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September 22, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 38

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 37, we learnt about the prefixes  Intra and IntroIntra represents the meanings within; inside and Intro represents the meanings to the inside; withinToday we shall see the prefix macro. Happy Reading :)

Day 38 : Macro

  • macro - large; long; excessive
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • marcroeconomics (noun) = the study of large economic systems
    • macro - Prefix = large
    • eco - Root = house
    • nomy (nenein) - Suffix = manage
    • ics - Suffix = the art of
  • macrobiosis (noun) = length of life
    • macro - Prefix = long
    • bio - Root = life
    • osis - Suffix = action
Let's have a look at some more words with macro prefixes, for better understanding.
  • macrocosm = the great world, universe
  • macrobian = having lived a long time
  • macro logy = a great deal of talking
  • macrobiotics = the science of prolonging life
  • macrocosmic = relating to the great world
  • macrography - large size writing which shows a nervous disorder 
  • macrochemistry - chemistry which does not require a microscope 
  • macrometer - instrument to measure size and distance of objects
  • macrodont - having large teeth 
  • macrobiote - one that lives a long time
  • macrocosm - the great world; universe
  • macrograph - a photograph of an object magnified
    Home Work :

    Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
    1. -civ
    2. -domin
    3. -complet
    4. -dox
    a. citizen
    b. opinion
    c. fill up
    d. rule

    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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