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AB, ABS

abduct, abjure
AB, ABS =
from, away from

abduct = lead away, kidnap
abjure = renounce
AD, AC, AF, AG, AN, AP, AR, AS, AT

adit, accord, affliction, aggregation, annexation, appease, arraignment, assumption, attendance
AD, AC, AF, AG, AN, AP, AR, AS, AT =
to, forward

adit = entrance
accord = harmony, agreement,
affliction = cause of distress
AMBI

ambiguous, ambivalent
AMBI = both

ambiguous = of double meaning
ambivalent = having two comflicting emotions
AN, A

anarchy, amoral
AN, A = without

anarchy = lack of government
amoral = without moral sense
ANTE

antecedent, antediluvian
ANTE = before

antecedent = preceding event or word
antediluvian = ancient
ANTI

anitpathy, antithetical
ANTI =
against, opposite

antipathy = hatred
antithetical = exactly opposite
ARCH

archetype, archbishop
ARCH =
chief, first

archetype = original
archbishop = chief bishop
BE

bedaub, befuddle
BE =
over, thoroughly

bedaub = smear over
befuddle = confuse thoroughly
BI

bicameral, biennial
BI = two

bicameral = composed of two houses
bicennial = every two years
CATA

catastrophe, cataract, catapult
CATA = down

catastrophe = disaster
cataract = waterfall
catapult = hurl, throw down
CIRCUM

circumnavigate
circumspect
circumscribe
CIRCUM = around

circumnavigate = sail around (the globe)
circumspect = cautious (looking around)
circumscribe = limit (place a circle around)
COM, CO, COL, CON, COR

combine
coeditor
collateral
conference
corroborate
COM, CO, COL, CON, COR =
with, together

combine = merge wtih
coeditor = joint editor
collateral = subordinate, connected
conference = meeting
corroborate = confirm
CONTRA, CONTRO

contravene, controversy
CONTRA, CONTRO =
against

contravene = conflict with
controversy = dispute
DE

debase, decadence
DE = down, away

debase = lower in value
decadence = deterioration
DEMI

demigod
DEMI = partly, half

demigod = partly divine being
DI

dichotomy, dilemma
DI = two

dichotomy = division into 2 parts
dilemma = choice between two bad alternatives
DIA

diagonal, diameter
DIA = across
DIS, DIF

discord, differ
DIS, DIF = not, apart

discord = lack of harmony
differ = disagree
DYS

dyslexia, dyspepsia
DYS = faulty, bad

dyslexia = faulty ability to read
dyspepsia = indigestion
EX, E

expel, eject
EX, E = out

expel = drive out
eject = throw out
EXTRA, EXTRO

extracurricular, extraterritorial, extrovert
EXTRA, EXTRO = beyond, outside

extracurricular, extraterritorial, extrovert
HYPER

hyperbole, hyperventilate
HYPER = above, excessively

hyperbole = exaggeration
hyperventilate = breathe at an excessive rate
HYPO

hypoglycemic
HYPO = beneath, lower

hypoglycemic = low blood sugar
IN, IL, IM, IR

inefficient
inarticulate
illegible
impeccable
irrevocable
IN, IL, IM, IR = not

inefficient = not efficient
inarticulate = not clear or distinct
illegible = not readable
impeccable = not capable of sinning, flawless
irrevocable = not able to be called back
INTER

intervene, international, interjection
INTER = between, among

intervene = come between
international, interjection
IN, IL, IM, IR

invite
illustration
impression
irradiate
IN, IL, IM, IR = in, on, upon

invite = call in
illustration = something that makes clear
impression = effect upon mind or feelings
irradiate = shine upon
INTRA, INTRO

intramural, introvert
INTRA, INTRO = within

intramural = within a school
introvert = person who turns within himself
MACRO

macrobiotic, macrocosm
MACRO = large, long

macrobiotic = tending to prolong life
macrocosm = the great world (the entire universe)
MICRO

microcosm
microscopic
MICRO = small

microcosm = miniature universe
microscopic = extremely small
MIS

misdemeanor
mischance
MIS = bad, improper

misdemeanor = minor crime
mischance = unfortunate accident
MONO

monarchy
monotheism
MONO = one

monarchy = govt. by one ruler
monotheism = belief in one god
MULTI

multifarious
multitudinous
MULTI = many

multifarious = having many parts
multitudinous = numerous
NEO

neologism
neophyte
NEO = new

neologism = newly coined word
neophyte = beginner
NON

noncommittal
NON = not

noncommittal = undecided
OB, OC, OF, OP

obloquy
occlude
offend
opponent
OB, OC, OF, OP = against

obloquy = infamy, disgrace
occlude = to close, block out
offend = insult
opponent = foe, someone who struggles against
OLIG

oligarchy
OLIG = few

oligarchy = government by a few
PAN

panacea
panorama
PAN = all, every

panacea = cure-all
panorama = unobstructed view in all directions
PARA

parallel
paraphrase
PARA = beyond, related

parallel = similar
paraphrase = restate, translate
PER

permeable
pervade
PER = through, completely

permeable = allowing passage through
pervade = spread throughought
PERI

perimeter
periphery
PERI = around, near

perimeter = outer boundary
periphery = edge
POLY

polyglot
POLY = many

polyglot = speaking several languages
POST

posthumous
POST = after

posthumus = after death
PRE

preamble
premonition
PRE = before

preamble = introductory statement
premonition = forewarning
PRIM

primordial
primogeniture
PRIM = first

primordial = existing at the dawn of time
primogeniture = state of being the first born
PRO

propulsive
proponent
PRO = forward, in favor of

propulsive = driving forward
proponent = supporter
PROTO

prototype
PROTO = first

Prototype = first of its kind
PSEUDO

pseudonym
PSEUDO = false

pseudonym = pen name
RE

reiterate
reimburse
RE = again, back

reitereate = to repeat
reimburse = to pay back
RETRO

retrospect
retroactive
RETRO = backward

retrospect = looking back
retroactive = effective as of a past date
SE

secede
seclude
SE = away, aside

secede = withdraw
seclude = shut away
SEMI

semiconscious
SEMI = half, partly

semiconscious = partly conscious
SUB, SUC, SUF, SUG, SUP, SUS

subjugate
succumb
suffuse
suggest
suppress
suspend
SUB, SUC, SUF, SUG, SUP, SUS = under, less

subjugate = bring under control
succumb = yield
suffuse = spread through
suggest = hint
suppress = put down by force
suspend = delay
SUPER, SUR

supernatural
surtax
SUPER, SUR = over, above

supernatural = above natural things
surtax = additional tax
SYN, SYM, SYL, SYS

synchronize
sympathize
syllogism
system
SYN, SYM, SYL, SYS = with, together

synchronize = time together
sympathize = pity, identify with
syllogism = explanation of how ideas relate
system = network
TELE

teleraphic
TELE = far

telegraphic = communicated over a distance
TRANS

transport
TRANS = across

transport = carry across
ULTRA

ultracritical
ULTRA = beyond, excessive

ultracritical = exceedingly critical
UN

unkempt
UN = not

unkempt = not combed, disheveled
UNDER

underling
UNDER = below

underling = someone inferior
UNI

unison
UNI = one

unison = oneness of pitch, complete accord
VICE

viceroy
VICE = in place of

viceroy = governor acting in place of a king
WITH

withstand
WITH = away, against

withstand = stand up against, resist