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October 14, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 49

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 48, we learnt about the prefixes Ob, Oc, Of, OpOb, Oc, Of, Op represent the meanings against; towardsToday we shall see the prefix out. Happy Reading :)

Day 49 : Out

  • Out (Noun & Adjective) - outside; outward
  • Out (Verb) - greater; better
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • outdoor (adjective) = used, happening or located outside rather than in a building.
    • out - Prefix = outside
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    • door - Root = door; gate
  • outlet (noun) = a way of expressing good use of strong feelings, ideas or energy
    • out - Prefix = away from
    • let - Root = to allow, permission
Let's have a look at some more words with out prefixes, for better understanding.
  • outdated - no longer useful because of being old-fashioned
  • outgrow - grow beyond or too large for
  • outlandish - looking or sounding as if it belongs to a (foreign) land beyond ours; strange
  • outlast - last longer than; outlive;survive
  • outlook - looking ahead or beyond; prospect for the future
  • outperform - to achieve better results than somebody or something
  • outpouring - a large amount of something produced in a short time
  • output - yield or product; amount produced
  • outrun - run faster than
  • outsource - obtain (goods or a service) by contract from an outside supplier
  • outspoken - speaking out freely or boldly; frank; vocal not reserved
  • outwit - get the better of by being more clever
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -junct
  2. -lau
  3. -mari
  4. -neg
a. to join
b. wash
c. deny
d. sea

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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