[Word-ology] Confluence = Con + Flu + Ence

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

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

infraction= in-[in]+fract[break]+-ion[n.]
Definition: a breaking of a rule or law
fragile= frag[fract, break]+-ile[a., tending to]
Definition: easily damaged, broken, or harmed


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

In the word “confluence“, “con” means “together“, “flu” means “flow” and “ence” means that this ord is [n.]. By combining them together we can deduce that “confluence” means “flow together

In Merriam-webster Dictionary, “confluence” means “a flowing together“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here is one example to use “confluence” :

The 160-metre falls mark the dramatic confluence of the rivers Nera and Velino.


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

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

influx= in[in, into]+flu(x) [flow]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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