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October 09, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 45

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 44, we learnt about the prefixes Mis, MisoMis, Miso represent the meanings bad(ly); hateToday we shall see the prefixes mono, mon. Happy Reading :)

Day 45 : Mono, Mon

  • mono, mon - one; single; alone
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • monarch (noun) = the ruler of an empire
    • mon (monos) - Prefix = one
    • arch (arkhein) - Root = to rule
  • monograph (noun) = a detailed written study of a single subject, usually in the form of a short book
    • mono - Prefix = one
    • graph - Root = write
Let's have a look at some more words with mono, mon prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Monad - a unit; one
  • Monandry - the custom of having only one husband at a time
  • Monogyny - a society which establishes the law of one wife only
  • Monarchy - a government which has only one ruler
  • Monastery - a religious institution in which monks live
  • Monochord - an instrument of ancient days that had only one string
  • Monocle - an eyeglass for one eye
  • Monody - a funeral lament sung by one voice; a dirge
  • Monogamy - one marriage, as opposed to bigamy or polygamy
  • Monodrama - a play with one actor
  • Monologue - a discourse by one person; soliloquy
  • Monocycle - a velocipede with one wheel; unicycle
  • Monochrome - a painting of a single color
  • Monocracy - government by one ruler; an autocracy
  • Monochromatic - of one color only
  • Monotone - sameness; as, a monotonous voice
  • Monodynamic - having one power or talent
  • Monoblepsia - a condition in which vision is normal only when one eye is used
  • Monodrama - a show performed by one person
  • Monoglot - a person who speaks only one language
  • Monosyllable - a word with only one syllable, for example 'it' or 'no'
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -germ
  2. -form
  3. -graph
  4. -hydro
a. write
b. shape
c. water
d. seed

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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