Use your knowledge of prefixes to provide a synonym or synonymous phrase for the underlined words in the following sentences. Then justify your answer.1. Felix carefully washed the unicorn bite on his arm with antiseptic soap.
2. Luckily, Legos have interlocking pieces or Maya would never have been able to build
the replica of our middle school that she keeps in her room.
3. Wearing a full scuba suit to school is an ineffective way to impress girls (unless the girls
at your school are mermaids).
4. Organic mozzarella cheese discharged from Mr. Aguilar’s nose today when Ms. Teach
imitated him at the daily faculty pizza party, sponsored by Whole Foods.
5. You are receiving detention for doing three backflips across my room; it is a non-issue
that "that's how ninjas go to blow their noses."
6. On account of his misshapen head, Carlos* had to wear a colander for a helmet at the
7. After being told that canines are ineffective rules, Reggie the dalmation devised a plan
to supercede** Andrew Cuomo as New York governor.
8. Ms. Phillips bought all her students pants made from bald eagle feathers, emeralds, and
moon rocks. It will take several years to pay off her credit card from such an extravagant
I would recommend having student permission ahead of time for these sentences. Faculty permission is negligible.
*Carlos actually has a beautifully-shaped head; our class admires it frequently.
**Did you know that all the dictionary entries on the internet told me to see "supercede" when I looked up "supersede?" Un-American.