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Vocabulary - SAT, TOEFL, GRE Test Preparation
2.8 Prefix - Dis

A prefix is a syllable at the beginning of a word that changes its meaning. The prefix dis means 'not'. The prefix 'dis' also means away from, apart, or reversal.

Examples:

prefixwordNew word New meaning
dis + arrange = disarrange not arranged
dis + agree = disagree not agree
dis + respect = disrespect not respect
dis + honest = dishonest not honest
dis + content = discontent not content
dis + favor = disfavor not favored

Other examples: disability, disarm, disconnect, dishearten, dislike, disobey, disappear, disloyal, disagree, discontinue, dishonour
Directions: Match the definitions with the words. Use the words in sentences.
Q 1: Showing lack of love (for one's country).
disobey
disloyal
disillusion
dismount

Q 2: To convince someone not to do something. (opposite of persuade)
dissuade
displease
disillusion
disobey

Q 3: Not truthful.
dismount
disobey
disillusion
dishonest

Q 4: To have a differing opinion.
disagree
disillusion
displease
dismount

Q 5: To refuse or fail to follow an order or rule.
disillusion
displease
disobey
dissuade

Q 6: Lack of esteem or courteousness.
disillusion
dismount
disperse
disrespect

Q 7: Freeing from false belief or illusions.
disillusion
disobey
displease
dissuade

Q 8: To get off or down, as from a horse.
disillusion
disobey
dissuade
dismount

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