[Word-ology] Bankrupt=Bank+Rupt

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

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


1. conducive=con-[together]+duc-[lead]+-ive-[a.]

Definition: making it easy, possible or likely for sth to happen

2. seduce=se-[away]+duc-[lead]+-e[v.]

Definition: to persuade sb to do sth that they would not usually agree to do by making it seem very attractive


The Latin root rupt means “burst”. Let’s learn some words with this root during the next couple of minutes!

The word bankrupt combinesbankandrupt“. “bankhere just represents yourbank account“. If you’ve gone bankrupt yourbank accounthasburst”, spilling out all its contents and leaving you with no money!

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The word rupture also comes from rupt“. A rupture is an injury in which something inside the body breaks apart or bursts, or any situation when something breaks or bursts. For example, we can not only say a rupture of the stomach, but also a rupture in relations between two people (the good relationship broke up between them).


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

erupt=e-[out]+rupt-[burst]

Example: The volcano could erupt at any time.

interrupt=inter-[between]+rupt-[burst]

Example: It is not appropriate to interrupt teachers when they are talking.


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

Do you know of any other words that contain the root rupt“? Please let us know in the comment section! And don’t forget to write down your answers for the exercise.

Have a good time! See you!

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