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September 28, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 43

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 42, we learnt about the prefix MicroMicro represents the meanings small; minuteToday we shall see the prefixes mini, minim. Happy Reading :)

Day 43 : Mini, Minim

  • mini, minim - small; least; short
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • miniature (noun) = an image on a small scale
    • mini - Prefix = small
    • ate - Suffix = cause to be
    • ure - Suffix = the action of 
  • minimize (verb) = to reduce something, especially something bad, to the lowest possible level. 
    • minim - Prefix - least
    • ize - Suffix = to make
Let's have a look at some more words with mini, minim prefixes, for better understanding.
  • miniskirt = a very short skirt
  • minimal = as small as possible
  • minimum = the smallest that is possible or allowed
  • minimart = a small shop / store that sells food, newspapers, etc 
  • minibus = a small bus for about ten to fifteen people
  • miniaturist = an artist who paints very small pictures
  • minimization = the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -flu
  2. -gen
  3. -fract
  4. -gravi
a. to break
b. birth
c. to flow
d. heavy

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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