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  • 1. 

    The meaning of ab- is

    • A.

      Away

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    A. Away
    Explanation
    The prefix "ab-" in English usually means "away" or "from." It is often used to indicate separation or departure from a certain place or state. For example, in words like "absent" or "abandon," the prefix "ab-" signifies being away or apart from something. Therefore, the correct answer "away" accurately reflects the meaning of the prefix "ab-."

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  • 2. 

    The meaning of ad- is

    • A.

      Away

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    B. To
    Explanation
    The prefix "ad-" in English is commonly used to mean "to" or "towards." It is derived from the Latin prefix "ad" which has a similar meaning. This prefix is often used to indicate movement or direction towards something. For example, in words like "adhere" or "advance," the prefix "ad-" suggests moving towards or progressing to a certain position or state. Therefore, the meaning of "ad-" can be understood as "to."

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  • 3. 

    The meaning of ante- is

    • A.

      Out of

    • B.

      With, together

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    C. Before
    Explanation
    The prefix "ante-" in English means "before." It is commonly used to indicate something that comes before or precedes another thing in time or order. For example, "antecedent" means something that precedes or comes before another thing. Therefore, the correct answer is "before."

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  • 4. 

    The meaning of circum- is

    • A.

      Away

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      With, together

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    D. Around
    Explanation
    The prefix "circum-" in English means "around". It is used to indicate something that is located or happening all the way around a particular object or place. For example, in words like "circumference" or "circumnavigate", the prefix "circum-" denotes going or being around something. Therefore, the correct answer is "around".

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  • 5. 

    The meaning of com, con, co- is

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      With, together

    • D.

      Against

    Correct Answer
    C. With, together
    Explanation
    The prefixes "com," "con," and "co-" all have the meaning of "with" or "together." These prefixes are commonly used in words to indicate a sense of collaboration, unity, or joint action. For example, "combine" means to bring things together, "cooperate" means to work together, and "contribute" means to give or share with others. Therefore, the correct answer is "with, together."

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  • 6. 

    The meaning of contra- is

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Against

    • C.

      Down

    • D.

      Out of

    Correct Answer
    B. Against
    Explanation
    The prefix "contra-" means "against". It is commonly used to indicate opposition or contrast. For example, "contradict" means to speak or argue against something, and "contrary" means opposite or against what is expected. Therefore, in this context, "contra-" can be understood as meaning "against".

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  • 7. 

    The meaning of de- is

    • A.

      Down

    • B.

      Away

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    A. Down
    Explanation
    The prefix "de-" in English often indicates a reversal or removal of something. It can also mean "down" in terms of lowering or descending. Therefore, the correct answer is "down," as it best represents the meaning of the prefix "de-."

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  • 8. 

    The meaning of dis- is

    • A.

      Separation, not

    • B.

      Out of

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    A. Separation, not
    Explanation
    The prefix "dis-" in English typically indicates negation or reversal. In this case, it means separation, implying the opposite of being together or united. It does not mean "out of," "before," or "to."

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  • 9. 

    The meaning of ex- is

    • A.

      Down

    • B.

      Out of

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    B. Out of
    Explanation
    The prefix "ex-" generally means "out of" or "from." It indicates a movement or separation away from something. For example, in words like "exit" or "exclude," the prefix "ex-" suggests going out or excluding something. Therefore, the correct answer for the meaning of "ex-" is "out of."

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  • 10. 

    The meaning of extra- is 

    • A.

      With, together

    • B.

      Outside

    • C.

      Separation, not

    • D.

      Away

    Correct Answer
    B. Outside
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "outside" because the prefix "extra-" is commonly used to indicate something that is beyond or beyond the normal or expected limits, or that is located or occurring on the outside of something. Therefore, when "extra-" is used as a prefix, it generally implies the concept of being outside or beyond.

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