[Word-ology] Consent=Con+Sent

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Veracious=ver-[true]+acious-[adj.]

definition: honest and not telling or containing any lies


verisimilar=ver-[true]+sim-[like](il)ar-[adj.]

definition: having the appearance of truth


veritable=ver-[true]+it+able-[adj.]

definition: When something is veritable it is true, or at least feels that way.


Today, we are going to learn another commonly-used etymon “sens” meaning “sense or feeling“. It has a variant, “sent“.

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Let’s analyze the composition of “consent”

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The word consists of two etyma, “con” meaning “together“, and “sent” meaning “sense“. It’s very easy to figure out the meaning given the etyma. When your ideas or senses go together with others’, then it means you agree with them, is it? Hereupon, we are very close to the definition of “consent,” which is “to agree to sth or give your permission for sth.

Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words.

dissension=di-[away]+sens-[sense]+-ion-[n.]

insensible=in-[not]+sens-[sense]+ible-[able]

nonsense=non-[none]+sens-[sense]+e-[n.]


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