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February 28, 2017

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 65

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 64, we learnt about the prefixes Semi, Hemi and Demi.  They represent the meanings half; partialToday we shall see the prefixes Sub, Suc, Suf, Sug, Sum, Sup, Sur and Sus. Happy Reading :)

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

Day 65 : Sub, Suc, Suf, Sug, Sum, Sup, Sur, Sus

  • Sub, Suc, Suf, Sug, Sum, Sup, Sur - under; from below
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • subject (noun) = the thing which is being discussed, considered or studied
    • sub - Prefix = under
    • ject (jacere) - Root = throw
  • success (noun) = the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for
    • suc (sub) - Prefix = close to 
    • cess (cedere) - Root = go
Let's have a look at some more words with prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Subconscious - under the conscious level of the mind
  • Submarine - vehicle which goes ‘under’ the sea.
  • Submersible - a submersible machine or vehicle can work under water
  • Subpar - of a performance that is ‘under’ what it should be
  • Subscribe - to ’under’write a magazine
  • Subterranean - pertaining to ‘under’ the ground
  • Subway - ’under’ground transportation
  • Succeed - to achieve something that you planned to do or attempted to do
  • Succor - a running ‘under’
  • Suffer - a carrying ‘under’
  • sufficient - a doing ‘under’
  • Suffix - morpheme fastened ‘under’ a word
  • Suggest - a carrying ‘under’
  • Suggest - to offer an idea or a plan for someone to consider
  • Support - a carrying ‘under’
  • Surreal - ‘under’ reality
  • Surreal - a situation or experience that is surreal is so strange, so abnormal, or so disturbing that it seems like something from a dream
  • Surrender - to stop fighting and admit defeat
  • Surreptitious - a surreptitious deed is done secretly to avoid bringing any attention to it
  • Surrogate - someone who temporarily takes the place of another person, acting as a representative usually because that person is not available or cannot carry out the task.
  • Suspect - not as expected
  • Suspend - hang freely
  • Suspenseful - (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
  • Suspicious - openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  • Sustain - lengthen or extend in duration or space
    Home Work :
    Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
    1. -put
    2. -rupt
    3. -scrip
    4. -tend
    a. write
    b. think
    c. stretch
    d. break

    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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