April 25, 2019

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Easiest Vocabulary Building Method by ROOT WORDS – (Part – 5)

Easiest Vocabulary Building Method by ROOT WORDS – (Part – 5)
  hect/o, hecat hundred Greek hectoliter – 100 liters; hectare – metric unit equaling 100 ares or 10,000 square meters; hectometer – 100 meters.
  helic/o spiral, circular Greek helicopter – an aircraft with horizontal rotating wing; helix – a spiral form; helicon – a circular tuba.
  heli/o sun Greek heliotropism – movement or growth in relating to the sun; heliograph – apparatus used to send message with the help of sunlight; helianthus – genus of plants including sunflowers.
  hemi half, partial Greek hemicycle – a semicircular structure; hemisphere – one half of the earth; hemistich – half a line of poetry.
  hem/o/a blood Latin
hemorrhage – clotting of the blood; hemorrhoids – swelling of the blood vessels; hemoglobin – red blood particle.
  hepa liver Latin hepatitis – inflammation of the liver; hepatoma – a tumor of the liver; hepatotoxic – toxic and damaging to the liver.
  hept/a seven Greek heptagon – a shape with seven angles and seven sides; Heptateuch – the first seven books of the Old Testament; heptameter – a line of verse consisting of seven metrical feet.
  herbi grass, plant Latin herbicide – any chemical used to kill unwanted plants, etc.; herbivorous – plant-eating; herbal – relating to plants.
  hetero different, other Greek heterogeneous – made up of unrelated parts; heteronyms – words with same spelling but different meanings; heterodox – not conforming to traditional beliefs.
  hex/a six Greek hexagon – a shape with six angles/sides; hexameter – a verse measured in six; hexapod – having six legs.
  histo tissue Greek histology – study of the microscopic structure of tissues; histochemistry – study of the chemical constitution of cells and tissues.
like, alike, same Latin
homogeneous – of the same nature or kind; homonym – sounding alike; homeopath – a therapy that is based on treating “same with same”
  hydr/o liquid, water Greek hydrate – to add water to; hydrophobia – intense fear of water; hydroponics – growing plants in liquid nutrient solution; hydraulic – operated by force created by a liquid.
  hygr/o moisture, humidity Greek hygrometer – tool used to measure humidity; hygrograph – instrument for recording variations in atmospheric humidity.
  hyper too much, over,
excessive, beyond
hyperactive – very restless; hypercritical – too critical; hypertension – above normal pressure.
  hyp/o under Greek hypoglycemia – an abnormally low level of sugar in the blood; hypothermia – abnormally low body temperature; hypothesis – a theory that is unproven but used under the assumption that it is true.

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