More Words with Dis-
1. Knowing what you know now about the prefix dis-, sort out the following words as directed:
The word that does not contain the prefix dis- is ____________
Most words that start out <dis> do contain the prefix dis-!
2. There are two dis- words that deserve a special word: display and disaster.
So, what do disasters have to do with stars? The Romans believed that our future was told in the stars. They had a word for a time when the stars foretold a bad future: disastrato, “ill-starred.” If something was ill-starred, it was sure to be a disaster. So that is what flowers and stars and disasters have in common in our spelling.
This Word Squares contains sixteen words that all start with the prefix dis- and one that does not. Don't let the long ones scare you.
The word that does not contain dis- is _________.