LY





This ROOT-WORD is LY. It is a Suffix and means LIKE & MANNER OF. You will notice that the ROOT-WORD is nearly all the same as in the previous lesson in which the Suffix LESS was added to them. LESS made adjectives out of the nouns. LY added to the adjectives makes adverbs out of them.

1. carelessly : careless LY (kare’ les) adv.

In a careless manner.


2. baselessly : baseless LY (base’ les lee) adv.

Groundlessly.


3. artlessly : artless LY (art’ les lee) adv.

Naturally.


4. effortlessly : effortless LY (er’ ert les lee) adv.

Easily.


5. fearlessly : fearless LY (feer’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is unafraid.


6. gracelessly : graceless LY (grase’ les lee) adv.

Clumsily.


7. restlessly : restless LY (rest’ les lee) adv.

One who is unable to take rest.


8. hopelessly : hopeless LY (hope’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is without expectation.


9. listlessly : listless LY (list’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is without spirit.


10. noiselessly : noiseless LY (noiz’ les lee) adv.

Soundlessly.


11. powerlessly : powerless LY (pow’ er les lee) adv.

Like one who is without strength.


12. helplessly : helpless LY (help’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is defenseless.


13. sleeplessly : sleepless LY (sleep’ les lee) adv.

Like one who cannot sleep.


14. tirelessly : tireless LY (tire’ les lee) adv.

Like one who never gets weary.


15. weightlessly : weightless Ly (wate’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is without weight.


16. shamelessly : shameless Ly (shame’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is unable to be embarrassed.


17. breathlessly : breathless LY (breth’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is without breath.


18. lifelessly : lifeless Ly (life’ les lee) adv.

Like one who is dead.


19. voicelessly : voiceless LY (voi’ sles lee) adv.

Like one who has no voice.


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