root words chron
You may have encountered the Greek god Chronos during your mythology studies, who was the god of ‘time.’ He is the origin of our depiction of Father ‘Time,’ and was often pictured with wings since ‘time’ tends to fly by.
Ever watched synchronized swimmers in the Olympics? They all make their moves at the same ‘time.’ Synchronous events, therefore, happen at the same ‘time.’
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Let’s have a look at the word chronic that is used to describe something lasting for a long time as in chronic drinker or chronic pain.
Here is an example sentence:
As a chronic romantic, he felt being an anachronism in the modern world.
In this case, the word root ‘chron’ and suffix ‘ic’ (that is usually used for forming adjectives) are taken.
1. Chronic : CHRON ic (kron’ ik) adj.
To give to time its period and to an event its date
Unfortunately words are sometimes also elusive, deceptive, fleeting in memory.
Through months of bittersweet labor, we finally have assembled words together by context. A novel way to search for new and elusive words. Hope they help you!
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Familiarity with Greek and Latin roots, as well as prefixes and suffixes, can help students understand the meaning of new words. This article includes many of the most common examples.