Power Prefix #4: inter- – 10 Words


a mutual or reciprocal deed

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.

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

He did not get his last wish, because authorities interceded.Slate (Oct 21, 2011)

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)

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)

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)

an intervening period or episode

Reproduced from his 1971 Biafran poetry book Beware, Soul Brother, these verses are scattered between chapters, offering affecting interludes.

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)

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Bush has been replaced by Barack Obama, who continues to garner international prestige even as his aura has dimmed at home.

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

get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action

Spotting the danger, Rooney intervened, directing the ball cleanly out of play courtesy of a splendidly timed sliding tackle.

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