Latin and Greek Prefixes

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Latin and Greek Prefixes
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  1. A - without, not, absent
    • asexual - having no sex or sexual organs
    • atheist - a person who denies the existence of god
  2. Ante - before
    • antebellum - period before a war
    • antedate - precede in time
  3. Anti- against
    • antibacterial - inhibiting the growth of bacteria
    • antisocial - unable to associate in a friendly way
  4. Aud - relating to the ear
    • audio - transmission or reception of sound
    • audible - loud enough to be heard
  5. Cata, cath - down, with
    • catalog - a list of items
    • cathedral - a church
  6. Con - with, together
    • Constitution - composition or make up of a substances
    • converge - to meet at a point or line
  7. Contra - against, opposite
    • contradictory - asserting the opposite
    • contrary - opposite in nature or character
  8. De - down, opposite
    • decompose - to separate parts or elements
    • deodorize - to rid of odor
  9. Dis - apart, opposite, deprive
    • disassemble - to take apart
    • disorganize - to destroy the arrangement
  10. Dys - bad, difficult, painful
    • dysfunctional - not performing normally
    • dyslexia - various disorders
  11. Em, en - put into
    • entry - an act of entering
    • entrance - a place of entry
  12. Epi - upon, beside, over
    • epicenter - focal point
    • epitome - possess a high degree of features
  13. Eu - good
    • euphoria - a feeling of happiness
    • eukaryote - an organism with fundamental cell structure
  14. Ex - out, out of, from
    • excommunicated - cut off from a church
    • exhale - breathe out
  15. Extra - outside of, beyond
    • extraterrestrial - originating outside the limits of earth
    • extract - draw out with special effort
  16. Fort, fortie - strong
    • forte - a strong suit
    • fortify - to protect against an attack
  17. Il, im, in, ir - in, into, on or no, not without
    • innocent - without sin
    • impossible - unable to be
  18. Inter - among, between
    • interact - to act with one another
    • intercept - to cut off from an intended destination
  19. Intra - inside, within
    • intramural - involving students at the same college or school
    • intramuscular - occuring within a muscle
  20. Mal - bad, abnormal
    • malnourished - poorly nourished
    • maladies - illnesses
  21. meta- after, beyond
    • metamorphosis - change from one stge to another
    • metaphor - a symbol; representing something else
  22. Mis - hate, opposite, not
    • misinformed - to give false information to
    • misunderstood - improperly interpreted
  23. Morph - form, shape
    • morphing - a smooth transformation
    • metamorphasis - change from one stge to another
  24. Non - not, no
    • nonviolent - peacefully resistant
    • nonfiction - literature dealing with facts or reality
  25. Omni - all, everywhere
    • omnivore - an animal that eat herbs and meat
    • omnipotent - almighty or infinite power
  26. Para - nearby, beyond, beside
    • compare - to note similarities and differences
    • parallel - equidistant, never converging or diverging
  27. Per -through
    • Permit - to allow to do something
    • Perceive - to know or identify
  28. Peri - near, around
    • perimeter - boundary or border of a 2D figure
    • periscope - instrument for viewing objects
  29. Pre- before
    • prefix - an affix, placed before another word
    • preface - a preliminary statement
  30. Pro - for, forward, in front of
    • provide - to make available
    • prologue - a preface
  31. Sub, suc, su - under, from below, near
    • submit - to present the approval
    • submerge - to sink below the surface of water

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