Power Prefix #1: anti-

September 9, 2012
Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "anti" (meaning "against," "in opposition to," or "opposite of").
More Power Prefix lists:
con-, fore-, inter-, mis-, pre-, sub-, super-, trans-, and uni-!
ELA Common Core State Standard: "Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word."
It was the antithesis of good journalism – all innuendo and barbs.
New York Times (Aug 31, 2010)
With eyes lowered in antipathy, he seemed to avoid her gaze with loathing.
Wingfield, Lewis
The victim is expected to stay in hospital for another two weeks, and will be given antibiotics to avoid risk of infection.
BBC (Aug 18, 2012)
When finally opened officially on Tuesday night, after the longest and most troubled preview period in Broadway history, the show itself seemed almost an anticlimax.
Time (Jun 15, 2011)
The mental rigor required by the practice of music effectively acted as an antidote to aging, keeping their nervous systems youthful.
Time (Jun 13, 2012)
Last summer, I learned that antiseptic mouth rinse kills ticks immediately.
Seattle Times (May 23, 2010)
I'm pretty antisocial before games; I don't really like talking to people in the dressing room beforehand.
The Guardian (Mar 3, 2011)
The five teen protagonists are neither heroes nor antiheroes: They are "troubled youths" hit by lightning while performing community service.
Salon (Aug 11, 2011)
Zimmermann had been having trouble loosening up before starts, and team doctors prescribed physical treatment and anti-inflammatory pills.
Washington Post (Aug 5, 2012)
But then, imagine someone finds a simple way to make black holes or antimatter using common materials and wall current?
Salon (Jun 17, 2012)

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Tuesday March 26th 2013, 1:23 PM
Comment by: Shaky (NY)
very educational
Tuesday April 9th 2013, 4:26 AM
Comment by: D-lan101 (China)
This was very helpful t for me. I learnt many new words.
Tuesday April 16th 2013, 8:55 PM
Comment by: alex L. (Toronto Canada)
Thanks for the list :D
Tuesday April 23rd 2013, 4:19 PM
Comment by: Amir (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
I hope not to forget this kind of word
Thursday April 25th 2013, 10:04 AM
Comment by: Brian A.
easy as you get them familiar, this is exactly applied with perception to words.
Thursday April 25th 2013, 12:02 PM
Comment by: Brian A.
One more thing, where could I find the second list?
Monday April 29th 2013, 12:13 PM
Comment by: Cean (Philippines)
Great list! Anti- words!
Tuesday April 30th 2013, 7:18 AM
Comment by: Vocabulary.com (NY)Visual Thesaurus Moderator
If you look in the description of the "anti" list, you can find links to all of the other Power Prefix lists.
Wednesday June 12th 2013, 5:29 AM
Comment by: MahoganyShadow (Singapore)
Great list, interesting words. (:
Friday June 21st 2013, 5:15 AM
Comment by: Stevo (HI)
Thanks you I am learning to learn again.
Thursday July 18th 2013, 6:21 AM
Comment by: Qiang J. (China)
It's really nice!
Sunday July 21st 2013, 5:07 AM
Comment by: Adi
Thanks... helpful for beginners
Sunday July 21st 2013, 8:57 AM
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Wednesday October 16th 2013, 11:30 AM
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This shall be a new comment! Great list!
Monday December 9th 2013, 1:40 PM
Comment by: Josh W. (OH)
why is it so hard
Wednesday March 5th 2014, 12:22 PM
Comment by: Bhargavi A. (India)
Great list!
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