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July 17, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 26

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 25, we learnt about the prefix EpiEpi  represents the meanings upon, in addition and aboveToday we shall see the prefix eu. Happy Reading :)

Day 26 : Eu

  • eu - well; pleasant; good
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • euphony (noun) = a pleasant sound
    • eu - Prefix = pleasant
    • phon (phonos) - Root = sound
    • y - Suffix = the state of
  • eurhythmics (noun) = a form of exercise which combines physical movement with music and speech. 
    • eu - Prefix = pleasant
    • rythm (rhein) - Root = to flow
    • ics - Suffix = the art of
Let's have a look at some more words with eu prefixes, for better understanding.
  • eulogize = to praise somebody / something very highly
  • euphemism = a nice way to say something harsh 
  • euphony = pleasant sound 
  • euphonious = full of pleasing sound
  • eulogy = words of praise, usually for the dead 
  • euphoria = a feeling of well-being 
  • euthanasia = painless putting to death (mercy killing)
  • eugenics = breeding for racial improvement 
  • eureka = a shout of triumph "I have found it!" 
  • eutrophic = the process by which a body of water becomes enriched in dissolved nutrients (as phosphates) that stimulate the growth of aquatic plant life usually resulting in the depletion of dissolved oxygen
  • eupepsia - good digestion
    Home Work :

    Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
    1. -ise
    2. -tomy
    3. -ure
    4. -ing
    a. the process of
    b. on going
    c. cutting
    d. to make

    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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