

Day 36 : Inter

  • inter - between ; among
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • interfere (verb) = to enter into the concerns of others
    • inter - Prefix = between
    • fere (ferire) - Root = to strike
  • interval (noun) = a period of time between two events.
    • inter - Prefix = between ; among
    • val (vallum) - Root = rampart
Let's have a look at some more words with inter prefixes, for better understanding.

  • interact = action for mutual advantage
  • intersect = to meet or cross each other
  • interchange = the act of exchanging ideas
  • interject = to say something while another person is speaking
  • interrupt = to stop something from happening for a short period
  • intercept = to stop, catch, or take control of someone or something before they can get to the place they are going to
  • interpolate = to add something in the middle of a piece of writing
  • interrogate = to ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information
  • Intercede - to act between two parties in order to restore friendship 
  • Interdependent - dependent, each one upon the other 
  • Interciliary - between the eyebrows 
  • Intercostals - between the ribs 
  • Interfaith - involving persons of various religions 
  • Interfoliate - put leaves between pages in books 
  • Interstate - between states
    Home Work :

    Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
    1. -chrono
    2. -derm
    3. -cyclo
    4. -ego
    a. I
    b. circle
    c. time
    d. skin

    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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