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22 terms

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.