Prefixes

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  1. a-
    • not, without
    • (atypical (not typical), amoral (without morlas
  2. ab-
    • away from
    • abnormal (not normal), abstain (to refrain from)
  3. ambi-
    • both
    • ambidextrous (skiiful with both hands), ambivalent (seeing both sides)
  4. anti-
    • against
    • anti-violence (against violence)
  5. auto-
    • self
    • autonomy (self-rule), automobile (self-propelled)
  6. bene-
    • good
    • benefit (something that promotes well-being), beneficent (performing acts of kindness)
  7. circum-
    • around
    • circumnavigate (travel around), circumscribe (to draw a circle around or to restrict without bounds)
  8. con-, com-
    • with, together
    • congregate (gathering together), congruent (in agreement), community (a group of people living together)
  9. contra-
    • against
    • contradict (to speak against), contrary (opposed to)
  10. de-
    • down, away
    • descend (to go down), decelerate (to decrease speed)
  11. dys-
    • bad, ill
    • dysfunction (impaired function), dyslectic (impairment of the ability to read)
  12. eu-
    • good
    • euphoria (a feeling of happiness), euphony (pleasant sounds)
  13. ex-
    • away from, out of
    • expatriate (one who lives away from their native land), exonerate (take away blame)
  14. hetero-
    • different
    • heterogeneous (different)
  15. homo-
    • same
    • homogeneous (the same)
  16. hyper-
    • over
    • hyperactive (overly active)
  17. hypo-
    • under
    • hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid gland)
  18. il-, im-, in-
    • not
    • illogical (not logical), improbably (not likely), insincere (not sincere)
  19. inter-
    • between
    • intervene (to come between)
  20. intra-
    • within
    • intrastate (within the state)
  21. ir-
    • not
    • irreducible (not able to be reduced), irresponsible (not responsible)
  22. mal-
    • bad
    • malign (to speak badly of), malignant (evil, harmful)
  23. micro-
    • small
    • microcosm (miniature world)
  24. mis-
    • bad, wrong
    • misconduct (bad conduct), misaligned (wrongly aligned)
  25. mono-
    • one
    • monopoly (exclusive control by one group), monotheism (belief in one god)
  26. multi-
    • many
    • multifaceted (many sided), multifarious (varied, diverse)
  27. neo-
    • new
    • neologism (new word), neophyte (beginner)
  28. ob-
    • against
    • object (to express opposition), obdurate (hardened against feeling)
  29. phil- (prefix or suffix)
    • lover
    • bibliophile (lover of books), philanthropist (lover of mankind)
  30. poly-
    • many
    • polygon (a many-sided figure), polyglot (composed of several languages)
  31. post-
    • after
    • postscript (something added after the closing in a piece of correspondence)
  32. pre-
    • before
    • presage (to know beforehand), precedent (that which has previously occurred and may be used as an example)
  33. pro-
    • forward, in favor of
    • proponent (one who is in favor of), progress (to go forward)
  34. pseudo-
    • false
    • pseudonym (a false name)
  35. re-
    • again
    • recede (to go back again), recapitulate (to repeat in brief form)
  36. retro-
    • back
    • retrospect (to look at the past)
  37. sub-
    • below, under
    • subordinate (belonging to a lower class), submission (under the power of another)
  38. super-
    • above, beyond
    • superfluous (beyond what is needed, extra), superlative (of the highest order)
  39. sym-, syn-
    • with, together
    • symmetry (an even relationship of parts), synchronize (to occur at the same time)
  40. trans-
    • across
    • transmit (to send from one person or place to another), transplant (to move from one place to another)
  41. un-
    • not
    • uneventful (without incident), unfruitful (not productive)

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