[Word-ology] Abject=Ab+Ject

Time for [Word-ology] again, a column making English learning easier!

Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

Today, we are going to learn a new etymon ”ject” with the word ”abject”. The etymon ”ject” means ”throw” and is used in many words.

Now, let’s analyze the composition of “abject“.

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The word consists of two etyma, “ab” means “away”, “ject” means “throw. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “abject” is closed to throw (spirit) away” orthrow (dignity) away”. 

Therefore, when a word consists of ‘‘ject”, its meaning might be related to throw something. And the meaning of the word “abject” we deduced is close to the definition in the Oxford Dictionary, which is “without any pride or respect for yourself”.


Now I think you get the general meaning of ”ject”, it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words.

project=pro-[forth]+ject-[throw]

conjecture=con-[together]+ject-[throw]+ure-[n.&v.]

deject=de-[down]+ject-[throw]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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