Ten Greek/Latin prefixes to know before taking the SAT

September 30, 2006 at 1:03 am Leave a comment

Posted by Dee

Learning your Greek and Latin prefixes can be invaluable for SAT, PSAT, or ACT testing.

Here are AdmitSpit’s picks for ten you should know by rote.

1. mis-. Means: badly. Examples: mistreat, misdemeanor, mistake.

2. ante-. Means: before. Examples: antecedent, antebellum, anterior, antemortem.

3. anti-. Means: against. Examples: antibacterial soap, antibiotic, antipathy.

4. circum-. Means: around. Examples: circumnavigate, circumvent.

5. con-. Means: with. Examples: congregation, converge, construct.

6. contra-. Means: against. Examples: contraband, contradict, contraceptive.

7. dis-. Means: apart. Examples: discord, disadvantage, disconnect, disarm, disregard.

8. mono-. Means: one. Examples: monogamy, monotonous, monopoly.

9. per-. Means: through. Examples: percolate, perforate, permeate.

10. with-. Means: away. Examples: withstand, withdraw.


Entry filed under: ACT, AdmitSpit, College Board, Greek, Latin, Prefix, PSAT, SAT, Spelling, Testing, Tips/Tricks, Vocabulary.

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