A list of prefixes including meanings and typical usage is found below for the
On this page -- and those that follow -- you'll find a complete prefixes list plus
some definitions and words which have include those specific prefixes.
Most prefixes in English are from the Latin and Greek languages so a knowledge of
Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes will help you learn new vocabulary and unlock unknown words in any testing
I've included the list of prefixes alphabetically to make it easier for you to study
and remember them.
I recommend printing out this page (and those that follow) and looking over the list
to get an understanding of the prefixes and how they are used.
Next, I would suggest looking over any text (a newspaper article is a good source)
and searching for words with the prefixes listed.
Any unkown words should be easy to figure out using the list of
List of Prefixes and Meanings - A thru D
from, away from
abduct = lead away, kidnap,
abjure = renounce
advance = move forward
accord = agreement, harmony,
affliction = cause by distress
aggregation = collection,
annexation = addition,
appease = bring toward peace,
arraignment = indictment,
assumption = taking for granted,
attendance = presence, the persons present
ambiguous = double meaning,
ambivalent = having conflicting emotions
anarchy = lack of government,
amoral = without morals
antecedent = preceding event or word,
antediluvian = ancient