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What does the LATIN prefix "AB" mean?

From; away from
Absent, Abnormal

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What does the GREEK prefix "A" mean?

Not, no
Asocial, Anarchy

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What does the LATIN prefix "A" mean?

Away from
Against, Alone

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What does the LATIN prefix "AD" mean?

toward
adhere(to stick fast to a surface),
advantage

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What does the LATIN prefix "ALTER" mean?

another
Alternative, Alteration

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What does the GREEK prefix "AMPHI" mean?

Around, both
amphibian, amphitheater (round building)

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What does the GREEK prefix "ANA" mean?

Up
analysis: a close examination of something
anatomy: the structure of something as visible when cut up for analysis

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What does the LATIN prefix "ANTE" mean?

before
antecede: to come before something in time
antemeridian: before noon

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What does the GREEK prefix "ANTI" mean?

against
antiseptic: preventing infection
antisocial: opposing social norm

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What does the LATIN prefix "CIRCUM" mean?

around
circumnavigate: to sail around
Circumference

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What does the LATIN prefix "CO" mean?

with, together
coauthor: writer who collaborates with another author
coeducation: educating males and females together

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What does the LATIN prefix "CON" mean?

with together
concur: to agree with someone
contemporary: of the same time period as others

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What does the LATIN prefix for "CONTRA" mean?

against
contradict: to argue against
contrary: not in agreement

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What does the LATIN prefix for "DE" mean?

down, down from
decelerate: to slow down, reduce speed
Destroy

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What does the GREEK prefix "DIA" mean?

through
diagnosis: understanding a condition by going through a detailed review of symptoms
dialouge: conversation between two people.

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What does the LATIN prefix for "DIS" mean?

apart, away from
disappear: to move out of sight
dissect: to cut apart piece by piece.

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What does the GREEK prefix "DYS" mean?

bad
dystopia: an imaginary place of total misery
dyslexia: impairment of the ability to handle words

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What does the LATIN prefix "E" mean?

out of
Exit
Escape

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What does the GREEK prefix "EC" mean?

Outside
Eclectic: ideas from different sources
ecosystem: community of organisms and their enviorment

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What does the GREEK prefix "EM" mean?

in, within
empathy: intention to feel like another person
empower: put into power

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What does the GREEK prefix "EN" mean?

in, within
Entertain
enclose: lock inside

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What does the GREEK prefix "EPI" mean?

upon
epidemic: the rapid spread of something negative
epilogue: a short speech delivered after a play

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What does the LATIN prefix "EX" mean?

out of, away from
excavate: to dig out
exhale: to breathe out

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What does the GREEK prefix "HYPER" mean?

over
hyperactive: very restless
hypercritical: too critical

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What does the LATIN prefix "IN" mean?

in, into on against
innovation: a new idea, method, or device
inspection: the act of examining or reviewing

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What does the LATIN prefix "INTRO" mean?

inside
introvert: shy person who keeps within him/herself.
introduction

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What does the LATIN prefix "OB" mean?

Against
object: to be against something
obscure: hard to understand

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What does the LATIN prefix "OMNI" mean?

every, all
omnivore

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What does the LATIN prefix "PER" mean?

through
permanent: lasting throughout all time
permeate: to spread throughout

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What does the GREEK prefix "PERI" mean?

around
periodontal: pertaining to bone and tissue around a tooth
perimeter

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What does the LATIN prefix "POST" mean?

after
postpone: to delay something
postscript: an addition to an already completed document

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What does the LATIN prefix "PRE" mean?

before
preamble: a part in front of a formal document
prepare: to get ready in advance

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What does the LATIN prefix "RE" mean?

again
rebound: to spring back again
rewind: to wind something backward

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What does the LATIN prefix "RETRO" mean?

backwards
retroactive: relating to something in the past
retrogress: to go back to an earlier condition; retrospect

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What does the LATIN prefix "SUB" mean?

beneath
subway
submarine: an underwater boat

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What does the LATIN prefix "SUPER, SUB" mean?

above
superior: above average, better in quality
supersonic: faster than the speed of sound

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What does the GREEK prefix "SYM" mean?

together, with
symmetry: similarity in size, form or arrangement
Symbol

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What does the GREEk prefix "SYN" mean?

with, together
synergy: the combined effects
synchronize: to cause to occur at the same time

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What does the LATIN prefix "TRANS" mean?

across
transfer: to move from one place to another
transport: to carry something across a space

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What does the GREEK prefix "TELE" mean?

distant
telephone: a device to talk to a distant person
telescope: a device to view distant objects