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October 17, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 52

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 51, we learnt about the prefix ParaPara represent the meanings beside; distinct fromToday we shall see the prefix per. Happy Reading :)

Day 52 : Per

  • Per - through; entirely
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • perfect (adjective) = complete and without faults or weaknesses
    • per - Prefix = through
    • fect (facere) - Root = do
  • percent (noun) = the parts in the hundred
    • per - Prefix = through
    • cent (centum) - Root = hundred
Let's have a look at some more words with per prefixes, for better understanding.
  • perambulate - to walk “through” a place or area
  • perceive – to understand
  • percentage – rate of interest
  • perceptive – able to notice or understand things quickly and easily
  • perennial - of coming up “through” the years
  • perfidy - act of going “through” another’s trust
  • per annum – for each year
  • perforate - to punch or bore holes “through” a material
  • perfunctory - of just getting “through” something
  • perish - to go completely “through” a lifetime
  • perjury - swear “through” an oath
  • permanent - a staying “through”
  • permeable - capable of passing “through”
  • permission - act of sending “through” a request
  • permit - to send “through” a request
  • person - one who sounds “through” a face
  • perspire - to have sweat breathe “through” your skin
  • pervasive - of going “through”
    Home Work :

    Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
    1. -pater
    2. -memor
    3. -norm
    4. -multi
    a. remember
    b. rule
    c. many
    d. father

    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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