Today’s session would be #EngVocab: Words from Word Root ‘Cis’. ‘Cis’, ‘cide’, and ‘cid’ come from a Latin root which means ‘to cut’ or ‘to kill’. Cis’, ‘cide’, and ‘cid’ come from a Latin root which means ‘to cut’ or ‘to kill’. Let’s CUT to the chase! Here are the examples! (You see what I did there?)
- Decision: cutting off all possibilities, except one.
Ex: “I’ve made my decision. I choose you.”
- Scissors: a tool to cut.
Ex: “Give me a pair of scissors and I’ll help you out.”
- Concise: brief, direct.
Ex: “Please tell me your work experience in a concise manner.”
- Precise: accurate.
Ex: “A precise estimation is necessary. If you miss by even one inch, things would go bad.”
- Pesticide: tools/chemicals to kill pests.
Ex: “We need more pesticides before the swarm returns!”
- Homicide: Murder.
Ex: “It was clearly a homicide, Watson. A murder.”
- Excision: to cut out, to remove.
Ex: “The surgeon performed an excision to take out the tumor.”
- Incision: to cut into.
Ex: “The doctor did an incision on me, but he leaves no scar! Amazing!”
Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 11 December 2015.