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February 17, 2017

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 63

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 62, we learnt about the prefix RetroRetro represents the meanings back; backwards. Today we shall see the prefix Se. Happy Reading :)

Note : If you are new to these lessons, read the Introductory Lesson from HERE for better understanding.

Day 63 : Se

  • Se - apart; aside; without
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • separate (adjective) = not joined to something else
    • se - Prefix = apart
    • para (parare) - Root = prepare
    • ate - Suffix = having
  • secure (adjective) = feeling happy and confident about yourself or a particular situation
    • se - Prefix = without
    • cur (cura) - Root = care
Let's have a look at some more words with prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Secede - withdraw; to separate oneself from government
  • Secern - withdraw; to separate oneself from government
  • Secession - state of withdrawal from government
  • Seclude - set apart; aside
  • Seclusion - state of being shut apart; along
  • Secret - a thing apart; hidden
  • Secretary - a person who works in an office, working for another person
  • Secrete - to hide away; store away; as, to secrete stolen goods
  • Secretion - matter stored away for functional use
  • Secretive - disposed to keep secrets; as, secretive by nature
  • Secure - Set aside carefully; to protect
  • Security - protection against something bad that might happen in the future
  • Sedition - conduct tending to treason
  • Seditionist - one who practices acts of sedition
  • Seduce - to lead astray by fraud
  • Seducive - attractive; causing to be led astray
  • Segregate - to cut off from the general mass; seclude
  • Select - to choose one from many and set it apart
  • Separate - to disunite; to disconnect; to sever from others
  • Sequestration - separation; retirement from society
Home Work :
Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -pscho
  2. -ridi
  3. -sci
  4. -techno
a. mind
b. craft
c. know
d. to laugh

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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