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September 19, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 35

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 34, we learnt about the prefixes In, Il, Im and Ir.  They represented the meaning notToday we shall see another meaning of the same prefixes in, il, im, ir. Happy Reading :)

Day 35 : In, Il, Im,Ir

  • in; il; im; ir - in; into
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • inject (verb) = to put a drug into a person's body
    • in - Prefix = into
    • ject (jacere) - Root = throw
  • impression (noun) = an idea, a feeling or an opinion that you get about somebody / something
    • im - Prefix = into
    • press (premere) - Root = to press
    • ion - Suffix = the action of
Let's have a look at some more words with in, il, im and ir prefixes, for better understanding
  • imprison = put into jail
  • influx = an inward flow
  • illuminate = to shine light on something
  • imbibe = to drink something, especially alcohol
  • incise = to cut words, designs etc into a surface
  • irrational = not thinking or behaving in a clear reasonable way
  • immigrate = to come into a country because you want to live there
  • incident = something that happens, especially a violent, criminal, or dangerous event
  • illustrate = to draw the pictures in a book
      Home Work :

      Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
      1. -centr
      2. -dent
      3. -cour
      4. -duc
      a. lead
      b. center
      c. tooth
      d. heart

      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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