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How to Master the Vocabulary : Root Words | SSC CGL Tier-2 2017

“Learn one root and you have the key that will unlock the meanings of up to ten or twenty words in which the root appears.”

Dear Students, Vocabulary represents one of the most important skills necessary for teaching and learning a foreign language. It is the basis for the development of all the other skills: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking, writing, spelling and pronunciation. And to learn vocabulary is pretty much difficult task in itself. Today, In this article, we will discuss the most effective ways to memorise vocabulary words. You need to learn the etymology of the words. In Every Govt. job Competitive Exams in India, English Section is very important and critical. Without scoring good marks in English Section, you can not qualify any exam.

This Root List can boost your knowledge of words, and that can help you get more questions right. No one can predict exactly which words will show up on your test, but there are certain words that the test-makers favor. The Root List gives you the component parts of many typical words that are asked in SSC and Bank Exams. Knowing these words can help you because you may run across them on your Exams. Also, becoming comfortable with the types of words that pop up will reduce your anxiety about the test.
Knowing roots can help you in two more ways. First, instead of learning one word at a time, you can learn a whole group of words that contain a certain root. They’ll be related in meaning, so if you remember one, it will be easier for you to remember others. Second, roots can often help you decode an unknown vocab word. If you recognize a familiar root, you could get a good enough grasp of the word to answer the question.
Etymology (et’-a-MOL’-a-jee) deals with the origin or derivation of words. When you know the meaning of a root (for example, Latin ego, I or self), you can better understand, and more easily remember, all the words built on this root. Learn one root and you have the key that will unlock the meanings of up to ten or twenty words in which the root appears. Learn ego and you can immediately get a handle on egocentric, egomaniac, egoist, egotist, and alter ego. Learn anthropos (Greek, mankind), and you will. quickly understand, and never forget, anthropology, misanthropy, anthropoid, anthropocentric, anthropomorphic, philanthropy, and anthropophobia. Meet any word with anthropo- in it, and you will have at least some idea of its meaning.
In the etymological approach to vocabulary building:
• You will learn about prefixes, roots, and suffixe, so You will be able to figure out unfamiliar words by recognizing their structure, the building blocks. from which they are constructed-

• You will be able to construct words correctly by learning to put these building blocks together in the proper way-and

•You will be able to derive verbs from nouns, nouns and verbs from adjectives, adjectives from nouns, etc.-and do all this correctly.
Learn how to deal with etymology and you will feel comfortable with words-you will use new words with self-assurance-you will be able to figure out thousands of words you hear or read even if you have never heard or seen these words before. That’s why the best approach to new words is through etymology:-as you will discover for yourself as soon as you start reading the below given root words. Use these tricks, as well as other exercises that we will provide based on these notes, as aids to learning. “No one is perfect, no one learns in the exact same way or at the same rate as anyone else. Find the optimum technique and speed for your unique learning patterns-and then give yourself every opportunity to exploit your actual, latent, and potential abilities.” 
acid: something that is sharp, sour or ill natured
acute: sharp at the end; ending in a point
acerbic: sour or astringent in taster; harsh in temper
acrid: sharp or biting to the taste or smell
acrimonious: caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature
exacerbate: to increase bitterness or violence; aggravate
alternative: a possible choice
alias: an assumed name; another
alibi: the defense by an accused person that he was verifiably elsewhere at the time of the crime with which he is charged
alien: one born in another country; a foreigner
alter ego: the second self; a substitute or deputy
altruist: a person unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
allegory: figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another
amateur: a person who engages in an activity for pleasure rather than financial or professional gain
amatory: of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking
amenity: agreeable ways or manners
amorous: inclined to love, esp. sexual love
enamored: inflamed with love; charmed; captivated
amity: friendship; peaceful harmony
inamorata: a female lover
amiable: having or showing agreeable personal qualities
amicable: characterized by exhibiting good will
ambient: moving freely; circulating
ambitious: desirous of achieving or obtaining power
preamble: an introductory statement
ambassador: an authorized messenger or representative 
ambulance: a wheeled vehicle equipped for carrying sick people, usually to a hospital
ambulatory: of, pertaining to, or capable of walking
ambush: the act of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise
perambulator: one who makes a tour of inspection on foot
ambiguous: open to various interpretations
amphibian: any cold-blooded vertebrate, the larva of which is aquatic, and the adult of which is terrestrial; a person or thing having a twofold nature
ambidextrous: able to use both hands equally well

Note: We will provide All type of Important root words in the upcoming posts as well, so stay tuned for more rules and tricks. 

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