“D” – Vocab-ability Prefixes – A More Powerful Vocabulary (This post includes all prefixes beginning with the letter “D”)

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This post comprises all those prefixes that begin with the letter “D.” It includes many English words whose etymology can be traced to Greek and Latin roots.   

If you learn these prefixes, you will be able to understand and use many English words that feature them. Vocab-ability is an easy-to-use resource guide to help you understand those prefixes.

In total, this Vocab-ability post features 4 prefixes that begin with the letter “D."

Free Use: 

Please feel free to download the following material, copy it, print it out, and distribute it for any and all educational purposes. If it helps you or your students increase your English vocabulary, it will have served its purpose. And I will know that my efforts have proven beneficial. (Please see my additional comments and notes below the entries.)

Vocab-ability Prefix–272 (de__ = down, away)

Vocab-ability Prefix–273 (dia__ = across, through)

Vocab-ability Prefix–274 (dis__, dif__ , di__ = not, opposite, away)

Vocab-ability Prefix–275 (dys__ = faulty, difficult)

Note re Copyright / Free Use: 

I hold the copyright to the original Vocab-ability guide, which was published in 2002. I hereby grant free use to all the material contained in this post and all other Vocab-ability posts on Steemit.    

Note re Copying each Screenshot: 

Each separate entry (including those in this and other Vocab-ability posts) consists of one screenshot (since making screenshots was the only way I could properly format the individual entries for uploading to Steemit). To use these entries for your personal study or in any classroom, you can download any or all screenshots by clicking and dragging the screenshots that you want to use, and then print them out.   

Note re Passing on the Vocab-ability Links: 

Alternatively, you can simply pass on one or more of the following links to the Vocab-ability posts:

Vocab-ability – Introduction to “Vocab-ability”.

Vocab-ability – Guide to Entries.

Vocab-ability Prefixes – All PREFIXES beginning with “A” .

Vocab-ability Prefixes – The Single PREFIX beginning with “B” .

Vocab-ability Prefixes – All PREFIXES beginning with “C”.

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This is really helpful for someone trying to increase his word range.
Thank you for sharing this.
I'll have to check out A,B & C also..


You can also check out the entire first chapter, of Vocab Stems (as opposed to the current prefixes). Here's one in that chapter, with links at the bottom to all the previous posts.



That's really great man..
Thanks for taking the time to help.
You rock :)

this is a great post. i appreciate your post... thanks for sharing.. up vote and resteemit done


Thanks. Sorry for the late reply, but I've been busy and my voting power has been down.

Hope you find all these posts interesting, informative, and educational.

Thank you for sharing this. This can truly be helpful especially for those whom English is not our second language
The prefix dys is a new one to me. Learning everyday. :)


Glad it helps, and glad you like it. There are many more posts coming.

In fact, I originally produced this most of this material when I was an ESL teacher. Now, I'm updating and reformatting it for Steemit.

After I post all these alphabetical "groups," I will do one box daily, to make it easy for Steemians to review / learn each separate entry.

I hope you stick around for that.


Will do definitely. I can't wait on the next set. :)

Decadent has been one of my favourite words in high school, because it was part of a literary movement, the decadentism!
What about debase?


Ya, for me to, I always like the words 'decadent' and 'decadence.' And I kinda like the lifestyle, too. :-)

Good information
Great knowledge and good way to share your information and knowledge i always try to go in your blog personal and check new information because some time i am not on steem and so i left many of your posts so when ever i am online i try to visit your blog because i gain knowledge and information from your posts especially about english vocabulary
Keep sharing And Stay blessed
I am just waiting for your next word ""E"'

such a helpfull post
finally i found something helpfull and at the same time intersting to learn about english vocabulary

I really appreciate this kind of your post sir @majes.tytyty. Because many steemians learned from you. And Im very thankful that you include this kind of post in this community sir. Thank you so much.

Prefix 274 had most of my unknown words..!

thx for sharing the update on this series..!
this series really helping to build basic vocabulary skill in English..!

Keep the good work going..!
~Tennis Girl 🎾🎾

You are a great Teacher, sir!
Looking forward to learn more from you!

Thank you for continuing to please me with these magnificent pictures, which contain great knowledge.

Спасибо, что продолжаете радовать меня этими великолепными картинками, в которых содержаться большие знания.