Learn Vocabulary With Root Words For IBPS PO: Day 1


In this article we learn how we can improve our vocabulary easily by developing tricks. We make use of a technique known as ETYMOLOGY.


WHAT IS ETYMOLOGY?

  • Etymology deals with the origin or derivation of words. 
  • When you know the meaning of a root (for example, Latin ego, I or self), you can better understand, and more easily remember, all the words built on this root. 
  • Learn one root and you have the key that will unlock the meaning of up to ten or twenty words in which the root appears. 

Review of Etymology:

Prefix, Root, Suffix
Meaning
Ego
Self,I
Alter
Other
Intro-
Inside
Extro-
Outside
Verto
Turn
Ambi-
both
Misein
Hate
Anthropos
Mankind
Gyne
Woman
Gamos
Marriage
Asketes
Monk
Centrum
Centre
Mania
Madness
Dexter
Right hand
Sinister
Left hand
Gauche
Left hand
Droit
Right hand
Monos
One
Bi-
Two
Polys
Many
Andros
Male
-ist
Person who
-y
Practice, custom, etc
-ous
Adjective suffix
-ity
Quality, condition, etc.

Note:

  • ends with y = noun suffix
  • Ends with ist = noun suffix
  • Ends with ous = adjective suffix
  • Ends with ity = noun suffix
  • Usage of words:

Meaning
Word
Philosophy of living austerely
Asceticism
Hatred of women
misogyny
Hatred of marriage
Misogamy
Hatred of mankind
Misanthropy
Skilful
Dexterous
Awkward
Gauche
Evil, threatening
Sinister
Describing hatred of women
Misogynous or misogynistic
Skill
Adroitness
Pertaining to hatred of marriage
misogamous or misogynistic
Pertaining to hatred of mankind
Misanthropic
Social custom of plural marriage
Polygamy
Unlawful state of having more than one spouse
Bigamy
Doctor specializing in female
disorders
Gynaecologist
Custom of one marriage at a time
Monogamy
One who hates the human race
Misanthropist or misanthrope
Able to use both hands with equal skill
Ambidextrous
Study of mankind
Anthropology
One who loves mankind
Philanthropist
Skill in the use of both hands
ambidexterity
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