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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: Move away from each other.
dismount
disillusion
disperse
disobey

Q 2: To refuse or fail to follow an order or rule.
displease
disobey
dissuade
disillusion

Q 3: To get off or down, as from a horse.
dissuade
disobey
dismount
disillusion

Q 4: To convince someone not to do something. (opposite of persuade)
disillusion
disobey
displease
dissuade

Q 5: Not truthful.
dishonest
disobey
disillusion
dismount

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

Q 7: To have a differing opinion.
disillusion
disagree
displease
dismount

Q 8: Not happy.
displease
dismount
dissuade
disobey

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