cir— or circ— stand for around.
com— and con— stand for with.
combine, complete, compassion
conclave, conduct, conclude
co— means jointly.
coaxial, co-ed, cooperate
contra— means against.
counter— against, opposite, or in reply.
counteract, counterfeit, countersign
—aceae plant families.
—ance, —ence create a noun describing a state or condition, or an action.
conscience, dependence, emergence
- Do you know the meaning of each word? If you can’t figure it out, go to the dictionary.
- Can you think of additional words with the same prefixes and suffixes?
Special reading assignment
- Crazy kings and queens can’t corral coral-coloured cows quickly.
- The trouble with cats is that they’ve got no tact. — P. G. Wodehouse
Note: If you like cats and history, you may like to read the e-book, Edwardian Annotated Pets and How to Keep Them. This book discusses the origin of cats as pets, European wild cats, and also recommends how to keep a cat in 1907, Edwardian England.