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ad
to, toward, advance
adhere
ante
before, previous
antecedent
think, opposite of post
cata
down, away, thorough,
cataclysmic is a thorough reaction
in this reaction the particles move down and away from central nucleus and are distroyed thoroughly
circum
around
contra
against, opposing
contradict
dem
people
demographics
for
away, off, from
forget
if something is in the foreground it is off, away from the canvas
what is its opposite-- nothing, right?
so it is not "fore"
mis
bad, poorly, not
misspell
ortho
right, straight
orthopedics sets the bones right and straight
prim
first, early
pro
forward, in the place of
propel
a protagonist stands forward and in the place of others
re
back, backward, against
revoke
backed up until you are against the wall
retro
back, backward
retrospect
sym
with, together
sympathy
uni
one, uniform
ard
one that does excessively
drunkard
cogent
appealing forcibly to the mind
complaisance
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
connoisser
an informed and astute judge in matters of taste
convoluted
complex or complicated
like the DNA structure
credulous
tending to believe too readily, gullible
culpable
deserving blame
dearth
smallness of quality or number, scarcity; a lack
de + earth
the good earth has no crops
decorum
polite or appropriate conduct or behavior
decor
derision
scorn, redicule
desiccate
to dry out or dehydrate, to make dry or dull
make sic, sicles of dry pebbles
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
ante = mini
disabuse
to undeceive, to set right
a pair of glasses that has been trampled on (abused), set it right again on the nose, so that the person can see clearly and not be deceived
discordant
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
disinterested
indifferent; free from self-interest