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mal-

bad or wrong
example: malign, malnutrition, malignant, malevolent

anti-

against
example: antibiotic, antipathy

path

feeling
example: pathetic, sympathy, antipathy, empathy

circum-

circle
example: circumstance, circumference

co-, com-, con-

together
example: company, computer, contrivance, cooperation

de-

down, off, or away; to part
example: descend, leave demote, depart

dis-

lack of something; without
example: disease, disown, discourage

-mort-

death
example: mortician, mortal, imortal

ex-

out or out of
example: exit, excuse, extraordinary

inter-

between
example: interstate, intermediate

per-

complete and always there or to completely ruin
example: permanent, perfect, perish, perforate

re-

to produce again or to go back
example: revise, re-write, reproduce, return

un-

opposite of the word that follows
example: undo, unresolved, unwilling

bene-

good
example: benevolent, benefit

-cred-

belief or believe
example: credible, incredible, incredulous, creed

-dict-

to say something
example: dictionary, predict, malediction

-here-

together/ to stick together
example: adhere, coherent

-labor-

work
example: collaborate, labor

-luc-

light
example: translucent, elucidate

trans-

across or through
example: transparent, transportation, transfer

chron-

time
example: chronology, chronological,

flor-

plants/flower
example: floral, florid, flora

-juven-

young
example: juvenile rejuvenate

-medi-

middle
example: medium, mediate, intermediate, median

-orn-

decorate
example: ornament, adorn

phil

love
example: philanthropist, pedophile

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