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March 02, 2017

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 66

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 65, we learnt about the prefixes Sub, Suc, Suf, Sug, Sum, Sup and  Sur.  They represent the meanings under; from belowToday we shall see the prefixes Super, Sur. Happy Reading :)

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

Day 66 : Super, Sur

  • Super, Sur - over; extremely
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • supervise (verb) = to oversee
    • super - Prefix = over
    • vise (videre) - Root = to see
  • surround (verb) = to go around on all sides
    • sur - Prefix = over
    • round (undare) - Root = round; to flow
  • surplus (noun) = over plus; excess
    • sur - Prefix = in addition
    • plus - Root = more
Let's have a look at some more words with prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Super Bowl - football game ‘over’ all others
  • Superfine - of an exceptional quality
  • Superintendent - administrator ‘over’ an entire school system
  • Superlative - of carrying ‘over’ and ‘above’
  • Superman - man ‘over’ all others
  • Superstar - star ‘over’ all other sports or music stars
  • Supervisor - one who watches ‘over’ others
  • Surcharge - charge which is ‘over’ and ‘above’ a stated fee
  • Surface - layer lying ‘over’ something
  • Surfeit - an amount that is too large
  • Surname - name ‘over’ all in a family
  • Surpass - to pass ‘over’ others
  • Surround - a wave ‘over’ something that engulfs it
  • Survey - look ‘over’ something
  • Survival - continuing to live
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -sect
  2. -termin
  3. -ultim
  4. -vac
a. to cut
b. last
c. end
d. empty

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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