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248Build Your VocabularyIn addition to reviewing the SAT High-Frequency WordList, what other quick vocabulary-building tactics can youfollow when you face an SAT deadline?
Just as words are made up of other words, words are also made up of word parts: prefixes, suffixes, and roots. A knowledge of these word parts and their meanings can help you determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.
Basic Word Parts
Common Prefixes249PrefixMeaningIllustrationarchchief, firstarchetype original archbishopchief bishoparcheologystudy of first or ancient timesbeover, thoroughlybedaubsmear overbefuddle confuse thoroughlybeguile deceive, charm thoroughlybitwobicameral composed of two houses (Congress)biennial every two yearsbicycletwo-wheeled vehiclecatadowncatastrophedisastercataractwaterfallcatapult hurl (throw down)circumaroundcircumnavigatesail around (the globe)circumspect cautious (looking around)circumscribelimit (place a circle around)com, co, col, con,with, togethercombine merge withcorcommercetrade withcommunicatecorrespond withcoeditorjoint editorcollateralsubordinate, connectedconference meetingcorroborateconfirmcontra, controagainstcontravene conflict withcontroversydisputededown, awaydebase lower in valuedecadencedeteriorationdecant pour offdemipartly, halfdemigod

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