Power Prefix: ex- – 10 Words


be or do something to a greater degree

The Cupertino, California company previously predicted that demand would exceed supply at product launch.
—Reuters Apr 22, 2015

an instance that does not conform to a rule

The measure includes an exception for lawmakers to seize a recording under urgent circumstances as evidence.
—Washington Times Apr 21, 2015

a passage selected from a larger work

We’ve pulled our five favorite excerpts below, or you can read the full story here.
—Salon Apr 8, 2015

praise, glorify, or honor

These increasingly fine perceptions quietly exalt nature as the source of all human genius.
—New York Times Apr 16, 2015

find by digging in the ground

In 2012, archaeologists excavated a skeleton with spinal curvature and battle wounds near that spot in the parking lot.
—The New Yorker Mar 24, 2015

distinguish oneself

It recognizes the best women’s player who not only excels athletically, but serves as a role model on and off the court.
—Washington Times Apr 4, 2015

freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability

These distributions are subject to income tax, but are exempt from the 10% penalty that would otherwise apply.
—Forbes Apr 14, 2015

expel air

To take the test, patients simply exhale into a tube, with this sample fed over a series of sensors.
—The Verge Apr 14, 2015

expel through adjuration or prayers

More important, he seems to have exorcised his demons and is happier and less worried about the future.
—New York Times Apr 9, 2015

force to leave or move out

Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School.
—Forbes Apr 20, 2015

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