[Word-ology] Compose=Com+Pos+E

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

1. credulous=cred-[believe]+ulous-[adj. tending to do or characterized by]

Definition: too ready to believe things and therefore easy to trick

2. discredit=dis-[stop people from doing something]+cred-[believe]+it

Definition: to make people stop believing that sth is true


Today, we are going to learn a new etymon pos‘ with the word compose. The etymonpos means put” and it is an important component in many words!

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The word consists of three meaningful etyma. The first “com” means “together“, and the second “pos” means ”put”. As for “e”, it represents that this word is a verb. By combining them together, we can easily deduce that the meaning of the word “compose” is “to put something together”.

And in Oxford Advanced Learning Dictionary, “compose” means “to combine together to form a whole , which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here’s an example to use “compose“:

Ten men compose the committee.


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

depose=de-[away]+pos-[put]+se-[v.]

deposit=de-[away]+pos-[put]+-it[n.]


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