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These prefixes can be confused when de comes before a root word beginning with s . The more common prefix is dis .
|despair||He tried not to despair at the team's poor result.|
|descend||To descend is to go down.|
|describe||She could describe the missing boy to the police.|
|destroy||He was trying to destroy the wasp nest.|
|destructive||The bomb was very destructive. *|
|disable||When I came home, I had to disable the burglar alarm. *|
|disappoint||As long as you try your best you won't disappoint me.|
|disarm||The police managed to disarm the gunman.|
|disqualify||The referee will disqualify anyone who breaks the rules.|
|disconnect||Please disconnect the lead to the printer.|
|disobey||I decided to disobey the rules. *|
|disbelief||She stared in disbelief at the damage to her car.|
|discount||I bought this TV at a discount.|
|discourage||Your bad comments will discourage me from trying again.|
|discover||I would like to discover details about my ancestors.|
|disgraceful||The children behaved in a disgraceful manner.|
|disrespectful||Children should not be disrespectful to their parents.|
|disorder||There was great disorder at the street protest.|
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Learn about these words in Unit 23. Prefixes: when letters need changing.