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Prefix Meaning Usage
|hyper ||above, excessively ||hyperbole exaggeration, hyperventilate breath at an excessive rate |
|hypo ||beneath, lower ||hypoglycemia low blood sugar |
|in, il, im, ir ||not ||inefficient not efficient, inarticulate not clear or distinct, illegible not readable, impeccable not capable of sinning, irrevocable not able to be called back |
|in, il, im, ir ||in, on, upon ||invite call in , illustration something that makes clear, impression effect upon mind or feelings, irradiate shine upon |
|inter ||between, among ||intervene come between, international between nations, interjection a statement thrown in |
|intra, intro ||within ||intramural within a school, introvert person who turns within himself |
|macro ||large, long ||macrobiotic tending to prolong life, macrocosm the great world |
|mega ||great, million ||megalomania delusions of grandeur, megaton explosive force of a million tons of TNT |
|meta ||involving change ||metamorphosis change of form |
|micro ||small ||microcosm miniature universe, microscopic extremely small. |
|mis ||bad, improper ||misdemeanor minor crime, mischance unfortunate accident |
|mis ||hatred ||misanthrope person who hates mankind, misogynist woman-hater |
|mono ||one ||monarchy government of one ruler, monotheism belief in one god |
|multi ||many ||multifarious having many parts, multitudinous numerous |
|neo ||new ||neologism newly coined word, neophyte beginner |
|non ||not ||noncommittal undecided |
|ob, oc, of, op ||against ||obstruct block, occlude close, block out, offend insult, opponent someone who struggles against |
|olig ||few ||oligarchy government by a few |
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