Prefixes: de- dis- dys- (Easy)
Vocabulary points to take away:
detox: removing harmful substances from your body by eating particular foods
I’ve had a lot of junk food and alcohol recently. I’m going to completely detox for the rest of
the week – just fruit and water.
disagree: not to agree
Carrie thinks we should take the car because it’s quicker than the bus. I disagree – I think
the bus will be quicker as we won’t have to find parking.
disappear: to no longer be seen
There were quite a few grey clouds this morning but they’ve all disappeared and there’s a
clear blue sky now.
discomfort: feeling of not being comfortable or in slight pain
A hot cup of tea can help ease the discomfort of a stomach ache.
disrespect: rudeness, behaviour that is upsetting or insulting
People think that young people today show total disrespect towards older family members.
They sometimes are very rude to them and often totally ignore them.
dysfunctional: not working or behaving normally
The children came from a totally dysfunctional family where everyone argued all the time
and the parents were often drunk.
dyslexia: condition that makes reading and spelling difficult
As she has dyslexia, she makes quite a lot of spelling mistakes when she writes essays.
dyspepsia: medical condition that means the body does not digest food properly, causing
pain and discomfort
I take tablets after meals to help settle my stomach as I suffer from dyspepsia quite a bit.
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