Some prefixes are situationally ironic. As prefixes, we add them to the beginning of words. They make the word longer, a letter or more at least. Some of these prefixes include the following:
a- or an- meaning “not” or “without”
in-, il-, im-, ir-, and non-, again, meaning “not”
However, magically, they subtract the meaning of the root word as in the case of these words:
asexual, anesthetic, invisible, illiterate, impotent, irresponsible, and nonsense
It looks like in the world of these prefixes, 1+1=0. As a writer immersed in words, I think I now know why I didn’t do well in any of my math subjects.
This is another repost from Staring at the Sun