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Prefixes

Prefixes are letters you can add to the beginning of words to change their meanings. For example, the prefix 'dis' means bad or wrong.

grace becomes disgrace

trust becomes distrust

Common prefixes

Prefix
Meaning
Example
Pre-Before

Preview

Re-Again

Reappear, retry

Un-Not, take away

Unfair, uncomfortable

De-The opposite of, undo

Deactivate, decode

Sub-Under

Substandard, subatomic

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