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February 14, 2017

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 60

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 59, we learnt about the prefix PseudoPseudo represents the meanings false; not genuineToday we shall see the prefix quadr, quadri. Happy Reading :)

Note : If you are new to these lessons, read the Introductory Lesson from HERE for better understanding.

Day 60 : Quadri, Quadr

  • Quadri, Quadr - four; having four
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • quadrant (noun) = a quarter of a circle; an instrument for measuring angles.
    • quadr (quadri) - Prefix = four
    • ant - Suffix = thing that
  • quadrilateral (noun) = a flat shape with four straight sides
    • quadri - Prefix = four
    • later - Suffix = side
    • al - Suffix = the state of
    Let's have a look at some more words with prefixes, for better understanding.
    • quadruped = any creature with four feet
    • quadrangle = an open square area that has buildings all around it
    • quadraphonic = coming from four different speakers at the same time
    • quadruplet = any of four children who are born to the same mother at the same time
    • quadripleagia = paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso
    • quadragenary = a person who is forty to forty-nine years old
      Home Work :

      Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
      1. -mort
      2. -pict
      3. -osteo
      4. -plac
      a. bone
      b. death
      c. please
      d. paint

      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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