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1

trans-

As in: intransigent, transport, translate, transit

across

2

co-/com-/con-

As in: cooperate, cohabitate, commensurate, communicate, conclave, concur

with

 

3

de-

As in: decry, defame, degrade, deflate, deduce

  away / down / off

 

4

ob

As in: obtuse, obscure, obnoxious, obseqious

against

5

sub

As in: subjugation, subterfuge, submarine, subterranian
 

under

6

ab

As in: abstemious, abrogate, abstain, abstract, abdicate

away from

 

7

pro-

As in: profligate, propitious, professional, prohibited

for / much, many

8

dis- / dif-

As in: diffident, disparage, dismay, discourage, differential

not

 

9

a-, an-

As in:  atonality, asexuality, amoral, anarchy

not, without

 

10

acro-

As in: Acropolis, acrophobia, acrobatics

high, up

11

aero-

As in: aeronautics, aerodrome, aeroplane, aerodynamics

air

12

ana-, ano-

As in: anachronism, anomaly, anonymous

out of

13

ante-

As in:  antebellum, antediluvian

before

14

anti-

As in: antidote, antibody, antichrist, antifreeze, antifungal, antimatter

against

15

auto-

As in: autonomy, autobiography, automobile, autopilot

self

16

ex-

As in: example, exchange, excel, exfoliate, exhuastion, exhibit, ex-president, ex-girlfriend

out of / former

17

be-

As in: bemoan, behold, befall, behead, bereaved,  belabor, bedazzle, becalm, befriend, bedeck, bedight, beloved

over (bemoan)

On, upon (behold, befall)

Off, away (behead, bereaved)

excessively, completely (belabor, bedazzle)

to make, become, or cause to be (becalm, befriend)

adorned with something (bedecked, bedight, beloved)

18

exo-

As in: exoskeleton, exocrine, exocytosis, exogenus

outside

19

extra-

As in: extraordinary, extraterrestrial, extraneous

very, more / outside, beyond

20

bi-

As in: bicycle, bilingual, bisexuality

two / double

21

fore-

As in: foreknowledge, forethought, foreshadow, foresee

before, in advance

22

hemi-

As in: hemimetabolous, hemisphere, hemimorphite

half

23

hex-

As in: hexagon, hexapod, hexochromic

six

24

hyper-

As in: hyperactive, hyperthermia

excessive

25

inter-

As in: intervention, international, interactive

between / from one to another

26

hypo-

As in: hypodermic, hypochondriac

below

27

intra-

As in: intramural, intracity, intravenous

within, interior

28

in-

As in:

extremely

29

cent-, centi-

As in: centenary, centimeter, centipede

hundred, hundredth

30

in-, il-, im-, ir-

As in: infallible, immoral, irrelevant, illiteracy, insensitive

not

31

mal-

As in: malpractice, malnourished, maladroit

bad, badly

32

mega-

As in: megabyte, megaphone

very large, in millions

33

di-

As in: dilemma, divorce, dissect

two, double

34

meta-

As in: metacarpal, metaphysics, metaphor, metahuman

after / beyond

35

micro-

As in: microgram, micro-organism, micronation

very small, one millionth

36

counter-

As in: counterpoint, counterweight, counteract, counterattack, counterculture, counterclaim, counterfeit, counterfactual

against, opposite

37

circum-

As in: circumstance, circumnavigation, circumlocution, circumvent, circumspect

around

38

dis-

As in: disability, disband, disburse, dissent, discovery

reverse, opposite

39

chromo-, chromato-

As in: chromodynamics, chromatic, monochromatic, polychromatic

color

40

mono-

As in: monolith, monorail, monotony, monocle

one, single

41

mid-

As in: midterm, midnight, midday, midpoint

in the middle

42

multi-

As in: multiculturalism, multilingual

many

43

milli-

As in: milligram, milliliter

thousandth

44

co-

As in: cooperative, cohabitate, coworker, coeducation

together

45

dys-

As in: distrophy, dyspepsia, dysartria

bad / deformed, abnormal

46

non-, non(a)-

As in: nonconformist, nonchalant, nondescript, nonfiction, nonlinear

Also as in: nonagon, nonagram, nonet, nonahedron

not / nine

47

chrono-

As in: chronology, chronological, chronograph

time

48

com-, con-, col-, cor-

As in: conference, connotation, context, collateral, corrigated, commune, complicate

with, together

49

eco-

As in: economy, ecology, ecosystem, ecotage

house

50

mini-

As in:  minimum, minimize, miniskirt, miniscule

small

51

octo-, octa-

As in:  octane, octopod, octagon, octahedron

eight

52

ecto-

As in: ectoskeleton, ectoplasm, ectoderm, ectosymbiont

outside

53

mis-

As in:  misapply, misanthrope, misogyny, mistaken, miscarriage

bad , wrong

54

contra-, contro-

As in:  contradiction, contraception, controversy, controfilleto

against, opposite

55

cosmo-

As in: cosmology, cosmopolitan, cosmotheism

outer space

56

deca-, deka-

As in: decamerous, decathlon, decade, decagon, decahedro

ten

57

deci -

As in: deciliter, decimation, decibel, decimal

one tenth

58

dem(o)-

As in: democracy, demographic

people

59

epi-

As in: epitaxy, epidermal, epilepsy

above

60

ergo-

As in: ergonomic

work

61

ethno-

As in: ethnology, ethnolinguistics, ethnocentric

having to do with race

62

eu-

As in:  eulogy , euthanasia , eugenics , euphemism

good

63

embryo-

As in: embryology, embryonic

seed / unborn

64

cryo-

As in: cryogenics, cryoelectronics, cryostorage

frost, icy cold

65

crypto-

As in: cryptography, cryptozoology

hidden

66

dox-, -dox

As in: orthodox, heterodox, paradox, doxology

opinion / praise

67

-able, -ible

As in: edible, laughable, incorrible, dependable

able to

68

-ful

As in: bountiful, wasteful, playful

Full of

69

-less

As in: feckless, hapless, jobless, homeless

Without, lacking