Prefixes and their meanings:

a—not

ante—before

anti—against

auto—automatic

circum—around

co—with

contra—against

de—off, down, undo

dis—not

em—in, within, make

en—in, within, make

epi—upon, over, outer, after

ex—former

extra—more than

fore—before

homo—the same

hyper—above, beyond

il—not

im—in, into, not

in—in, into, not

infra—below

inter—among, between

intra—within

ir—not

macro—large

micro—small

mid—in the middle of

mis—wrong

mono—one

neo—new

non—not

omni—all

para—beside, beyond but like

post—after

pre—before

re—again

retro—referring back to the past

semi—half, partly

sub—under

super—over

trans—across, beyond

tri—three

un—not

uni—one

 

Suffixes and their

meanings:

able—able to be

acy—quality or state

al—related to, like

ance—quality or state of

ary—related to

ate—become

dom—state of being, place

en—become

ence—quality or example of

er— person or thing that does

something or has a particular attitude

esque—similar to

ful—full of, like

fy—become, make

ial—related to, like

ible—able to be

ic—like, related to

ical—like, related to

ify—become, make

ile—able to, leaning toward

ious—like, has the quality of

ish—like, has the quality of

ism—belief

ist—person who has a belief or does a specific action

ity—a quality or state of being

ive—like, has the quality of

ize—become, make to conform, do a specific activity

less—does not have

ly—like, has the quality of, tells how

ment—an action or result of an action

ness—state of being

ous—like, has the quality of

or—person or thing that does something

ship—state of being, profession

sion—state of being

tion—state of being

ty—a quality or state of being

ward/wards—toward a direction

wise—in the style of, in the direction of

y—like, has the quality of

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