Prefixes

Vocabulary – Opposites (Prefixes)

in-

  • appropriate / inappropriate
  • capable / incapable
  • direct / indirect
  • complete / incomplete
  • comparable / incomparable
  • considerate / inconsiderate
  • congruous / incongruous
  • tolerant / intolerant
  • sane / insane
  • exact / inexact
  • direct / indirect
  • frequent / infrequent
  • offensive / inoffensive
  • correct / incorrect

-dis

  • connect / disconnect
  • engage / disengage
  • pleased / displeased
  • honest / dishonest
  • trust / distrust
  • advantage / disadvantage
  • allow / disallow
  • obey / disobey
  • continue / discontinue
  • able / disable
  • approve / disapprove
  • satisfy / dissatisfy
  • taste / distaste
  • loyal / disloyal
  • agree / disagree
  • similar / dissimilar
  • infect / disinfect

mis-

  • inform / misinform
  • represent / misrepresent
  • pronounce / mispronounce
  • communicate / miscommunicate
  • spell / misspell
  • lead / mislead
  • judge / misjudge
  • treat / mistreat
  • diagnosis / misdiagnosis
  • calculate / miscalculate
  • read / misread
  • interpret / misinterpret
  • construe / misconstrue
  • place / misplace

un-

  • grateful / ungrateful
  • ethical / unethical
  • intelligible / unintelligible
  • important / unimportant
  • complicated / uncomplicated
  • avoidable / unavoidable
  • attainable / unattainable
  • available / unavailable
  • pleasant / unpleasant
  • happy / unhappy
  • real / unreal
  • clear / unclear
  • clean / unclean
  • do / undo
  • pack / unpack

 

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