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Have you ever noticed how adding just a few letters can completely change the meaning of a word? In the world of language, prefixes hold the key to unlocking new meanings.

The prefix dis- comes from the Latin word dis, which means apart or away.

When you see a word beginning with the prefix dis-, you can assume the word means the opposite of whatever comes after the prefix. For example, if you dislike something it means you don’t like it and if you disobey someone it means don’t obey them.

Take a look at the words in this list. Can you work out their meanings from the base words?

dislike He made no secret of his dislike for custard.
disown Don't disown the cat.
disappear A magician can make a rabbit disappear.
disagree I often disagree with my brother!
disqualify The referee will disqualify anyone who breaks the rules.
disappoint As long as you try your best you won't disappoint me.
disobey If I disobey my parents, they will not be pleased.
disinfect She likes to disinfect her surfaces from germs.
disconnect Please disconnect the lead to the printer.
dislodge They needed a bulldozer to dislodge the rock.
dishonest Stealing from a shop is dishonest.
disembark The tourists got ready to disembark at the next port.

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dislike
disown
disappear
disagree
disqualify
disappoint
disobey
disinfect
disconnect
dislodge
dishonest
disembark

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