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The prefix anti- originates from Greek for against or opposite and empowers us to express opposition, contrast, and critique in the English language.

When you see a word that begins with the prefix anti-, you can look to the base word that follows as a clue to help you work out the meaning. For example, the word anticlockwise means the opposite of clockwise

Look at the anti- words in this list and see if you use the base words to work out their meanings. Some will be harder than others. Don’t forget you can click on the words in this list to see them in the Spellzone dictionary.

antiseptic Mum put some antiseptic on his cut knee.
anticlockwise Run around the track in an anticlockwise direction.
anticlimax I thought the end of the film was an anticlimax.
antisocial Behaving rudely in public is antisocial.
antifreeze Use antifreeze to protect the car's engine.
antibiotic The doctor gave me an antibiotic to fight my cold.
antibacterial You need to wash your hands with antibacterial soap to keep them clean and germ free!
antiviral An antiviral drug is used to treat diseases caused by viruses,.
antidote On the jungle trek they took an antidote to snake bites.
antihistamine When I was stung by a wasp, my mum put some antihistamine cream on to stop it itching.
antibody An antibody is a substance which is produced in blood in order to destroy diseases and infections.

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