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Lesson 09 (The root word ambi-)

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Published: 30 September 2014
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Today we will talk about the word which is pertaining to both the sides or around
somehing,
The Latin word which is pertaining to both, on both the sides, around, and
about is ambi.
The hindi equivalent of which is "", " ", "" |
Other variations of the word are ambi-, amb-,and ambo-.
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Ambidexterity Ambidextrous
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Ambi = both
Dexter = right hand
One who has two right hands.
So ambidexterity means the ability to use both hands like right hands.
Very skilful
Versatile
Using both hands with equal facility.
Fraudulent behaviour.
It also means a person who can take both the sides. One who cannot be trusted.

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The image of Viru Sahastra Buddhi using both hands on blackboard.

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Ambisinister Ambilevous
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Ambi = both
Sinister = left hand (Latin)
Laevus = left (Latin)
One who has two left hands.
Clumsy
Awkwardly
Unskilful in the use of both hands.

Ambience
Ambiance
The immediately surrounding area
Encircling
From Latin ambient- 'going round'
What is on both sides?
The environment
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What sort of ambience would you prefer...??

Ambiguous
Open to more than one interpretation
Uncertainity.
from Latin
ambi = both ways
agere = to drive + -ous.
It was the quality of Captain Jack Sparrow to use ambiguousness (or
AMBIGUITY) to save himself from all the difficult situations.
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The opposite of this word is Unambigious which means Clear, without causing
any misunderstanding.
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Ambilateral
from Latin latus / later = side.
Pertaining to, or affecting both sides.
Sort of a double agent.

Liev Schreiber was the double agent in the movie SALT.

Ambilingualism
from Latin lingua = tongue / language.
One who can listen/speak/read/write two languages.
An ambilinguist is a person who can speak two languages equally well.

A person speaking two languages.

Ambiloquent
from Latin loqui = speak
literally double-speak
One who intentionally uses euphemistic, ambiguous (confusing), or difficult to
understand, unintelligible language

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Euphemism used by English people

Ambisexual
ambosexous / ambosexual

Pertaining to both the sexes.


Used to describe secondary sexual characteristics that are common to both
sexes.
Sexually responsive to or attracted to both sexes.
Of or denoting a person, animal, or plant having both male and female sex
organs or other sexual characteristics.
Hermaphrodite

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The actual image of hermaphrodite

Ambisonics
A sound reproduction system that produces the effect of the actual surrounding
where is music is supposedly created.

5.1 surround sound system.

Ambitendency
Ambivalence of the will.

Should I become a doctor or an engineer?

Ambivalent
Ambivalency / Ambivalence
Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.

Ambition
A strong desire to do or achieve something.
from Latin ambire 'go around (canvassing for votes)
A person is ambitious person is one who has an aim or objective that someone is
trying to achieve.

Narendra Modi selling tea and becoming Prime Minister

Ambitious
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On the contrary, an unambitious person is a person who is NOT MOTIVATED
by a strong desire or determination to succeed.

Ambivert
The qualities of both introversion and extroversion.

If you have done all the previous sessions diligently, by now you must have
mastered this word.



Ambivorous
One who eats both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods.

A man eating non-vegetarian with lots of salad

Amputate
Amputates / Amputated / Amputating
From Latin
ambi- = around
putare = to cut
literally, to cut around

The famous trick of amputing finger.


An Amputator is a person who performs an amputation.

An amputee is a person or people whose limbs are removed by amputations.


Circumambient
Circumambience / Circumambiently
from Latin
circum = around / on all sides
ambire = to go around / to surround.

The word ambire is formed by combining two roots ambi- = on both sides /
around and ire = to go.
Surrounding or to encircle something completely.

Quarantine

This person is surrounded by walls. circumambient.


People who are suspected to have contracted some disease or infection are kept
isolated for a certain period of time.

These are the roots which we have studied in this session


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ambi
dexter
sinister
laevus
agere
latus / later
lingua
loqui
putare
circum

both
right hand
left hand
left
to drive + -ous.
side.
tongue / language.
speak
to cut
around / on all sides

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Now write the meanings of the word you have studied.


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Ambidexteri
ty
Ambidextro
us
Ambisiniste
r
Ambilevous
Ambience /
ambiance
Ambiguous
Unambigou
s
Ambiguity
Unambiguit
y
Ambilateral
Ambilingua
lism
Ambiloquen

t
Ambisexual
/ambosexou
s
Ambisonic
Ambitenden
cy
Ambition
Ambitious
Unambitiou
s
Ambivalent
Ambivert
Ambivorous
Amputate
Amputates
Amputated
Amputating
Amputator
Amputee
Circumamb
ience
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End of
Session.