Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disoriented Part of Speech: adjective Definition: confused Sentence: The victim of the plane crash was very disoriented when he climbed from the rubble.
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.
Oppose Part of Speech: verb Definition: to be against; resist Sentence: Those who do not oppose to going the game, raise your hand.
Illegible Part of Speech: adjective Definition: not readable Sentence: The athlete’s signature was illegible because he wrote so quickly.
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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