QAEnglish › Based on the prefix, the word “extricate” most likely means:
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Based on the prefix, the word “extricate” most likely means:

A. “to rule a situation.”

B. “without interest in a situation.”

C. “to get out of a situation.”

D. “filled with interest in a situation.”

A

Answer: C. “to get out of a situation.”

Generally, the prefix “ex” signifies negation or exclusion. More precisely, the prefix “ex” can mean “out of,” “not,” or “without.” With this, “ex” implies not being identified by a former title anymore. Of the options listed, option C is the correct answer as it is the only option indicating the main idea of the prefix “ex”; getting out of something. The other options describe different occurrences.

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