[Word-ology] Affluent=Af+Flu+Ent

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

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

monologue= mono[single] + log[speak] + ue
Definition: speech you make to yourself

terminology= termin[term] + o + log[speak] + y[n.]
Definition: a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline


Today we will learn the new root “flu“. It means “flow” and is used in many words. Let’s see the word “affluent” together.

In the word “affluent“, “af” means “ad-, to“, “flu” means “flow“, “ent” means “a.” By combining them together we can deduce that “affluent” means “to be flowing

In Merriam-webster Dictionary, “affluent” means “flowing in abundance“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here are two examples to use “affluent” :

The Bay Area is one of the nation’s most affluent regions.

Some have argued that excessive food is a sign of an affluent society.


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

fluent= flu[flow]+-ent[a.]

confluence= con-[together]+flu[flow]+ence[n.]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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6 Comments

  • Wordology, as a friendly name for is very useful helping everybody understand modern vocabulary by tracing them back to their ancestors components..
    Your presentation here is very concise and effective.. you manage to keep etymology from being unnecessarily sophisticated, but plain and helpful. Love it. Thank you

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    • .. sorry for a missing word, please read “…, as a friendly name for ETYMOLOGY, is very..

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  • Con means together.
    Fluent means flu means flow.
    Ent means a.

    Wow

    Af means ad to.
    Flu means flow.
    Ent neans a.

    Perfectly splendid 💕

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