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October 24, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 56

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 55, we learnt about the prefix PostPost represents the meanings after; behindToday we shall see the prefix pre. Happy Reading :)

Day 56 : Pre

  • Pre - before;in advance
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • prevent (verb) = to stop somebody from doing something
    • pre (prae) - Prefix = before
    • vent - Root = come
  • predict (verb) = to say that something will happen in the future
    • pre - Prefix = before
    • dict (dicere) - Root = say
Let's have a look at some more words with prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Preview - see ‘before’
  • Precede - to go before
  • Preamble - an introduction
  • Precaution - care taken beforehand
  • Precedent - something similar which happened before
  • Precipitate - to act hurriedly; to throw headlong
  • Precise - cut ‘before’
  • Precocious - having ripened very early; as, a precocious child
  • Predecessor - one who preceded another in office
  • Predict - say ‘before’
  • Preeminent - supreme; above all others; as, a preeminent speaker
  • Prefer - carry ‘before’ others
  • Prejudice - judge ‘before’
  • Prelude - a musical or dramatic introduction
  • Premonition - a forewarning; an omen
  • Preoccupied - already occupied; very busy
  • Preparatory - introductory; as, a preparatory school
  • Prepare - get ready ‘before’
  • Presage - to predict; prophesy
  • Preserve - to keep secure from injury
  • Preside - to occupy the leading place; as, preside at a meeting
  • President - leader who sits ‘before’ all others
  • Presume - to take to onself a right before it has been granted
  • Pretender - one who makes a claim; as, a pretender to a throne
  • Prevent - come ‘before’
  • Prevention - the act of intervening before trouble; as, prevention of crime
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -locu
  2. -mitt
  3. -pend
  4. -ora
a. speak
b. mouth
c. send
d. hang

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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