Test Prep Vocabulary – Prefixes – “dis-“

A field of flowers

The flowers blanketed the field with their beauty, making it difficult to distinguish one individual flower from the next.

Today’s Prefix:  dis-

showing a lack of, not, to show a reversal of, negative

Word Origin:

Latin from dis-, related to bis-, could also be dif- when used before words beginning with “f” and di- when used before a consonant.

Word Building:

disallow – to not allow

discover – to not cover something

dishonest – a lack of honesty

Sample Sentence:

Although the jury was told to disregard the testimony, many found it difficult to do so.

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