EM/IM, EN/IN Prefix Words

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embellish
to decorate; to add ornaments
ex. I think I will ______ the sweater with fancy buttons
engulf
to swallow up or overwhelm
ex. the toddler was ______ with presents at his 1st birthday party
immigrate
to come into a new country
ex. our neighbors left Canada and _______ to this country 5 years ago
influence
the power to affect other people
ex. my mother thinks rap music is a bad ______ on young people
inhibit
to hold back or restrain
ex. the health team worked quickly to __________ the spread of the disease
endanger
to expose to danger
ex. sometimes we ________ the ones we love by acting
foolishly
import
to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from another country for use, sale, processing, re-export, or services
ex. most goods that we purchase these days seem to be _____ from China
innovate
to introduce something new, make changes in anything established
ex. to ______ means to put a new spin on an old invention
empower
to give or delegate power or authority to
ex. young people need to be _____ to be strong and independent so they can avoid negative peer pressure.
inherit
to receive qualities, power, duties, etc. as by inheritance
ex. we ______ inherit many qualities from our parents
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