💡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.
Definition: to make an exact copy of sth in order to trick people into thinking that it is the real thing
Definition: to cancel an order that has been given, especially by giving a different order
Today, we are going to learn a new etymon ”man‘‘ with the word ”manipulate”. The etymon ”man” means ”hand” and it is an important component in many words!
The word consists of three meaningful etyma. The first “man” means “hand“. The second “pul” means “pull“. The third one “ate” tells us that this word is a verb. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “manipulate“ is “pull by hand (secretly).”
And in Oxford Advanced Learning Dictionary, “manipulate” means “to control or influence sb./sth., often in a dishonest way so that they do not realize it“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.
Here’s an example to use “circumscribe“:
She uses her charm to manipulate people.
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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