[Word-ology] Committed = Com+Mit+Ted

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

  1. inflexible=in-[not]+flex-[bend]+ible-[adj, be able to]
    definition: difficult or impossible to bend, used to describe something that cannot be changed or made more suitable for a particular situation
  2. deflect=de-[aside]+flect-[bend]
    definition: to change direction or make something change direction, especially after hitting something

Today, we are going to learn a new etymon mit‘ with the word commited. The etymonmit means send” and it is an important component in many words!

7.3 Word-ology

The word consists of three etyma. The first “com” means “together” and strengthens the tone. The second “mit” means “send“. The third one “(t)ed” tells us that this word is an adjective. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word committed is send (one’s effort) together.”

And in Oxford Advanced Learning Dictionary, “commit” means “willing to work hard and give your time and energy to sth.“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.


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

commitment=com-[together]+mit-[send]+ment-[n.]

manumit=man-[hand]+u+mit-[send]


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