is the Prefix DIS
which means TAKS AWAY, NOT (Negative) & DEPRIVE OF
. It is different from other ROOT-WORDS which have similar meanings. DIS carries with it a sense of failure; you had something and lost it. A soldier who played the violin and lost a couple of fingers was DISabled. A man who cheated and lost his credit became DIScredited. See?
1. Disarm : DIS arm (dis arm’) v.
To take away a weapon; leave defenseless
2. Disagree : DIS agree (dis a gree’) v.
Not to have the same opinion
3. Disaster : DIS aster (diz as’ ter) n.
A mishap; absence of your lucky star
4. Disabled : DIS abled (dis ay’ b’ld) adj.
To be deprived of use, as by an injury
5. Disadvantages : DIS advantage (dis ay’ b’ld) adj.
A loss; a detriment; a handicap
6. Disbar : DIS bar (dis bar’) v.
To keep away; as, to disbar a layer
7. Discourage : DIS courage (dis kur’ ij) v.
To take away hope; to cause to lose heart
8. Disease : DIS courage (dis eze’) n.
Not in normal state of health; sickness
9. Dishonor : DIS honor (dis on’ er) v.
To take away honor
10. Disgrace : DIS grace (Dis grase’) n.
Shame; loss of the good opinion of others
11. Disgusting : DIS gusting (dis gus; ting) adj.
Away from good taste; sickening
12. Discredit : DIS credit (dis kred’ it) v.
To refuse to accept; disbelieve
13. Disloyal : DIS loyal (dis loy’ al) adj.
14. Distrust : DIS trust (dis trust) n.
Lack of trust; doubt
15. Disconcerted : DIS concerted (disk on sert’ ed) adj.
Deprived of control; upset; disturbed
16. Dissolved : DIS solved (diz olvd’) adj.
Melted away; broken up
17. Disregard : DIS regard (dis re gard’) v.
To pay no attention to
18. Dispose : DIS pose (dis poze’) v.
To be inclined to; to throw away
19. Disapprove : DIS approve (dis a pruv’) v.
To regard as wrong
20. Disinherit : DIS inherit (dis in her; it) v.
To deprive of an inheritance
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