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ab-, a-, abs-
away, without, from
absent - away, not present
ad-
to, toward
adjacent - next to
address - to direct towards
ante-
before
antecedent - going before in time
anterior - occurring before
anti-
against
antidote - remedy to act against an evil
antibiotic - substance that fights against bacteria
be-
over, thoroughly
bemoan - to mourn over
belabor - to exert much labor upon
bi-
two
bisect - to divide
biennial - happening every two years
cata-, cat-, cath-
down
catacombs - underground passageways
catalogue - descriptive list
catheter - tubular medical device
circum-
around
circumscribe - to draw a circle around
circumspect - watchful on all sides
com-
with
combine - to join together
communication - to have dealings with
contra-
against
contrary - opposed
contrast - to stand in opposition
de-
down, from
decline - to bend downward
decontrol - to release from government control
di-
two
dichotomy - cutting in two
diarchy - system of government with two authorities
dis-, di-
apart, away
discern - to distinguish as separate
dismiss - to send away
digress - to turn aside
epi-, ep-, eph-
upon, among
epidemic - happening among many people
epicycle - circle whose center moves round in the circumference of a greater circle
epaulet - decoration worn to ornament or protect the shoulder
ephedra - any of a large genus of desert shrubs
ex-, e-
from, out
exceed - go beyond the limit
emit - to send forth
extra-
outside, beyond
extraordinary - beyond or out of the common method
extrasensory - beyond the senses
hyper-
beyond, over
hyperactive - over the normal activity level
hypercritic - one who is critical beyond measure
hypo-
beneath, lower
hypodermic - pertaining to parts beneath the skin
hypocrisy - to be under a pretense of goodness
in-, il-, im-, ir- (1)
not
inactive - not active
illogical - not logical
imperfect - not perfect
irreversible - not reversible
in-, il-, im-, ir- (2)
in, on, into
instill - to putin slowly
illation - action of bringing in
impose - to lay on
irrupt - to break in
inter-
among, between
intercom - to exchange conversations between people
interlude - performance given between parts in a play
intra-
within
intravenous - within a vein
intramural - within the walls, as of a town or university
meta-
beyond, over, along with
metamorphosis - to change over in form or nature
metatarsus - part of foot beyond the flat of the foot
mis-
badly, wrongly
misconstrue - to interpret wrongly
misappropriate - to use wrongly
mono-
one
monogamy - to be married to one person at a time
monotone - a single, unvaried tone
multi-
many
multiple - of many parts
multitude - a great number
non-
no, not
nonsense - lack of sense
nonentity - not existing
ob-
against
obscene - offensive to modesty
obstruct - to hinder the passage of
para-, par-
beside
parallel - continuously at equal distance apart
parentheses - sentence or phrase inserted within a passage
per-
through
persevere - to maintain an effort
permeate - to pass through
poly-
many
polygon - a plane figure with many sides or angles
polytheism - belief in the existence of many gods
post-
after
posterior - coming after
postpone - to put off until a future time
pre-
before
premature - ready before the proper time
premonition - a previous warning
pro-
in favor of, forward
prolific - bringing forth offspring
project - throw or cast forward
re-
back, against
reimburse - to pay back
retract - to draw back
semi-
half
semicircle - half a circle
semiannual - half-yearly
sub-
under
subdue - to bring under one's power
submarine - to travel under the surface of the sea
super-
above
supersonic - above the speed of sounds
superior - higher in place or position
tele-, tel-
across
telecast - to transmit across a distance
telepathy - communication betwen mind and mind at a distance
trans-
across
transpose - to change the position of two things
transmit - to send from one person to another
ultra-
beyond
ultraviolet - beyond the limit of visibility
ultramarine - beyond the sea
un-
not
undeclared - not declared
unbelievable - not believable
uni-
one
unity - state of oneness
unison - sounding together
with-
away, against
withhold - to hold back
withdraw - to take away