Shared Prefixes Quiz #1

Each pair of words starts with the same prefix. Guess the prefix.
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Last updated: December 4, 2019
First submittedSeptember 7, 2011
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Words
Omnivore, Omnipotent
Proactive, Pronoun
Hydroelectric, Hydroplane
Semicircle, Semifinal
Polymath, Polygamy
Hyperactive, Hyperbolic
Autocracy, Autopilot
Words
Subdivide, Subtropical
Archenemy, Archduke
Sociopath, Socioeconomic
Precalculus, Prediction
Unicorn, Unisex
Paratrooper, Parabolic
Midnight, Midwife
Words
Transparent, Transfusion
Metabolism, Metaphysics
Photography, Photocopy
Supersonic, Superannuated
Overdose, Overhang
Hypothermia, Hypochondria
Microwave, Microbrew
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Level 33
Sep 7, 2011
Very good and somewhat challenging quiz!
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2011
good quiz
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Level 28
Feb 24, 2012
good quiz! :)
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Level 22
Sep 5, 2012
Really fun!! Great quiz!!
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Level 16
Oct 11, 2012
loved this quiz. could go on for another column ^_^
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Level 28
Apr 18, 2014
really challenging, really makes you think - great quiz
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Level 74
Mar 22, 2015
Demo - cracy and Demo - pilot
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2016
I tried that too. We should make demopilot be a word so this quiz has to accept it.
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Level 79
Nov 24, 2015
Definitely some challenging clues - esp. since I had never heard of precalculus.
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Level 50
Sep 3, 2016
I have never heard the term in school, only on the internet.
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Level 70
Apr 17, 2020
Not something I've heard on the East side of the pond.
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Level 60
Sep 1, 2016
Bi should work for electric and plane
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Level 21
Sep 1, 2016
"bielectric" isn't a word.
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Level 65
Dec 14, 2016
Says you, Mr. No-Imagination.
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Level 81
Jan 31, 2020
Sounds AC/DC.
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Level 21
Sep 1, 2016
Some reason I kept thinking "grandcircle" and "grandfinal" even though neither are words.
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Level 74
Sep 1, 2016
I kept thinking, "what the hell is popsex?"
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2016
Find your way backstage at a Justin Timberlake concert and you'll find out.
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Level 59
Sep 1, 2016
great. bit more to it than the usual quiz...needed a bot of lateral thinking, hence i didn't fair brilliantly. thanks
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Level 46
Feb 17, 2017
The -parent, -fusion one caught me out because I kept trying words like godparent, grandparent, step-parent and so on even though it isn't pronounced as such
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
Nice one ! I only missed 3, meta, micro ( though I have tried macro and thought I tried micro) and hydro, though my last word before the timer ran out was water...

All pretty doable, but you don't see them instantly (not all anyway) that's what makes a nice quiz :)

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Level 67
Oct 7, 2019
Never heard of superannual and precalculus though, then again english is a foreign language to me.

(btw spellchecker does not recognize precalculus either I see, it wants a space or hyphen)

(maybe it is not a term/thing in the uk? the suggested spellings from my spellchecker are in british english. I know different education systems often have different names for things. Any brits around that can confirm or deny if precalcus is a thing in the uk? and if it is written as one word without hyphen?)
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2020
In mathematics education, precalculus is a course, or a set of courses, that includes algebra and trigonometry at a level which is designed to prepare students for the study of calculus.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
It's superannuate* – retire (someone) with a pension: his pilot's licence was withdrawn and he was superannuated.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
Thanks for the replies :) again I missed micro and hydro, and tried waterplane in the last seconds haha
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Level 59
Apr 17, 2020
Bit late but yeah, afaik precalculus isn't used in the UK, I've only heard it with regards to the US education system, but I wouldn't be surprised if other countries use it as well.
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Level 46
Feb 18, 2020
Intercom and intersex
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Level 52
Feb 18, 2020
I also tried this, and could not get the right answer, because, I guess, my eyes are also bad: it's not COM, it's CORN.
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Level 28
Apr 17, 2020
Am I the only one who thought carbon copy? Then I thought is carbonography a word? Maybe it's the study of how carbon is drawn :-)
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Level 53
Apr 17, 2020
-CORN and -SEX : "sweet"
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Level 45
Apr 18, 2020
Got them all. Helps to be a writer! :)
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Level 60
Oct 14, 2020
20/21. I've never heard of "precalculus".
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