Power Prefix: inter-

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  1. interaction
    mutual or reciprocal dealings or influence
    We spend most of the day together at school, but not in a way that limits our interactions with other people.Every Day
  2. intercede
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    The summons announced that the civil and military leader of the province would arrive on the following Friday ready to intercede in the conflict.One Hundred Years of Solitude
  3. interfere
    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action
    She did not want her nosy brother interfering with her puzzle.Fablehaven
  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
    insert between other elements
    It does what he does, it interjects questions and doubts, it delays the plot and indulges in the proper emotions during the pauses.Addams, Jane
  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.
  7. intermediate
    lying between two extremes in time, 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
    Maybe one day, we dreamed, we’d enter regional and state and maybe, maybe international competitions.A Very Large Expanse of Sea
  9. interregnum
    the time between two reigns or governments
    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
    Ron looked around as though hoping somebody else would intervene, but nobody spoke.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Created on September 27, 2012 (updated August 20, 2019)

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