#EngVocab: Words from word root ‘Cis’

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?)

  1. Decision: cutting off all possibilities, except one.

Ex: “I’ve made my decision. I choose you.”

  1. Scissors: a tool to cut.

Ex: “Give me a pair of scissors and I’ll help you out.”

  1. Concise: brief, direct.

Ex: “Please tell me your work experience in a concise manner.”

  1. Precise: accurate.

Ex: “A precise estimation is necessary. If you miss by even one inch, things would go bad.”

  1. Pesticide: tools/chemicals to kill pests.

Ex: “We need more pesticides before the swarm returns!”

  1. Homicide: Murder.

Ex: “It was clearly a homicide, Watson. A murder.”

  1. Excision: to cut out, to remove.

Ex: “The surgeon performed an excision to take out the tumor.”

  1. 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.

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