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October 22, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 55

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 54, we learnt about the prefix PolyPoly represents the meanings many; muchToday we shall see the prefix post. Happy Reading :)

Day 55 : Post

  • Post- after;behind
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • postpone (verb) = to decide that something will not be done at the time when it was planned for, but at a later time
    Vocabulary Learning Tips
    • post - Prefix = after
    • pone (ponere) - Root = to place
  • postage (noun) = the cost of sending a letter, etc. by post
    • post - Prefix = behind
    • age - Root = the cost of
Let's have a look at some more words with post prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Post meridian - after the sun has passed the meridian (after noon)
  • Postdate - to place on a document a date which is  after the date the document was created
  • Posterior - later in time; coming after
  • Posterity - those who come after; descendants
  • Postern - situated at the back, rear; as, the postern gate
  • Postgame -  after a game
  • Postgeniture - the state of being born after another
  • Postgraduate - relating to studies after graduation
  • Posthumous - after death; often said of writings published after the author’s death
  • Postifix - to add to end of syllable or word; affix
  • Postlude - the closing piece on the program
  • Postmarital - relating to after the marriage
  • Postmortal - relating to after death
  • Postmortem - after death; as, a postmortem examination
  • Postmortem - of  after death
  • Postmutative - causing changes by the use of suffixes
  • Postnatal - referring to the period immediately after birth
  • Post-obit - happening after death; as, a post-obit gift
  • Postorbital - situated behind the socket of the eye
  • Postpone - to put  after or later in time
  • Postprandial - after the feast; after the meal
  • Postscript - a note added to a letter after it has been signed
  • Postseason -  after a season
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -loc
  2. -miso
  3. -pel
  4. -optic
a. hate
b. drive
c. seen
d. place

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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