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52 terms

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