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July 10, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 19

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 18, we learnt about the prefix DeDe represents  the meanings down; off; thoroughly; fromToday we shall see the prefix Di. Happy Reading :)

Day 19 : Di

  • Di - twice; double; separation
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • dioxide (noun) = a compound containing two atoms of oxygen. 
    • di - Prefix = two 
    • ox (oxygene) - Root = oxygen
    • ide - Suffix = a compound of 
  • divorce (noun) = separation, one from the other
    • di - Prefix = separation
    • vorce (vertere) - Root = to turn
Let's have a look at some more words with di prefixes, for better understanding.
  • divide = to separate into two or more parts
  • dilemma = a situation which poses two or more difficult choice 
  • digraph = = to vowels written together and making one sound
  • digest = break down (food) in the alimentary canal into substances that can be absorbed and used by the body
  • dilate = to (cause a part of the body to) become wider or further open
  • division = the act of separating something into parts or groups
  • dichotomy = a difference between two completely opposite ideas or things
        Home Work :

        Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
        1. -ade
        2. -esce
        3. -hood
        4. -ic
        a. to become
        b. connected with
        c. the state of
        d. result of an action

        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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