Comp Vocab 1

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E-, Ex-

Out, from, away

In-, Im-

Into, on, against, over

Emigrate

Move out of a country or region to settle in another

Immigrate

Move into a foreign country or region as a permanent resident

Eminent

Standing out; conspicuous; distinguished; noteworthy

Imminent

Hanging threateningly over one's head; about to occur; impending

Enervate

(literally, "take out the nerves or strength") lessen the strength of; enfeeble; weaken

Erosion

Gradual wearing away

Evoke

Bring out; call forth; elicit

Invoke

Call on for help or protection; appeal to for support

Excise

Cut out; remove by cutting out

Incise

Cut into; carve engrave

Exclusive

1. Shutting out, or tending to shut out, others
2. Not shared with others; single; sole

Inclusive

(literally, "shutting in") including the limits (dates, numbers, etc.) mentioned

Exhibit

(literally, "hold out") show; display

Inhibit

(literally, "hold in") old in check; restrain; repress

Expel

Drive out; force out; compel to leave

Impel

Drive on; force; compel

Implicate

(literally, "fold in or involve") show to be part of or connected with; involve

Impugn
(antonym: advocate)

(literally, "fight against") call in question; assail by words or arguments; attack as false, contradict

Incarcerate

Put in prison; imprison; confine

Inscribe

(literally, "write on") write, engrave, or print to create a lasting record

Insurgent (noun)

One who rises in revolt against established authority; rebel

Insurgent (adjective)

Rebellious

Extra-

Outside

Intra-

Within

Extracurricular

Outside the regular curriculum, or course of study

Extraneous

Coming from or existing outside; foreign; not essential

Extravagant
(antonyms: restrained, frugal)

1. Outside the bounds of reason; excessive
2. Spending lavishly; wasteful

Intramural
(antonym: interscholastic)

Within the walls or boundaries (of a school, college, etc.); confirmed to members (of a school, college, etc.)

Intraparty

Within a party

Intrastate

Within a state

Intravenous

Within or by way of the veins

Contra-, Contro-, Counter-

Against, contrary

Con (adverb)
(antonym: pro)

(short for contra) against; on the negative side

Con (noun)
(antonym: pro)

Opposing argument; reason against

Contraband

Merchandise imported or exported contrary to law; smuggles goods

Contravene
(antonym: uphold)

Go or act contrary to; violate; disregard; infringe

Controversy

(literally, "a turning against") dispute, debate; quarrel

Counter

(followed by to) contrary; in the opposite direction

Countermand

Cancel (an order) by issuing a contrary order

Incontrovertible

Not able to be "turned against" or disputed; unquestionable; certain; indisputable

Inter-

Between

Intercede
(antonym: intervene)

(literally, "go between") interfere to reconcile differences; mediate; plead in another's behalf; intervene

Intercept

(literally, "catch between") stop or seize on the way from one place to another

Interlinear

Inserted between lines already printed or written

Interlude

Anything filling the time between two events; interval

Intermediary

Go-between; mediator

Intermission

Pause between periods of activity; interval; interruption

Intersect

(literally, "cut between") cut by passing through or across; divide; cross

Interurban

Between two cities or towns

Intervene
(antonym: intercede)

1. Come between
2. Come in to settle a quarrel; intercede; mediate

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