Prefixes, Suffixes and Root words

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Match prefixes, suffixes and root words to their meanings

com- con-

together with, joint

dis-

do the opposite, exclude, absence of, not

en-

cause to be, so as to cover, put into or onto

ex-

from, out, out of , away from

il- im- in- ir-

not, without

pre-

earlier, before, in front of

pro-

before, in front of

re-

again, back, backward

sub-

under, lower than, inferior to

sur-

over, above, up

un-

not, opposite of lacking

struct

build

rupt

break

spec/t

see, look

-able -ible

able to be

-ant

a person who

-ant

inclined to, tending to

-ent

inclined to

-ful

full of

-ic -ical

relating to, characterized by

-ive

inclined to

-less

without

-ly

in what manner (makes an adverb)

-ment

act or process

-ness

state of quality (makes a noun)

-ous

full of

-ward

shows specified directions

suffix

the part added to the end of the word after the root, can often add information to the root or change the meaning or part of speech of the word.

root

the main part of the word, which contains the basic meaning.

prefix

a part of a word that comes in front of the root and changes its meaning.

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