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Sparknotes SAT Helpful Prefixes and Suffixes

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a, an
not, without | apathy, analgesic
ab, abs
away, from, separated | abdicate, abort
ac, ad
to, toward | acclaim, accrete, adhere, adjoin
ambi, amphi
both, around | ambiguous, ambidextrous, ambiance
ante, anter
before, prior, in front of | antebellum, antechamber, anterior, antique
ap, apo
away from, detached | apology, apostate, apostle
cata, cat, cath
downwards, against, contrary to | cataclysm, catapult, catharsis
circum
around | circumscribe, circumspect, circumference
co, com, con
with, together | cohabitation, comfort, collude, colloquy
contra
against | contradict, contrast
de
down from, reverse, remove, out of, derived from | decapitate, declare, deface, delegate, delineate
di, dif, dis
separation | disable, dispute, decrease, divert
dys
bad, difficult | dysentery, dysphoria
ec, ecto, ex
outside of, external, away from | eclectic, ecstasy, excursion, excuse, explode
em, en, ent
in, into, within | encourage, endemic, embryo, embargo, enchant
epi
over, above, around | epilogue, epitome, epidemic
eu, ev
well, good | euphoria, eulogy, euphemism
hyper
more, beyond normal, excessive | hyperkinetic, hypersonic
hypo
less, under, below | hypochondria, hypothesis
in, im, em, en
in, on, amongst, within | incarnate, insert, inspire, instruct, immolate, employ, enchant
in, im
not | immeasurable, improper, inadequate
men, ment
result, means of or product of an action | instrument, ailment, compartment, entanglement
meta, meth
after, along with, transfer, changed | metabolism, metaphor, metaphysics, method
mis
worse, badly | mischief, misadventure, mistake
ob, of, op
toward, against, face-to-face | object, obnoxious, occupy, oppose
par, para
beside, near, faulty | paradox, parasite, parody
per
through, thoroughly | perceive, permit, perpetrate, persuade
peri
around, near, beside | perimeter, peripheral
pre
before, in front of | precept, precede, prediction, predominant, pregnant
pro
earlier, before, forward | proclivity, pronounce, propose
re
back, backwards | recant, recount, recur
se
aside, away | secede, seclude, sever
syl, sym, syn
united, together with, same | synonym, sympathy, syllogism
tra, trans
beyond, across, through | transact, traverse, transport
un
not | unable, undeniable, undone