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October 13, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 48

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 47, we learnt about the prefix NonNon represents the meanings notToday we shall see the prefixes ob, oc, of, op. Happy Reading :)

Day 48 : Ob, Oc,Of,Op

  • Ob, Oc, Of, Op - against; towards
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • object (noun) = oppose, refuse
    English Vocabulary in Easy Way
    • ob - Prefix = towards
    • ject (jacere) - Root = to throw
  • oppose (verb) = place oneself against
    • op (ob) - Prefix = against
    • pose (ponere) - Root = place
  • occur (verb) = to happen
    • oc (ob) - Prefix = towards
    • cur (currere) - Root = to run
Let's have a look at some more words with ob, oc, of, op prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Obese - excessively fat
  • Obituary - a death notice
  • Object - oppose; refuse
  • Objective = something that you are trying to achieve
  • Objurgate - to denounce harshly
  • Obligate - to bind by duty
  • Obligatory - binding; required
  • Oblige - to bind by a favor or service; force
  • Obligee - the one who must carryout the duty
  • Oblique - not straight; having a slanting position
  • Obliquity - deviation from moral rectitude
  • Obliterate - to make an idea or feeling disappear completely
  • Oblivious - unaware; forgetful
  • Obloquy - Condemnatory speech
  • Obscene - against decency; disgusting to the senses, tasteless
  • Observe - to see or notice somebody / something
  • Occlusion - state of being shut out of; as, of a passage
  • Occult - kept hidden; dealing with mysterious knowledge
  • Occupation - a job or profession
  • Offend - to strike against moral law
  • Offend - to strike against moral law; to cause pain
  • Oppose - place oneself against; stand up against
  • Oppressive - harsh pressures
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -manu
  2. -iso
  3. -jus
  4. -mut
a. hand
b. equal
c. to change
d. law

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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