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Prefigure is a verb that means ‘to be an early indication of something.’
The Latin word figurare (fee goo ARE ay) means ‘to typify.’ By adding the prefix P-R-E, we get something that means ‘to typify or embody in advance.’
An example of our word of the day in use is: Robin’s poor performance on the test seemed to prefigure her inability to keep up with others. She also couldn’t keep up with others in the classroom.