Our "Power Prefix #5: mis-" Vocabulary List introduces misnomer, mistrial, misanthropy and other "mis-" words. Learn them and you'll master "mis-" for life.

Then turn to our other "Power Prefix" Lists: anti-, con-, fore-, inter-, pre-, sub-, super-, trans-, and uni-. They'll give you the tools you need to begin decoding word morphemes without ever cracking a Latin grammar.

Teachers: Interested in teaching word morphology? Check out two ideas that address Common Core English Language Arts word morphology requirements: Prefixes: Windows into Unfamiliar Words and Growing Students' Vocabularies, One Tree at a Time.