Word Stems, given 11/28/11

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sub

under, below

subconscious

not fully aware, occurring below your level of thinking.

subcutaneous

under the skin.

subdue

to bring under control, to quiet.

subfreezing

below the freezing point.

subirrigate

to water something from under the ground.

subject

to put under someone else's control.

submarine

a watercraft that stays under water.

submerge

to put under water.

subordinate

a person who is under someone else in power.

subway

a train that operates under the ground.

contra/counter

against, opposite.

contraband

anything that is against the law to buy or sell.

contradict

to express the opposite.

contrarian

a person who thinks differently from other people; a person who does the opposite of what is expected.

contrary

completely different; opposite in nature, opinion, or action.

contrast

to look at different things to see how they are opposites or not related.

counterbalance

a weight used to balance an opposite weight.

counterclockwise

in the direction that is opposite of the direction the hands of the clock move.

counterexample

an example used to support a statement that is the opposite of another statement.

counterfeit

being the opposite of real; fake.

counterintuitive

goes against your gut feeling or common sense.

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