“O” – Vocab-ability – A More Powerful Vocabulary (This post includes all entries beginning with the letter “O”)

in writing •  last year

Hello again, all vocab-able lovers of language. Thanks for the great response to the previous posts in this series. It's great to hear that you find this material both interesting and educational. 

This latest post comprises all the “O” entries of the Vocab-ability series. It includes many English words whose etymology can be traced to Greek and Latin roots.   

If you learn one root, you can learn, understand, and use each and every English word derived from that root. Vocab-ability is an easy-to use resource guide to help you understand those roots.    

In total, this Vocab-ability post features 5 entries that begin with the letter “O."   

Free Use: 

Please feel free to download the following material, copy it, print it out and distribute it for any and all educational purposes. If it helps you or your students increase your English vocabulary, it will have served its purpose. And I will know that my efforts have proven beneficial. (Please see my additional comments and notes below the entries.)

 Vocab-ability–163 (oper = work) 

 Vocab-ability–164 (optic, opto = vision)  

 Vocab-ability–165 (optim = best)  

 Vocab-ability–166 (orn = furnish)  

 Vocab-ability–167 (ortho = straight, correct)  

Note re Copyright / Free Use: 

I hold the copyright to the original Vocab-ability guide, which was published in 2002. I hereby grant free use to all the material contained in this post and all other Vocab-ability posts on Steemit.    

Note re Copying each Screenshot: 

Each separate entry (including those in this and other Vocab-ability posts) consists of one screenshot (since making screenshots was the only way I could properly format the individual entries for uploading to Steemit). To use these entries for your personal study or in any classroom, you can download any or all screenshots by clicking and dragging the screenshots that you want to use, and then print them out.   

Note re Passing on the Vocab-ability Links:  

Alternatively, you can simply pass on one or more of the following links to the Vocab-ability posts:

Vocab-ability – Introduction to Vocab-ability.

Vocab-ability – Guide to Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “A” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “B” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “C” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “D” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “E” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “F” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “G” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “H” Entries.

Vocab-ability – The Single “I” Entry.

Vocab-ability – All “J” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “L” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “M” Entries.

Vocab-ability – All “N” Entries.

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Great post man upvote comment resteem done ✌✌✌


Thanks, I appreciate the support, and particularly the resteem. Hope you are benefiting from all of these Vocab-ability posts.


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I appreciate your great effort
I have been upvote and follow

I said my friend @fitinfun that I don't know English well. She advised me to follow you. He said I can learn English from you. I also think you can teach me to speak English well.
Hope, You'll help me.


In fact, @fitinfun is a good friend of mine too. These posts will help you improve your vocabulary. As for grammar and conversation, I may make such posts in the future. Best of luck in your education.

Love this series. I've always been interested in the root of language and word etymology. This is a great read. Thanks :)


I'm very pleased that you like it and find it interesting. There's a lot more coming over the next few months. Hope you keep reading them and learning from them.


That's great news. Deffo. I've followed to make sure anything new comes up in my feed. Thanks.

This time I knew all the words, yeahhhhhh!!


Congratulations!! After this series is finished (in a few months), I might make a "QUIZ" series of all these roots. You will probably be a regular champion ...


:D let's see!!!!

As always very entertaining. Very pleased that you listen to your readers. I would like to read more of your articles. 1-2 per day a little. After all, they are very interesting for you. Good luck to you and good.

Как всегда очень занимательно. Очень приятно, что вы прислушиваетесь к своим читателям. Мне бы хотелось читать больше Ваших статей. 1-2 в день мало. Ведь они у Вас очень интересны. Удачи Вам и добра.

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Thanks. I'm glad your find these posts useful.

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Thanks, and I hope you keep on learning.

hy the O vocabulary is the the hardest one i think and you had explained its so nicely... thanks to you i can have some knowledge. .

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i want to learn more from you.

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