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Reading Comprehension Prefixes

a-, an- (atheist, anaemic) not, without (atheist, anaemic)
a- (aside, aglow) to, towards (aside, aback); in the process of, in a particular state (a-hunting, aglow)
a- (anew, abashed) of (anew); completely (abashed)
ab-, abs- away, from (abdicate, abstract)
ad-, a-, ac-, af-, ag- al-, an-, ap-, at- as-, at- movement to, change into, addition or increase (advance, adulterate, adjunct, ascend, affiliate, affirm, aggravate, alleviate, annotate, apprehend, arrive, assemble, attend)
ante- before, preceding (antecedent, ante-room)
anti-, ant- opposing, against, the opposite (anti-aircraft, antibiotic, anticlimax, Antarctic)
be- all over, all around (bespatter, beset); completely (bewitch, bemuse); having, covered with (bejewelled) affect with/added to nouns (befog) cause to be/added to adjectives (becalm)
com-, co-, col-, con-, cor- with, jointly, completely (combat, codriver, collude, confide, corrode)
contra- against, opposite (contraceptive)
counter- opposition, opposite direction (counter-attack, counteract)
de- down, away (descend, despair, depend, deduct); completely (denude, denigrate); removal, reversal (de-ice, decamp)
dia-, di- through, across (diagonal)
dis-, di- negation, removal, expulsion (disadvantage, dismount, disbud, disbar)
en-, em- put into or on (engulf, enmesh); bring into the condition of (enlighten, embitter); intensification (entangle, enrage)
ex-, e-, ef- out (exit, exclude, expand); upward (exalt, extol); completely (excruciate, exasperate); previous (ex-wife)
extra- outside, beyond (extracurricular)
hemi- half (hemisphere)
hyper- beyond, more than, more than normal (hypersonic, hyperactive)
hypo- under (hypodermic, hypothermia)
in-, il-, im- not, without (infertile, inappropriate, impossible)
il-, im-, ir- in, into, towards, inside (influence, influx, imbibe)
infra- below (infrared, infrastructure)
inter- between, among (interact, interchange)
intra- inside, within (intramural, intravenous)
non- absence, negation (non-smoker, non-alcoholic)
ob-, oc-, of-, op- blocking, against, concealing (obstruct, occult, offend, oppose)
out- surpassing, exceeding (outperform); external, away from (outbuilding, outboard)
over- excessively, completely (overconfident, overburdened, overjoyed); upper, outer, over, above (overcoat, overcast)
peri- round, about (perimeter)
post- after in time or order (postpone)
pre- before in time, place, order or importance (pre-adolescent, prelude, precondition)
pro- favouring, in support of (pro-African); acting for (proconsul); motion forwards or away (propulsion); before in time, place or order (prologue)
re- again (repaint, reappraise, reawake)
semi- half, partly (semicircle, semi-conscious)
sub-, suc-, suf-, sug-, sup-, sur-, sus- at a lower position (submarine, subsoil); lower in rank (sub-lieutenant); nearly, approximately (sub-tropical)
syn-, sym- in union, acting together (synchronize, symmetry)
trans- across, beyond (transnational, transatlantic); into a different state (translate)
ultra- beyond (ultraviolet, ultrasonic); extreme (ultramicroscopic)
un- not (unacceptable, unreal, unhappy, unmanned); reversal or cancellation of action or state (unplug, unmask)
under- beneath, below (underarm, undercarriage); lower in rank (undersecretary); not enough (underdeveloped)
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