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September 29, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 44

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 43, we learnt about the prefix Mini, MinimumMini, Minimum represent the meanings small; least; shortToday we shall see the prefixes mis, miso. Happy Reading :)

Day 44 : Mis, Miso

  • mis, miso - bad(ly); hate
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • misbehavior (noun) = improper conduct
    • mis - Prefix = improper
    • be - Prefix = throughtly, intensive
    • haviour (have) - Root = to own 
  • misogyny (noun) = hatred of women,
    • miso (misein) - Prefix = to hate
    • gyn (gune) - Root =  a woman
    • y - Suffix = the quality of
Let's have a look at some more words with mis, miso prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Misadventure - an accident; misfortune
  • Misalliance - an improper union; esp., an improper marriage
  • Misanthrope - a hater of mankind
  • Misappropriate - to use wrongly; esp., for one’s own benefit
  • Misbegotten - born out of wedlock; ill-born
  • Misbehavior - improper conduct
  • Miscalculate - to make an error in counting
  • Miscarriage - wrong handling; as, a miscarriage of justice
  • Miscast - to give an actor a role not suited to him
  • Mischief - an act which results in damage or injury
  • Misconception - an erroneous idea; wrong interpretation
  • Miscreant - an evil-doer; one who is vicious in behavior
  • Misgivings - doubt about the result
  • Misnomer - the wrong name
  • Misguide - to lead in the wrong direction
  • Misogynist - a hater of women
  • Misopedia - a morbid dislike of one’s own children
  • Misrepresent - to give a false impression of something
  • Mistrial - a trial of no effect because of some error in theproceedings
  • Misinterpretation - to form an understanding that is not correct of something that is said or done
  • Mischance - bad luck
  • Miscount - to count something wrongly
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -forc
  2. -geo
  3. -fortuna
  4. -grat
a. chance
b. strong
c. earth
d. pleasing

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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