EHS 9th Grade Common Prefixes and Suffixes

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a-/an-

not, without,

ante-

before

anti-

against, opposing

auto

self, same

chron-

time

circ-

around

co-/com-/con-

together, with

contra-

against, opposi

de-

down, away

dis-

not; removal

ex-

out; previous

extra-

beyond, outside

in-

not, without; in, into

inter-

among, between

intra-

within, inside

mal-

bad(ly)

micr-

very small

mis-

bad(ly), wrong(ly)

mono-

one, single

multi-

many

poly-

many

post-

after

pre-

before

pro-

for; in support, favor

re-

again; back

retro-

backward

sub-

below, lower

super-

superior

syn-/sym

together, with

trans-

across, beyond

tri-

three

ultra-

over, above, beyond

un-

not; reversal

-able/-ible

able to; worthy of

-al

of, related to

-an

of, related to

-ance

state, condition, action

-ant

doing, being

-ary/-ory

of, related to

-dom

quality, position, realm

-en

to make; made of

-ence

state, condition, action

-ent

doing, being

-er

one doing; comparison

-ful

full of, marked by

-hood

state of being; group

-ic

like, made of, related to

-ify

to make

-ion

act or state of being

-ish

completion, confusion, protection

-ism

fact of being; belief in

-ity

state, condition, quality

-ive

Meaning: having the quality of

-ize

to make, make like

-less

without

-let

small

-logy

study or science of

-ly

in a certain way; like

-ment

state, condition, action

-ness

state, condition, quality

-ous

full of, having

-ship

state, condition; art, skill

-some

like, characterized by

-ward

in the direction of

-y

like, full of; state, action

kilo-

1,000

hecto-

100

deci-

1/10

centi-

1/100

milli-

1/1,000

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