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October 10, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 46

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 45, we learnt about the prefixes Mono, MonMono, Mon represent the meanings one; single; aloneToday we shall see the prefix neo. Happy Reading :)

Day 46 : Neo

  • Neo - new; recent
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • neonatal (adjective) = connected with a child that has just been born
    • new (neos) - Root = recent
    • nat - Root = be born
    • al - Suffix = connected with 
  • neoliberal (adjetive) = relating to the believes in a global free market
    • neo - Root = recent
    • liber - Root = free
    • al - Suffix = related to
Let's have a look at some more words with neo prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Neoblastic - having the nature of new growth
  • Neocene - belonging to the tertiary period
  • Neocosmic - relating to the present known world and races
  • Neocracy - government by new, inexperienced officials
  • Neocriticism - the new philogophy, rejecting Kant
  • Neo-Darwinism - a new form of Darwin’s theory
  • Neofetus - a new form of Darwin’s theory
  • Neogenesis - a new formation or regeneration of tissue
  • Neo-Gothic - art based on study of medieval Gothic
  • Neogrammarian - a new, scientific direction to linguistics
  • Neo-Hellenism - the practice of ancient Greek ideals in modern life and art
  • Neolatry - the worship of the new, the novelty
  • Neolithic - relating to the era when polished stone implements were used
  • Neology    - the use of new words in the language
  • Neomenia - the festival of the new moon
  • Neomorph - a new form not derived from an ancestor
  • Neon - a gaseous element used in neon lights
  • Neophrastic - relating to neology
  • Neophyte - a new convert; a novice; a beginner
  • Neologism - a new word 
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -gest
  2. -hypo
  3. -grad
  4. -immuno
a. sleep
b. carry
c. exempt
d. step

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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