[Word-ology] Consensus = Con + Sens + Us

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

agitate=ag[drive]+it+-at[v.]
Definition: to make someone feel worried or angry

coagulate=co[together]+ag[drive]+ul+-ate[v.]
Definition: to change from liquid to a more solid state


Today we will learn the new root “sens-“, it means “sense” or “to feel” and is used in many words. Let’s see the word “consensus” together.

In the word “consensus“, “con” means “together“, “sens” means “sense” and “us” at the end of the word indicates that the word is a noun. By combining them together we can deduce that “consensus” means “agree together“.

In Cambridge Dictionary, “consensus” means “general agreement among a group of people“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here’s an example of “consensus” :

There is a growing consensus of opinion on this issue.


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

dissension=dis [not]+sens[sense]+us [n.]

commonsensical=common [common]+sens[sense]+-ic+-al[a]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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