Learn Vocabulary With Root Words For IBPS PO: Day 4


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

Review of Etymology:

Prefix, Root, Suffix
Meaning
Peri-
Around, surrounding
Endo-
Inner, within
Ex-
Out
Therme
Heat
Baros
Weight
Sphygmos
Pulse
Osteon
Bone
Pathos
Suffering, disease
Pous, podos
Foot
Okto
Eight
Platys
Broad, flat
-ium
Place where
Tri-
Three
Cheir(chiro-)
Hand
Mancy
prediction

Note 1: 

  • Ends with y = noun
  • Ends with ist = noun
  • Ends with ic = adjective
  • Ends with ium = noun
  • Ends with ous = adjective

Trick to learn words:

  • Blood pressure apparatus = sphygmos (pulse) +meter (which measures) = sphygmomanometer 
  • Pertaining to the treatment of diseases by manipulation to relieve pressure of bones on nerves and blood vessels = osteon (bones) + pathic (treatment of diseases) = osteopathic 
  • Three legged stand = tri (three) + pod = tripod 
  • Pertaining to handwriting = chiro (hand) + graph (writing) + ic (pertaining to) = chirographic 
  • Treatment of ailments of foot = chiro (hand) + podos (foot) = chiropody 
  • Stand of a speaker = podos (foot) + ium (place where) = podium 
  • Dentist specializing in treating the pulp of the tooth or in doing root canal therapy = endo (inner) + donto (teeth) + ist (person who) = endodontist 
  • Pertaining to the speciality of tooth extraction = ex (out) + dontos (teeth) + ist (person who) = exodontist 
  • Pertaining to the measurement of atmospheric pressure = baro (weight) + metron (measurement) = barometric 
  • Palm reading = chiro (hand) + mancy (prediction) = chiromancy 
  • Hand writing = chiro (hand) + graphy (writing) = chirography 
  • The practice of manipulating bodily articulations to relieve ailments = chiro (hand) + prac (practice) + ic (pertaining to) = chiropractic 
  • Egg-laying mammal = platys (broad) + pous (foot) =platypus 
  • Eight-armed sea creature = octo (eight) + pous (foot)=octopus 
  • Instrument to measure heat = therm (heat) + metron (measurement) = thermometer
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