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Vocabulary Lists for 'Prefixes'

A prefix is a group of letters placed before the beginning of a word which alters its meaning or creates a new word entirely. They are a fundamental type of affix (alongside suffixes and infixes) that can significantly change the meaning and grammatical function of a word. In this assortment, you'll delve into a wide range of influential prefixes, including be-, com-, em-, en-, fore-, im-, inter-, ir-, mal-, mis-, over-, pre-, sub-, and trans-. Each prefix distinctly modifies the base words, affecting nouns, verbs, and adjectives in the English language. This exploration offers an excellent opportunity to observe linguistic patterns and broaden your vocabulary scope. Our detailed compilation of common word beginnings is designed to substantially enhance your vocabulary and deepen your comprehension of the English language's nuances and versatility.

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