Understand Word Parts
Many words are formed by adding prefixes and suffixes to a root word. Understanding these word parts can help you figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words.
A prefix is a word part that is added to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.
A suffix is a word part that is added to the end of a word to change its meaning.
The root of a word is its basic meaning before a prefix or a suffix is added to it.
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