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Affixes – Prefixes
Lesson 160.

Fore adds its own meaning to the word; as foretaste, to taste before; pre is from the Latin prae, before; ante (Latin), before. Anti (Greek), means against or opposite.

fore’sight   fore tell’er      fore bod’ing ly
fore’most    fore knowl’edge   fore de ter’mine
fore know’   fore’cas tle      pre med’i tate
pre fix’     pre cau’tion      pre oc’cu py
pre judge’   pre ced’ing       pre-em’i nent
pre serve’   pre des’tine      an te pas’chal
pre sage’    an’te past        an te mun’dane
pre text’    an’te date        an te nup’tial
fore warn’   an’ti pode        an ti cli’max
fore’front   an’ti dote        an ti feb’rile

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Affixes – Prefixes

Lesson 159.

Post is a Latin word, meaning after.

post’script    post-di lu’vi an    post me rid’i an
post’-date     post po si’tion     post’hu mous ly

Other words are formed by prefixing the English word post, a letter-carrier.

post’al         post’man      post’mark
post’-chaise    post’-town    post’-office
post-haste’     post’boy      post’mas ter

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Bene is a Latin prefix, signifying well.

ben’e dict     ben e fac’tion    be nef’i cence
ben’e fice     ben e fi’cial     be nev’o lence

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Some means like or same, full of, or very; ward denotes in the direction
of; ure means state of; and y, full of, or composed of.

tire’some   cum’ber some   vent’ure some
east’ward   heav’en ward   aft’er ward
verd’ure    cur’va ture    im post’ure
smok’y      sin’ew y       sil’ver y

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Lesson 153.Kin, ling, let, and ule indicate smallness or diminution.

lamb’kin     man’i kin     la’dy kin
duck’ling    un’der ling   fos’ter ling
leaf’let     riv’u let     flag’eo let
glob’ule     mol’e cule    an i mal’cule

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Suffixes ion ment fy ance ence ory ous

Lesson 152.

Ion and ment denote the state of being, or the act of; fy, to make or
become; ance or ence, the act or state of; ive, having a tendency to, or
the power or nature of; ory, the power or nature of, or belonging to; and
ous, partaking of, or full of.

dis per’sion   di ver’sion    as per’sion
ex cep’tion    e lec’tion     con di’tion
a tone’ment    a gree’ment    dec’re ment
de’i fy        stu’pe fy      sat’is fy
an noy’ance    ac cord’ance   con cord’ance
oc cur’rence   ab hor’rence   in dul’gence
a mu’sive      con clu’sive   of fen’sive
cur’so ry      ar’mo ry       man’da to ry
dan’ger ous    li’bel ous     har mo’ni ous

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Eer ier en ic ise ize

Lesson 151.

Eer or ier generally signifies one who has charge of; en means made of,
or, with adjectives, to make; ic signifies pertaining to, belonging to, or
like; and ise or ize, to make, to become, or to assimilate.

cash ier’    fin an cier’   gon do lier’
cloth’ier    en gi neer’    can non eer’
beech’en     be hold’en     em bold’en
bright’en    en light’en    en liv’en
civ’ic       ce phal’ic     me tal’lic
u’til ize    cat’e chise    crit’i cise
sat’ir ize   civ’il ize     os’tra cize

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