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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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