[Word-ology] Disprove=Dis+Prov+E

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

Today, we are going to learn a new etymon ”prov’‘ with the word ”disprove”. The etymon ”prov means ”test, prove” and it has the same meaning as ”prob”.


The word consists of three etyma, the first “dis” means “opposite”, “prov means “test, prove”, and the etyma ”v” at the end of the word means that this word is a verb. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “disprove” is “opposite of ”prove”, prove to be false”.

And it is very easy to find a basic combination between what we deduced and the definition in the Oxford Dictionary, ” to show that something is wrong or false“.

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

reprove=re-[against]+prov-[prove, test]+e-[v.]


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