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  • 1. 

    A-

    • A.

      Away from

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      Without, away from

    • D.

      Toward

    Correct Answer
    C. Without, away from
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "without, away from." This answer suggests that the word "A-" means "without" or "away from" something. It implies that the action or state described by the word "A-" is happening or being done without the presence or involvement of something else.

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  • 2. 

    AB- 

    • A.

      Away from

    • B.

      Toward

    • C.

      Without

    • D.

      Self

    Correct Answer
    A. Away from
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "away from." This suggests that the term "AB-" indicates movement or direction away from something.

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  • 3. 

    AD-

    • A.

      Away from

    • B.

      Without

    • C.

      Toward

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    C. Toward
    Explanation
    The word "toward" means moving in the direction of something or someone. It indicates a movement or orientation in a specific direction. In contrast to "away from" or "without," "toward" suggests a movement or intention to approach or face something or someone. It implies a sense of direction or purpose. "Before" does not relate to movement or direction, making it an incorrect choice. Therefore, the correct answer is "toward."

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  • 4. 

    AN-

    • A.

      Up, apart

    • B.

      Without

    • C.

      Toward

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    B. Without
    Explanation
    The word "without" means to be lacking or not having something. It suggests the absence or nonexistence of something. In the given options, "without" is the only word that conveys this meaning. The other options, "up," "apart," "toward," and "before," do not have the same meaning as "without" and are not synonymous with it. Therefore, "without" is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Ana-

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      Up, apart

    • C.

      Toward

    • D.

      Without

    Correct Answer
    B. Up, apart
    Explanation
    The word "Ana-" is a prefix that can be added to words to indicate a sense of separation or movement away from something. In this case, the words "before" and "toward" do not convey this meaning. However, the words "up" and "apart" both suggest movement in a direction that is away or separate from something. Therefore, "up" and "apart" are the correct choices.

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  • 6. 

    Ante-

    • A.

      Against

    • B.

      Self

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    D. Before
    Explanation
    The prefix "ante-" is used to indicate something that occurs before or precedes another event or action. In this case, the prefix "ante-" is combined with the word "before" to form the word "ante-before," which means "before before." Since "before" already signifies a previous point in time or position, the use of "ante-" in this context is redundant and unnecessary. Therefore, the correct answer is "before."

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  • 7. 

    Anti-

    • A.

      Against

    • B.

      Self

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    A. Against
    Explanation
    The prefix "anti-" means against or opposing something. In this case, it is used to indicate opposition or resistance to something. The word "against" accurately represents the meaning of the prefix "anti-" in this context.

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  • 8. 

    Bi-

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    C. Two
  • 9. 

    Brady-

    • A.

      Self

    • B.

      Without

    • C.

      Away from

    • D.

      Slow

    Correct Answer
    D. Slow
  • 10. 

    Circum-

    • A.

      Around

    • B.

      Apart

    • C.

      Slow

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    A. Around
    Explanation
    The prefix "circum-" means "around." It is used to indicate that something is happening or located around a particular object or area. In this case, "circum-" is the correct answer because it matches the meaning of "around." The other options, "apart," "slow," and "two," do not have the same meaning as "around" and therefore are incorrect.

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  • 11. 

    Dis-

    • A.

      Around

    • B.

      Toward

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Apart

    Correct Answer
    D. Apart
    Explanation
    The word "apart" means to be separated or at a distance from something or someone. In the given options, "apart" is the only word that conveys this meaning. "Dis-" means not or opposite, "around" means surrounding or on all sides, "toward" means in the direction of, and "before" means prior to or in front of. Therefore, "apart" is the correct answer as it is the only word that matches the meaning provided.

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  • 12. 

    Dys-

    • A.

      Within

    • B.

      Abnormal, difficult, painful

    • C.

      Outside

    • D.

      Half

    Correct Answer
    B. Abnormal, difficult, painful
    Explanation
    The prefix "dys-" means "abnormal, difficult, or painful." It is used to describe conditions or situations that are not functioning properly or causing discomfort. Therefore, the given answer options, which include abnormal, difficult, and painful, correctly represent the meaning of the prefix "dys-."

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  • 13. 

    Ecto-

    • A.

      Within

    • B.

      Above, upon, over

    • C.

      Outside

    • D.

      Inside

    Correct Answer
    C. Outside
    Explanation
    The prefix "ecto-" means "outside." It is used to describe something that is located or occurring on the outer side or surface. In this context, "ecto-" refers to being outside of something, indicating a position or location that is external or beyond the boundaries of the object or structure being referred to.

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  • 14. 

    Epi-

    • A.

      Within

    • B.

      Half

    • C.

      Above, upon, over

    • D.

      External, outward

    Correct Answer
    C. Above, upon, over
    Explanation
    The prefix "epi-" can have multiple meanings depending on the context. In this case, it means "above, upon, over." This is evident from the given options which include "above," "upon," and "over." These words indicate a position or location that is higher or on top of something else. Therefore, the correct answer is "above, upon, over."

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  • 15. 

    Ex-

    • A.

      External, outward

    • B.

      Half

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Large

    Correct Answer
    A. External, outward
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "external, outward" because the words "external" and "outward" both mean the opposite of "within" and "large." They describe something that is on the outside or facing away from a central point.

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  • 16. 

    Hemi-

    • A.

      External, outward

    • B.

      Above, upon, over

    • C.

      Half

    • D.

      Above, beyond, excessive

    Correct Answer
    C. Half
    Explanation
    The prefix "hemi-" means half. This means that when this prefix is added to a word, it indicates that something is divided into two equal parts. For example, in the word "hemisphere," the prefix "hemi-" indicates that the sphere is divided into two equal halves. Therefore, the correct answer is "half."

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  • 17. 

    Hyper-

    • A.

      Excessive

    • B.

      Inward, without, not within

    • C.

      Between

    • D.

      Above, beyond, excessive

    Correct Answer
    D. Above, beyond, excessive
    Explanation
    The prefix "hyper-" indicates something that is excessive or beyond the normal range. It can also mean above or beyond a certain level. In this case, the prefix "hyper-" can be understood as meaning above, beyond, or excessive.

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  • 18. 

    Hypo-

    • A.

      Below

    • B.

      Toward

    • C.

      Below, under, deficient

    • D.

      Inward, without, not within

    Correct Answer
    C. Below, under, deficient
    Explanation
    The word "hypo" is a prefix that is commonly used to indicate something that is below or under. It can also mean deficient or lacking in some way. Additionally, it can be used to describe something that is inward or not within a certain area. Therefore, the correct answer options "below, under, deficient" accurately capture the various meanings and uses of the prefix "hypo".

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  • 19. 

    In-

    • A.

      Inward, without, not within

    • B.

      Within

    • C.

      Between

    • D.

      Large

    Correct Answer
    A. Inward, without, not within
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "inward, without, not within". These words are all synonyms that convey the opposite meaning of "within" or "between". "Inward" means towards the inside, "without" means lacking or not having something, and "not within" means outside or not inside. Therefore, all of these words indicate a sense of being outside or not being contained within something.

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  • 20. 

    Intra-

    • A.

      Between

    • B.

      Within

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Small

    Correct Answer
    B. Within
    Explanation
    The prefix "intra-" means "within" or "inside." It is used to indicate something that occurs or exists within a particular group, system, or organization. Therefore, the correct answer is "within."

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  • 21. 

    Inter-

    • A.

      Aliens

    • B.

      Large

    • C.

      Between

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    C. Between
    Explanation
    The word "between" is used to describe the position or relationship of two or more things that are in the middle or surrounded by others. In the given context, the word "between" suggests that there is a relationship or position of being in the middle or surrounded by something. However, without further information or context, it is difficult to provide a more specific explanation.

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  • 22. 

    Maco-

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Within

    • D.

      Large

    Correct Answer
    D. Large
  • 23. 

    Micro-

    • A.

      Outward

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Onr

    • D.

      Between

    Correct Answer
    B. Small
    Explanation
    The prefix "micro-" means small or tiny. Therefore, the correct answer is "small".

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  • 24. 

    Mono-

    • A.

      Within

    • B.

      Between

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    D. One
    Explanation
    The prefix "mono-" means "one" or "single." It is used to indicate that something is singular or exists in only one form or state. In this context, "mono-" suggests that the word it is attached to represents a single entity or condition. Therefore, the correct answer is "one."

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  • 25. 

    Para-

    • A.

      Beside, near, abnormal

    • B.

      Through

    • C.

      Around

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    A. Beside, near, abnormal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "beside, near, abnormal". These words are all adjectives that describe the location or condition of something. "Beside" and "near" both indicate proximity or closeness to something else. "Abnormal" describes something that deviates from the normal or expected.

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  • 26. 

    Per-

    • A.

      Beside, near, abormal

    • B.

      Around

    • C.

      Through

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. Through
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "through". This word suggests movement from one side to the other, indicating a passage or journey from one point to another. It implies that something is going from the beginning to the end, or from one side of an object or place to the other.

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  • 27. 

    Peri-

    • A.

      Beside, near, abnormal

    • B.

      After

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Around

    Correct Answer
    D. Around
    Explanation
    The prefix "peri-" typically means "around" or "surrounding." It is used to describe something that is located near or beside something else. In this context, "peri-" can also imply being in the vicinity or surrounding area of something. Therefore, the correct answer is "around."

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  • 28. 

    Poly-

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Many

    • D.

      Less

    Correct Answer
    C. Many
    Explanation
    The prefix "poly-" means "many" and is commonly used to indicate a large quantity or variety of something. In this context, "poly-" is used to describe a state of having multiple or numerous instances of something. Therefore, the correct answer is "many."

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  • 29. 

    Post-

    • A.

      After

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Half

    Correct Answer
    A. After
    Explanation
    The word "after" means to come or occur following in time or sequence. It indicates that something will happen or be done later than a particular event or time. In the given options, "after" is the only word that fits this definition.

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  • 30. 

    Pre-

    • A.

      After

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Before

    • D.

      Partial, half

    Correct Answer
    C. Before
    Explanation
    The word "before" is the correct answer because it is the only option that fits logically with the given words. "Pre-" means before, "after" means after, "four" is a number, and "partial" and "half" both mean a portion or part of something. Therefore, "before" is the only word that makes sense in the context of the given words.

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  • 31. 

    Pro-

    • A.

      Football

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Below

    Correct Answer
    B. Before
    Explanation
    The word "before" is the correct answer because it is the only word that makes sense in the given context. The prompt mentions "Pro-football" and the word "before" suggests a chronological order, indicating that something related to professional football happened earlier or prior to something else. The other words "four" and "below" do not fit in this context, and "before" is the most suitable option.

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  • 32. 

    Quadri-

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    C. Four
    Explanation
    The given sequence "Quadri-" is followed by the numbers "five, three, four, six". The only number that is spelled out in the sequence is "four", so it is the correct answer.

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  • 33. 

    Semi-

    • A.

      Automatic

    • B.

      Partial, half

    • C.

      Above, beyond

    • D.

      Below

    Correct Answer
    B. Partial, half
    Explanation
    The prefix "semi-" means partial or half. In this case, the word "automatic" is being modified by the prefix "semi-", indicating that something is only partially or halfway automatic. Therefore, the correct answer is "partial, half".

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  • 34. 

    Sub- 

    • A.

      Zero

    • B.

      Before

    • C.

      Many

    • D.

      Below

    Correct Answer
    D. Below
    Explanation
    The word "below" is used to indicate something that is at a lower position or level. It is often used to compare two objects or concepts, with the one being discussed being positioned at a lower level. In this context, "below" could be used to describe something that is physically or metaphorically lower or lesser in value or importance compared to something else.

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  • 35. 

    Super-

    • A.

      Hero

    • B.

      Above, beyond

    • C.

      Half

    • D.

      Zero

    Correct Answer
    B. Above, beyond
    Explanation
    The prefix "super-" means above or beyond, which aligns with the meaning of the word "above" and "beyond" in the answer. The other options, "half" and "zero," do not convey the same meaning as the given word.

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  • 36. 

    Supra-

    • A.

      Partial, half

    • B.

      Zero

    • C.

      After

    • D.

      Above, beyond

    Correct Answer
    D. Above, beyond
    Explanation
    The prefix "supra-" means "above" or "beyond." It is used to indicate something that is higher or exceeds a certain level or limit. In this context, "supra-" implies going beyond or surpassing a certain point or expectation. Therefore, the correct answer is "above, beyond."

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  • 37. 

    Tachy-

    • A.

      Breathing

    • B.

      Rapid, fast

    • C.

      Slow

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Rapid, fast
    Explanation
    The term "tachy-" is a prefix that denotes something being rapid or fast. In this case, it is combined with the word "breathing" to indicate a condition characterized by a rapid or fast breathing rate. Therefore, the correct answer is "rapid, fast."

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  • 38. 

    Trans-

    • A.

      Cross

    • B.

      Through

    • C.

      Across, through

    • D.

      Rapid

    Correct Answer
    C. Across, through
    Explanation
    The word "trans-" is a prefix that means "across" or "through". It is used to indicate movement or change from one side to another or from one state to another. Therefore, the correct answer is "across, through".

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  • 39. 

    Tri-

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Rapid

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
  • 40. 

    Uni-

    • A.

      College

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. One

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