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ab-, a-, abs-

Away from


Abduct, abnormal, avert, abstract

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ad-, ac-, etc.

To, toward


Adopt, admire, access, aggression, attract, allocate, ascend

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ambi-

Both, around


Ambidextrous

3

ante-

Before, in front of


Anteroom, antecedent

4

circum-

Around


Circumference, circumscribe

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con-, com-, co-, etc.

With, together, very


Connect, conduct, compose, compress, collect, correspond, co-operate

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contra-, contro-, counter-

Against


Contradict, controversy, counteract

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de-

Down, off, thoroughly


Descend, dejected

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dis-, di-, dif-

Apart, in different directions, not


Dispute, disable, divert, divorce, differ

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e-, ex-, ef-

from, out of, beyond, without; former, very much, bad(ly)

eliminate, extract

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extra-, extro-

outside, beyond

extrovert, extrardinary

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in-, [en-]

in, within, into, on, against, completely

illustrate, immerse

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in-

not (cf. English "un")

illegal, immutable

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infra-

below, under

infra-red

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inter-

between, among

intervene, interdental

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intra-, intro-

within, inside

introvert, intramural

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juxta-

near, next to

juxtapose

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ne-

not

nefarious

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non-

not

nonlegal, nonmoral

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ob-

toward, against, in the way

occur, offensive

21

per-

through, to the bad, thoroughly

perspire, perfidious

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post-

after, behind, later

postpone, postoperative

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prae-, pre-

before, in front of, forth

previous, prevent

24

preter-

beyond

preternatural

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pro-

before, forth, forward; in behalf of, in favor of

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quasi-

almost, like

quasi-circular

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re-, red-

back, again, away

recede, reascent

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retro-

backward

retroactive, retrograde

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se-, sed-

without, apart, to one side

segregate, sedition

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sin(e)-

without

sinecure, sincere

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sub-

under, below, inferior

subject, support

32

subter-

under

subtercutaneous

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super-, [sur-]

above, over, very much

supercede, superrefined

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supra-

above

supraspinal, surprise

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trans-, tra-, tran-

across, change

transgress, transform

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ultra-, [outr-]

beyond, excessively

ultramarine, ultramodern, outrageous