Prefixes and Suffixes

Prefix
Meaning
Examples
ain, on, of, up, toabed, afoot
awithout, lackingatheist, agnostic
abfrom, away, offabdicate, abjure
adto, towardadvance
amfriend, loveamicable, amatory
antebefore, previousantecedent, antedate
antiagainst, opposingantipathy, antidote
autoselfautonomy, autobiography
belliwar, warlikebellicose
benewell, goodbenefit, benefactor
bitwobisect, biennial
biolifebiology, biosphere
catadown, away, thoroughlycatastrophe, cataclysm
chrontimechronometer, synchronize
circumaroundcircumspect, circumference
comwith, together, verycommotion, complicate
contraagainst, opposingcontradict, contravene
credbelief, trustcredible, credit
defromdepart
dempeopledemographics, democracy
diathrough, across, apartdiameter, diagnose
disaway, off, down, notdissent, disappear
epiuponepilogue
equiequal, equallyequivalent
exoutextract
foraway, off, fromforget, forswear
forebefore, previousforetell, forefathers
homosame, equalhomogenized
hyperexcessive, overhypercritical, hypertension
hypounder, beneathhypodermic, hypothesis
inin, intointrude, invade
innot, opposingincapable, ineligible
interamong, betweenintercede, interrupt
intrawithinintramural, intrastate
magnlargemagnitude, magnify
malbad, poorly, notmalfunction
micrsmallmicrobe, microscope
misbad, poorly, notmisspell, misfire
monoone, singlemonogomy, monologue
mordie, deathmortality, mortuary
neonewneolithic, neoconservative
nonnotnonentity, nonsense
obagainst, opposingobjection
omniall, everywhereomniscient
orthoright, straightorthogonal, orthodox
overaboveoverbearing
panall, entirepanorama, pandemonium
parabeside, beyondparallel, paradox
perthroughperceive, permit
periaroundperiscope, perimeter
phillove, likephilosophy, philanthropic
polymanypolymorphous, polygamous
postafter, followingpostpone, postscript
prebefore, previousprevent, preclude
primfirst, earlyprimitive, primary
proforward, in place ofpropel, pronoun
reback, backward, againrevoke, recur
retroback, backwardretrospect, retrograde
semihalf, partlysemicircle, semicolon
subunder, beneathsubjugate, substitute
superabove, extrasupersede, supernumerary
symwith, togethersympathy, symphony
transacross, beyond, overtransact, transport
ultrabeyond, excessivelyultramodern, ultrasonic, ultraviolet
unnot, reverse ofunhappy, unlock
unioneuniform, unity
visto seevisage, visable

 

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