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Welcome to NurseHub’s Lesson on¬†Using Prefixes to Determine Word Meaning. This lesson will help to prepare you for your TEAS VI ELU exam.

Below you will find common prefixes to study using the flashcards. Simply click on the right hand side to “flip” the flashcard over.

anti-

opposing, against, the opposite

Examples: antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal

contra-

opposing, against

Examples: contradiction, contraceptive

counter-

opposition, opposite direction

Examples: counteract, counterbalance

dis-

removal, expulsion

Examples: disadvantage, distrust, disconnect

ex-

out

Examples: exclude, export

extra-

outside, beyond

Examples: extracurricular, extraordinary, extracellular

hyper-

beyond, more than

Examples: hyperactive, hyperthyroidism

hypo-

under

Examples: hypothermia, hypoallergenic 

inter-

between, among

Examples: interactive, interchangeable 

intra-

inside, within

Examples: intravenous, intraspecies

over-

surpass, exceed

Examples: outmaneuver, outperform

pre-

before

Examples: preview, precondition

re-

again

Examples: review, reread, reconsider

trans-

across

Examples: transcontinental, transgression, transgender

un-

not

Examples: unlike, unhappy, unacceptable