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Pro is a Latin preposition signifying for, before, and forth; uni (Latin
unus, one) signifies one or producing one; syn (sometimes syl and sym)
signifies together; and sub (sometimes suf, sup, and sug) denotes under,

pro’noun     u’ni ty        syn’the sis    sub scribe’
pro pel’     u’ni form      syl’la ble     suf’fix
pro duce’    u’ni corn      sym’pa thy     sup press’
pro vide’    u’ni val ve    syn tac’tic    sug gest’


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Lesson 167.

Mal signifies evil, ill; mono is from Greek monos, single; pan (Greek),
signifies all, every thing; and poly (Greek polus), many.

mal’con tent    ma li’cious    ma lev’o lent
mon’o tone      mon’o gram     mo nop’o Iy
pan’o ply       pan’the ist    pan o ra’ma
pol’y gon       pol’y pus      pol’y the ism

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Dia, ob, per, and circum mean respectively apart, against, through, and
around. With English words, dis gives a negative meaning.

dis tend’    dis sev’er        dis em bar’rass
ob trude’    ob lique’ly       ob lit’er ate
per plex’    per fect’ive      per sist’en cy
cir’cuit     cir cum volve’    cir cum ja’cent

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Ad signifies to, and for euphony takes the forms of ac, af, ag, al, an,
ap, ar, and as; as ad and verto, advert, to turn to.

ad duce’     al lure’    as sail’     ag’gre gate
ac count’    an nex’     ad vance’    ag’gra vate
ac cord’     ar rive’    ad’verb      ap pend’age
af fix’      as cend’    ad’verse     ar’ro gance

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Lesson 163.

Semi (Latin), and hemi (Greek), ha1f; super (Latin), over or above; trans
(Latin), beyond or through; and inter (Latin), among or between.

sem’i breve      sem’i co lon       sem’i qua ver
sem’i tone       sem’i cir cle      sem i ton’ic
hem’i sphere     hem’i cy cle       hem i morph’ic
hem’i trope      hem i he’dral      hem i spher’ic
su per add’      su per fi’cial     su per in duce’
su per scribe’   su per’flu ous     su per struct’ure
tran scend’ent   trans at lan’tic   tran’si to ry
trans fig’ure    trans fus’i ble    trans mis’si ble
in’ter course    in ter mit’tent    in ter reg’num
in’ter lude      in ter ces’sor     in ter sec’tion

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Extra (Latin), beyond.

ex tra ju di’cial        ex tra phys’ic al
ex tra pro vin’cial      ex tra trop’ic al

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Lesson 161.

The word miss signifies to err, to go wrong; in the compound
the last s is omitted.

mis guide’    mis be lief’     mis reck’on
mis spell’    mis con ceive’   mis con’strue
mis choose’   mis di rect’     mis gov’ern
mis chance’   mis re cite’     mis guid’ance

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