CAT VARC Tips and Tricks - Root Words for Vocabulary
In our previous post we discussed how to start preparation for the VARC section. In this post, we will discuss a very effective method of building your Vocabulary for CAT: Root Words. One major problem that a lot of students face when it comes to remembering words is that they can’t recall the words learnt from wordlists individually. This method of Root Words for CAT Vocabulary will help you solve this very problem.
CAT 2021 Vocabulary Root Words: What are Root Words?
Root Words are the building blocks of words. Root words are parts upon which complete words are built. This usually happens by adding prefixes and suffixes. Let’s take an example to understand the concept of Root Words for CAT Vocabulary. Have you heard of the word Philanthropy? It means love for humanity and refers to various charitable and welfare acts. It is derived from the root word ‘Phil’ which means love. Other examples of the use of the same root word are:
Philanthropist: One who loves mankind
Philosophy: Love for wisdom.
Philology: Love for words.
Bibliophile: One who loves books.
Let’s look at a few examples of must know CAT vocabulary root words: