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October 19, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 54

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 53, we learnt about the prefix PeriPeri represents the meanings aound; aboutToday we shall see the prefix poly. Happy Reading :)

Day 54 : Poly

  • Poly - many;much
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • polymer (noun) = having many parts
    Vocabulary Important English
    • poly - Prefix = many
    • mer (mros) - Root = a share
  • polytechnic (noun) = a college for higher education, esp. in scientific and technical subjects
    • poly - Prefix = many
    • techn (tekhne) - Root = art
    • ic - Suffix = connected with
Let's have a look at some more words with poly prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Polyanthus - a type of plant, especially primrose, which has many flowers
  • Polyarchy - a government ruled by many persons
  • Polychord - a viol-shaped instrument with ten strings
  • Polychotomous - having many branches; many parts
  • Polychotomy - division into many parts or branches
  • Polychresty - usefulness for many purposes; as, a word of many meanings
  • Polychromatic - having many colors
  • Polydactyl - having more than the normal number of fingers or toes
  • Polydemic - native to many countries
  • Polyesthesia - a disorder of body, in which a single touch or other stimulus is felt as several.
  • Polyethnic - inhabited by many races
  • Polygamy - the custom of plural wives or husbands
  • Polyglot - one who knows many languages; a linguist
  • Polygon - a (closed plane) figure with many angles
  • Polygraphy - literary productiveness; writing on a variety of subjects
  • Polyhedron - a solid figure having many planes faces
  • Polymath - a person who knows a lot about many different subjects
  • Polymorphic - having many forms
  • Polyneuriti - inflammation of many nerves at ones
  • Polynomial - a sum of two or more
  • Polytheism - the belief that there is more than one God
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -liter
  2. -migra
  3. -nounc
  4. -opt
a. choose
b. declare
c. literature
d. move

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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