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Dictionary of Root Words: Greek and Latin Roots By Manik Joshi
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A root, or root word is a word which is used to form another word. It is also called a base word. A root does not have a prefix or a suffix. Root is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word... More > family. For example, pure is a root. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: impure, purity, pureness. Similarly, play and move are root words. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: plays, played, playing, player; moving, movement, moved, movable, mover, movingly. In this book, I have given most common Greek and Latin roots which are used in English language | Root Words – A AB/ABS- Origin: Latin, Meaning: away, from, off, Examples: abate – to subside; abhor – to hate | related word: abhorrence; abject – hopeless; abjure – to renounce; abnormal – unusual | related words: abnormally, abnormality; abrasion – cut or scratch; abroad – out of the country; abscess – swelling; abscond – to run away | related word: absconder< Less
Dictionary of Prefixes and Suffixes: Useful English Affixes By Manik Joshi
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PREFIX- A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning-- im- in impossible | SUFFIX- A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to... More > get a new word with a changed meaning-- -ness in quickness | List of Useful Prefixes and Suffixes | Sample This: Prefix-- anti- Used to form: adjectives and nouns; Meaning: against; the opposite of; preventing-- Examples: anti-aircraft / anti-bacterial / antibiotic / antibody / anticlerical / anticlimax / anticlockwise / anticoagulant / anti-competitive / anti-corruption / anticyclone / antidepressant / anti-encroachment / antifreeze / anti-globalization / anti-graft / antigravity / anti-hate / anti-hero / anti-liquor / anti-lock / anti-national / antioxidant / antiparticle / anti-people / anti-personnel / anti-poaching / antipyretic / antiretroviral / anti-rowdy / anti-sabotage / antiseptic / antisocial / anti-stalking / antitank / anti-terror / antitrust / antiviral / antivirus< Less
Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs: Vocabulary Building By Manik Joshi
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Homonyms -- Same Spelling / Same pronunciation / Different meaning; Examples: fare, trunk, etc; Fare -- a passenger, Fare – price; Trunk -- a large strong box, Trunk -- main stem of a tree |... More > Homophones -- Different Spelling / Same or similar pronunciation / Different meaning; Examples: ad/add, ad – advertisement; add -- to include | Homographs -- Same Spelling / Different Pronunciation / Different meaning; Examples: bow-- bow -- (Pronunciation - bOU) -- a weapon used for shooting arrows; bow -- (Pronunciation bAU) -- to move your head forwards and downwards | Numerous Examples of Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs< Less
Dictionary of English Antonyms: Vocabulary Building By Manik Joshi
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What is Antonym - Antonym is a word that means the opposite or nearly the opposite of another word | Alphabetical List of Useful Antonyms | Advanced and daily used English antonyms | Sample This:... More > ADORATION – intense like ---- Antonyms of ‘Adoration’ -- abhorrence / detestation / disgust / hatred / loathing / odium / repugnance / repulsion | BREAK – to separate or damage into two or more parts ---- Antonyms of ‘Break’ –- adhere / attach / bond / connect / fix / join / link / mend / repair / stick / tie | CARELESS – not giving enough attention to what you are doing ---– Antonyms of ‘Careless’ -- assiduous / attentive / caring / concerned / conscientious / considerate / diligent / dutiful / industrious / meticulous / negligent / remiss | DULL – not bright or shiny ---- Antonyms of ‘Dull’ -- burnished / flickering / gleaming / glistening / glittery / glossy / glowing / lustrous / polished / radiant / shimmering / sparkly< Less