[Word-ology] Interdict = inter. + dict.

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

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

fluent= flu [flow] + -ent [a.]
Definition: effortlessly smooth and flowing

confluence= con-[together] +flu [flow] + ence [n.]
Definition: a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point

Today we will learn the new root “dic.” or “dict.”. Basically, they mean “say” or “word”.

For example, the word “predict“, consisting of “pre” = before, and “dict” = say, of which the meaning is:

“to say that an event or action will happen in the future, especially as a result of knowledge or experience” (Cambridge Dictionary).

Similary, one could see the same rule in word “Interdict“.


  • inter. = between
  • dict. = say
  • interdict: interpose some words between…

So, the definition of “interdict” is:

“an official instruction from a law court telling someone that they are not allowed to do something” (Cambridge Dictionary).

Here’s an example of “interdict” :

i.e. There is a growing consensus of opiTroops could be ferried in to interdict drug shipments.nion on this issue.

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

indict = in-[in, on] + dict-[say]

addict [n.] = ad-[to] + dict-[say]

That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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