💡Time for [Word-ology] again, a column making English learning easier!💡
Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.
manumit = man [hand] + u + mit [send]
Definition：to release from slavery
remiss = re– [back] + miss [send]
Definition：careless and not doing a duty well enough
Today we will learn the new roots “gress” It means “step” and are used in many words. Let’s see the word “digress” together.
In the word “digress“, “di” means “aside“, “gress” means “step“. By combining them together we can deduce that “digress” means “step the subject aside“.
In Cambridge Dictionary, “submissive” means “move away from the subject you are talking or writing about and talk or write about something different for a while “, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced
Here are one examples to use “digress“ :
Let me digress for a moment and tell you a short story.In the presence of older birds, the younger eagles tend to be submissive.
Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words!
regress= re[back] + gress [step]
transgress= trans- [across] + gress[step]
That’s all for [Word-ology] today!
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