1. epi- = among; on; upon

    epicenter (n.) the area of land directly over the center of an earthquake

    episode (n.) an event or set of events that forms part of a longer series but is considered separately

    Example: After this episode, relations between them were strained.

    (n.) a part of a television or radio story that is broadcast separately and forms one of a series

    epigram (n.) a short poem or sentense that expresses something in a clever or funny way

2. sur- = excessive; above; too much


    surpass (v.) to be better or greater than something else

    Example: India's population now surpasses that of Africa.

    (v.) to be even better than what was expected or hoped for

    Example: Winning the gold medal surpassed my wildest dreams.

    surpass yourself to do something better than you had ever expected

    surname (n.) the name that you share with other members of your family. In English it is the last part of your full name.

3. rupt= break

    corrupt (adj.) doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things in order to gain money or power

    Example: corrupt politicians/ officials/ judges

    (adj.) used about societies or systems

    Example: a brutal, corrupt, and violent dictatorship

    (v.) to encourage someone to start doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things

    Example: In his view, the people have been corrupted by their desire for wealth.

    (v.) to damage or spoil something

    Example: I feared that my taste might have become corrupted.

    corruptible (adj.) capable of being corrupted

    corruption (n.) dishonest or illegal behavior by officials or people in positions of power, especially when they accept money in exchange for doing thins for someone

    Example: the arrest of a number of officials on corruption charges

    (n.) the process of corrupting someone or something

    Example: corruption of the morals of the young

    disrupt (v.) to interrupt something and prevent it from continuing by creating a problem

    Example: Protesters tried to disrupt the meeting.

    disruption (n.) a situation in which something cannot continue because of a problem

    Example: The train strikes caused major disruption to thousands of commuters.

    (n.) a problem or action that interrupts something and prevent it from continuing

    disruptive (adj.) causing difficulties that interrupt something or prevents it from continuing

    Example: disruptive pupils

    disruptively (adv.)


4. reg= rule; king



    regime   [reiˋʒim] (n.) a government that controls a country, especially in a strict or unfair way

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