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English 7 Mrs. Fountain. Lesson 8 Theme: Prefixes That Mean “not” or “the opposite of”  Knowing the meanings of prefixes can help you uncover the meanings.

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1 English 7 Mrs. Fountain

2 Lesson 8 Theme: Prefixes That Mean “not” or “the opposite of”  Knowing the meanings of prefixes can help you uncover the meanings of unknown words. A large number of prefixes mean “not” or “the opposite of.”  Some of these prefixes are non-, ir-, un-, mal-, anti-, de- dis- in-, op-, and il-.  Be careful, though. Not all words that begin with these letter combinations have the meaning of the prefix.

3 noncommittal  Part of Speech: adjective  Definition: giving no clear indication of attitude or feeling  Sentence: Even though both of the young man’s friends tried to persuade him agree with them, he remained noncommittal and would not take sides on the argument.

4 Irrational  Part of Speech: adjective  Definition: lacking mental clarity, understanding, or reason  Sentence: James’ anxiety and anger over the situation caused him to become irrational, and he couldn’t think clearly.

5 Unabridged  Part of Speech: adjective  Definition: the most complete example in its class, not based on a larger version  Sentence: Even though it was much more detailed and much longer, the class read the unabridged version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

6 Malfunction  Part of Speech: verb  Definition: to not operate correctly, not be in action  Sentence: Mrs. Tate was worried that the sound system would malfunction during the Homecoming assembly.

7 Antidote  Part of Speech: noun  Definition: something that counteracts or relieves the effects of poison or other unpleasant elements  Sentence: The entire country is desperately hoping that scientists will find an antidote for the deadly Ebola virus.

8 Detach  Part of Speech: verb  Definition: to separate from something else  Sentence: The Superman actor wore a cape that he could easily detach when he finished wearing the costume.

9 Disoriented  Part of Speech: adjective  Definition: confused  Sentence: The victim of the plane crash was very disoriented when he climbed from the rubble.

10 Incompetent  Part of Speech: adjective  Definition: lacking qualifications, unable to function properly  Sentence: The judge was deemed incompetent to rule over the trial after he had a mental breakdown one morning.

11 Oppose  Part of Speech: verb  Definition: to be against; resist  Sentence: Those who do not oppose to going the game, raise your hand.

12 Illegible  Part of Speech: adjective  Definition: not readable  Sentence: The athlete’s signature was illegible because he wrote so quickly.

13 Assignments  Monday: Complete worksheet  Tuesday: Sentence with each word  Wednesday: Write vocabulary words 3x each  Thursday: Study for Spelling and Vocab Quizzes


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