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Unit 1

Stem

Meaning

Example

bi

two

A bicycle has two wheels. Bilateral means two-sided. A biped is someone with two feet (like you!). 

sub

under

A submarine goes under the sea. Subtracting is a kind of math where you take away (pull under) one number from another.

de

down

To descend is to go down. To deposit is to put down. To deduce is to think your way down from a big truth.

pre

before

Predicting is announcing something before it even happens. To prepare is to get ready before an event.

super

over

To supervise is to watch over people. A superman is someone with powers over and above the norm. 

Unit 2

Word

Meaning

Example

countenance

facial expression

"This ill-luck had given a gentle melancholy to his countenance. " Peter Pan 

profound

deep

"What silenced me was a profound sense of awe." Why We Can't Wait 

manifest

obvious

"The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself." Martin Luther King 

prodigious

huge

"There is a prodigious stench in this place." The Crucible 

languor

weakness 

"In India, she always felt hot and too languid to care much about anything.” The Secret Garden 

Unit 3

Stem

Meaning

Example

un

not

An undone task is not completed. Being unable means not being able to do it. Unequal bowls of ice cream are not equal.

inter

between

International agreements are agreements between nations. To interject your opinion into a conversation is to insert yourself between two people who are trying to talk.

semi

half

A semicircle is a half circle. A semiannual even happens every six months - half a year! 

dis

away

To dismiss a class is to send the students away. To distract someone is to draw their attention away.

sym

together

In a symphony orchestra, musicians play together. Shapes that can be split into 2 identical pieces and then put together have symmetry. 

Unit 4

Word

Meaning

Example

serene

calm

"A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy." Frankenstein 

acute

sharp

"Her head ached acutely." Pride and Prejudice 

grotesque

distorted

"They had faces like grotesque masks." Heart of Darkness 

condescend

to patronize

"She was forced to condescend to our company." Wuthering Heights 

odious

hateful

"A flash of odious joy appeared upon the woman's face." Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

Unit 5

Stem

Meaning

Example

circum

around

A ship can circumnavigate the Earth by sailing all the way around it. To be circumspect is to be cautious and looking around. 

mal

bad

A malevolent person has bad will or evil intentions. A malady is when you feel bad. 

post

after

A postscript is the PS we put at the bottom of a letter after we have written it. Our posterity are our descendants who come after us. 

equi

equal

An equilateral triangle has three equal parts. Equilibrium is in a system of equal balance. 

ante

before

The antecedent is the noun that comes before the pronoun. The anterior is the front part of something.

Unit 6

Word

Meaning

Example

exquisite

beautifully made

"All the pain he had endured was as nothing compared with the exquisite agony of this." The Call of the Wild 

clamor

outcry

“The obscure bird clamored the livelong night.” Macbeth 

sublime

lofty

"Now we are rewarded for our sublime faith in a mother's love." Peter Pan 

tremulous

quivering

"His voice has a timid and tremulous sound." Adventures in Wonderland 

allude

indirectly refer to

“It was already four years since there had been any allusion to the subject between them." Passage to India 

Unit 7

Stem

Meaning

Example

aqua

water

An aquarium is a tank of water with fish in it. An aqueduct was built by the Romans to bring water to the city.

audi

hear

Your auditory nerves help you hear. An audience comes to hear the show.

scrib

write

To describe is to write down a description. A scribe is someone who writes things down.

cede

go

Someone precedes you when they go before you do. A flood goes back when it recedes.

cise

cut

Incisors are teeth that cut. To excise is to cut out. 

Unit 8

Word

Meaning

Example

placid

calm

“I found Renfield sitting placidly in his room with his hands folded, smiling benignly.” Dracula 

singular 

unique

"A wind was rising and making a singular, wild, low, rushing sound." The Secret Garden 

amiable 

friendly 

"Jody had never seen her so amiable." The Yearling 

incredulous

skeptical

"Magua shook his head incredulously." The Last of the Mohicans 

perplex

confuse

“And yet here I was perplexed again. " Robinson Crusoe 

 

Unit 9

Stem

Meaning

Example

cred

believe

Something is credible when it is believable. A credo is a set of beliefs. 

miss

send

An emission is like car exhaust that is sent out. A missive is a letter that you send.

cide

kill

To kill a human is homicide. To kill a king is regicide. To kill a (particular) group of people is genocide.

dict

say

To contradict is to say something against another's statement. Diction describes the way that you say things.

bell

war

A rebellion is a war of opposition. Belligerent is another word that means warlike and hostile. 

Unit 10

Word

Meaning

Example

melancholy

sadness

"It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. " Charles Dickens 

visage

the face

"I travelled only at night, fearful of encountering the visage of a human being." Frankenstein. 

venerate

to respect

"I deeply venerated my cousin's talent and principle." Jane Eyre 

abate

to lessen

"My strength had much abated." Kidnapped 

repose

resting 

"Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose. " Henry Wordsworth Longfellow 

Unit 11

Stem

Meaning

Example

spec

look

A spectator is someone who looks on to situation or event. A spectrum is an array of colors.

pend

hang

Something that is pending means it's hanging in wait, or not yet decided. To depend is to hang on or rely on something else for support.

omni

all

Omnipotent means all-powerful. Omnivorous means eating everything. 

re

again

To reiterate is to repeat again. When you bring someone back to life again, you revive them.

ex

out

To make an exception is to treat someone or something differently than the usual, outside of the normal expectations. 

Unit 12

Word

Meaning

Example

vulgar

common

"Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar." Hamlet 

traverse

to cross

"The highway traversed the lower levels of the heath, from one horizon to the other." The Return of the Native 

undulate

to wave

"Jello whined an undulating note and Kapu turned back to the den." Julie of the Wolves 

vivid

bright

"Vivid, beautiful hallucinations flashed through his mind." 1984 

pallor

paleness

"The judge with hands tight to the desk, his pallid lips pronouncing a death sentence." Leaves of Grass 

Unit 13

 
 

Stem

Meaning

Example

bene

good

A benefit is a good thing to receive. A benefactor is a person who does a good thing! 

son

sound

Dissonance is a clashing, hard sound, and a sonnet is a beautiful-sounding fourteen-line poem. 

nov

new

A novice is a beginner, someone who is new at something. Innovative describes someone who comes up with new ideas! 

sangui

blood

Sanguine means cheerful, with rosy, blood-filled cheeks! Consanguinity means related by blood. 

cogn

know

Metacognition means knowing and understanding your own thought process. Incognito means that someone is unknown, or their real identity is hidden.

Unit 14

Word

Meaning

Example

wistful

yearning

"It was discomforting to see Huck eyeing Joe's preparations so wistfully." Tom Sawyer 

subtle

slight

“Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. " J.R.R. Tolkien 

sagacity

wisdom

"Among other animals, bees and ants had the reputation of more industry, art, and sagacity than many of the larger kinds." Gulliver's Travels 

remonstrate

to object

"'Wendy," remonstrated Michael, "I'm too big for a cradle.'" Peter Pan 

tedious

boring

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." Oscar Wilde

Unit 15

Stem

Meaning 

Example 

ject

throw

To make a conjecture is to 'throw out' a guess. An interjection shows excitement or emotion, and is thrown into the middle or at the end of a sentence.

dorm

sleep

A dormitory is a building for students to sleep in. Something that is dormant is in a state of sleep.

magn

great

Magnificent describes something that is beautiful, elaborate, or extravagant. Magnanimous refers to greatness or generosity of mind!

ver

true 

To verify something is to check it to see if it is true. A verdict is the jury's decision of truth in a trial.

put

think

Your reputation is what other people think of you. A dispute is an argument between people who think differently about something. 

Unit 16

Word

Meaning

Example

articulate

express clearly

“Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. " George Santayana 

vex 

to irritate

"Aunt Polly was vexed to thing she had overlooked that bit of circumstantial evidence." Tom Sawyer 

prostrate 

lying down 

"I was going to prostrate myself to kiss his hoof." Gulliver's Travels 

abyss

a bottomless depth

"A harsh cry seemed to come out of the abyss of ages." Lord of the Flies 

martyr

one who suffers or dies for a principle

“It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr. " Napoleon Bonaparte 



Unit 17

Stem

Meaning

Example

archy

government

A monarchy is a government of one person, like a king. Anarchy is the lawless lack of government! 

bio

life

Biology is the study of living things. A biography is the story of someone's life.

auto

self

An autograph is when you yourself have signed your name. Autonomy can be a self-governing country or region.

chron

time

Events that are ordered by the time they occurred are in chronological order. A chronic cold is one that lasts a long time.

dec

ten

A decagon has ten sides. A decade is ten years long. The decimal system has a base of ten. 

Unit 18

Word

Meaning

Example

apprehension

fear

"The slow days drifted on, and each left behind it a slightly lightened weight of apprehension. " Tom Sawyer 

superfluous

extra

"Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only." Walden. 

tangible

touchable

"Sometimes he pursued the call into the forest, looking for it as though it were a tangible thing." Call of the Wild 

lurid

sensational

"The sun ...seemed blood red, and threw an unfamiliar lurid light upon everything." The War of the Worlds 

pervade

spread throughout 

"As we talked, a sense of doom began to pervade the room. " Martin Luther King 

Unit 19

Stem

Meaning

Example

geo*

earth

Geology is the study of the Earth's rocks and minerals. Geography is the study of the Earth's features. Geometry is a study that began in order to measure spaces on Earth.

scope*

look

A microscope lets us look at small things; a telescope lets us look at things far away.

anti*

against

An antithesis is an idea that is opposite or against another one. Antibacterial soap works against bacteria that make you sick. 

intro

into

Introductions provide information that leads someone into something (a conversation, a writing piece, etc.). Being introspective means looking into oneself thoughtfully.

neo*

new

The Neolithic age was the New Stone Age. Neon was a new gas that was discovered. 

* denotes a stem of Greek origin

Unit 20

Word

Meaning

Example

genial

kind

"The pleasant showers and genial warmth of spring greatly altered the aspect of the Earth." Frankenstein 

stolid

unemotional

"And the poor creature dropped on his knees before the stolid murderer, and clasped his appealing hands." Tom Sawyer 

palpable

touchable

"The most palpable facts can be denied or disregarded." 1984 

austere

bare

"Her dedicated, austere life could not be thus explained." The Double Helix 

furtive

stealthy

"The boy watched him furtively, then came behind him without speaking and picked up bits, too, and hurled them at the tree." The Yearling 

 

Last Modified on April 6, 2015