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ab, abs
from, away from
(abduct: lead away, kidnap)
ad
to, forward
(adit: entrance)
ac
to, forward
(accord: agreement, harmony)
af
to, forward
(afflication: cause of distress)
ag
to, forward
(aggregation: collection)
an
to, forward
(annexation: addition)
ap
to, forward
(appease: bring toward peace)
ar
to, forward
(arraignment: indictment)
as
to, forward
(assumption: arrogance, taking for granted)
at
to, forward
(attendance: presence, the persons present)
ambi
both
ambiguous: of double meaning
ambivalent: having two conflicting emotions
an
without
anarachy: lack of government
a
without
amoral: without moral sense
ante
before
antecedent: preceding event or word
antediluvian: ancient (before the flood)
anit
opposite, against
antipathy: hatred
antithetical: exactly opposite
arch
chief, first
archetype: original
archbishop: chief bishop
be
over, thoroughly
bedaub: smear over
befuddle: confuse thoroughly
bi
two
bicameral: composed of two houses (Congress)
biennial: every two years
cata
down
catastrophe: disaster
cataract: waterfall
catapult: hurl (throw down)
circum
around
circumspect: cautious (looking around)
circumscribe: limit (place a circle around)
com
with, together
combine; merge with
co
with, together
coeditor: joint editor
col
with, together
collateral: subordinate, connected
con
with, together
conference: meeting
cor
with, together
corroborate: confirm
contra
against
contravene: conflict with
contro
against
controversy: dispute
de
down, away
debase: lower in value
decadence: deterioration
demi
partly, half
demigo: partly divine being
di
two
dichotomy: division into two parts
dilemma: choice between two bad alternatives
dia
across
diagonal: across a figure
diameter: distance across a circle
dis
not, apart
discord: lack of harmony
dif
not, apart
differ: disagree (carry apart)
dys
faulty, bad
dyslexia: faulty ability to read
dyspepsia: indigestion
ex
out
expel: drive out
e
out
eject: throw out
extra
beyond, outside
extracurricular: beyond the curriculum
extraterritorial: byond a nation's bounds
extro
beyond, outside
extrovert: person interested chiefly in external objects and actions
hyper
above; excessively
hyperbole: exaggeration
hyperventilate: breathe at an excessive rate
hypo
beneath; lower
hypoglycemia: low blood sugar
in
not
inefficient: not efficient
inarticulate: not clear or distinct
il
not
illegible: not readable
im
not
impeccable: not capable of sinning; flawless
ir
not
irrevocable: not able to be called back
in
in, on, upon
invite: call in
il
in, on, upon
illustration: something that makes clear
im
in, on, upon
impression: effect upon mind of feelings
ir
in, on,upon
irradiate: shine upon
inter
between, among
intervene: come between
international: between nations
interjection: a statement thrown in
intra
within
intramural: within a school
intro
within
introvert: person who turns within himself
macro
large, long
macrobiotic: tending to prolong life
macrocosm: the great world (the entire universe)
mega
great, million
megalomania: delusions of grandeur
megaton: explosive force of a million tons of TNT
meta
involving change
metamorphosis: change of form
micro
small
microcosm: miniature universe
microscopic: extremely small
mis (1)
bad, improper
misdemeanor: minor crime; bad conduct
mischance: unforutnate accident
mis (2)
hatred
misanthrope: person who hates mankind
misogynist: woman-hater
mono
one
monarchy: government by one ruler
monotheism: belief in one god
multi
many
multifarious: having many parts
multitudinous: numerous
neo
new
neologism: newly coined word
neophyte: beginner; novice
non
not
noncommittal: undecided
ob
against
obioquy: infamy; disgrace
oc
against
occlude: close; block out
of
against
offend: insult
op
against
opponent: someone who struggles against; foe
olig
few
oligarchy: government by a few
pan
all, every
panacea: cure-all
panorama: unobstructed view in all directions
para
beyond, related
parallel: similar
paraphrase: restate; translate
per
through, completely
permeable: allowing passage through
pervade: spread through
peri
around, near
perimeter: outer boundary
periphery: edge
poly
many
polyglot: speaking several languages
post
after
posthumous: after death
pre
before
preamble: introductary statement
premonition: forewarning
prim
first
primordial: existing at the dawn of time
primogeniture: state of being the first born
pro
forward, in favor of
propulsive: driving forward
proponent: supporter
proto
first
prototype: first of its kind
pseudo
false
pseudonym: pen name
re
again, back
reiterate: repeat
reimburse: pay back
retro
backward
retrospect: looking back
retroactive: effective as of a past dete
se
away, aside
secede: withdraw
seclude: shut away
semi
half, partly
semiconscious: partly conscious
sub
under, less
subjugate: bring under control
suc
under, less
succumb: yield; cease to resist
suf
under, less
suffuse: spread through
sup
under, less
suppress: put down by force
sug
under, less
suggest: hint
sus
under, less
suspend: delay; temporarily cease
super
over, above
supernatural: above natural things
sur
over, above
surtax: additional tax
syn
with, together
synchronize: time together
sym
with, together
sympathize: pity; identify with
syl
with, together
syllogism: explanation of how ideas relate
sys
with, together
system: netowrk
tele
far
telegraphic: communicated over a distance
trans
across
transport: carry across
ultra
beyond, excessive
ultracritical: exceedingly critical
un
not
unkempt: not combed; disheveled
under
below
underling: someone inferior
uni
one
unison: oneness of pitch; complete accord
vice
in place of
viceroy: governor acting in place of a king
with
away, against
withstand: stand up against; resist