Showing posts with label 000 Words (Part 1). Show all posts
Showing posts with label 000 Words (Part 1). Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Key to 100,000 Words (Part 1)

Prefixes, roots, and suffixes are the raw material of the English language. They are the stuff of which words are made. A knowledge of prefixes, roots, and suffixes allows any reasonably intelligent person to make a stab at defining a word like “antidisestablishmentarianism” in spite of its formidable appearance, or to define a word like “antimalarial” without a moment’s hesitation.