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July 23, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 31

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 30, we learnt about the prefix HeteroHetero represents the meanings other; differentToday we shall see the prefixes homo; homeo. Happy Reading :)

Day 31 : Homo; Homeo

  • homo; homeo - same; equal
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • homogeneous (adjective) = consisting the things that all are same
    • homo (homos) - Prefix = same
    • gene (genos) - Root = race, kind
    • ous - Suffix = the quality of
  • homophone (noun) = a word that is pronounced like another word but has a different spelling or meaning 
    • homo - Prefix = same
    • phone - Root = sound
Let's have a look at some more words with homo; homeo prefixes, for better understanding.
  • homosexual = a person, who is sexually attracted to people of same sex
  • homomoprh = a thing having the same form as another 
  • homogenized = treated so that the cream is mised with the rest 
  • homonym = two or more words having the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings and origins
  • homeopathy =  a system of treating diseases in which sick people are given very small amounts of natural substances that, in healthy people, would produce the same effects as the diseases produce
        Home Work :

        Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
        1. -aesthet
        2. -cardio
        3. -anthrop
        4. -cruc
        a. cross
        b. human being
        c. heart
        d. beauty

        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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