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GRE vocabulary exercise 1 – Use prefixes to remember words

GRE vocabulary quiz

Learning the meaning of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. They can sometimes help you deduce the definition of an unfamiliar GRE word.

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GRE vocabulary skill builder exercise - Prefix test

 

 

Directions: Use your knowledge of prefixes to make the words described.

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Use your knowledge of prefixes to make the words described.

 

bringing good, advantageous, profitable: ................ficial

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lacking shape or form: ................ morphous

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against decay / putrefaction:................ septic

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to predict:................. tell

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to force out:................. pel

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newcomer, beginner, tyro: .................phyte

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to fail to concur: ................ agree

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to change the shape: ................form

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to coordinate time/action: ................chronize

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under the earth:  ................. terranean

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Note the format:     Prefix (meaning) examples

  1. a-, an-   (without, not)       anesthetic, atheist
  2. ab-         (away, from)         abject, abscess
  3. ad-, a-, ac-, as-   (to, toward)           access, admit, assist
  4. ante       (before) antecedent, anterior
  5. anti-       (against)  antibiotics, antioxidant
  6. auto-     (self)         autoimmune, autonomous
  7. ben-      (good)      benefit, benign
  8. bi-           (two, both)   bifocals, bipolar
  9. cap-           (head)   captain, capital 
  10. circum– (around ) circumference, circumscribe
  11. co-, com-, con-  (with, together)   companion, concurrent
  12. contra-, counter- (against)  contradict, counteract
  13. de-         (down, undo, not)               degenerate, depress
  14. di-, dis- (lack of, not, apart)             disadvantage, displacement
  15. eu-         (good, normal)     eugenics, eulogy
  16. ex- (or e-) (out (of)), former expose, extract
  17. exo-, ecto-, extra-, extro-             (outside ) exoskeleton, extraordinary
  18. fore-      (before)  foresee, foreshadow
  19. hemi-    (half) hemisphere
  20. hyper    (above, excessive)              hyperactive, hypertension
  21. hypo-    (under, insufficient)           hypodermic, hypothetical
  22. il-, im-, in-, ir-     in, (into, not, against)        illegitimate, inadequate
  23. inter-     (among. between)             interpose, intervene
  24. intra-     (within)   intramural, intravenous
  25. macro-  (large)      macrobiotic, macrocosm
  26. mal-      (bad)        malfunction, malignant
  27. micro-   (small)      microbe, microscope
  28. mis-       (wrong)   misfortune, mistake
  29. mono-  (one)        monolingual, monopoly
  30. multi-    (many)     multiple, multitask
  31. non-      (not, lacking)         nonfat, nonsense
  32. ob-,o-, oc-, op-  (against, over, completely)             object, occur, omit, oppose
  33. omni-   (all)            omnipotent, omnivorous
  34. over-     (too much, general)           overall, overdone, overview
  35. peri-      (around )peripheral, periscope
  36. poly-      (many)     polygamous, polygon
  37. post-     (after)      postgraduate, postpone
  38. pre-       (before)  precede, predict, prevent
  39. pro-       (forward) progress, promotion
  40. quad-    (four)       quadriplegic, quadrangle
  41. re-          (again, back)          reform, retain, regenerate
  42. semi-     (half, partially)      semiannual, semiconscious
  43. sub-, sup-, sus-  (under)    submarine, subtropical
  44. super-, supra-    (above, excessive)              superlative, suprarenal
  45. sym-, syn-           (with, together)   sympathy, synthetic
  46. trans-    (across, beyond) Transform, transportation
  47. tri-          (three)     tricycle, triple
  48. ultra-    (beyond. excessive)           ultraliberal, ultrasonic
  49. un-         (not)         undeserved, unhappy
  50. uni-        (one)       uniform, unilateral

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