Being straight is right or wrong? In this case it is right 🏳️‍🌈

ORTHO — straight, right 📏

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Word of the day: ORTHO— straight, right 📏

1. Orthodox (adj) /ˈɔːθədɒks/ = ortho (right) + dox (opinion): generally accepted as true or correct.

An orthodox vegetarian would never, ever eat meat. 🍗 🍖

2. Orthodoxy (n) /ˈɔːθədɒksi/ = ortho (right) + dox (opinion) + y (noun): a widely accepted belief or theory.

The current orthodoxy of teaching approach is student-centred, not teacher-centred. 👨🏻‍🏫

3. Unorthodox (adj) /ʌnˈɔːθədɒks/ = un (not) + ortho (right) + dox (opinion): different from what is usual or accepted. 😲

She was well known for her unorthodox, sometimes shocking opinion.


4. Orthodontist (n) /ɔːθəˈdɒntɪst/ = ortho (straight) + odont (tooth) + ist (person): a dentist whose job is to correct the position of the teeth. 😁

If your child wears braces, you should ask the orthodontist about dental care.

5. Orthodontics (n) /ˌɔːθəˈdɒntɪks/ = ortho (straight) + odont (tooth) + ics: the part of dentistry that deals with making teeth straight.

She will get orthodontics to straighten her lower teeth.


6. Orthography (n) /ɔːˈθɒɡrəfi/ = ortho (correct) + graphy (writing): the system of spelling in a language. 📣

Her misspellings just simply reflect her lack of knowledge of standard English orthography.

7. Orthogonal (adj) /ɔːˈθɒɡ(ə)n(ə)l/ = ortho (right) + ogon (angle) + al (relating to): forming an angle of 90 ° at the point of meeting. ◿

Jamie’s doctoral thesis studied orthogonal systems of functions.


8. Orthopedics (n) /ˌɔːθəˈpiːdɪks/ = ortho (right) + ped (children) + ics: medical specialty that treats the spine and joints.

He was injured in the crash and had to take an orthopedic surgeon.

9. Orthopedist (n) /ˌɔːθəˈpiːdɪst/ = ortho (right) + ped (children) + ist (person): a doctor whose job is to treat orthopedic injuries or diseases.


Memory tip: Ortho sounds like Author — an author is always right about the topic he/she’d written about, right? 🤔 And an author is more likely to be straight, statistically! 😁

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