Vocabulary Stems List 1(31)

Stems and Stem Definitions

  • mal (bad)

  • non (not)

  • post (after)

  • archy (government)

  • port (carry)

  • inter (between)

  • vid (look)

  • omni (all)

  • mono (one)

  • lith (rock)

  • pond (weight)

  • dict (say)

  • bene (good)

  • in (not)

  • cred (believe)

  • sci (know)

  • neo (new)

  • phyte (plant)

  • uni (one)

  • lat (side)

Vocabulary Term

Stem

Pronunciation

  • malapropism (ludicrous misuse of a word)

  • nonplussed (surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react.)

  • postlude ( a written or spoken epilogue; an afterword.)

  • hierarchy (ranking according to status or authority.)

  • portly (having a stout body; somewhat fat.)

  • interdiction (the action of prohibiting or forbidding something.)

  • vide (see; consult)

  • omnibus (covering many things)

  • monolithic (massive and uniform)

  • imponderable (difficult to ponder.)

  • benediction (a blessing)

  • incredulous (unable to believe something.)

  • omniscient (all-knowing)

  • neophyte (beginner)

  • unilateral (one-sided)

  • mal

  • non

  • post

  • archy

  • port

  • inter

  • vid

  • omni

  • mono, lith

  • pond

  • bene, dict

  • in, cred

  • omni, sci

  • neo, phyte

  • lat

  • mal uh PRO pism

  • non PLUST

  • POST lood

  • HI er arky

  • PORT lee

  • in ter DICT shun

  • VIE dee

  • OM nih bus

  • mono LITH ic

  • im POND er uh bul

  • beneh DICT shun

  • in KRED ju luss

  • om NIH shunt

  • NEE oh fite

  • yoo nih LAT ur ul

 

Vocabulary Stems List 2

Stems and Stem Definitions

  • Contra (against)

  • ven (come)

  • Con (together)

  • flu (flow)

  • Circum (around)

  • Loqu (talk)

  • Sol (alone)

  • Moll (soft)

  • Fy (make)

  • Greg (group)

  • ous (full of)

  • tion (act or state)

  • hypo (under)

  • Hetero (different)

  • dox (opinion)

  • pater (father)

  • put (think)

  • ver (true)

  • mega (large)

  • sangui (blood)

  • ego (I)

  • alter (other)

Vocabulary Term

Stem

Pronunciation

  • altercation (a heated dispute)

  • contravene (go against)

  • confluence (a flowing together)

  • circumlocution (talking in circles)

  • soliloquy (speech to oneself)

  • mollify (make soft)

  • gregarious (sociable)

  • hypothecate (pledge as security)

  • heterodox (unorthodox)

  • paterfamilias (male head of family)

  • putative (thought-to-be)

  • aver (affirm or declare)

  • megaton (force of a million tons of dynamite)

  • sangfroid (cold-blooded composure) 

  • alter ego (second self) 

  • tion

  • contra/ven

  • con

  • circum/tion

  • sol/loqu

  • moll/fy

  • greg/ous

  • hypo

  • heter/dox

  • pater

  • put

  • ver

  • mega

  • sangui

  • alter

  • Alter KAY shun

  • Contra VEEN

  • KONN flu ence

  • SIR cum lo KYOO shun

  • So LIL o kwee

  • MOLL ih fye

  • Greh GAR ee us

  • hy POTH uh kate

  • HETT er oh dox

  • PAH ter fah ME lee us

  • PYOO tuh tiv

  • uh VUR

  • MEG uh tun

  • sahn FRWAH

  • alter EE go
     

 

Vocabulary Stems List 3

Stems and Stem Definitions

  •  De (down)

  •  Clam (cry out)

  •  Voc (voice)

  • Trans (across)

  •  Luc (light)

  • Fort (strong)

  • Acr (sharp)

  • Per (through)

  • Ambul (walk)

  • Fid (faith)

  • Pugn (fight)

  • Non (not)

  • Sequ (follow)

  • Ego (I)

  • Centri (center)

  • Loqu (talk)

  • Ous (full of)

  • Sacro (holy)

  • Sanct (holy)

  • Caco (bad)

  • Phon (sound)

  • Tang (touch)

Vocabulary Term

Stem

Pronunciation

  • Declaim (Speak rhetorically)

  • Sotto voce (In a low voice)

  • Translucent (Semitransparent)

  • Forte (Strong point)

  • Fortissimo (Very loudly)

  • Acerbity (Sharpness of temper)

  • Perambulate (Wander through)

  • Perfidy (Breach of faith)

  • Impugn (Attack as false)

  • Non sequitur (An idea that does not follow)

  • Egocentric (Self-centered)

  • Loquacious (Talkative)

  • Sacrosanct (Sacred)

  • cacophony (Bad Noise)

  • Tangible (touchable)

  • dee KLAIM

  • soh toh Vo chay

  • trans LOO sent

  • FORT

  • for TEE see mo

  • uh SIR bih tee

  • per AM byoo late

  • PURR fid ee

  • im PYOON 

  • non SEK wih tur

  • ego SEN trik

  • lo KWAY shus

  • SACK ro sankt

  • kah KOFF uh nee

  • TANJ ih bul 

  • De/Clam

  • Voc

  • Trans/Luc

  • Fort

  • Fort

  • Acr

  • Per/Ambul

  • Per/fid

  • Pugn

  • Non/Sequ

  • Ego/Centri

  • Loqu/ous

  • Sacro/Sanct

  • Caco/Phon

  • Tang

 

Vocabulary Stems List 4 (34 WIW)

Stems and Stem Definitions

  • dict (say)

  • sequ (follow)

  • bas (low)

  • path (feeling)

  • muta (change)

  • Inter (between)

  • terr (land)

  • cogn (know)

  • sed (sit)

  • re (agains)

  • tion (act or state)

  • tort (twist)

  • nihil (nothing)

  • ism (doctrine)

  • super (over)

  • in (not)

  • anim (mind)

  • ob (against)

  • obit (death)

  • epi (on)

  • gram (writing)

  • de (down)

Vocabulary Term

Stem

Pronunciation

  • obiter dictum (passing remark)

  • obsequious (servilely following)

  • abase (to lower)

  • pathetic fallacy (ascribing feelings to things)

  • ratiocination (methodical thinking)

  • mutatis mutandis (with necessary changes)

  • interstices (small space)

  • terra incognita (unknown land)

  • sedate (calm)

  • retort (swift reply)

  • nihilism (belief in nothing)

  • supersede (replace)

  • inanimate (lifeless)

  • condescend (lower oneself)

  • epigram (witty comment)

  • obit/dict

  • sequ/against

  • bas

  • path

  • tion

  • muta

  • inter

  • terr/cogn

  • sed

  • re

  • nihil/ism

  • super

  • in/anim

  • de

  • epi/gram

  • OH bih ter DICT um

  • obb SEE kwee us

  • uh BASE

  • pah THET ik FAL uh see

  • rah shee ah sin AY shun

  • myoo TAH tis myoo TAND iss

  • in TURR stiss

  • TERR uh in kog NEE tuh

  • suh DATE

  • ree TORT

  • NIE ill izm 

  • super SEED

  • in AN ih mutt

  • KON dee SEND

  • EPP ih gram

 

Vocabulary Stems List 5 (35 WIW)

Stems and Stem Definitions

  • centri (center)

  • gastro (stomach)

  • auto (self)

  • mono (one)

  • ism (doctrine)

  • medi (middle)

  • anthropo (man)

  • lykos (wolf)

  • ambi (both)

  • fy (make)

  • trans (across)

  • contra (against)

  • viv (life)

  • helio (sun)

  • tropo (turn)

  • ex (out)

  • culp (blame)

  • intro (into)

  • spec (look)

  • circum (around)

Vocabulary Term

Stem

Pronunciation

  • anthropocentric (man-centered)

  • gastronome (a gourmet or epicure)

  • autodidact (self-taught person)

  • monism (doctrine that reality is one)

  • in medias res (in the middle of things)

  • lycanthrope (werewolf)

  • circumambient (surrounding)

  • transmogrify (change form)

  • reify (treat as real)

  • au contraire (to the contrary)

  • vivacious (lively)

  • circumvent (get around)

  • heliotropic (sun-following)

  • exculpate (free from blame)

  • introspective (inward looking)

  • centri

  • gastro

  • auto

  • mono/ism

  • medi

  • anthropo/lykos

  • ambi

  • fy

  • fy/trans

  • contra

  • viv

  • circum

  • helio

  • ex/culp

  • intro/spec

  • an thro po SENT rik

  • GAS tro nome

  • auto DIE dakt

  • MOAN ism

  • in MAY dee as RACE

  • LIE can thrope

  • SIR come AM bee ent

  • trans MOG rih fy

  • REE if fy

  • OH kon TRAIR

  • vie VAY shus

  • sir come VENT

  • hee lee oh TRO pik

  • EX kul pate

  • intro SPEK tiv

 

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