Time for [Word-ology] again, a column making English learning easier!
Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.
Definition: a story long enough to fill a complete book, in which the characters and events are usually imaginary.
Definition: to repair and paint an old building, a piece of furniture, etc in good condition again.
Today, we are going to learn a widely-used etymon “voc“, which shares the same meaning with the etymon “vok” meaning “call” or “voice“.
Now, let’s analyze the composition of “Advocate”.
The word consists of three etyma, “ad” means “to“, “voc” means “call“, and “ate” at the end of the word “advocate” indicates that the word is a verb. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “advocate” is closed to “to call (for)”.
And it is very easy to find a basic combination between what we deduced and the definition in the Oxford Dictionary, “to support something publicly”
Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words.
That’s all for [Word-ology] today!
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