Power Prefix #7: sub- – 10 Words


just below the level of awareness

Many analysts believe they are rooted in underlying, even subconscious, resentments that are prone to flare up and with deadly consequences.

make subservient; force to submit or subdue

And we have not even considered the more popular Terminator scenarios in which robots—through super artificial intelligence— subjugate humanity.Slate (Feb 16, 2012)

below the threshold of conscious perception

Subliminal visual cues and connection are therefore key – through social media, in-game placement, brand extensions such as characters and games, and, most overtly, packaging design.

a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

Collisions between Navy submarines and surface warships are rare.

fill or cover completely, usually with water

Though Sandy has yet to make landfall, her wrath has already submerged low-lying parts of New York and New Jersey.

inclined or willing to give in to orders or wishes of others

He remains quiet and submissive under his heavy fate.Colvin, Sidney

an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

Relationships between supervisors and subordinates create even more potential problems.

compliant and obedient to authority

From the end of World War II to 1989, Poland was politically subservient to the Soviet Union.Time (Apr 15, 2010)

a company that is completely controlled by another company

Under the reorganization, the team would become a wholly owned subsidiary of Manchester United Ltd., a newly formed holding company based in the Cayman Islands.Time (Jul 4, 2012)

being or operating under the surface of the earth

Then fountains and gardens ceased also, the towering masonry closed in, and we entered an almost subterranean labyrinth which sun and air never reach.Wharton, Edith

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