Animals and plants

parasite
(n)
PAR-ǝ-site
Meaning

1. an animal or plant that lives on another

1st Sample Sentence

1. A tick is an insect that lives as a parasite on the body of an animal.

2nd Meaning

2. a person who lives on another

2nd Sample Sentence

He's thirty now, jobless and still living with his parents: he's nothing but a parasite.

Root

para (beside)#sitos (food) (Latin)

Mnemonics

para (Skt) means other. Site means place to build home. Parasite means: insect living on other person's body.

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