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Prefixes, Suffixes and Root words

Match prefixes, suffixes and root words to their meanings
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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
opt
eye
opt
best
-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.