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Prefix

Meaning(s)

Example(s)

heptaheterohexahomohydrohyper- (See WORDS OFTEN CONFUSED)

seven other six same water huge excessive under not

heptathlon heterosexual hexagonal homosexual hydroelectric hypermarket hyperactive hypothermia ignominious improbable insoluble infiltrate infrared intermediary intravenous introvert isobar kilometer macrocosm malfunction megabucks metamorphosis metamathematics metaphase microbe midterm millimeter minimal misfire monorail multiple neologism neurotic nonverbal obstacle octagon omnivorous orthodox outreach outhouse overcoat overheat pantheon paramilitary paranormal Pentagon perimeter

hypo- (See WORDS OFTEN CONFUSED) ig-/il-/im-/in-/ir-

il-/im-/in-/irinfrainter- (See WORDS OFTEN CONFUSED) intra- (See WORDS OFTEN CONFUSED) intro- (See WORDS OFTEN CONFUSED) isokilomacromalmegameta-

micromidmilliminimismon(o)multineoneurononoboct(a/o)omniorthooutoverpanparapent(a)peri-

into below between within inward equal thousand large bad huge change concerned with behind or after very small middle one thousandth small incorrect one many new nerves not against eight all correct beyond outside above too much universal beside beyond five around

Guide to good writing - Martin Manser  
Guide to good writing - Martin Manser  
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