Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Easiest Vocabulary Building Method - Learning Vocabulary using Word Root (Part-1)

One of the best way to build your vocabulary is by using the Word Root. Using this method, you can learn the meaning of so many words which are build using the same root. Today, we are posting the first part of this series. This post contains the list of important words starting with A. Hope you all will love it.

Root Word
Meanings
Examples and Definitions
Acro
top, height, tip, beginning
acrobat - a "high walker";acronym - a word formed from the first (capital) letters of a word;
acrophobia - fear of height
Agr/i/o
farming
agriculture - management of the land,
agribusiness - making money by utilizing land;
agrarian - relating to the management of land
ambiamphi
both, on both sides, around
ambidextrous - able to use both hands equally;
ambiguous - having more than one meaning;
ambivalence - conflicting or opposite feelings toward a person or thing
ambul
walk, move
amble - to walk in a slow, relaxed way;
ambulant - walking or moving around;
ambulance - a vehicle that moves a patient
ami/o
love
amiable - friendly, pleasant, lovable;
amity - friendly and peaceful relations;
amorous - showing romantic love
ante
before, in front
antecede - to come before something in time; antemeridian - before noon; anteroom- a small room before the main room
anthrop/o
human
anthropology - the study of mankind;
anthropomorphism - giving human form to non-human things;
philanthropy - the love to mankind (expressed through good deeds)
anti
against, opposite of
antibody - a substance that destroys micro-organisms;antiseptic - preventing infection;
antisocial - opposing social norm
apoapho
away, off, separate
aphorism - a short expression of a general truth;
apology - an explicit expression of regret,
apostrophe - a small dash used in place of an omitted letter
aqu/a
water
aquarium - a water container for fish;
aquatic- relating to water;aqueduct - a pipeline for water
arbor
tree
arborist - someone working with trees;
arbor - a shady area formed by trees;
arborous - having many trees
art
skill
artifact - object made by a person's skill;
artisan - a person skilled in a craft;
artist - a person who createsskillfully
astro,
aster
star, stars, outer space
astronaut - a person traveling to the stars;
astronomer - someone who studies the stars;
asterisk - a star-shaped sign used as a reference tool
aud/i/io
hear
audible - loud enough to be heard;
audience - people who listen to a program;
audiovisual - relating to sound and vision
auto
self, same, one
autocrat - a person who governs with absolute power; autograph - a person's own signature;
automatic - moving by itself
avi/a
bird
aviary - a large enclosure for birds;
aviatrix - a female airplane pilot;
aviation - the art of designing or operating aircraft
act
do
activity - something that a person does;
react - to do something in response;
 interaction - communication between two or more things

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