Power Prefix #4: inter- 10 words

Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "inter-" (meaning "between").
More Power Prefix lists:
anti-, con-, fore-, mis-, pre-, sub-, super-, trans-, and uni-!
ELA Common Core State Standard: "Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word."
  1. interaction
    a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
    Meanwhile, companies are working to make new headway in the field of human-computer interaction, introducing more advanced options such as voice and motion control.
    Washington Post (Oct 8, 2012)
  2. intercede
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    He did not get his last wish, because authorities interceded.
    Slate (Oct 21, 2011)
  3. interfere
    come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle
    In the United States cellphone jamming is generally considered illegal, since interfering with radio signals is prohibited by the Communications Act of 1934.
    Salon (Sep 19, 2012)
  4. interim
    the time between one event, process, or period and another
    G.M. said that its vice president for United States sales and service, Alan Batey, will take over Mr. Ewanick’s global marketing duties in the interim.
    New York Times (Jul 29, 2012)
  5. interject
    to insert between other elements
    In contrast, James Murdoch appeared more conciliatory, repeatedly offering to interject and asking "may I help?" as his father made a finger-wagging point.
    Seattle Times (Jul 19, 2011)
  6. interlude
    an intervening period or episode
    Reproduced from his 1971 Biafran poetry book Beware, Soul Brother, these verses are scattered between chapters, offering affecting interludes.
    The Guardian (Oct 5, 2012)
  7. intermediate
    lying between two extremes in time or space or state
    McCoy said Manning is working on all of his throws - short, intermediate and deep - in offseason workouts as the Broncos ramp up toward training camp.
    Seattle Times (May 31, 2012)
  8. international
    from or between other countries
    Bush has been replaced by Barack Obama, who continues to garner international prestige even as his aura has dimmed at home.
    Newsweek (Oct 9, 2012)
  9. interregnum
    the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
    During the three years' interregnum between Yau and Shun there was more of it than in the interval before this present dynasty appeared.
    Wilson, Epiphanius
  10. intervene
    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    Spotting the danger, Rooney intervened, directing the ball cleanly out of play courtesy of a splendidly timed sliding tackle.
    The Guardian (Oct 9, 2012)