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Prefixes

Name

All Aboard!
A prefix is a word part that is added to the beginning of a word and changes its meaning.
Here are some common prefixes and their meanings.

aantiimininter-

on
against
not
not
among, between

mismultinonoverpre-

wrong
many, much
not
too much
before

resupertransununder-

again, back
above, beyond
across
not
below, less than

Here are some words with these prefixes. Use the information from the chart above to
write what you think each word means. Then use a dictionary to check your definitions.
Make corrections if needed.

1. aboard

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2. supervisor

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3. multicolored

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4. misunderstood

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5. international

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6. preheat

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7. nonstop

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8. transcontinental

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9. uncomfortable

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10. overpriced

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11. review

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12. unbelievable

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13. inexpensive

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14. underweight

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15. impatient

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16. antifreeze

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What other prefixes do you know? On another sheet of paper, list them along with their
meanings. Knowing what a prefix means can help you figure out the meaning of an
unfamiliar word.
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