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Word root: misien

Effectively, 'misien/miso' is the root for hatred and words based on this root in some way or the other signify this sentiment. Let's have a look at a few of these words:

1. Misogyny: Hatred of women (Gyny stands for women, remember what a gynaecologist does).2. Misandry: A hatred of a man or of men in general; especially by women (can you figure out what andry would stand for).3. Misanthrope: Someone who has a hatred or distrust of all people (mankind).


source: wordpandit /word power made easy
Using roots to learn words:
Dolorous:

Word Origin:The word dolorous comes from the Latin root 'doloro-, dolor-, dolori- , dol- +', meaning 'to feel pain, to grieve; sorrow, grief, mourning'.

There are a number of other interesting words that are derived from this source. One of those is the Latin phrase'Via Dolorosa'. This phrase means 'the road of sadness' and has Biblical origins. The road referred to here is the one followed by Jesus on the way to His crucifixion.

Another interesting word that comes from the same root is 'indolence'. This implies a dislike for work and physical action. An indolent person is basically a lazy one. The question is how is indolent related to dolorous? Indolent comes from the Latin indolentia which means “freedom from pain”. This is a further combination of two Latin roots: in, (meaning “not”) + dolere, (meaning “to suffer pain”). Hence, indolence is basically not suffering from any pain, and how do you do so: by not working, the perfect solution in a way. No work, no pain for the body to go through.


source: wordpandit


how many of you use word roots for learning words? i just love this method



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  • one can't remember words without going to the heart of ma.... 15 Aug '13.
krishans
Krishan Swami @krishans 223
one can't remember words without going to the heart of matter or thru some silly bt effective mnemonics unless his native lang is english.. powerful m3d of learning..
Ansh_Ansh
Anshul Garg @Ansh_Ansh
Try [image] Daily Vocabulary Words Dailyvocab She s crying for the moon by asking for the pizza delivery at 3.00 am skilled performer of gymnastic feats, as walking on a tightrope or swinging on a trapeze Surrender under agreed conditions To give up resistance: He finally capitulated ...
puys...
no enthusiasm for vocabulary..

let us try to make this space active and vibrant..

5 mnemonics for today:
prudent: prudent president

(Sensible and careful when you make judgments and decisions.)

laconic: lack a tonic in speech

(Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.)


venerable: honorable

(Commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity)


wistful: wishful
(full of wishful thinking)

termagant: malignant aunt
(a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.)

mnemonics picked from wordpandit. com and mnemonic dictionary
hi puys..
any new vocab resources to share here?
and any new vocab books that are avl. in the market and can be used?
two books that i have used and gained from:
1. word power made easy (obvious one)
2. six weeks to words of power by wilfred funk (this one is nice and compact, around 500 words)

two website that i use:
1. Wordpandit (www.wordpandit.com)
2. Mnemonic Dictionary

Have not used any apps, have you used any apps? anyone with any awesome app recommendations??
  • all abt words. 20 Jul '13.
tusharsaluja
tushar saluja @tusharsaluja
New words of the day SCOTCH- mujhe scotch peene se mat scotch kar! #to stop some event or spoil it. SALACIOUS- my saala is watching salacious movies #related to sex LICENTIOUS-tumhe to license mil gaya hai licentious hone ka ! #unrestrained in terms of sex.( basically it is similar to sal...
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Prashant @smartppc
lets post 3 to 5 every day..i will keep posting useful vocab stuff as well
tusharsaluja
tushar saluja @tusharsaluja
New words of the day SCOTCH- mujhe scotch peene se mat scotch kar! #to stop some event or spoil it. SALACIOUS- my saala is watching salacious movies #related to sex LICENTIOUS-tumhe to license mil gaya hai licentious hone ka ! #unrestrained in terms of sex.( basically it is similar to sal...
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Prashant @smartppc
good work tushar..lets keep this going and post as many mnemonics as we can..:) and others should join in as well
some new mnemonics:
termagant: malignant aunt

a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.


tenable: Ten-Able , ten people able to understand something so it has to be logical and is capable of being maintained in argument;

underwrite: write under the contract, sign the contract

to show agreement with or to support by or as if by signingone's name to, as a statement or decision.


source: wordpandit.com
tusharsaluja
tushar saluja @tusharsaluja
Some words from my side: SABBATICAL: sab-baate-kal, i have to complete my work today. #going on a voluntary holiday SAGACIOUS: saag khaane vale ! #wise and canny person THWART: is art exhibition ko mat roko! #to put a halt to something. NOW NEW WORDS EVERYDAY FROM MY SIDE! :mg: :wink:
guys we are officially into CAT season now..lets start learning some words..what say? lets start some vocab thread game..where we keep posting words and their mnemonics..any ideas? anyone up for it???