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July 15, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 24

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 23, we learnt about the prefix EcoEco  represents the meanings house and environmentToday we shall see the prefixes en, em. Happy Reading :)

Day 24 : En, Em

  • en, em- in; into; towards
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • engage (verb) = to make somebody take part in something
    • en - Prefix = in
    • gage (gager) - Root = to pledge
  • empower (verb) = to give somebody the power or authority to do something.  
    • em - Prefix = into
    • power (posse) - Root = be able
Let's have a look at some more words with en and em prefixes, for better understanding.
  • enroll = to enter; register
  • enlarge = to make something bigger
  • emperor = the ruler of an empire 
  • embrace = to take into one's arms
  • enforce = to make force somebody to do something 
  • environment = the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates
  • empathy = the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
  • employment = the state of having paid work
  • endowment = a quality or ability possessed or inherited by someone
  • embark = to go on board
  • embezzle = to fraudulently or illegally appropriate or take goods
  • empathize = to identify with and to understand someone else's feelings or difficulties
        Home Work :

        Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
        1. -ile
        2. -osis
        3. -phobia
        4. -ist
        a. capable of
        b. fear
        c. a person
        d. condition

        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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