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October 16, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 51

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 50, we learnt about the prefix OverOver represents the meanings too much; completelyToday we shall see the prefix Para Happy Reading :)

Day 51 : Para

  • Para - beside; distinct from
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • paragraph (noun) = a section of a composition which completes one topic. 
    • para - Prefix = beside
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    • graph (graphein) - Root = write
  • parallel (adjective) = lying evenly side by side
    • para - Prefix = along side
    • allel (allelos) - Root = one another
Let's have a look at some more words with para prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Parabiosis - union of two organisms
  • Parable - a story told to emphasize a point
  • Parablepsy - vision that is abnormal
  • Parabola - a plane curve’ shaped like a bowl
  • Paracentral - lying near the center
  • Parachromaism - color blindness
  • Parachronism - an error in chronology; a date set too late
  • Paraclete - a helper; comforter; a term applied to the Holy Spirit
  • Paracusia - any hearing disorder
  • Paradigm - an example
  • Paradox - an opinion which seems contradictory
  • Paradromic - running parallel
  • Paragon - a model of perfection
  • Paragraph - a section of a composition which completes one topic
  • Parallel - lying evenly side by side; as, parallel lines
  • Paralysis - loss of the function of motion
  • Parameter - something that decides or limits the way in which something can be done
  • Paraphrase - a restatement of a text, giving the meaning in another form
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -pan
  2. -liber
  3. -medi
  4. -nomin
a. name
b. all
c. free
d. middle

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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