Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Incredible Prefix In-

In- is the coolest prefix I’ve found
In- is a prefix that turns words around
No matter the direction a word is leaning
In- gives the word the opposite meaning

If you were active (you’d be jumping around)
But if you’re inactive (you’d just lie on the ground)
If you’re capable (there’s much you can do)
But if you’re incapable (the job’s not for you)

A path that’s direct (travels on a straight line)
But an indirect path (it just wiggles and winds)
Food is edible (but don’t eat too quick)
But rocks are inedible (they’ll make you sick)

There’s so much you can say every time you begin
A word with the incredible prefix in-

by Tom Meltzer ©The Princeton Review
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