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Shared Prefixes Quiz #4

Each pair of words starts with the same prefix. Guess the prefix.
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First submittedApril 11, 2014
Last updatedJuly 23, 2014
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Words
Octopus, Octagon
Megabyte, Megaphone
Underbelly, Underbrush
Dystopia, Dyslexia
Heterosexual, Heterodox
Mistreat, Mischief
Extramarital, Extradition
Words
Antiaircraft, Antisocial
Decimate, Deciliter
Nanosecond, Nanotechnology
Hemoglobin, Hemophiliac
Quadratic, Quadricep
Psychopath, Psychiatry
Ultraviolet, Ultraorthodox
Words
Simultaneous, Simulacrum
Somnambulism, Somniferous
Epidermis, Epilogue
Pandemic, Panacea
Magnanimous, Magnitude
Memento, Memorize
Orthodox, Orthodontist
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level 76
Apr 14, 2014
"Hemophiliac" is misspelled.
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level ∞
Apr 14, 2014
Fixed
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level 72
Jul 23, 2014
Please also accept haemo-globin/philiac, which is how it is spelled outside the United States.
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level ∞
Jul 23, 2014
Okay
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level 77
Aug 14, 2014
The UK, Western Europe, and some British Commonwealth countries is not the entire rest of the world outside of the United States.
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level 44
Aug 14, 2014
a taste of their own medicine
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level 29
Aug 14, 2014
@Kalbahamut...Most of the world except North America teach and use British English (which is standard English) so Jerry928 isn't exactly wrong
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level 77
Aug 18, 2014
Having taught English in several countries where American English was always preferred, I think I have some authority to say that he is in fact wrong. Even if "most" was true, that's still not the entire rest of the world. American English is preferred, amongst other places, by the majority of people, schools, and businesses in South Korea, Japan, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, etc. I currently work for a British company with mostly British employees where part of the job is teaching English- and we are using American text books and an American curriculum. Last year I was working for Saudi Aramco, the largest company in the country and most profitable company in the world, and the official language of the company is American English.
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level 77
Aug 18, 2014
also, it's absolutely wrong to call British English "standard English." It's not. American English is in fact more commonly used, and even if it weren't, there is no official standard for the English language. You guys also cannot claim to have an academy that polices and regulates the language in the same way that the Spanish do. There isn't one. In addition, British English has changed, mutated and degraded more over the past 400 years than American English has, so you can't even say that it is more original or pure. Ask any linguist who knows what he's talking about and he'll tell you the same thing.
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level 44
Feb 28, 2017
This is a pointless argument as I do not believe anybody can claim to be the "authority" on which is more common. Even Googling doesnt give a definitive answer. British English is however referred to as standard English here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_American_and_British_English It's also my preference and what i've encountered on the African continent.
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level 51
Feb 28, 2017
Often (especially in Romance languages) when a word is similar to English, it is similar to the British English form of the word (for example, the French 'théâtre'). And in an etymological sense, British English, in some form, predates American by over six hundred years.
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level 41
Feb 28, 2017
Kalbahamut, the language is called English not American and forever will be...so yes, "standard English" can be considered British English
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level 59
Feb 28, 2017
To all of you, please take a look at this map before making any claims about how either British or American English is "more standard": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Google_Eng_Accent.png
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level 76
Feb 28, 2017
I thought Kalbahamut made a good point that there is no "standard" English because the language keeps changing. None of us speak Anglo-Frisian, Middle English, or Early Modern English. The Oxford Dictionary adds new words every three months. Some regions maintain specific dialects. Grammar rules and spellings change, too. Who cares who has the older or "better" form of English? Let's celebrate our differences and keep using the language before it evolves into nothing more than emojis and phrases such as lol and ttyl.
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level 57
Mar 1, 2017
So you support the dumbing down of language then, interesting
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level 79
Sep 9, 2018
The "dumbing down of language" is A. inevitable and B. almost as old as language itself.
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level 61
Oct 8, 2019
This is really childish..
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level 65
Aug 14, 2014
Please make more quizzes like this. I enjoyed it.
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level 76
Nov 4, 2015
Anyone else read "globin" as "goblin"?
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level 48
Feb 28, 2017
*raises hand*
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level 68
Feb 28, 2017
I even typed "hob"
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level 25
Feb 28, 2017
What??? Since when has "hemogoblin" been "hemoglobin"??? XP
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level 67
Oct 26, 2017
Now I want to make a D&D monster called a hemo-goblin.
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level 67
Feb 28, 2017
Wouldn't of these technically be roots and not prefixes? I'm a bit of a novice in etymology.
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level 46
Feb 28, 2017
Using metric units isn't really fair because any metric prefix works with them
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level 53
Feb 28, 2017
But not always with both words. Kilobyte, yes, kilophone, no....
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level 17
Dec 1, 2018
So THAT'S why nobody ever answers the centiphone when I call!
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level 45
Mar 1, 2017
Kept thinking "Diagon" for the __agon one... Taking too many Harry Potter quizes on here I think!
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level 57
Mar 3, 2017
It didn't help that we spell deciliter "decilitre" here in Australia. Still managed 18 despite the Americocentric spelling.
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level 63
Mar 4, 2017
Exactly the same here. Had to groan that I didn't think of litre being liter once I saw it.
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level 74
Nov 17, 2018
The correct spelling is quadriceps. It's already singular, so taking the s off is just a misspelling.