Roots of English - 35: Know the Roots of English for Bank Exams 2022

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : April 26th, 2022

Roots of English - 35: One of the most significant sections in banking exams is the English Language. It consists of 30 questions, each worth one point. As a result, it is critical for applicants to ace this portion in order to achieve a high score. Because most students are unable to perform well in this part, the sectional cut-off for English is typically low.

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Roots of English is one of the easiest ways to learn many English words in one go. One root word unlocks the meanings of many words. The images with the words have an impact that lasts for a long time.

Also, Check: Roots of English - 36 - Learn many English words through their roots

These Roots of English helps you in building your vocabulary with pronunciation so that you can use the word with appropriate pronunciation. In this article, we are presenting one more article of our series "Roots of English" which will help you in enhancing your vocab. We hope that this will be helpful for you in learning some new words in an amusing way.

The English language is made up of four parts. These are -


Now if you learn these roots, you can figure out the meaning of hundreds of English language words without even knowing their exact meaning. Before we go further, let us answer some basic questions for you first.

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What is a root?

A root is the part of the word which gives instructions to a word.

How many parts is a word made of?

A word is made up of three parts.

For example – Disinterested 

Here 'Dis' is a prefix, 'interest' is the root and 'ed' is the suffix.

Note: PREFIX is a word, letter, or number placed before another.

SUFFIX is a letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.

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The root word for today:  Fid/Fidel

Now today we have taken 'fid/Fidel ' as a ROOT which has a meaning:  faith, believe, belief, trust, true

 Now with the help of this one root, you can come out with the conclusion of several other English words. Such as:

1) Confide - (kun-fahyd) - to share information in secret

Usage - He confided that he was very unhappy with his job.

2) Fidelity - (fi-del-i-ty) - faithfulness to one's duties; accuracy, or exact correspondence to some given quality or fact

Usage - These speakers reproduce sound with such fidelity, you’d think you were actually in a concert hall.

3) Perfidy - (per-fidy) - behavior that shows that someone cannot be trusted

Usage - When the soldier’s perfidy against the government was brought to light, people all over the country called for the man to be expelled.

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4) Fiduciary  - (fi-doo-ci-ar-y) - an individual who acts on behalf of another

Usage - Although the ten-year-old actor was a millionaire, he still needed a fiduciary to manage his financial matters.

5) Diffident: - (dif-i-dunt) - lacking confidence in one’s ability or self

Usage -Even though everyone told her she was beautiful, the diffident actress still believed she was ugly.

6) Affidavit:- (af-i-dey-vit) - a statement made under oath and trust that is verified by a person of authority

Usage - The affidavit signed by my grandmother will transfer all of her property to her church upon her death.

7) Minimifidian: - (minimi-fid-yan) - Having a minimal amount of faith.

Usage - Due to the frequent accidents in life, he behaves like a minimifidian whenever someone talks about good things in life.

8) Confidant: - (con-fi-dant) - a person whom you trust, a person with whom you can share your secrets.

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Usage - Because my best friend is my confidant, I feel as though I can tell him anything without the information becoming public.

9) Confident: - (kon-fi-dunt) - Feeling or showing trust/faith in your capabilities

Usage - He is very confident about clearing the upcoming bank exam.

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10) Defiance: - (dih-fahy-uns) - open resistance , bold disobedience.

Usage - The protesters showed their defiance of the official ban on demonstrations.

We hope this session will help you in Vocabulary Preparation. We will come back soon with our next session. Also, you can go through our previous articles from the list given below:

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Roots of words questions are important for the following bank exams.

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Name of the exam


SBI Clerk




IBPS Clerk






RBI Assistant


 RBI Grade-B




 Bihar State Cooperative Bank


 SBI Apprentice


 Bank Note Press Dewas





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  • There are 4 types of roots are there in the English Language- Greek Roots, German Roots, French Roots, and Latin Roots.

  • A root is the part of a word that gives the word instructions.

  • An example of Roots of English for Bank Exam 2022-

    "Disinterested"- Here 'Dis' is a prefix, 'interest' is the root and 'ed' is the suffix.

  • The candidates can practice the major topics of English language for the upcoming bank exams 2022 at BYJU'S EXAM PREP.

  • The study notes on Roots of English have been shared in these articles as well as the other important coming topics in Bank Exams 2022 are shared here.

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