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Sat suffixes and prefix

MiMzzzMiMzzz Posts: 26Registered User New Member
edited October 2008 in SAT Preparation
Can anyone tell me the most important sat suffixes and prefix
thanks alotttttt
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Replies to: Sat suffixes and prefix

  • spiraljettyspiraljetty Posts: 29Registered User New Member
    The three most important prefixes are DE (down), EX (out) and RE (back). The most important suffix is OUS (full of; so joyous is full of joy).
  • gobletoffiregobletoffire Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    Circu = around
  • GodfatherbobGodfatherbob Posts: 1,311Registered User Senior Member
    Don't rely on suffixes or prefixes. This is why:
    Circu = around

    Circumspect?
    DE (down), EX (out) and RE (back)

    Decry?
    Exultant?
    Relegate?

    These aren't just oddball exceptions to the rule. Words often stray a long way from their suffixes, prefixes and roots. If you tried to rely on suffixes and prefixes here, you'd waste about one minute to find out that decry means to denounce (down-cry, sorta denounce). Unfortunately, with that wasted minute you also realized that you can't figure out a thing about the other three (or, more likely, you discerned the wrong meaning). Don't waste time memorizing suffixes and prefixes, and more importantly, don't waste time on your test trying to figure out the meaning of a word based on them. Either you know the word or you don't.
  • anhtimmyanhtimmy Posts: 3,256Registered User Senior Member
    You can't rely on prefixes. You should only rely on the root and suffix because they can only be altered to a certain extent.
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