• Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary of Root Words

Greek and Latin Roots
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781500911713
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 136
View: 4243
related word: abhorrence; abject -- hopeless; abjure -- to renounce; abnormal -- unusual

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Word Stems

A Dictionary
Author: John Kennedy
Publisher: Soho PressInc
ISBN: 9781569470510
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 297
View: 8183
Provides a dictionary of common words and word stems along with lists of word stems with their definitions and roots.

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Dictionary of Prefixes and Suffixes

Useful English Affixes
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 63
View: 8939
AFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; ntier- in international -able in agreeable; -er in learner English Affixes could be divided into two groups: Prefixes and Suffixes PREFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; inter- in international; un- in unaffected SUFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – -able in agreeable; -er in learner; -ness in quickness Sample This: ENGLISH PREFIXES – A a- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: not, without Examples: acellular / amoral / apolitical / atheism / atheist / atypical ****** ad- Used to form: nouns and verbs General meaning: addition, tendency Examples: adjoin / adjudge / admixture ****** ambi- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: both of two Examples: ambidexterity / ambidextrous / ambivalence / ambivalent ****** ante- Used to form: adjectives, nouns and verbs General meaning: prior to; in front of Examples: antedate / antenatal / anterior / ante-room ****** anti- Used to form: adjectives and nouns General meaning: against; the opposite of; preventing Examples: anti-aircraft / anti-bacterial / antibiotic / antibody / anti-choice / anticlerical / anticlimax / anticlockwise / anticoagulant / anti-competitive / anti-copying / anti-corruption / anticyclone / antidepressant / anti-drug / anti-encroachment / anti-extremism / antifreeze / anti-globalization / anti-graft / antigravity / anti-hate / anti-hero / anti-inflammatory / anti-liquor / anti-lock / anti-malarial / anti-national / antioxidant / antiparticle / anti-people / anti-personnel / antiperspirant / anti-poaching / antipyretic / antiretroviral / anti-rowdy / anti-sabotage / antiseptic / antisocial / anti-stalking / antitank / anti-terror / anti-terrorism / anti-theft / antitrust / antiviral / antivirus ****** ENGLISH SUFFIXES – A -able Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: that can, should or must be done; having the characteristic of Examples: adaptable / agreeable / amenable / amicable / appreciable / approachable / assessable / avertable / avoidable / believable / breakable / calculable / changeable / chargeable / comfortable / companionable / computable / conceivable / controllable / curable / decipherable / declarable / desirable / detectable / detestable / doable / enjoyable / escapable / excitable / explainable / explicable / exploitable / fashionable / foreseeable / graspable / honorable / imaginable / imperturbable / indubitable / inevitable / justifiable / manageable / moveable / noticeable / observable / payable / pleasurable / portable / preventable / punishable / quantifiable / questionable / ratable / reachable / readable / reasonable / reckonable / recognizable / reliable / reputable / respectable / serviceable / sociable / stoppable / taxable / traceable / transferable / translatable / transportable / understandable / usable / utilizable / variable / washable / wearable / workable ****** -ability Used to form: nouns General meaning: a level of skill, intelligence, etc. Example: capability / curability / excitability / inescapability / inevitability / playability / preventability / serviceability / unavoidability / usability / workability ****** -ably Used to form: adverbs General meaning: skillful and well; in a particular manner Examples: affably / capably / charitably / comfortably / demonstrably / indisputably / inevitably / irritably / notably / noticeably / presumably / probably / reasonably / remarkably ****** -acy Used to form: nouns General meaning: the position, quality, state or status of Examples: accuracy / adequacy / delicacy / democracy / intimacy / primacy / privacy / supremacy ******

    • English language

Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots


Author: Elizabeth Osborne
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580492072
Category: English language
Page: 144
View: 5096
Students learn the sources of hundreds of vocabulary words with this new, multi-year program. Unlike many programs that depend on rote memorization, Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots incorporates a variety of techniques to teach students the skills they need to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, while also expanding sight vocabulary.Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots reinforces new words through:a format that capitalizes on word familiesassociative hooks and visuals to jog the memorybuilding language-analysis skillsexercises designed for maximum retentionMany vocabulary programs are focused on preparing students for a test from week to week, but Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots teaches skills that they can use for a lifetime.Teaches word analysis skills by focusing on root words.Additional notes on word and phrase histories build interestHumorous visual mnemonics reinforce recall.Book Five is recommended for 11th Grade.This is a student classroom edition. Tests and Answer Keys are available through the publisher but are only sold to schools and teachers.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary of Root Words

Greek and Latin Roots
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 35
View: 2116
What are “Root Words”? -- 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 (A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word) or a suffix (A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word). Root is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word 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. Sample this: Root Words -- A- AB/ABS-Origin: Latin-Meaning: -way, 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; abseil -- to go down a steep cliff; absence -- nonattendance | related words: absent / absentee / absenteeism / absentia / absently; absolute -- complete; absolve -- to forgive; absorb -- to soak up | related words: absorbable / absorbance / absorbed / absorbency / absorbent / absorbing / absorption; abstain -- to give up something for moral reason | related words: abstainer / abstention / abstinence; abstemious -- critical; abstinent -- not having something for moral reason; abstract -- theoretical | related words: abstracted / abstractedly / abstraction / abstractly; abstruse -- difficult to understand; obscure; absurd -- ridiculous | related words: absurdist / absurdity / absurdly; abundance -- plenty | related words: abundant / abundantly **** ALB -Origin: Latin - Meaning: white - Examples:- albino -- somebody born with no pigment in skin | related word: albinism; albumen -- white of an egg **** AMBI- Origin: Latin-Meaning: both-Examples:- ambiguous -- double meaning; uncertain; ambidexterity -- ability to use both the left and right hand equally well | related word: ambidextrous; ambivalent -- showing both good and bad feelings **** ANIM- Origin: Latin- Meaning: breath, life - Examples:-animate -- having life; to make something full of liveliness | related words: animated, animatedly, animation, animato, animator; animateur -- a person who promotes social activities; animism -- the belief that natural objects possesses soul | related words: animist, animistic **** AQUA- Origin: Latin- Meaning: water- Examples: -aquaculture -- the act of growing of plants in water for food; aqualung -- a device for breathing for divers; aquamarine -- a pale greenish-blue stone or color; aquaplane -- an equipment used in boat; aquarium -- container to kept fish and water plants; aquarobics -- physical exercises that are done in water; aquatic -- growing near water **** AUD- Origin: Latin- Meaning: hearing- Examples:- audible -- capable of being heard | related words: audibly, audibility; audience -- crowd of listeners; auditorium -- a building for public meetings, etc. **** Other Root Words – A - Root Word [Origin] – Meaning - a [Greek] -- not | ab [Latin] -- away, off | ablat [Latin] -- remove | ablut [Latin] -- wash | abort [Latin] -- born too soon | abr [Greek] -- delicate | abras [Latin] -- rub off | abund [Latin] -- overflow | aca [Greek] -- point; silence | acanth [Greek] -- thorn | acar [Greek] -- tiny | acceler [Latin] -- hasten | ace [Greek] -- heal | acer [Latin] -- sharp | acerb [Latin] -- bitter | acet [Latin] -- vinegar | ach [Greek] -- pain | achr [Greek] -- colorless | acid [Latin] -- sour | acm [Greek] -- summit | aco [Greek] -- relief | acri [Latin] -- bitter | acrib [Greek] -- exact | acrit [Greek] -- confused | acro [Greek] -- height, summit | acut [Latin] -- sharp | ad [Latin] -- toward | ade [Greek] -- enough | adip [Latin] -- fat | adol [Greek] -- genuine | adox [Greek] -- irrelevant | adr [Greek] -- thick | adul [Latin] -- flatter | adulter [Latin] -- pollute | aegi [Latin] -- a shield | aegr [Latin] -- sick | aeno [Greek] -- terrible | aep [Greek] -- tall | aequa [Latin] -- equal | aero [Greek] -- atmosphere | aesthet [Greek] -- sensitive | aeth [Greek] -- unusual | aeti [Greek] -- a cause | ag [Latin] -- toward | aga [Greek] -- very | agall [Greek] -- adorn | agan [Greek] -- gentle | agath [Greek] -- good | agglutin [Latin] -- joined together with glue | agn [Greek] -- pure | agr [Greek] -- booty | agro [Greek] -- field | aist [Greek] -- unseen | alb [Latin] -- white | ale [Greek] -- strong | aleo [Greek] -- warm | alg [Greek] -- pain | alia [Greek] -- assembly | alio [Greek] -- different | alluv [Latin] -- overflow | alter [Latin] -- other | alti [Latin] -- high | am [Greek] -- not, without | ama [Greek] -- together | amal [Greek] -- soft | amar [Latin] -- bitter | ambi Latin] -- both | ambl [Greek] -- blunt | ambo [Latin] -- both | ambul [Latin] -- to walk | ameb/amoeb [Greek] -- change | ami [Latin] -- friend | amor [Latin] -- liking | amphi [Greek] -- both | ampl [Latin] -- plentiful | an [Greek] -- not, without | anch [Greek] -- strangle | anchi [Greek] -- near | andr [Greek] -- masculine | anemo [Greek] -- wind | aneu [Greek] -- without | ang [Greek] -- vessel | ania [Greek] -- trouble | ann [Latin] -- yearly | annal [Latin] -- annual | ano [Greek] -- up | anomal [Greek] -- irregular | ante [Latin] -- before, old | antho [Greek] -- flower | anthra [Greek] -- coal | anthropo [Greek] -- human | anti [Greek] -- against | antr [Greek] -- cavity | anu [Latin] -- ring | aper [Latin] -- open | aphe [Greek] -- touch | aphel [Greek] -- smooth | aphod [Greek] -- departure | aphr [Greek] -- foam | aphron [Greek] -- silly | aphy [Greek] -- suck | apor [Greek] -- away from | apsi [Greek] -- juncture | ar [Greek] -- not, without | ara [Latin] -- plow | arc [Latin] -- arch | arcan [Latin] -- box | arcan [Latin] -- hidden | arch [Greek] -- ruler | archae/arche [Greek] -- ancient | arcy [Greek] -- net | ardo [Greek] -- water, irrigate | aren [Latin] -- sand | argent [Latin] -- silver | ari [Greek] -- much | arid [Latin] -- dry | arist [Greek] -- excellence | arthr [Greek] -- joint | asci [Greek] -- bladder | asine [Greek] -- harmless | aspr [Latin] -- rough | aster [Greek] -- star | atav [Latin] -- ancestor | athl [Greek] -- contest | atm [Greek] -- smoke | atr [Latin] -- black | au [Greek] -- besides | aug [Latin] -- increase | aur [Latin] -- relating to gold | auri [Latin] -- relating to the ear | auro [Latin] -- air | auto [Greek] -- self | avar [Latin] -- greed | avi [Latin] -- bird | axi [Latin] -- axis | axio [Greek] -- precious

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The roots of English

a reader's handbook of word origins
Author: Robert Claiborne
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 335
View: 5304
Starting with the mysterious origins of many of our most common English words, The Roots of English shows in a concise, dictionary-style format how they "grew" over thousands of years into the words we use today.

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English Words from Latin and Greek Elements


Author: Donald M. Ayers,R. L. Cherry
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816508990
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 290
View: 8180
Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

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Dictionary of English Synonyms

Vocabulary Building
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 82
View: 6154
500 Words and Their Synonyms Synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. Sample This: English Synonyms – A 001. ABET -- (meaning) to encourage somebody to do something illegal Synonyms for ‘Abet’ -- incite / instigate / provoke ****** 002. ABEYANCE -- (meaning) being stopped for a period of time Synonyms for ‘Abeyance’ -- dormancy / intermission / suspension ****** 003. ABILITY -- (meaning) the fact that somebody is able to do something Synonyms for ‘Ability’ -- aptitude / capability / competence / knack / potential / proficiency / skill / talent ****** 004. ABLAZE -- (meaning) burning; on fire Synonyms for ‘Ablaze’ -- aflame / afire / alight ****** 005. ABRASIVE -- (meaning) not smooth Synonyms for ‘Abrasive’ -- coarse / harsh / rough ****** 006. ABSENCE -- (meaning) not available, present, etc. Synonyms for ‘Absence’ -- nonexistence / nonappearance / nonattendance ****** 007. ABSTRUSE -- (meaning) difficult to understand Synonyms for ‘Abstruse’ -- arcane / complicated / convoluted / esoteric / garbled / inarticulate / incoherent / incomprehensible / indecipherable / inexplicable / intricate / obscure / rarefied / recondite / unfathomable / unintelligible / unplumbed ****** 008. ABUSE -- (meaning) unfair or cruel treatment Synonyms for ‘Abuse’ -- brutality / cruelty / exploitation / ill-treatment / maltreatment / mistreatment / misuse / spitefulness / viciousness ****** 009. ABYSS -- (meaning) a very deep crack in the ground Synonyms for ‘Abyss’ -- chasm / gulf ****** 010. ACCEDE -- (meaning) to agree to a demand, request, proposal, etc. Synonyms for ‘Accede’ -- acquiesce / approve / assent / commend / comply / endorse / grant / permission / ratify / sanction ****** 011. ACCENTUATE -- (meaning) to make something more noticeable Synonyms for ‘Accentuate’ -- emphasize / highlight / underline / underscore ****** 012. ACCLIMATIZE -- (meaning) to get used to new situation Synonyms for ‘Acclimatize’ -- adapt / adjust ****** 013. ACCOMPLISH -- (meaning) to succeed in getting something Synonyms for ‘Accomplish’ -- attain / conquer / manage ****** 014. ACCOST -- (meaning) to come near to somebody/something Synonyms for ‘Accost’ -- advance / approach / confront ****** 015. ACCREDITED -- (meaning) officially recognized Synonyms for ‘Accredited’ -- certified / endorsed / licensed ****** 016. ACCRUAL -- (meaning) increase in something over a period of time Synonyms for ‘Accrual’ -- accretion / addition / amassing / buildup / gathering ****** 017. ACCUSE -- (meaning) to say somebody is guilty of something Synonyms for ‘Accuse’ -- arraign / blame / charge / impeach / indict / prosecute ****** 018. ACQUIT -- (meaning) to say officially that somebody is not guilty for a crime Synonyms for ‘Acquit’ -- absolve / exculpate / exonerate ****** 019. ADMIRATION -- (meaning) praise or approval Synonyms for ‘Admiration’ -- acclaim / accolade / applause / approbation / commendation / ovation ****** 020. ADMIRING -- (meaning) behavior that shows that you respect somebody/something Synonyms for ‘Admiring’ -- chivalrous / considerate / courteous / deferential / gracious / respectful / reverent / reverential ****** 021. ADROIT -- (meaning) skillful and accurate Synonyms for ‘Adroit’ -- agile / deft / dexterous / natty / nifty / nimble / swift ****** 022. ALARMING -- (meaning) causing feeling of fear and worry Synonyms for ‘Alarming’ -- baffling / bewildering / confounding / disconcerting / disquieting / distressing / perplexing / puzzling / tormenting / upsetting / worrying ******

    • Foreign Language Study

NTC's Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins


Author: Robert Moore
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780844283210
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 400
View: 9415
This unique reference equips students with vocabulary skills that will last a lifetime. Students study Latin and Greek roots and learn the huge number of English words that derive from them. The impressive number of entries and explanations, presented in a light and non-threatening manner, will give students the vocabulary boost they need.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs

Vocabulary Building
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 123
View: 5475
HOMONYMS Homonym a word that is spelt like another word (or pronounced like it) but which has a different meaning, for example Key meaning ‘set of answer to problems’ and Key meaning ‘button on computer keyboard’. The state of being a homonym is called homonymy. Very Important Note: In Strict Sense, Homonyms have same spelling, same pronunciation, and different meaning. HOMONYMS in Strict Sense: Same Spelling / Same Pronunciation / Different meaning Homonyms are also known as “Multiple Meaning Words”. Examples: fare, principal, etc. Fare -- a passenger | Fare -- price Principal -- most important | Principal -- head of a school In Wider Sense, Homonyms can also include words that have same or similar pronunciation (but different spelling) or same spelling (but different pronunciation). In first situation, they are called ‘HOMOPHONES’ In second situation, they are called ‘HOMOGRAPHS’ HOMONYMS In Wider Sense: HOMOPHONES: Different Spelling / Same or Similar Pronunciation / Different meaning Note: ‘Homophones’ are also called ‘Heterographs’. Homophones are also known as “Sound-Alike Words”. Examples: ad/add, know/no, etc. ad -- advertisement | add -- to include know -- to have information | no -- refusal HOMOGRAPHS: Same Spelling / Different Pronunciation / Different meaning Note: ‘Homographs’ are also called ‘Heterophones’. Examples: bow, lead, etc. Bow (noun) -- [Pronunciation -- boʊ] -- a weapon used for shooting arrows Bow (verb) -- [Pronunciation -- baʊ] -- to move your head forwards and downwards Lead (noun) -- [Pronunciation -- led] -- a metallic element Lead (verb) -- [Pronunciation -- li:d] -- to go in front 100 HOMONYMS ALONG WITH THEIR MEANINGS: Sample This: 01. Accident 1. Accident -- an event in which injury or damage is caused in or by vehicle 2. Accident -- something that happens unexpectedly 02. Action 1. Action -- a legal process 2. Action -- fighting in a war 03. Alight 1. Alight -- on fire 2. Alight -- to get out of a vehicle 04. Angle 1. Angle -- inclination of two lines with each, measure in degrees 2. Angle -- to catch fish 05. Arch 1. Arch -- curve; semicircle 2. Arch -- mischievous 600 HOMOPHONE PAIRS ALONG WITH THEIR MEANINGS: Sample This: 01. Abhorrent / Aberrant 1. Abhorrent -- causing hatred for moral reasons 2. Aberrant -- unusual and socially unacceptable 02. Accede / Exceed 1. Accede -- to agree 2. Exceed -- to surpass 03. Accept / Except 1. Accept -- to admit 2. Except -- apart from 04. Acclamation / Acclimation 1. Acclamation -- loud and enthusiastic welcome 2. Acclimation -- process of getting used to a new climate or situation 05. Adapt / Adept / Adopt 1. Adapt -- to adjust or modify 2. Adept -- skillful 3. Adopt -- to become legal parents of somebody’s child 150 HOMOGRAPHS ALONG WITH THEIR MEANINGS: Sample This: 01. Absent 1. Absent (adjective) -- not present 2. Absent (verb) -- to not be in a place 02. Abuse 1. Abuse (noun) -- misuse 2. Abuse (verb) -- to misuse something 03. Accent 1. Accent (noun) -- pronunciation 2. Accent (verb) -- to put emphasis on a part of something 04. Address 1. Address (noun) -- details of the place where you live or work; postal address 2. Address (verb) -- to make a formal speech 05. Advocate 1. Advocate (noun) -- supporter of something 2. Advocate (verb) -- to support something publicly

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Popular Sentences in English

English Language Skills
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 54
View: 3870
Sentence Beginning With It/There/That/This; Useful words; Sentences With ‘Verb’ Be (Am, is, are, was, were); Sentences with Verb- Have (have, has, had); Sentences With Modal Verbs; Imperative/Interrogative/Negative Sentences; Sentences With Popular Past Verbs; Sentences With Popular Present Verbs; Various Daily Use Sentences | Sample this: he attracted attention. Bask in the winter sun. His world began spinning. Dawn broke. I cast my vote. I do a lot of self-talk. He evaded a direct reply. He felt numb. Soon train gathered speed. My heart was knocking wildly. She quietly nodded her assent. Opt for an independent living. Bus dashed right into the cart. I won’t spare him. Many people swam to safety. Then the crowed thickened. The flag unfurled. Capital wore a festive look. The news came as a shock. People will call you a liar. We can't go back on that now. Crime rate is soaring. He asked where I lived. Sample This: Popular Sentences in English -- I Sentence Beginning With IT/THERE/THAT/THIS IT- It began to rain. It has become tough to walk on these roads. It is a bit lower than expected. It is a clean and clear probe. It is a problem of large magnitude. It is all set to be a thing of the past. It is an all-out Japanese effort. It is easier to lose weight than gain it. It is fourth lane from here. It is hard not to be suspicious about this regime. It is just not my day. It is never too late to start life afresh. It is not possible! It is not that the police aren’t doing anything. It is tantamount to discrimination. It is time to awaken the voters. It is tough to survive in the wild. It is up to them to decide how to proceed. It is very personal decision that we have taken. It isn’t worth having it repaired. It made my heart beat faster. It seemed OK at the time. It seems there is no administration in the state. It should not only be done with honesty, but it should seem to be so. It tastes something like apple. It was a huge bang. It was an experience I will cherish all my life. It was bound to happen. It was his third home trip in as many years. It was not a favorable time to start a journey. It was the fastest growing state for the second year. It will be convenient for some people to not have me here. It will not be too long until their names are whispered. It will only upset her further. It would create complications for him. THERE- There are many reasons for it. There are no two opinions about it. There are times when you are not in the mood to talk. There are times when your best efforts are not good enough. There has been a noticeable increase. There have been several such instances in the past. There is a cool breeze just before a rain storm. There is an acute shortage of water. There is general financial slowdown. There is hardly any scope of reformation for them. There is more than you know. There is nothing that can be done to sort this out. There seems political conspiracy behind it. There was no such move at the moment. There were security issues. There will be no early elections. There would be no fare hike. THAT- That had happened long before. That has been our consistent stand. That is for sure. That is no longer the case now. That money would bring big relief to family. That part of sting operation was stage managed. That way, there will not be any ill feelings. That’s how far I was from reality. That’s not me saying it. THIS- This envelope is under-stamped. This incident has made him stone-like. This is a clear case of corruption. This is no way to deal with a crisis. This is no way to live. This is not the first time he has achieved this feat. This is off-season for us but sales continue to be normal. This is one list; state will be ashamed to top. This is something to do in advance. This is the most complained about university. This is the third such incident within a week. This issue stands concluded. This project cost a lot of money. This seems to be worrying him. This year will be expensive till the end.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Word Power Made Easy

The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary
Author: Norman Lewis
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307817490
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 544
View: 7122
The most effective vocabulary builder in the English language provides a simple, step-by-step method that will increase your knowledge and mastery of written and spoken English. Word Power Made Easy does more than just add words to your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process. Do you always use the right word? Can you pronounce it—and spell it—correctly? Do you know how to avoid illiterate expressions? Do you speak grammatically, without embarrassing mistakes? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you need Word Power Made Easy. Written in a lively, accessible, and timeless style, and loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource has helped millions learn to speak and write with confidence.

    • Reference

Dictionary Of Word Roots


Author: Donald Borror
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780874840537
Category: Reference
Page: 134
View: 6395
One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Greek & Latin Roots of English


Author: Tamara M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442233281
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
View: 6125
The Greek & Latin Roots of English approaches the study of Latin and Greek thematically: vocabulary is organized into various topics, from politics to philosophy, with chapters featuring cumulative exercises and notes to help students learn the pleasures (and pitfalls) of language study. The fifth edition features revised exercises, alphabetical vocabulary lists, and more.

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Dictionary of One-word Substitution

Vocabulary Building
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781500720674
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 80
View: 522
This book covers the following topics: 01. Related Words, 02. The Scientific Study of Something, 03. That Cannot Be Done, Etc., 04. Different Types of Doctors, 05. Professions, 06. Measuring Instruments, 07. A Place Related to Something, 08. A Particular Type of Person, 09. Phobia and Mania, 10. Country-Government, 11. Related to Money, 12. Act of Killing, 13. Related to Animals, 14. Various One-word Substitutes

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Using Tenses in English

Past, Present, Future
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 75
View: 9362
This Book Covers The Following Topics: What are “Tenses”? AGREEMENT between SUBJECT and VERB TWENTY-FOUR Auxiliary Verbs REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS PRESENT TENSE Present Indefinite Tense Present Continuous/Progressive Tense Present Perfect Tense Present Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense PAST TENSE Past Indefinite Tense Past Continuous/Progressive Tense Past Perfect Tense Past Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense FUTURE TENSE Future Indefinite Tense Future Continuous/Progressive Tense Future Perfect Tense Future Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense Useful Notes Exercises Sample This: Tenses could be defined as “any of the form of a verb that may be used to show the time of the action or an event or state expressed by the verb”. THERE ARE THREE KINDS OF TENSES: The Past Tense – The form of a verb that usually expresses an action that happened in the past [Action happened before present] The Present Tense – The form of a verb that usually expresses an action that happens at this time [Action happens in present] The Future Tense – The form of a verb that usually expresses an action that will happen in future [Action will happen after present] EACH OF THESE THREE KINDS OF SENTENCES HAS FOUR TYPES OF FORMS: Indefinite or Simple Form Continuous or Progressive Form Perfect Form Perfect Continuous or Perfect Progressive Form EACH OF THESE FOUR TYPES OF FORMS HAS FOUR KINDS OF STATEMENTS: Affirmative Statement -- Used to Show ‘Agreement’ Negative Statement -- Used to Show ‘Disagreement’ Interrogative Statement -- Used to Ask ‘Question’ Interrogative-Negative Statement -- Used to Ask ‘Question’ and Show ‘Disagreement’ Present Indefinite Tense Expresses – Permanent situation [in the past, present and future] Example: Our family lives in Seattle. General truth (fact or statement) Example: Clean water is fundamental to public health. Example: Many barrages have no utility and causes floods. Habitual action [actions that occurs regularly] Example: She listens to music every day. ‘Future meaning’ (timetable, planned event, etc.) Example: My shop closes at 9pm. Example: The train arrives at 7:30pm. Traditions, rituals, customs Example: Indians celebrate festival of light in the month of Oct-Nov. Commands and Instructions [Imperative Sentences] [Note: In imperatives, subject ‘you’ remains hidden] Example: Condemn perpetrators of terrorism. Example: Promote values of humanity and tolerance. Example: Tell us about the exact nature of your work. Used in if-clause of present and future real conditional sentences Example: If I go there, I meet him. Example: If things don't work out, we won't be panicked. Headlines in news reporting [Use of simple present tense instead of simple past tense is common in news headlines] Example: Flight skids on landing at airport. Example: Thunder storm brings relief to residents. (A). AFFIRMATIVE PATTERN – subject + first form of main verb + other words Singular Verb is used with subject ‘He and She’ + All Singular Subjects. Plural Verb is used with subject ‘I, We, You and They’ + All Plural Subjects. Examples: He/She talks. I/We/You/They talk. We seek opportunity to chart out our own course. Lean margin of victory or defeat gives an impression of a tough contest. Nowadays, voters value development over other issues. They want civic amenities and employment opportunities. (B). NEGATIVE PATTERN – subject + auxiliary verb ‘do/does’ + not + first form of main verb + other words Auxiliary Verb ‘Does’ is used with subject ‘He and She’ + All Singular Subjects. Auxiliary Verb ‘Do’ is used with subject ‘I, We, You and They’ + All Plural Subjects. Examples: He/She does not talk. I/We/You/They do not talk. Most buses do not cater to interior parts of the villages. He does not know what to say.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

List of 5000 Advanced English Words : Most Used Tough English Words


Author: MANIK JOSHI
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 165
View: 8976
There are thousands of words in English language. To learn meanings of all these words is really difficult. If you have sound knowledge of Basic English, you are supposed to know meanings of hundreds of common words in English. Now, it is time to enhance your English vocabulary by learning most used advanced English words. I have selected 5000 advanced words based on their frequent use in newspapers, magazines, books, internet, etc. It took me more than 10 years to create list of 5000 most used advanced English words. Letter A -- 275 Advanced English Words Letter B -- 242 Advanced English Words Letter C -- 438 Advanced English Words Letter D -- 321 Advanced English Words Letter E -- 238 Advanced English Words Letter F -- 233 Advanced English Words Letter G -- 171 Advanced English Words Letter H -- 149 Advanced English Words Letter I -- 266 Advanced English Words Letter J -- 51 Advanced English Words Letter K -- 19 Advanced English Words Letter L -- 132 Advanced English Words Letter M -- 175 Advanced English Words Letter N -- 66 Advanced English Words Letter O -- 109 Advanced English Words Letter P -- 393 Advanced English Words Letter Q -- 22 Advanced English Words Letter R -- 303 Advanced English Words Letter S -- 787 Advanced English Words Letter T -- 205 Advanced English Words Letter U -- 172 Advanced English Words Letter V -- 98 Advanced English Words Letter W -- 112 Advanced English Words Letter XYZ -- 23 Advanced English Words TOTAL -- 5000 ADVANCED ENGLISH WORDS SYMBOLS USED IN THIS DICTIONARY adj. -- adjective // adv. -- adverb // n. -- noun // prep. -- preposition // pron. -- pronoun // v. -- verb IMPORTANT NOTE: I have not given meanings of these words in this book. You can use any dictionary of your choice to find meanings of these advanced words, or if you wish you can buy my book “DICTIONARY OF DIFFICULT WORDS: 5000 ENGLISH WORDS” in which I have given 5000 words and their meanings. Sample This: List of Advanced English Words -- A 0001 -- abandon (v.) related word: abandoned (adj.) abandonment (n.) 0002 -- abase (v.) related word: abasement (n.) 0003 -- abashed (adj.) 0004 -- abate (v.) related word: abatement (n.) 0005 -- abdicate (v.) related word: abdication (n.) 0006 -- aberrant (adj.) related word: aberration (n.) 0007 -- abet (v.) 0008 -- abhor (v.) related words: abhorrent (adj.) abhorrence (n.) 0009 -- abide (v.) 0010 -- abiding (adj.) 0011 -- abject (adj.) related word: abjectly (adv.) 0012 -- abjure (v.) 0013 -- ablaze (adj.) 0014 -- ablutions (n.) 0015 -- abnegate (v.) related word: abnegation (n.) 0016 -- abode (n.) 0017 -- abolish (v.) related words: abolition (n.) abolitionist (n.) 0018 -- abominate (v.) related words: abominable (adj.) abomination (n.) 0019 -- aboriginal (adj.) 0020 -- abortive (adj.) 0021 -- abound (v.) 0022 -- about-turn (n.) 0023 -- above board (adj./adv.) 0024 -- abrasion (n.) 0025 -- abrasive (adj.) related words: abrasively (adv.) abrasiveness (n.) 0026 -- abreast (adv.) 0027 -- abridge (v.) related words: abridged (adj.) abridgement (n.) 0028 -- abrogate (v.) related word: abrogation (n.) 0029 -- abrupt (adj.) related words: abruptly (adv.) abruptness (n.) 0030 -- abscond (v.) 0031 -- abseil (v.) 0032 -- absolution (n.) 0033 -- absolutism (n.) related word: absolutist (adj./n.) 0034 -- absolve (v.) 0035 -- abstain (v.) 0036 -- abstemious (adj.) 0037 -- abstinence (n.) 0038 -- abstracted (adj.) related word: abstractedly (adv.) 0039 -- abstruse (adj.) 0040 -- abundant (adj.) related word: abundantly (adv.) 0041 -- abut (v.) 0042 -- abysmal (adj.) related word: abysmally (adv.) 0042 -- abyss (n.) 0044 -- accede (v.) 0045 -- accentuate (v.) related word: accentuation (n.) 0046 -- accession (n.) 0047 -- acclaim (v.) related word: acclamation (n.) 0048 -- acclimatize (acclimate) (v.) related word: acclimatization (acclimation) (n.) 0049 -- accolade (n.) 0050 -- accommodate (v.) related words: accommodating (adj.) accommodation (n.) 0051 -- accord (n./v.) 0052 -- accost (v.) 0053 -- accouter (accouter) (v.) related word: accouterments (n.) 0054 -- accredit (v.) related words: accredited (adj.) accreditation (n.) 0055 -- accretion (n.) 0056 -- accrue (v.) related word: accrual (n.) 0057 -- acculturate (v.) related word: acculturation (n.) 0058 -- acerbic (adj.) related word: acerbity (n.) 0059 -- Achilles heel (n.) 0060 -- acme (n.) 0061 -- acolyte (n.) 0062 -- acoustic (adj.) related words: acoustically (adv.) acoustician (n.) acoustics (n.) 0063 -- acquiesce (v.) related words: acquiescent (adj.) acquiescence (n.) 0064 -- acrid (adj.) 0065 -- acrimony (n.) related words: acrimonious (adj.) acrimoniously (adv.) 0066 -- acrobat (n.) related words: acrobatic (adj.) acrobatically (adv.) acrobatics (n.) 0067 -- acronym (n.) 0068 -- acuity (n.) 0069 -- acumen (n.) 0070 -- ad hominem (adj./adv.) 0071 -- ad infinitum (adv.) 0072 -- ad nauseam (adv.) 0073 -- adamant (adj.) related word: adamantly (adv.) 0074 -- adamantine (adj.) 0075 -- addendum (n.) 0076 -- addle (v.) related word: addled (adj.) 0077 -- adduce (v.) 0078 -- adhere (v.) related word: adherence (n.) 0079 -- adherent (n.) 0080 -- adhesive (adj./n.) related word: adhesion (n.) 0081 -- adieu (exclamation) 0082 -- adjure (v.) 0083 -- adlib (v.) 0084 -- admonish (v.) related words: admonitory (adj.) admonition (n.) 0085 -- adore (v.) related words: adorable (adj.) adoring (adj.) adoringly (adv.) adorably (adv.) adoration (n.) 0086 -- adorn (v.) related word: adornment (n.) 0087 -- adrift (adj.) 0088 -- adroit (adj.) related words: adroitly (adv.) adroitness (n.) 0089 -- adumbrate (v.) 0090 -- advent (n.) 0091 -- adventitious (adj.) 0092 -- aesthete (n.) related words: aesthetic (adj./n.) aesthetically (adv.) aesthetics (n.) aestheticism (n.) 0093 -- affable (adj.) related words: affably (adv.) affability (n.) 0094 -- affinity (n.) 0095 -- afflict (v.) related word: affliction (n.) 0096 -- affluent (adj.) related word: affluence (n.) 0097 -- affray (n.) 0098 -- affront (n./v.) 0099 -- aficionado (n.) 0100 -- aflame (adj.) 0101 -- agglomerate (adj./n./v.) related word: agglomeration (n.) 0102 -- aggrandizement (n.) 0103 -- aggravate (v.) related words: aggravated (adj.) aggravating (adj.) aggravation (n.) 0104 -- aggrieved (adj.) 0105 -- aggro (n.) 0106 -- aghast (adj.) 0107 -- agile (adj.) related word: agility (n.) 0108 -- agog (adj.) 0109 -- agonize (v.) related words: agonized (adj.) agonizing (adj.) agonizingly (adv.) 0110 -- agony (n.) 0111 -- agrarian (adj.) 0112 -- aground (adv.) 0113 -- ail (v.) 0114 -- airy-fairy (adj.) 0115 -- ajar (adj.) 0116 -- al fresco (adj./adv.) 0117 -- alacrity (n.) 0118 -- albatross (n.) 0119 -- alchemy (n.) 0120 -- alien (adj.) 0121 -- alienate (v.) related word: alienation (n.) 0122 -- alight (adj./v.) 0123 -- allay (v.) 0124 -- allegiance (n.) 0125 -- alleviate (v.) related word: alleviation (n.) 0126 -- allure (n.) 0127 -- allusion (n.) related word: allusive (adj.) 0128 -- alluvial (adj.) related word: alluvium (n.) 0129 -- aloft (adv.) 0130 -- also-ran (n.) 0131 -- altercation (n.) 0132 -- altruism (n.) related word: altruistic (adv.) 0133 -- ambidextrous (adj.) 0134 -- ambience (n.) related word: ambient (adj.) 0135 -- ambivalence (n.) related words: ambivalent (adj.) ambivalently (adv.) 0136 -- amble (v.) 0137 -- ambrosia (n.) 0138 -- ambulatory (adj.) 0139 -- amenable (adj.) 0140 -- amicable (adj.) related word: amicably (adv.) 0141 -- amiss (adj./adv.) 0142 -- amity (n.) 0143 -- amnesia (n.) related word: amnesiac (n.) 0144 -- amorous (adj.) related word: amorously (adv.) 0145 -- amorphous (adj.) 0146 -- amplify (v.) related word: amplification (n.) 0147 -- anachronism (n.) related word: anachronistic (adj.) 0148 -- analgesia (n.) related word: analgesic (adj./n.) 0149 -- analogy (n.) 0150 -- anathema (n.) 0151 -- anecdote (n.) 0152 -- angst (n.) 0153 -- anguish (n.) related word: anguished (adj.) 0154 -- animated (adj.) related word: animatedly (adv.) 0155 -- animism (n.) related words: animistic (adj.) animist (n.) 0156 -- animosity (n.) 0157 -- animus (n.) 0158 -- annals (n.) 0159 -- annex (v.) related word: annexation (n.) 0160 -- annihilate (v.) related word: annihilation (n.) 0161 -- annotate (v.) 0162 -- annul (v.) related word: annulment (n.) 0163 -- anodyne (adj.) 0164 -- anoint (v.) 0165 -- anomalous (adj.) related words: anomalously (adv.) anomaly (n.) 0166 -- anomie (n.) 0167 -- anorexia (n.) related word: anorexic (adj./n.) 0168 -- antagonize (v.) related words: antagonistic (adj.) antagonistically (adv.) antagonist (n.) antagonism (n.) 0169 -- antecedent (adj./n.) 0170 -- antediluvian (adj.) 0171 -- anthology (n.) 0172 -- antipathy (n.) related word: antipathetic (adj.) 0173 -- antiquated (adj.) 0174 -- antiquity (n.) 0175 -- antithesis (n.) related word: antithetical (adj.) 0176 -- apathy (n.) related words: apathetic (adj.) apathetically (adv.) 0177 -- aphorism (n.) related word: aphoristic (adj.) 0178 -- aplomb (n.) 0179 -- apnea (apnoea) (n.) 0180 -- apocalypse (n.) related word: apocalyptic (adj.) 0181 -- apocryphal (adj.) 0182 -- apoplexy (n.) 0183 -- apostate (n.) 0184 -- apostle (n.) 0185 -- appalled (adj.) related words: appalling (adj.) appallingly (adv.) 0186 -- apparent (adj.) 0187 -- apparition (n.) 0188 -- appease (v.) related word: appeasement (n.) 0189 -- append (v.) related word: appendage (n.) 0190 -- appetizing (adj.) 0191 -- applaud (v.) 0192 -- appliqué (n.) related word: appliquéd (adj.) 0193 -- apportion (v.) related word: apportionment (n.) 0194 -- apposite (adj.) 0195 -- appraise (v.) related words: appraisal (n.) appraiser (n.) 0196 -- appreciable (adj.) related word: appreciably (adv.) 0197 -- appurtenance (n.) 0198 -- apropos (prep.) 0199 -- aquifer (n.) 0200 -- arable (adj.) 0201 -- arbiter (n.) 0202 -- arbitrary (adj.) related words: arbitrarily (adv.) arbitrariness (n.) 0203 -- arbitrate (v.) related word: arbitration (n.) 0204 -- arboreal (adj.) 0205 -- arcane (adj.) 0206 -- archetype (n.) 0207 -- ardent (adj.) related word: ardently (adv.) 0208 -- ardor (ardour) (n.) 0209 -- arduous (adj.) related word: arduously (adv.) 0210 -- argot (n.) 0211 -- arid (adj.) related word: aridity (n.) 0212 -- Armageddon (n.) 0213 -- armistice (n.) 0214 -- arm-twisting (n.) 0215 -- arouse (v.) related word: arousal (n.) 0216 -- arraign (v.) related word: arraignment (n.) 0217 -- arrant (adj.) 0218 -- arrogant (adj.) related word: arrogantly (adv.) 0219 -- artifact (artefact) (n.) 0220 -- ascend (v.) 0221 -- ascendancy (n.) related words: ascendant (n.) ascension (n.) 0222 -- ascetic (adj./n.) related word: asceticism (n.) 0223 -- ascribe (v.) related words: ascribable (adj.) ascription (n.) 0224 -- ashen (adj.) 0225 -- asinine (adj.) 0226 -- askew (adj./adv.) 0227 -- aslant (adv.) 0228 -- asperity (n.) related word: aspersions (n.) 0229 -- aspire (v.) 0230 -- assail (v.) 0231 -- assault (n./v.) 0232 -- assent (n./v.) 0233 -- assertive (adj.) related words: assertively (adv.) assertiveness (n.) 0234 -- assiduous (adj.) related words: assiduously (adv.) assiduity (n.) 0235 -- assign (v.) 0236 -- assimilate (v.) related word: assimilation (n.) 0237 -- assuage (v.) 0238 -- astonish (v.) 0239 -- astound (v.) related words: astounded (adj.) astounding (adj.) astoundingly (adv.) 0240 -- astride (adv./prep.) 0241 -- astringent (adj.) related word: astringency (n.) 0242 -- astronomical (adj.) related word: astronomically (adv.) 0243 -- astute (adj.) related words: astutely (adv.) astuteness (n.) 0244 -- asunder (adv.) 0245 -- atavistic (adj.) 0246 -- ataxia (n.) related word: ataxic (adj.) 0247 -- atone (v.) related word: atonement (n.) 0248 -- atrocity (n.) related words: atrociously (adv.) atrociousness (n.) 0249 -- attenuate (v.) related words: attenuated (adj.) attenuation (n.) 0250 -- attire (n.) related word: attired (adj.) 0251 -- attuned (adj.) 0252 -- audacity (n.) related words: audacious (adj.) audaciously (adv.) 0253 -- auditory (adj.) 0254 -- augment (v.) related word: augmentation (n.) 0255 -- augur (v.) related word: augury (n.) 0256 -- aura (n.) 0257 -- aural (adj.) related word: aurally (adv.) 0258 -- austere (adj.) related words: austerely (adv.) austerity (n.) 0259 -- autism (n.) related word: autistic (adj.) 0260 -- automation (n.) 0261 -- avarice (n.) related word: avaricious (adj.) 0262 -- avenue (n.) 0263 -- aver (v.) 0264 -- averse (adj.) related word: aversion (n.) 0265 -- avert (v.) 0266 -- avid (adj.) related words: avidly (adv.) avidity (n.) 0267 -- avow (v.) related words: avowed (adj.) avowedly (adv.) avowal (n.) 0268 -- awash (adj.) 0269 -- awe (n./v.) 0270 -- awe-inspiring (adj.) 0271 -- awesome (adj.) related word: awesomely (adv.) 0272 -- awestruck (adj.) 0273 -- awful (adj./adv.) related word: awfulness (n.) 0274 -- awry (adj./adv.) 0275 -- axiom (n.) related word: axiomatic (adj.)

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences

English Sentence Forms
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 27
View: 8351
REVISED EDITION -- FEB 20, 2016 -- Sentence forms in English language - simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, compound-complex sentence | phrases and clauses | independent or principal clause (main clause), dependent or subordinate clause | list of important coordinators and transitional expressions (transitional words or phrases) for compound sentences | list of important subordinators for complex sentences | double and multiple sentences | definition and examples of simple, compound and complex sentences

    • Education

Red Hot Root Words

Mastering Vocabulary with Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words
Author: Dianne Draze
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593630379
Category: Education
Page: 119
View: 5105
Help students improve their mastery of the English language and acquire the keys for understanding thousands of words by studying Greek and Latin word parts (prefixes, root words, and suffixes). This is one of the most complete, usable presentations of vocabulary development using word parts you will find. A knowledge of word parts gives students a head start on decoding words in reading and testing situations. This is the first book in the two-book series. Each of the well-developed lessons in this text includes: one to three word parts along with meanings and sample words, five vocabulary words that use the prefixes or root words, definitions and sample sentences for each of the five words, a practice exercise that lets students apply knowledge of the words and their meanings, and a one-page review worksheet for one or two lessons that presents more unique opportunities to work with the prefixes and root words and to see how they are combined with suffixes. In addition to the student pages, the teacher's information includes: an extensive listing of the most common prefixes, root words, and suffixes; their meanings and sample words; additional words for each lesson; and lesson ideas to supplement the word being studied. For older students, use Red Hot Root Words, Book 2. Grades 3–5

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

A Thesaurus of English Word Roots


Author: Horace Gerald Danner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442233265
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1008
View: 805
Horace G. Danner’s A Thesaurus of English Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the English language. All word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots’ original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning, that is listed in a separate column.