💡It’s time for [Word-ology], a column helping you learn words much easier!💡
Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.
- gregarious=greg-[group]+arious-[adj., having the quality of]
Definition: liking to be with other people
Definition: to come together in a group
Today, we are going to learn a new etymon ”scrib‘‘ with the word ”circumscribe”. The etymon ”scrib” means ”write” and it is an important component in many words!
The word consists of three etyma. The first “circum” means “around“. The second “scrib” means “write“. The third one “e” tells us that this word is a verb. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “circumscribe“ is “draw/write around (line, limitation).”
And in Oxford Advanced Learning Dictionary, “circumscribe” means “to limit sb./sth.’s freedom, rights, power, etc.“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.
Here’s an example to use “circumscribe“:
The power of the king was circumscribed by the new law.
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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