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October 15, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 50

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 49, we learnt about the prefix OutOut (Noun & Adjective) represent the meanings outside; outward and Out (verb) represents the meanings greater, betterToday we shall see the prefix over Happy Reading :)

Day 50 : Over

  • Out - too much; completely
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • overact (verb) = to behave in a way that is not natural.
    • over - Prefix = too much
      English Vocabulary on Daily Basis
    • act (actus) - Root = done
  • overdose (verb) = too much of a drug taken at one time.
    • over - Prefix = too much
    • dose (didonal) - Root = give
Let's have a look at some more words with over prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Over bridge - a bridge over a railway or road
  • Over cloud - covered with clouds
  • Overachieve - to do more than you are expected to do
  • Overall - taken as a whole; in all
  • Overbearing - to ovepower someone or to be bossy
  • Overburden - to put to much of a load on something
  • Overcharge - to make somebody pay too much for something.
  • Overdue = not paid or done by the expected time
  • Overestimate - to present something with more value than it actually has
  • Overflow - to fill something more than it needs to be
  • Overload - to put to much of a load on something
  • Overrated - to value something to highly
  • Overreact - to react more than you need to
  • Overstatement - to exagerate/ give something more meaning than it actually has
  • Overweight - heavier than is allowed
  • Overwhelm - to overpower someone with to much of one thing
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -onym
  2. -neuro
  3. -leg
  4. -matri
a. law
b. mother
c. nerve
d. name

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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