The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 1
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Does a father’s birthday antedate his son’s?
2. Does an anticlimax enhance a play’s conclusion?
3. Can the president make a bilateral decision by himself?
4. Does a drill sergeant encourage troops to circumvent rules?
5. Is a distortion a faithful account of what happened?
6. Is your subordinate your boss?
7. Is a superfluous comment unnecessary?
8. Can a book record your thoughts for posterity?
9. Do you mistrust a person who equivocates?
10. Are symbiotic creatures mortal enemies?
Analogies:
1.
antebellum : belligerency ::
a.
antiaircraft : aircraft
b.
nonstop : continuous
c.
cause : effect
d.
morning : afternoon
2.
interstellar : stellar ::
a.
submarine : marine
b.
interstate : intrastate
c.
mortar : bricks
d.
intracellular : cell
3.
superfluous : inadequate ::
a.
excess : insufficiency
b.
malevolence : benevolence
c.
superior : mediocre
d.
euphony : cacophony
4.
supercilious : idolizing ::
a.
depression : euphoria
b.
condescension : admiration
c.
synthesis : antithesis
d.
zenith : nadir
5.
circumvent : comply ::
a.
noncooperation : complaisance
b.
superior : subordinate
c.
preposition : position
d.
circumnavigate : navigate
6.
ancestry : posterity ::
a.
eohippus : horse
b.
intracranial : cranial
c.
anteroom : gazebo
d.
syncline : anticline
7.
antecedent : precedent ::
a.
grammar : law
b.
circumlocution : equivocation
c.
malaprop : malevolence
d.
inspection : introspection
8.
prenatal : posthumous ::
a.
bilateral : unilateral
b.
pathogen : syndrome
c.
intravenous : vein
d.
subterfuge : evasion
9.
biped : bicycle ::
a.
quadruped : automobile
b
rectangle : tetragon
c.
binary : unitary
d.
biceps : triceps
10.
circumspect : reckless ::
a.
circumlocution : equivocation
b.
conjunction : disjunction
c.
supercilious : despicable
d.
homophone : homonym
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 1 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Does a father’s birthday antedate his son’s?
Yes, it dates before (ante) the son’s.
Does an anticlimax enhance a play’s conclusion?
No, it works against (anti) the conclusion’s drama.
Can the president make a bilateral decision by himself?
No, a bilateral decision must be two (bi) sided (lat).
Does a drill sergeant encourage troops to circumvent rules?
No, he doesn’t want the going around (circum) the rules.
Is a distortion a faithful account of what happened?
No, in a distortin the story is twisted (tort) away (dis).
Is your subordinate your boss?
No, the subordinate belongs to a lower (sub) order (ord).
Is a superfluous comment unnecessary?
Yes, it is an over (super) flow (flu).
Can a book record your thoughts for posterity?
Yes, posterity is the population that comes after (post) you.
Do you mistrust a person who equivocates?
Yes, we mistrust one who give equal (equi) voice (voc) to both sides of an issue.
Are symbiotic creatures mortal enemies?
No, symbiotic creatures spend their lives (bio) together (sym).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
D. antebellum : belligerency :: morning : afternoon: Temporal relationship, A precedes B. The antebellum
period precedes the period of belligerencey as the morning precedes the afternoon.
C. interstellar : stellar :: mortar : bricks: Spatial relationship, A between B. The interstellar region is
located between the stars as mortar is located between the bricks.
A. superfluous : inadequate :: excess : insufficiency: Quantity. Too much vs. too little. A and B are
opposites, and left and right are synonyms. Superfluous means excess, as inadequate means insufficient.
B. supercilious : idolizing :: condescension : admiration: A and B are opposites of attitude. Looking down
vs. looking up to. Also, the right terms are synonyms of the left terms.
A. circumvent : comply :: noncooperation : complaisance: To circumvent is to avoid cooperation, to be
complaisant is to wish to comply. A and B are opposites, and left and right are near-synonyms.
A. ancestry : posterity :: eohippus : horse: Temporal relationship, A before B. The eohippus is an
ancestor of the horse.
A. antecedent : precedent :: grammar : law: Both mean go before, but antecedent refers to grammar and
precedent to law. The left terms are specific examples of the words used in the larger categories at right.
B. prenatal : posthumous :: pathogen : syndrome: Temporal relationship, A before B. The prenatal period
precedes the posthumous period as the pathogen precedes the syndrome.
A. biped : bicycle :: quadruped : automobile: Two feet/two wheels, four feet/four wheels. The
relationship is two-fold: numerical identity and foot vs. wheel.
B. circumspect : reckless :: conjunction : disjunction: Opposites. Circumspect is the opposite of reckless
as conjunction is the opposite of disjunction.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 1
Analysis:
1.
What is the difference between interstate highways and intrastate highways? Explain by examining parts
of the words.
2. If nav means ship, explain the origin of the word circumnavigate.
Synthesis:
1.
Invent three words that each combine two or more of the stems on List #1. Write definitions for these
words.
1)
2)
3)
2. Write a paragraph about an intracranial operation, and use at least ten example words from List #1 in your
paragraph. Attach a separate sheet if you need more space.
Evaluation:
1.
Are politicians morally obligated to speak unequivocally, or do they have a practical right to be equivocal in
order to be elected?
2. Is it wrong to be an introvert, or is it just a matter of style? Is it better to be sociable? Should you force
yourself to socialize if you feel like being alone?
Intuition:
1.
What images flash in your mind when you hear the following words:
1) preschool:
2) misfortune:
3) symbol:
4) deposit:
5) interstellar:
6) descent:
2. If you could do something truly extraordinary, what would it be?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 2
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is a dullard a person who is dull company?
2. Is entomology the science of human cultures?
3. Are incisive comments irrelevant and time-consuming?
4. Is it good to be remiss in your duties?
5. Are captious questions designed to catch and embarrass you?
6. Is a king an anarchist?
7. Are peaceful nations in a state of belligerence?
8. Did the scribes of ancient Egypt sing for the Pharaoh?
9. Can an incredulous person believe what is happening?
10. Does an anthropologist hate mankind?
Analogies:
1.
autobiography : biography ::
a.
malediction : benediction
b.
automobile : horse cart
c.
audiophile : audience
d.
murder : suicide
2.
bibliophile : bibliophobia ::
a.
philanthropist : misanthropy
b.
laggard : dullard
c.
monarchy : anarchy
d.
belligerence : treaty
3.
anthropologist : anthropology ::
a.
science : scientist
b.
biology : biologist
c.
captain : ship
d.
artist : art
4.
scribe : dictation ::
a.
reporter : report
b.
geologist : rock
c.
anthropologist : anthropoid
d.
captor : captive
5.
arthritis : tonsillitis ::
a.
arthropod : gastropod
b.
knuckle : throat
c.
disease : decay
d.
bibliophile : bibliolatry
6.
incredulous : credulous ::
a.
disbelief : belief
b.
incredible : amazing
c.
faith : agnosticism
d.
homicide : herbicide
7.
philology : anthropology ::
a.
word : science
b.
word : man
c.
science : diction
d.
anthropology : eloquence
8.
neolithic : paleolithic ::
a.
stone : ceramics
b.
artifact : neon
c.
rock : rock
d.
new : old
9.
anthropoid : human ::
a.
asteroid : star
b
anthropologist : culture
c.
homicide : victim
d.
audition : audience
10.
neologism : word ::
a.
neophyte : plant
b.
neon : chemist
c.
neolithic : savage
d.
neoclassic : old classic
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 2 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is a dullard a person who is dull company?
Yes, a dullard is always (ard) dull.
Is entomology the science of human cultures?
No, entomology is the science of insects (entomo). Anthropology is the science of human cultures
(anthropo).
Are incisive comments irrelevant and time-consuming?
No, incisive comments cut (cise) deeply into (in) the issue.
Is it good to be remiss in your duties?
No, if you’re remiss, we send (miss) you back to do the job again (re).
Are captious questions designed to catch and embarrass you?
Yes, they are full of (ous) intent to catch (capt:take) you.
Is a king an anarchist?
No, a king is a monarch. An anarchist believes in no (an) government (archy).
Are peaceful nations in a state of belligerence?
No, peaceful nations are not at war (bell).
Did the scribes of ancient Egypt sing for the Pharaoh?
No, the scribes wrote (scrib).
Can an incredulous person believe what is happening?
No, an incredulous person is full of (ous) disbelief (in/cred).
Does an anthropologist hate mankind?
No, a misanthropist does. An anthropologist studies mankind.
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
B. autobiography : biography :: automobile : horse cart: Operation which is self-performed A vs. external
operation B. A person requires someone else to write his biography as a horse cart requires something else
to pull it.
A. bibliophile : bibliophobia :: philanthropist : misanthropy: Love vs. hate and person vs. feeling. A person
who loves books is to the feeling of hating books as a person who loves mankind is to the feeling of hating
mankind.
D. anthropologist : anthropology :: artist : art: A is the person who does B.
A. scribe : dictation :: reporter : report: B is what is written by person A.
B. arthritis : tonsillitis :: knuckle : throat: Inflammation vs. its location. The forms of inflammation at
left can be located in the parts of the body at right.
A. incredulous : credulous :: disbelief : belief: Terms at right are noun definitions of adjectives at left.
Incredulous means disbelieving; credulous means believing.
B. philology : anthropology :: word : man: Subject of study. Philology is the study of words as
anthropology is the study of man.
D. neolithic : paleolithic :: new : old: Temporal relationship.
A. anthropoid : human :: asteroid : star: The name of A means that it resembles B. The anthropoid apes
are named for the fact that they resemble humans just as the asteroids are named for the fact that from
the ground they resemble stars.
A. neologism : word :: neophyte : plant: A is a new B. A neologism is a new word as a neophyte is a new
plant.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 2
Analysis:
1.
Why is the noun that the pronoun takes the place of referred to as the antecedent? Explain why this
combination of stems is a logical choice for the name of a pronoun’s noun.
2. Explain how the pieces of the word autobiography total up into a logical meaning.
Synthesis:
1.
Use various other stems to build as many words as you can around the stem scrib (or script). Feel free to
make up words, even humorous ones. Make at least ten words.
2. Write a paragraph about an anthropologist studying Neanderthal remains in a cave in France. Use at least
ten example words from List #2 in your paragraph. Attach a separate sheet if you need more space.
Aesthetics:
1.
If you could use adhesive to glue anything you wanted to your wall, what would you glue there?
2. If you could make a biomorphic abstract sculpture, would you make one that was swimmy, or flappy, or
toothy, or full of eyes, or what?
Emotion:
1.
What words on List #2 do you associate with feelings of anger?
2. When was the last time you were incredulous? What happened to make you feel that way?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 3
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Do a pendant and a necklace have anything in common?
2. Do homologous structures have dissimilar constructions?
3. Is a vivacious personality a vicious personality?
4. Is a convivial person a wallflower?
5. Is a dependent person self-sufficient?
6. Is a pantheon one god or a group of gods?
7. Is polygamy marriage to more than one person?
8. If a culprit is exculpated, is he out of trouble?
9. Is a weak, indecisive person omnipotent?
10. Is a clam’s pseudopod a real leg?
Analogies:
1.
euphony : cacophony ::
a.
microcosm : microbiotic
b.
beautiful : ugly
c.
photon : photometer
d.
provident : future
2.
polyphonic : polygamy ::
a.
pantheism : religion
b.
hydroponics : deduction
c.
homologous : monotone
d.
melody : marriage
3.
eccentric : conventional ::
a.
pseudopod : pseudonym
b.
oligarchy : pentarchy
c.
deduction : reduction
d.
nonconformity : conformity
4.
pseudoscience : science ::
a.
revive : vivacious
b.
vivacious : revive
c.
anatomy : lobotomy
d.
pseudonym : name
5.
omnivorous : herbivorous ::
a.
omnifarious : omnipotent
b.
Pan-American : river
c.
all : plant
d.
specious : authentic
6.
elucidate : explain ::
a.
reiterate : stolid
b.
reiterate : repeat
c.
symphony : cacophony
d.
eulogy : euphony
7.
telekinesis : telesthesia ::
a.
moving : feeling
b.
telescope : microscope
c.
inspect : introspect
d.
eccentric : centrifugal
8.
dichotomy : trichotomy ::
a.
bicycle : tricycle
b.
viviparous : vivisection
c.
lobotomy : brain
d.
hydrant : hydrogen
9.
pentameter : pentarchy ::
a.
poetry : government
b
government : poetry
c.
distance : five
d.
ruler : measure
10.
hypothesis : thesis ::
a.
guess : idea
b.
theory : supposition
c.
hypothecate : hypotenuse
d.
idea : image
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 3 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Do a pendant and a necklace have anything in common?
Yes, they both hang (pend) around the neck.
Do homologous structures have dissimilar constructions?
No, they have the same (homo) or similar purposes (log: reason).
Is a vivacious personality a vicious personality?
No, a vivacious person is full of (ous) life (viv)..
Is a convivial person a wallflower?
No, a convivial person likes to live the good life (viv), feasting and celebrating together (con) with friends.
Is a dependent person self-sufficient?
No, a dependent person supports himself by hanging (pend) down (de) from (!) others.
Is a pantheon one god or a group of gods?
A pantheon is a collection of all (pan) the gods (theo).
Is polygamy marriage to more than one person?
Yes, polygamy is the marriage (gamy) to many (poly).
If a culprit is exculpated, is he out of trouble?
Yes, exculpation is getting out (ex) of blame (culp).
Is a weak, indecisive person omnipotent?
No, omnipotent means all (omni) powerful (potent).
Is a clam’s pseudopod a real leg?
No, it is a false (pseudo) leg (pod).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
B. euphony : cacophony :: beautiful : ugly: Aesthetic relationship. The adjectives at right describe the
qualities of the sounds at left. Euphony is beautiful sound; cacophony is ugly sound.
D. polyphonic : polygamy :: melody : marriage: Subcategory vs. category. The terms at left are specific
examples of the more general terms at right. Polyphony is a form of melody as polygamy is a form of
marriage.
D. eccentric : conventional :: nonconformity : conformity: A and B are opposites, and left and right are
synonyms. The eccentric person is not conforming to conventions.
D. pseudoscience : science :: pseudonym : name: A is false B.
C. omnivorous : herbivorous :: all : plant: Omnivores eat all as herbivores eat plants.
B. elucidate : explain :: reiterate : repeat: Relationship of identity. To do A is to do B.
A. telekinesis : telesthesia :: moving : feeling: Moving vs. sensing. The terms at left mean doing the terms
at right from a distance.
A. dichotomy : trichotomy :: bicycle : tricycle: Simple numerical relationship. 2 to 3. Divided into two is
to divided into three as two wheels are to three wheels.
A. pentameter : pentarchy :: poetry : government: the left terms are subcategories of the right terms.
Pentameter us a type of poetry; pentarchy is a type of government.
A. hypothesis : thesis :: guess : idea: The terms at right are informal synonyms for the formal scientific
terms at left. A hypothesis is a guess which may become a finished idea, or thesis.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 3
Synthesis:
1.
How many words on List #3 could be considered to have anything at all to do with sound? After you find
the words that are obvious, look for words that have a less obvious connection.
2. Pick out the words on List #3 that would be good to use in a ghost story.
Evaluation:
1.
Why do you respect people? What is the difference between the people that you do respect and the people
that you don’t respect?
2. Do you think it would be better to write a short story from the author-omniscient point of view or from the
point of view of only one of the characters? Why?
Intuition:
1.
If you were to be pursued by a ferocious, carnivorous critter, what critter would you least like to be
pursued by? Why did you pick that particular animal?
2. Judging by the name, what do you think it looks like in Montevideo, Uruguay? Imagine everything you can
about the city.
Aesthetics:
1.
Can you create a vivid mental image of a spectrum? Can you see the brilliance of each color? What order
are the colors in? Which one is the most beautiful?
2. What colors would you like to use for an oil painting of a Protozoan? Why do you choose these colors? What
do they mean?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 4
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is a dejected person down in the dumps?
2. Are your relatives related to you by consanguinity?
3. Is a mesomorph a person who is neither fat nor thin?
4. Does a benefactor do helpful things for someone?
5. Is a person with orthodox views stubbornly independent?
6. Would you like to have your veracity questioned?
7. Does a megalomaniac feel inadequate?
8. Will a magnanimous victor become more or less popular?
9. Are most American families matriarchal?
10. Is the United States a heterodox nation?
Analogies:
1.
euphoria : euphemism ::
a.
joy : depression
b.
matrimony : marriage
c.
sanguine : sanguinary
d.
emotion : word
2.
megalith : ponderous ::
a.
megahertz : preponderant
b.
verdict : popular
c.
megalopolis : populous
d.
creation : devastation
3.
magnanimous : pusillanimous ::
a.
reputable : disreputable
b.
matrilineal : matriarchal
c.
megaton : megalomania
d.
magnate : magnet
4.
microbiotic : euglena ::
a.
immense : galaxy
b.
small : large
c.
life : inanimate
d.
corpuscle : blood
5.
contrapuntal : polyphony ::
a.
contradictory : disruption
b.
paradox : orthodoxy
c.
metrical : poetry
d.
sangfroid : consanguinity
6.
patriarch : matriarch ::
a.
patrilineal : children
b.
monarchy : plutocracy
c.
ruler : ruled
d.
father : mother
7.
orthodox : heterodox ::
a.
conformity : variety
b.
conglomerate : aggregate
c.
orthography : handwriting
d.
verify : aver
8.
xenophobia : agoraphobia ::
a.
magnum opus : claustrophobia
b.
space : vacuum
c.
stranger : sangfroid
d.
stranger : open space
9.
innovation : renovate ::
a.
invention : destruction
b
idea : hypothesis
c.
invention : refurbish
d.
construction : hypothesis
10.
benefactor : malefactor ::
a.
euphony : cacophony
b.
eulogy : euphemism
c.
benediction : contradiction
d.
imponderable : ponder
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 4 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is a dejected person down in the dumps?
Yes, dejection is being emotionally down (de) thrown (ject).
Are your relatives related to you by consanguinity?
Yes, you are linked together (con) by blood (sangui).
Is a mesomorph a person who is neither fat nor thin?
Yes, a mesomorph has a middle (meso) shape (morph).
Does a benefactor do helpful things for someone?
Yes, a benefactor does (fac) good (bene) things.
Is a person with orthodox views stubbornly independent?
No, orthodox views are straight (ortho) down the party line (dox).
Would you like to have your veracity questioned?
No, you don’t like the truth (ver) of your story questioned.
Does a megalomaniac feel inadequate?
No, a megalomaniac has delusions (mania) of greatness (mega).
Will a magnanimous victor become more or less popular?
Yes, a magnanimous (generous) victor will be popular because of her greatness (magn) of soul (anim).
Are most American families matriarchal?
No, they aren’t usually ruled (arch) by the mother (matri).
Is the United States a heterodox nation?
Yes, it has many different (hetero) opinions (dox).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
D. euphoria : euphemism :: emotion : word: Subcategory vs. Category. Euphoria is a type of emotion;
euphemism is a type of word.
C. megalith : ponderous :: megalopolis : populous: Relationship of modification. Noun A is described by
adjective B.
A. magnanimous : pusillanimous :: reputable : disreputable: High quality A vs. opposite low quality B.
A. microbiotic : euglena :: immense : galaxy: Adjective A describes size of noun B.
C. contrapuntal : polyphony :: metrical : poetry: Adjective A describes noun B.
D. patriarch : matriarch :: father : mother: Gender, male A vs. female B.
A. orthodox : heterodox :: conformity : variety: Orthodox implies a conformity of viewpoint, heterodox a
variety of viewpoint.
D. xenophobia : agoraphobia :: stranger : open space: The terms at left refer to fears of the terms at
right. Xenophobia is fear of strangers; agoraphobia is fear of open space.
C. innovation : renovate :: invention : refurbish: Creating something new A vs. restoring something old B.
A. benefactor : malefactor :: euphony : cacophony: Positive vs. negative. A is the positive version of
negative B.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 4
Analysis:
1.
Guess the meaning by analyzing the stems of:
1) polymorphously:
2) magnanimous:
3) acrophobia:
4) benediction:
5) matriarch:
2. What is the difference between a society known for its heterodoxy and a society known for its orthodoxy?
Evaluation:
1.
In our Keyboard Era, should we still attempt to teach orthography, or is handwriting becoming an
anachronism?
2. Which, if either, is more important: to be punctual or to be punctilious?
Intuition:
1.
A hero in a comic book saves a population from devastation. His performance is marked by sangfroid and
self-discipline. What evil can you imagine threatened the society?
2. Locked in a darkened closet is an amorphous object. What do you think it might be?
Aesthetics:
1.
What are the most euphonic sounds, man-made or otherwise, on this planet?
2. What are some creative ways to give aesthetic appeal to a metropolis or a megalopolis?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 5
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is a resonant voice one that doesn’t carry over a distance?
2. Is Robert a surname?
3. Do most executives use chronometers?
4. Is Great Britain ruled by an octarchy?
5. Is a viable fetus able to survive?
6. Is an amiable person friendly and likable?
7. Is it a good thing to be cognizant of laws?
8. Is a contrast an explanation of why two things are alike?
9. Does a decimated army have anyone left alive?
10. Will a thermotropic organism grow in the direction of heat?
Analogies:
1.
cubism : capitalism ::
a.
geometry : money
b.
art : economy
c.
doctrine : structure
d.
theory : philosophy
2.
heliocentric : geocentric ::
a.
circle : square
b.
solar : lunar
c.
sun : center
d.
sun : earth
3.
perihelion : aphelion ::
a.
solar : lunar
b.
perigee : apogee
c.
perimeter : circumference
d.
heliograph : telegraph
4.
dissonance : resonance ::
a.
harsh : rich
b.
music : polyphony
c.
polyphony : instrument
d.
cacophony : pandemonium
5.
tetrameter : tetrahedron ::
a.
rhythm : pyramid
b.
music : musician
c.
four : angle
d.
number : figure
6.
precognition : incognito ::
a.
forecast : weather
b.
cognizant : ignorant
c.
foreknowledge : disguise
d.
prediction : verification
7.
chronic : transitory ::
a.
enduring : ephemeral
b.
subsonic : unison
c.
octave : octopus
d.
chronicle : transfix
8.
octagon : octahedron ::
a.
plane : solid
b.
eight : octopus
c.
octave : sound
d.
antagonist : protagonist
9.
nihilism : hedonism ::
a.
system : doctrine
b
geothermal : thermotropic
c.
skepticism : pleasure-seeking
d.
Imagism : painting
10.
hyperbole : understatement ::
a.
democracy : demography
b.
decathlon : decathlete
c.
constellation : star
d.
surfeit : paucity
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 5 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is a resonant voice one that doesn’t carry over a distance?
No, a resonant voice carries and echoes. It sounds (son) again (re).
Is Robert a surname?
No, the surname goes over (sur) the whole family: Smith.
Do most executives use chronometers?
Yes, they use watches to measure (meter) time (chron).
Is Great Britain ruled by an octarchy?
No, Britain has a monarch; it’s not ruled by eight (octa) people.
Is a viable fetus able to survive?
Yes, it is able to live (vita).
Is an amiable person friendly and likable?
Yes, you will love (amat) an amiable person.
Is it a good thing to be cognizant of laws?
Yes, it is good to know (cogn) the laws.
Is a contrast an explanation of why two things are alike?
No, a contrast shows their differences—one against (contra) another.
Does a decimated army have anyone left alive?
Yes, a decimated army has lost about ten (dec) percent of its forces. (In modern usage we are less precise.)
Will a thermotropic organism grow in the direction of heat?
Yes, a thermotropic organism will grow (tropo) towards the heat (themo).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
B. cubism : capitalism :: art : economy: The left terms are subcategories of the right terms. Cubism is a
form of art; capitalism is one form of economy.
D. heliocentric : geocentric :: sun : earth: The terms at left are beliefs that the terms at right are the
center of things. Heliocentric means sun-centered, and geocentric means earth-centered.
B. perihelion : aphelion :: perigee : apogee: Near/far relationship. A is the nearest orbital point, and B is
the farthest.
A. dissonance : resonance :: harsh : rich: The terms at right could describe the terms at left which refer
to quality of sound, bad A to good B. Dissonance is harsh-sounding; resonance is rich-sounding.
A. tetrameter : tetrahedron :: rhythm : pyramid: The terms at left are examples of the terms at right.
Tetrameter is a poetic rhythm; a tetrahedron is a pyramid.
C. precognition : incognito :: foreknowledge : disguise: The terms at right are synonyms of the terms at
left. Precognition means foreknowledge; incognito means in disguise.
A. chronic : transitory :: enduring : ephemeral: A and B are temporal opposites. Long time A/short time B.
Also the terms at right are synonyms of the terms at left.
A. octagon : octahedron :: plane : solid: The terms at left are examples of figures in the dimensions at
right. An octagon is a plane figure; an octahedron is a solid figure.
C. nihilism : hedonism :: skepticism : pleasure-seeking: The terms at right are synonyms of the terms at
left. Nihilism is extreme skepticism as hedonism is pleasure-seeking.
D. hyperbole : understatement :: surfeit : paucity: Opposites of amount. Greater A/lesser B.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 5
Analysis:
1.
Is the solar system heliocentric or geocentric? Explain how you can tell by analyzing the parts of the
words.
2. Explain the composition of the word constellation.
Evaluation:
1.
Do you think that perhaps a country ruled by an octarchy (Yes, I know—there aren’t many octarchies
around these days!) would make fewer serious mistakes in its foreign policy than one ruled by a monarchy or
a presidency? What is the most logical form of government?
2. What is the difference between an old neighborhood that should be torn down and an old neighborhood
that should be revitalized? If you were a city planner, what criteria would you use to make such a decision?
Intuition:
1.
Think of a really creative use for a thermos. Think of a really creative use for a thermostat.
2. Think of an unpredictable disaster that might befall a mining colony on a large asteroid.
Divergence:
1.
As the word lunatic indicates, we once believed that the moon sometimes had a direct effect on some
people’s sanity. Who are history’s famous lunatics? Try to think of at least ten.
2. How many places can you think of where you would be forced to travel incognito?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 6
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Does an exclusive club admit as many people as possible?
2. Is a segregated society strongly united?
3. Is a lucid argument clear and logical?
4. Is monogamy legal in the United States today?
5. Does a cruel empire rule over liberated people?
6. Will a germicide give you an infection?
7. Is salary one of the tangible benefits of a job?
8. Is glass a translucent material?
9. Will an astringent substance make a wound bleed?
10. Would you rather be given a retribution or a contribution?
Analogies:
1.
germane : irrelevant ::
a.
tangent : cotangent
b.
philosophy : theosophy
c.
sedulous : indolent
d.
lucid : pellucid
2.
gregarious : solitude ::
a.
hermit : society
b.
sociable : society
c.
sociable : isolation
d.
aggregate : congregate
3.
segregated : congregated ::
a.
secede : intercede
b.
selection : predilection
c.
temporary : contemporary
d.
divided : united
4.
pyrophobia : pyrotechnics ::
a.
agoraphobia : festival
b.
claustrophobia : fire
c.
pyromania : egomania
d.
gratitude : gratuitous
5.
migration : transmigration ::
a.
transfusion : fusion
b.
animal : soul
c.
lucid : translucent
d.
migrant : emigrant
6.
egregious : condign ::
a.
gratuitous : indignation
b.
stringent : astringent
c.
diatribe : lucubrate
d.
blatant : fitting
7.
emigrant : immigrant ::
a.
exclusive : con
b.
segregate : congregate
c.
incur : recur
d.
exit : enter
8.
primate : primeval ::
a.
coelenterate : medieval
b.
deliberate : archrival
c.
ingrate : credible
d.
migrate : primal
9.
junction : conjunction ::
a.
injunction : conclusion
b
interstate : interjection
c.
median : mediocre
d.
translate : transmit
10.
ultramarine : submarine ::
a.
blue : ocean
b.
marina : dock
c.
mauve : pantechnicon
d.
surface : sailboat
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 6 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Does an exclusive club admit as many people as possible?
No, an exclusive keeps some people closed (clud) out (ex).
Is a segregated society strongly united?
No, a segregated society keeps one group (greg) apart (se).
Is a lucid argument clear and logical?
Yes, a lucid argument is clear—bathed in light (luc).
Is monogamy legal in the United States today?
Yes, it is legal to marry (gamy) one (mono) person.
Does a cruel empire rule over liberated people?
No, the people in a cruel empire are not free (liber).
Will a germicide give you an infection?
No, a germicide will kill (cide) germs.
Is salary one of the tangible benefits of a job?
Yes, a salary is something that you can touch (tang).
Is glass a translucent material?
Yes, light (luc) can cross (trans) glass.
Will an astringent substance make a wound bleed?
No, an astringent will bind (string) the wound.
Would you rather be given a retribution or a contribution?
A contribution is a payment; retribution is revenge (trib: pay, re: back).
Analogies:
1. C. germane : irrelevant :: sedulous : indolent: Opposites. A is the opposite of B.
2. C. gregarious : solitude :: sociable : isolation: Left and right are synonyms. Gregarious means sociable;
solitude is isolation.
3. D. segregated : congregated :: divided : united: Opposites of unity. Separated A vs. joined B.
4. A. pyrophobia : pyrotechnics :: agoraphobia : festival: Fear A vs. celebration of what is feared B. B
celebrates what A fears.
5. B. migration : transmigration :: animal : soul: Word usage. Animals are said to migrate, souls to
transmigrate. Or, the terms on the right are said to do the things on the left.
6. D. egregious : condign :: blatant : fitting: Terms at right are familiar synonyms of terms at left.
Egregious means blatant; condign means fitting.
7. D. emigrant : immigrant :: exit : enter: Direction. Out A vs. in B.
8. A. primate : primeval :: coelenterate : medieval: Name of animal A vs. epoch adjective B.
9. B. junction : conjunction :: interstate : interjection: Reference. Road word A vs. grammar word B.
10. C. ultramarine : submarine :: mauve : pantechnicon: A is a color, B is a means of conveyance.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 6
Analysis:
1.
Why is an exclamatory sentence called an exclamatory sentence? Explain by examining the parts of the
word.
2. Explain the composition of the word conjunction.
Synthesis:
1.
How many of the words in List #6 would be good words to use in National Geographic articles about the
cities, rivers, oceans, and forests of the earth? List the words that might be helpful.
2. What words in List #6 might be used by an engineer in her professional capacity?
Evaluation:
1.
Are pyrotechnics displays too dangerous? Should they be banned? Should there be public indignation if an
injury occurs during a pyrotechnics display? Should home pyrotechnics be banned? Why or why not?
2. Is an egregious act of vandalism worse than the same act would be if committed in stealth and secrecy? Is
it not as bad? Is it neither better nor worse? Why or why not?
Divergence:
1.
Think of five times when it might be important to know how to analyze a word.
2. List as many careers as you can that require a strong vocabulary.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 7
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is a crowded stage full of supernumeraries?
2. Would a necropolis have crowded marketplaces?
3. Could a quiet, peaceful person be gentle and pugnacious?
4. Could you throw a rock across a megalopolis?
5. Is a pedagogue a large building surrounded by pedestals?
6. Is a lawyer a member of an illicit profession?
7. Is a zoophilous plant pollinated by insects?
8. Is zoophobia the love of animals?
9. Do you dislike being involved in acrimonious discussions?
10. Does an osteologist know much about the human skeleton?
Analogies:
1.
metropolis : necropolis ::
a.
condominium : cemetery
b.
acropolis : acrophobia
c.
acronym : pseudonym
d.
megalopolis : necrotic
2.
exculpate : culprit ::
a.
illiterate : liberal
b.
enumerate : acrid
c.
abbreviate : ornithopter
d.
liberate : oppressed
3.
pugilist : pugnacious ::
a.
mystagogue : religious
b.
dermatologist : dermatitis
c.
police : police
d.
pedagogue : pedant
4.
ectothermic : endothermic ::
a.
dermoplasty : rhinoplasty
b.
heterotrophic : autotrophic
c.
acrimonious : acerbic
d.
infuse : refuse
5.
osteopath : osteotomy ::
a.
surgeon : surgery
b.
pedagogue : chalk
c.
ectozoa : ectoplasm
d.
demagogue : election
6.
bird
a.
b.
c.
d.
7.
pachyderm : hypodermic ::
a.
dermatologist : ectoderm
b.
giraffe : telescope
c.
pedagogue : demagogue
d.
synagogue : mystagogue
8.
urban : urbane ::
a.
metropolitan : suave
b.
illiterate : illicit
c.
egotistical : egocentric
d.
fortify : fortitude
9.
acrobat : acrophobia ::
a.
acronym : pseudonym
b
acropolis : bibliophile
c.
merchant : agoraphobia
d.
demagogue : claustrophobia
10.
protozoan : pachyderm ::
a.
zooplankton : sequoia
b.
pacific : Pax Romana
c.
plastic : dermoplasty
d.
ectozoa : miniscule
: ornithology ::
ichthyologist : fish
fish : ichthyologist
fish : ichthyology
fish : bird
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 7 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is a crowded stage full of supernumeraries?
Yes, it has a high (super) number (numer) of people on it.
Would a necropolis have crowded marketplaces?
No, a necropolis is a burial place, a city (polis) of the dead (necro).
Could a quiet, peaceful person be gentle and pugnacious?
No, a pugnacious person is full of (ous) fight (pugn).
Could you throw a rock across a megalopolis?
No, you couldn’t throw a rock across a large (mega) city (polis).
Is a pedagogue a large building surrounded by pedestals?
No, a pedagogue is a teacher, a leader (agog) of children (ped).
Is a lawyer a member of an illicit profession?
No, illicit means not (il) legal (lic).
Is a zoophilous plant pollinated by insects?
Yes, that is why zoophilous plants love (phil) animals (zo).
Is zoophobia the love of animals?
No, zoophobia is the fear (phobia) of animals (zo).
Do you dislike being involved in acrimonious discussions?
Yes, acrimonious discussions are full of (ous) sharpness (acr).
Does an osteologist know much about the human skeleton?
Yes, an osteologist is a scientist (logist) of bones (osteo).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
A. metropolis : necropolis :: condominium : cemetery: A contains the living vs. B contains the dead.
D. exculpate : culprit :: liberate : oppressed: A is the freeing of B.
A. pugilist : pugnacious :: mystagogue : religious: Noun A is described by adjective B.
B. ectothermic : endothermic :: heterotrophic : autotrophic: From outside A vs. from inside B. Taking in
heat is to making it as taking in food is to making it (photosynthesis).
A. osteopath : osteotomy :: surgeon : surgery: Specialist A vs. specialist’s operation B.
C. bird : ornithology :: fish : ichthyology: Organism A vs. science which studies it B.
B. pachyderm : hypodermic :: giraffe : telescope: Animate organism A vs. inanimate instrument B.
A. urban : urbane :: metropolitan : suave: Left and right are synonyms. Urban means metropolitan; urbane
means suave.
C. acrobat : acrophobia :: merchant : agoraphobia: Occupation A vs. fear of the occupation’s location B.
A. protozoan : pachyderm :: zooplankton : sequoia: Small organism A vs. large organism B.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 7
Synthesis:
1.
One of the words in List #7 is acropolis. How many different ways of thinking can you combine in an
attempt to know as much as possible about the acropolis? You could analyze the word itself; you could think
historically; you could think like an architect; like an artist; like a poet; you could consider the religious
function the acropolis once served; you could think like a scientist considering the effects of environmental
pollution; you could think like an engineer; like . . .
2. Use at least five words from List #7 to describe good principles of pedagogy.
Divergence:
1.
Enumerate the harms that can come to a person who is egocentric.
2. What survival advantages can you think of that a pachyderm has as a result of its thick skin? List as many
as possible. List some that are only possible advantages you aren’t sure of. List some that are merely
humorous.
Emotion:
1.
Explain the emotions described by the word acrimonious.
2. Does the word illiterate have any emotional connotations?
Aesthetics:
1.
What do you regard as the most beautiful bird? If you were an ornithologist, what bird would you most like
to study? Have you seen John James Audobon’s paintings of the birds of North America?
2. Think about movement. What adjectives describe the way a pachyderm moves? What adjectives would
describe the movement of a single-celled protozoan? What adjectives would describe the movement of an
ornithopter? Of a pugilist?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 8
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is the Boston Marathon a sedentary event?
2. Are vociferous questions loud?
3. Are the great apes anthropoid?
4. Do human beings have binocular vision?
5. Are manacles used to restrict the hands?
6. Is a school yearbook a retrospective book?
7. Is a sacrosanct object held in low regard?
8. Does a curator work in a hospital or in a museum?
9. Is a convoluted argument simple and straightforward?
10. Is a mountain road tortuous or torturous?
Analogies:
1.
pseudonym : anonymous ::
a.
magnanimous : equanimity
b.
famous : infamous
c.
false : unknown
d.
homonym : acronym
2.
android : anthropoid ::
a.
animal : pachyderm
b.
sedative : sedentary
c.
robot : ape
d.
ridicule : deride
3.
vociferous : sotto voce ::
a.
manicure : manacle
b.
torturous : tortuous
c.
gesture : gesticulate
d.
loud : soft
4.
supersede : replace ::
a.
sanction : authorize
b.
tactics : contact
c.
oculist : ocular
d.
sensory : extrasensory
5.
sensitive : insensate ::
a.
legible : illegible
b.
asteroid : star
c.
xyloid : haploid
d.
horrify : reify
6.
amanuensis : manacle ::
a.
contact : tactic
b.
equanimity : animal
c.
anomaly : anonymous
d.
rector : binocular
7.
curator : curate ::
a.
museum : congregation
b.
sinecure : manicure
c.
anomaly : curiosity
d.
ultraviolet : ultramarine
8.
sacrosanct : ridiculous ::
a.
holy : risible
b.
gestation : congestions
c.
metamorphic : amorphous
d.
sedate : stolid
9.
retrogress : proceed ::
a.
sotto voice : vociferous
b
rectitude : rectilinear
c.
android : anthropoid
d.
anomaly : abnormality
10.
magnanimous : pusillanimous ::
a.
maladapted : adapted
b.
sacrosanct : ridiculous
c.
insensate : extrasensory
d.
sedate : sedentary
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 8 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is the Boston Marathon a sedentary event?
No, a marathon is not performed sitting (sed) down.
Are vociferous questions loud?
Yes, vociferous questions are full of (ous) voice (voc).
Are the great apes anthropoid?
Yes, the great apes have a human (anthropo) appearance (oid).
Do human beings have binocular vision?
Yes, humans can focus two (bi) eyes (ocul) on the same object.
Are manacles used to restrict the hands?
Yes, manacles bind the hands (man).
Is a school yearbook a retrospective book?
Yes, a yearbook is a backward (retro) look (spect).
Is a sacrosanct object held in low regard?
No, a sacrosanct (sacro: holy, sanct: holy) is doubly holy.
Does a curator work in a hospital or in a museum?
A curator cares (cur) for the treasures in a museum.
Is a convoluted argument simple and straightforward?
No, a convoluted argument is all rolled (volv) together (con).
Is a mountain road tortuous or torturous?
A mountain road is tortuous—full of (ous) twists (tort), not full of torture.
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
C. pseudonym : anonymous :: false : unknown: The right terms are qualities of the left terms. A
pseudonym is a false name; anonymous means the name is unknown.
C. android : anthropoid :: robot : ape: An android is a robot; anthropoid refers to the manlike apes.
D. vociferous : sotto voce :: loud : soft: A and B are opposites, and the right terms are common synonyms
of the left terms. Vociferous means loud, sotto voce means in a low voice.
A. supersede : replace :: sanction : authorize: B is the definition of A. Supersede means to replace;
sanction means authorize.
A. sensitive : insensate :: legible : illegible: A vs. not A. B is the word which means the negation of A.
D. amanuensis : manacle :: rector : binocular: A is a word which refers to a person. B refers to a
mechanism.
A. curator : curate :: museum : congregation: The left terms are persons who take care of the right
terms. A curator cares for a museum as a curate cares for a congregation.
A. sacrosanct : ridiculous :: holy : risible: Right side contains definitions of left side.
A. retrogress : proceed :: sotto voice : vociferous: A and B are opposites. No value ranking.
B. magnanimous : pusillanimous :: sacrosanct : ridiculous: A and B are opposites. Positive then negative.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 8
Analysis:
1.
If the British refer to an eighth note in music as a quaver, what do they mean by a demisemiquaver?
2. Why is it logical that supersede is spelled with s-e-d-e instead of c-e-d-e?
Evaluation:
1.
Do you think that some people’s lives give them the right to be sanctimonious, or is a sanctimonious posture
always unmerited?
2. Which is worse: to be pusillanimous, or to be insincerely magnanimous in order to impress people? Or do you
think that “insincerely magnanimous” is a self-contradiction?
Intuition:
1.
If you had the magic power to metamorphose into the shape of any living creature, what three creatures
would you like to become first?
2. If you could afford an android, what would you like it to do for you?
Aesthetics:
1.
Which words in List #8 have pretty sounds? Which words sound scratchy or hard?
2. Which words in List #8 sound cool? Which words sound hot? List at least five of each and place them side
by side. Could you make a poem out of these words?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 9
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Are most of the religions in the United States monotheistic?
2. Is a harsh screech an example of cacophony?
3. Is a quiet person loquacious or taciturn?
4. Is a colloquy a conversation?
5. Is a candidate for the presidency an apolitical person?
6. Is a person who loves stereo equipment an audiophile?
7. Is a very dark night luminous?
8. Does a philanthropist give money to charities?
9. Is an art gallery a good place to perambulate?
10. Are platitudes exciting to hear?
Analogies:
1.
perfidy : fidelity ::
a.
luminous : luminary
b.
loquacious : garrulous
c.
cacophony : euphony
d.
funambulist : somnambulist
2.
hexahedron : hexagon ::
a.
triangle : pyramid
b.
polyhedron : cube
c.
topology : topognosia
d.
cube : square
3.
vulpine : porcine ::
a.
clever : gluttonous
b.
fox : grapes
c.
telegraph : photograph
d.
ignominious : glorious
4.
saturnine : vivacious ::
a.
calligraphy : cacography
b.
apathy : empathy
c.
bibliophile : audiophile
d.
pantheism : henotheism
5.
omniscience : prescience ::
a.
pantheism : monotheism
b.
multilateral : prelude
c.
omnivorous : anteroom
d.
all-knowing : foreknowledge
6.
crystalline : amorphous ::
a.
octahedron : tetrahedron
b.
topology : topiarist
c.
polyhedron : polygon
d.
glorious : ignominious
7.
infidel : monotheist ::
a.
diffident : confident
b.
telepathy : empathy
c.
multilateral : unilateral
d.
detract : retract
8.
platyhelminthes : platypus ::
a.
plateau : platitude
b.
worm : marsupial
c.
mammal : science
d.
crystalline : canine
9.
colloquy : loquacious ::
a.
somnambulism : ambulatory
b
plateau : flat
c.
octahedron : eight
d.
toponym : noun
10.
heterodox : orthodox ::
a.
vivacious : zealous
b.
divergence : adherence
c.
infraction : refractory
d.
conscience : omniscience
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 9 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Are most of the religions in the United States monotheistic?
Yes, they believe in one (mono) god (theo).
Is a harsh screech an example of cacophony?
Yes, a screech is a bad (caco) sound (phon).
Is a quiet person loquacious or taciturn?
Taciturn means quiet (tacit); loquacious means full of (ous) talk (loqu).
Is a colloquy a conversation?
Yes, in a colloquy you talk (loqu) together (co).
Is a candidate for the presidency an apolitical person?
No, apolitical means not (a) political; a candidate must be political.
Is a person who loves stereo equipment an audiophile?
Yes, a stereo buff loves (phil) to hear (audi) stereo equipment.
Is a very dark night luminous?
No, a dark night is not full of (ous) light (lum).
Does a philanthropist give money to charities?
Yes, a philanthropist gives out of love (phil) for mankind (anthropo).
Is an art gallery a good place to perambulate?
Yes, it is good to walk (ambul) through (per) an art gallery.
Are platitudes exciting to hear?
No, platitudes are flat (platy) remarks, trite and boring.
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
C. perfidy : fidelity :: cacophony : euphony: A and B are opposites. Negative then positive.
D. hexahedron : hexagon :: cube : square: Rectilinear sold A vs. rectilinear plane figure B.
A. vulpine : porcine :: clever : gluttonous: Left terms are synonyms, as are right terms.
B. saturnine : vivacious :: apathy : empathy: Negative emotion word A vs. positive emotion word B..
D. omniscience : prescience :: all-knowing : foreknowledge: Right terms define left terms. Omniscience
means all-knowing as prescience means foreknowledge.
D. crystalline : amorphous :: glorious : ignominious: A and B are opposites. Adjective vs. adjective.
A. infidel : monotheist :: diffident : confident: A and B are antonyms. Absence of faith in something vs.
faith in something. The left term refers to faith in God; the right terms refer to faith in oneself.
B. platyhelminthes : platypus :: worm : marsupial: Right terms categorize left terms. Left terms are
subcategories of right terms.
A. colloquy : loquacious :: somnambulism : ambulatory: Adjective B refers to a quality inherent in noun A.
B. heterodox : orthodox :: divergence : adherence: A is a condition characterized by multiplicity as B is a
condition characterized by conformity.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 9
Analysis:
1.
Think about the word topognosia and try to guess its meaning. Then look it up in an unabridged dictionary
and see how close your guess is.
2. What is the difference between a lithograph and a petroglyph? You may need a dictionary to solve this one.
Synthesis:
1.
Can you find two example words in List #9 that have the same or closely related meanings? See if you can
find five pairs of related terms.
2. Can you find five adjectives in List #9 that could be used to describe the same person, place, or thing? List
the adjectives and tell what they describe.
Divergence:
1.
How many gods can you name from the Green pantheon? Can you recall what each god was known for? Now,
what powers can you think of that none of the gods in the pantheon had? List as many missing powers as
possible.
2. Can you think of ten humorous causes of insomnia? More than ten?
Evaluation:
1.
Which person has a richer, more fulfilling life, a bibliophile or an audiophile? Even though there can be no
absolute answer to such a question, can you give an answer which even seems probably to you? How would
you even begin to think about such a question?
2. Do you think it is moral, amoral, or immoral for a corporation to require its employees to take a polygraph
test?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 10
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Could you use circumlocution to avoid answering a question?
2. Could tempus fugit be a motto for most vacations?
3. Is a discursive speech interesting or boring?
4. Is a gregarious person an introvert or an extrovert?
5. Does a centrifuge fling things outward or inward?
6. Is an ingenuous person crafty or naive?
7. Are ethnocentric ideas tolerant and open-minded?
8. Was John the Baptist a precursor?
9. Can you duck a question with a suberfuge?
10. Were bronze tools in use in the Paleolithic Age?
Analogies:
1.
subterfuge : fugitive ::
a.
circumlocution : orthopedist
b.
politics : economics
c.
lioness : empress
d.
ingenuous : indigenous
2.
unicycle : unique ::
a.
fugitive : refugee
b.
soliloquy : solitude
c.
extrovert : introvert
d.
concord : discord
3.
dialogue : soliloquy ::
a.
altimeter : altitude
b.
mutagen : mutation
c.
colloquy : monologue
d.
aesthetics : graphics
4.
domination : capitulation ::
a.
decapitate : recapitulate
b.
natal : perinatal
c.
pedagogue : pedestrian
d.
rule : surrender
5.
aesthetics : ethics ::
a.
convert : revert
b.
sacrosanct : sacred
c.
arts : morals
d.
economics : psychopathic
6.
ethnologist : ethnic group ::
a.
entomologist : altimeter
b.
psychologist : ethnography
c.
paleontologist : tyrannosaurus
d.
cryptologist : cryptogram
7.
consecration : sacrilege ::
a.
mutagenic : immutable
b.
precursor : forefunner
c.
nascent : moribund
d.
Paleozoic : paleontologist
8.
eloquent : soliloquy ::
a.
ingenuous : progeny
b.
psychic : psychology
c.
incarnate : carnival
d.
grandiloquent : panegyric
9.
softness : kindness ::
a.
roughness : ingenuousness
b
somniloquy : discursive
c.
decadence : cadence
d.
cryptologist : encryption
10.
lioness : carnivorous ::
a.
extrovert : loquacious
b.
convert : extrovert
c.
sacrifice : sanguinary
d.
alto : cadenza
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 10 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Could you use circumlocution to avoid answering a question?
Yes, you could talk (loqu) in circles (circum) to avoid it.
Could tempus fugit be a motto for most vacations?
Yes, time (tempor) flies (fug) on a vacation, alas.
Is a discursive speech interesting or boring?
A discursive speech is boring because it runs (curs) away (dis) from the topic.
Is a gregarious person an introvert or an extrovert?
A gregarious person is an extrovert because a person who loves to be in a group (greg) is turned (vert)
outward (extro) to the other people, not inward (intro) to himself.
Does a centrifuge fling things outward or inward?
In a centrifuge, objects flee (fug) the center (centri).
Is an ingenuous person crafty or naive?
An ingenious person is naïve, inexperienced, in (in) an original (gen) condition, untouched by life’s hard
lessons.
Are ethnocentric ideas tolerant and open-minded?
No, ethnocentrism is the belief that your own group (ethno) is the best, the center (centri), and all other
peoples are in inferior orbits around it.
Was John the Baptist a precursor?
Yes, John saw himself as a forerunner (re: before/curs: run) of another.
Can you duck a question with a suberfuge?
Yes, you can use a trick to flee (fug) under (sub) such a question.
Were bronze tools in use in the Paleolithic Age?
No, the Paleolithic Age was the old (paleo) stone (lith) age.
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
A. subterfuge : fugitive :: circumlocution : orthopedist: A refers to a form of behavior; B refers to a
person.
B. unicycle : unique :: soliloquy : solitude: All four words refer to oneness.
C. dialogue : soliloquy :: colloquy : monologue: A is a conversation; B is a speech to oneself.
D. domination : capitulation :: rule : surrender: Right terms define left terms.
C. aesthetics : ethics :: arts : morals: Studies on left concern themselves with topics on right.
C. ethnologist : ethnic group :: paleontologist : tyrannosaurus: Scientist A vs. object of study B.
C. consecration : sacrilege :: nascent : moribund: A and B are opposites.
D. eloquent : soliloquy :: grandiloquent : panegyric: Adjective A can describe speech B.
A. softness : kindness :: roughness : ingenuousness: Tangible quality vs. intangible quality.
A. lioness : carnivorous :: extrovert : loquacious: Living thing A vs. adjective describing it B.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 10
Synthesis:
1.
Pick an example word in List #10 and use at least three other words from the list to define the word you
picked.
2. Make a cryptogram using words from List #10. To make it more difficult, use words from one field of
thought only—use words from biology, or history, etc.
Divergence:
1.
How many cracy or archy words can you think of which are names for different forms of government?
Don’t forget isocracy, a government in which each person has an equal amount of power to every other
person. Once you have remembered as many as you can, see how many forms of government you can invent,
such as the dormocracy, the government that seems to be asleep! Invent as many new governments as you
can.
2. Have you ever been trapped by someone who wanted to talk about a subject you wished to avoid? Or who
wanted to ask a question you didn’t want to answer? How many clever subterfuges can you think of to
escape such a situation? As an example, “I’d love to talk to you now, but I left a poodle in the microwave
petwash.”
Emotion:
1.
How would you feel if you were forced to capitulate (Imagine the circumstances for yourself)? How would
you feel if someone were forced to capitulate to you?
2. Imagine your emotions if mutagenic substances were discovered in your drinking water, substances that
could be traced to a nearby toxic waste dump. Who would you seek out for actions and explanations?
Aesthetics:
1.
What sounds do these words suggest: unison, carnival, darkness, centrifuge, refugee, sacrifice, Paleozoic,
calisthenics, and universe?
2. Is your artistic appreciation ethnocentric? Can you think of another—especially a very different—culture
whose art you deeply admire?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 11
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is a five-pointed star a pentagram?
2. Do solifidians believe in salvation through faith alone?
3. Is an interregnum the space between two armies?
4. Can you close a business deal by abrogating it?
5. Is a kindergarten child a superannuated individual?
6. Is the moon at apogee near to or far from the earth?
7. Is a neologism in the dictionary?
8. Could a ruler send a plenipotentiary to transact official business?
9. Is grinding poverty debasing?
10. Can a senator be a victim of regicide?
Analogies:
1.
base
a.
b.
c.
d.
: abase ::
prolific : soporific
mobile : immobile
parley : parliament
fortification : fortify
2.
telegram : pentagram ::
a.
solifidian : desolate
b.
epistle : parallelogram
c.
solitude : solipsism
d.
apotheosis : renunciation
3.
alumnus : alumni ::
a.
cantata : canticle
b.
luminous : superluminous
c.
phenomenon : phenomena
d.
mobilize : immobile
4.
pentagram : hexagram ::
a.
senile : senior
b.
senescent : senile
c.
bilateral : trilateral
d.
prognosticate : prognosis
5.
regime : interregnum ::
a.
apogee : perigee
b.
bassoon : base
c.
prose : fiction
d.
notes : intervals
6.
gynephobia : androphobia ::
a.
annual : perennial
b.
aphelion : perihelion
c.
bibliophile : agoraphobia
d.
misogyny : misanthropy
7.
prolix : parley ::
a.
superannuated : life
b.
regicide : interregnum
c.
react : counteract
d.
omnipotent : potentate
8.
philologists : neologisms ::
a.
literati : fiction
b.
logician : apology
c.
magi : apostasy
d.
regent : regicide
9.
abrogate : transact ::
a.
demobilize : mobilize
b
aggression : justice
c.
philologist : philosopher
d.
bacilli : fungi
10.
monologue : dialogue ::
a.
solo : symphony
b.
resurgence : insurgence
c.
nuclei : cells
d.
incantation : magi
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 11 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is a five-pointed star a pentagram?
Yes, a pentagram is a five-pointed (penta) star.
Do solifidians believe in salvation through faith alone?
Yes, solifidians believe that only (sol) faith (fid) is necessary.
Is an interregnum the space between two armies?
No, an interregnum is the time between (inter) two rulers (reg).
Can you close a business deal by abrogating it?
No, to abrogate is to ask (rogat) that something be taken away (ab). It is to nullify. To abrogate a deal is to
break it.
Is a kindergarten child a superannuated individual?
No, a superannuated person is high (super) in years (ann).
Is the moon at apogee near to or far from the earth?
At apogee the moon is away (apo) from the earth (geo).
Is a neologism in the dictionary?
No, a new (neo) word (log) isn’t in the dictionary yet.
Could a ruler send a plenipotentiary to transact official business?
Yes, a plenipotentiary has full (pleni) power (potent) to act.
Is grinding poverty debasing?
Yes, poverty is a low (bas) down (de) experience.
Can a senator be a victim of regicide?
No, a regicide is the killing (cide) of a king (reg).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
D. base : abase :: fortification : fortify: A is an object; B is an action.
B. telegram : pentagram :: epistle : parallelogram: Message vs. rectilinear geometric figure.
C. alumnus : alumni :: phenomenon : phenomena: B is the plural of A.
C. pentagram : hexagram :: bilateral : trilateral: B has one more of x than A has.
D. regime : interregnum :: notes : intervals: B is the space between instances of A.
D. gynephobia : androphobia :: misogyny : misanthropy: Feeling toward womankind vs. feeling toward
mankind.
A. prolix : parley :: superannuated : life: A is abundance or excess of B.
A. philologists : neologisms :: literati : fiction: Persons A produce creations B.
A. abrogate : transact :: demobilize : mobilize: Not to do vs. to do.
A. monologue : dialogue :: solo : symphony: Do alone vs. do together.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 11
Analysis:
1.
What do you think the difference is between misanthropy and androphobia (a very rarely used word!)?
Between misanthropy and misogyny? Break the words down and figure them out.
2. What is the difference between a philosopher and a philologist? Between a regicide and an interregnum?
Evaluation:
1.
When Galileo published his discovery that the solar system was helio-centric, the church forced him to
recant. Do you think there is ever a time when an institution or society has a right to prevent a truth from
being known? Does national or social interest come into direct conflict with our interest in discovering
truths? How can such questions be decided?
2. If you have made a firm, public commitment to some cause, do you have the right to abrogate your
commitment if you begin to feel differently?
Intuition:
1.
If you were the Macrocosmic Potentate and could make three changes in the universe, any three changes
you wished, what would the changes be?
2. If you could shrink in size to one millimeter or even smaller and explore the world from a microcosmic
perspective, what would you like to examine? What would bacilli and fungi look like on that scale?
Emotion:
1.
Think about the subtle emotional connotations of the words solo, solitude, solitary, and desolate. What are
the delicate shades of feeling that distinguish these words from each other and that allow you to choose
among them in writing a poem or a short story?
2. If you could be omnipotent for a day, how would you feel? Scared? Excited? Stunned? What would your
emotional response be?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 12
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Are anaerobic bacteria found primarily in windy places?
2. Is a thoroughbred race horse a filigree?
3. Would you put iodine on gastroenteritis?
4. Would you enjoy receiving a posthumous award?
5. Does a person with hypoglycemia have a low supply of blood sugar?
6. Is an erythrocyte a white blood cell?
7. Is the epidermis on the dermis?
8. Is albumen the egg white or the egg yolk?
9. Is the epicenter of an earthquake far from the quake’s center?
10. Has a kidnapping victim been abducted?
Analogies:
1.
anaerobic : aerobic ::
a.
enteritis : dysentery
b.
nontoxic : toxic
c.
filament : filigree
d.
bonus : bonanza
2.
microbe : microscope ::
a.
astronomer : telescope
b.
cyanophyta : chloroplasts
c.
astronomy : astrophysics
d.
spectrum : spectrometer
3.
albino : albinism ::
a.
melodrama : cubism
b.
red hair : erythrism
c.
exodus : influx
d.
melodia : melody
4.
enterozoan : dysentery ::
a.
protozoan : protozoa
b.
erythrocyte : leucocyte
c.
pneumococcus : pneumonia
d.
diplococcus : anorexia
5.
epigram : epigraph ::
a.
bon mot : inscription
b.
epitaph : phonograph
c.
diplomacy : bonhomie
d.
atrophy : dystrophy
6.
impecunious : penniless ::
a.
humus : earth
b.
defile : pollute
c.
construct : destruct
d.
bonny : pretty
7.
cytoplasm : leucocyte ::
a.
enterozoan : protozoan
b.
building : parking lot
c.
language : idiom
d.
substance : object
8.
bon
a.
b.
c.
d.
9.
abjure : adjure ::
a.
renounce : entreat
b
denounce : pronounce
c.
abrogate : annul
d.
abdicate : relinquish
10.
anarchy : nihilism ::
a.
gerontocracy : pointillism
b.
exobiology : hedonism
c.
ecology : romanticism
d.
monarchy : absolutism
vivant : ascetic ::
instruction : construction
cytology : cytoplasm
idiot savant : talent
sybarite : spartan
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 12 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Are anaerobic bacteria found primarily in windy places?
No, anaerobic bacteria thrive without (an) air (aer).
Is a thoroughbred race horse a filigree?
No, filigree is lacy, thread-like (fil) ornamentation.
Would you put iodine on gastroenteritis?
No, gastroenteritis is an inflammation (itis) of the stomach (gastro) and intestines (enter).
Would you enjoy receiving a posthumous award?
No, that would be after (post) you are buried in the ground (hum).
Does a person with hypoglycemia have a low supply of blood sugar?
Yes, hypoglycemia is low (hypo) blood (emia) sugar (glyc).
Is an erythrocyte a white blood cell?
No, an erythrocyte is a red (erythro) blood cell (cyte).
Is the epidermis on the dermis?
Yes, the epidermis is on (epi) the dermis.
Is albumen the egg white or the egg yolk?
The albumen is the egg white (alb).
Is the epicenter of an earthquake far from the quake’s center?
No, the epicenter is right on (epi) center (centri).
Has a kidnapping victim been abducted?
Yes, the victim has been led (duct) away (ab).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
B.
D.
B.
C.
A.
D.
D.
D.
A.
A.
anaerobic : aerobic :: nontoxic : toxic: Not x vs. x.
microbe : microscope :: spectrum : spectrometer: Object of study vs. instrument for studying.
albino : albinism :: red hair : erythrism: B names the condition of A.
enterozoan : dysentery :: pneumococcus : pneumonia: Microbe vs. disease caused by the microbe.
epigram : epigraph :: bon mot : inscription: Right terms are synonyms of left terms.
impecunious : penniless :: bonny : pretty: Adjective vs. definition of adjective.
cytoplasm : leucocyte :: substance : object: B is composed of A.
bon vivant : ascetic :: sybarite : spartan: Right terms are synonyms of left terms.
abjure : adjure :: renounce : entreat: Right terms define left terms.
anarchy : nihilism :: monarchy : absolutism: Belief B advocates system A.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 12
Analysis:
1.
We adjure our friends to do something, meaning we earnestly urge them to do it. We abjure our former
beliefs, meaning that we renounce them, or give them up. Analyze the difference between these two words.
Remember that to analyze something is to break it into its components and to examine the components one
at a time.
2. Analyze the words gastroenteritis and hypoglycemia.
Synthesis:
1.
Use ten words from List #12 in a paragraph on the human body.
2. Suggest three life experiences that might combine to make someone become an anarchist.
Divergence:
1.
How many things can you think of that will always be impossible? How many things can you think of that are
immobile? Impassable?
2. Think of as many important steps as you can for specialists from the Center for Disease Control to take at
the outbreak of a virulent epidemic?
Aesthetics:
1.
Imagine living in an aerie. How would your sense of the world, of its sounds, temperatures, colors, smells,
and textures change from season to season? Why do people become fire tower operators, perched alone in
tiny rooms atop high observation towers on the mountain peaks?
Evaluation:
1.
It is a common principle of international diplomacy that nations do not search the diplomatic pouches of
other nations. It is also common to grant the diplomats of other nations diplomatic immunity from
prosecution for crimes. Finally, it is common to allow the foreign diplomats safe passage out of one’s
country—even in time of war. Should we continue to observe these policies?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 13
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Can a hang glider fly at infrasonic speeds?
2. Does a psychopath have a diseased soul?
3. Is an anthropophagite a scientist who studies mankind?
4. Could a throat specialist treat you for myocarditis?
5. Could you run a one hundred millimeter race in under ten seconds?
6. Is ichthyosis a scaly condition of the skin?
7. Is a bacteriophage a virus that feeds on bacteria?
8. Is an ultimatum a final demand?
9. Was anything living in the Mesozoic Era, 150,000,000 years ago?
10. If a picture is a mezzotint, does it contain gray, or only black and white?
Analogies:
1.
oligarchy : neurosis ::
a.
monarchy : reform
b.
plutocracy : economy
c.
democracy : uniform
d.
gerontocracy : psychosis
2.
analysis : dialysis ::
a.
evaluation : hemolysis
b.
bacteria : bacteriophage
c.
neophyte : phytotoxin
d.
congress : digress
3.
polychrome : monochrome ::
a.
solitude : multitude
b.
neurosis : psychosis
c.
square : line
d.
ultimogeniture : primogeniture
4.
hemorrhage : hemostat ::
a.
path : gate
b.
water : dam
c.
film : sequel
d.
cell : vacuole
5.
ichthyosis : neurosis ::
a.
dermatitis : psychosis
b.
psychopath : sociopath
c.
ultimate : penultimate
d.
euphoria : dysphoria
6.
obsequious : domineering ::
a.
rectitude : turpitude
b.
flatter : fawn
c.
mezzotint : polychrome
d.
slave : master
7.
pulchritude : ugliness ::
a.
multitude : host
b.
supersonic : infrasonic
c.
ichthyosis : neurosis
d.
neophyte : beginner
8.
Mesozoic : Mesopotamia ::
a.
Paleozoic : laboratory
b.
Cenozoic : dinosaur
c.
Cretaceous : geophagy
d.
Jurassic : Iberia
9.
anthropophagy : human ::
a.
sarcophagus : burial
b
geophagy : earth
c.
bacteriophage : virus
d.
collaborate : labor
10.
oligarchy : monarchy ::
a.
group : person
b.
person : group
c.
soliloquy : monologue
d.
infra dig : infrared
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 13 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Can a hang glider fly at infrasonic speeds?
Yes, a hang glider flies below (infra) the speed of sound (son).
Does a psychopath have a diseased soul?
Yes, a psychopath has a diseased (patho) soul (psych).
Is an anthropophagite a scientist who studies mankind?
No, an anthropophagite is a cannibal who eats (phag) people (anthropo).
Could a throat specialist treat you for myocarditis?
No, myocarditis is an inflamed (itis) heart (card) muscle (myo).
Could you run a one hundred millimeter race in under ten seconds?
Yes, one hundred millimeters is only one-tenth of a meter.
Is ichthyosis a scaly condition of the skin?
Yes, ichthyosis is a fish-like (ichthy) skin condition (osis).
Is a bacteriophage a virus that feeds on bacteria?
Yes, a bacteriophage feeds (phag) on bacteria.
Is an ultimatum a final demand?
Yes, an ultimatum is a final (ultima) demand.
Was anything living in the Mesozoic Era, 150,000,000 years ago?
Yes, the Mesozoic Era was the middle era of animal (zo) history.
If a picture is a mezzotint, does it contain gray, or only black and white?
A mezzotint contains the medium (mezzo/meso) tone: gray.
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
D. oligarchy : neurosis :: gerontocracy : psychosis: Form of government vs. form of mental illness.
A. analysis : dialysis :: evaluation : hemolysis: Mental process vs. medical treatment.
C. polychrome : monochrome :: square : line: Composed of many vs. composed of one.
B. hemorrhage : hemostat :: water : dam: Object B stops flow associated with A.
A. ichthyosis : neurosis :: dermatitis : psychosis: Skin condition vs. mental condition.
D. obsequious : domineering :: slave : master: The obsequious person acts like a slave; the domineering
person like a master.
B. pulchritude : ugliness :: supersonic : infrasonic: A and B are opposites.
D. Mesozoic : Mesopotamia :: Jurassic : Iberia: Era of earth vs. region of earth.
B. anthropophagy : human :: geophagy : earth: A is the eating of B.
A. oligarchy : monarchy :: group : person: Oligarchy is group rule; monarchy is rule by one person.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 13
Synthesis:
1.
Use the facts you know about Mesopotamia to generate a theory about why Mesopotamia became a cradle
of civilization.
2. Why is a synthetic fabric called synthetic?
Divergence:
1.
List as many species as you can think of that are phyllophagous.
2. How many situations can you think of in which a human being could be described as a neophyte?
Emotion:
1.
What is euphoria? When was the last time you felt euphoria?
2. What emotions do you associate with the following words: collaboration, vacation, evacuate, and ultimatum?
Aesthetics:
1.
Would you rather make art that is monochrome, polychrome, or chromed?
2. If you could redesign the uniforms (Why do they call them uniforms?) of the White House guards, and if
you wanted to make the uniforms wild and creative, what would you design?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 14
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is a snail an arthropod?
2. When muscles shrink from disuse, is that eutrophication?
3. Do high school biology students vivisect frogs?
4. Will a schism in a political party benefit the party?
5. Is phyllotaxy the arrangement of leaves on a stem?
6. Would you get sick if you drank a nontoxic fluid?
7. Are pigs rhizophagous?
8. Is an ergotocracy a country ruled by the working class?
9. Is a saprophyte a plant that lives on decaying matter?
10. Are green plants autotrophic?
Analogies:
1.
ergotocracy : gerontocracy ::
a.
elderly : manual
b.
hard hat : cane
c.
fraternity : fraternal
d.
eohippus : horse
2.
status quo : revolution ::
a.
form : metamorphosis
b.
taxidermy : animal
c.
autotroph : heterotroph
d.
vivisect : dissect
3.
apostasy : zealotry ::
a.
predominant : superior
b.
fanaticism : commitment
c.
betrayal : loyalty
d.
psychology : parapsychology
4.
bisect : dissect ::
a.
dominate : divide
b.
multiply : factor
c.
intersect : vivisect
d.
detoxify : poison
5.
zymurgy : chemistry ::
a.
topiary : gardening
b.
gastropod : cephalopod
c.
wine : bouquet
d.
cell : chromosome
6.
volunteer : volition ::
a.
traitor : confession
b.
deserter : desertion
c.
apostate : commitment
d.
equivalence : ambivalence
7.
phenomena : phenomenon ::
a.
fraternize : fraternity
b.
benevolent : benevolence
c.
fungi : fungus
d.
saprophyte : saprogenic
8.
somatic : psychological ::
a.
fracture : neurosis
b.
resentment : arthritis
c.
body : vestment
d.
parabola : ellipse
9.
paradigm : prototype ::
a.
conceptual : physical
b
malevolent : benevolent
c.
schizophrenia : neurosis
d.
rhizophagy : anthropophagy
10.
ambivalent : ambiguous ::
a.
evaluate : devaluate
b.
feeling : meaning
c.
conflict : tranquility
d.
somatic : psychosomatic
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 14 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is a snail an arthropod?
No, a snail doesn’t have jointed (arthro) legs (pod).
When muscles shrink from disuse, is that eutrophication?
No, muscle shrinkage is atrophy (a: not/troph: grow). Eutrophy means growing (troph) well (eu). When algae
grows so well (too well) that it clogs a stream, that is eutrophication.
Do high school biology students vivisect frogs?
No, they dissect frogs. It is illegal to cut (sect) live (viv) animals.
Will a schism in a political party benefit the party?
No, a schism will divide (schizo) the party.
Is phyllotaxy the arrangement of leaves on a stem?
Yes, phyllotaxy is the arrangement (taxo) of leaves (phyll).
Would you get sick if you drank a nontoxic fluid?
No, a nontoxic fluid is not (non) poisonous (tox).
Are pigs rhizophagous?
Yes, pigs eat (phag) roots (rhizo).
Is an ergotocracy a country ruled by the working class?
Yes, an ergotocracy is governed (cracy) by those who work (erg).
Is a saprophyte a plant that lives on decaying matter?
Yes, a saprophyte is a plant (phyte) that lives on rotten (sapro) material.
Are green plants autotrophic?
Yes, green plants nourish (troph) themselves (auto) by using light (photo) to synthesize food from inorganic
materials.
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
B. ergotocracy : gerontocracy :: hard hat : cane: Workers/elderly . . . government of vs. object used by.
A. status quo : revolution :: form : metamorphosis: B is the process which changes A.
C. apostasy : zealotry :: betrayal : loyalty: Opposites. Desertion of principle vs. commitment.
C. bisect : dissect :: intersect : vivisect: Geometry vs. zootomy.
A. zymurgy : chemistry :: topiary : gardening: Category within category. A is one branch of B.
B. volunteer : volition :: deserter : desertion: Person vs. quality which describes that person.
C. phenomena : phenomenon :: fungi : fungus: Plural vs. singular.
A. somatic : psychological :: fracture : neurosis: Of the body vs. of the mind.
A. paradigm : prototype :: conceptual : physical: A paradigm is a conceptual model; a prototype is a
physical model.
10. B. ambivalent : ambiguous :: feeling : meaning: Ambivalent refers to conflicting feelings; ambiguous
refers to meanings.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 14
Analysis:
1.
Analyze—by examining the words—the ideas inherent in these facts:.Plants are autotrophic. Eutrophication
clogs ponds. Atrophy shrinks limbs. Muscular dystrophy ruins lives.
2. Explain the logic of the names arthropod, cephalopod, and gastropod.
Evaluation:
1.
If a country had to choose between becoming a plutocracy and becoming an ergotocracy, which would be
the most intelligent choice? Why?
2. Should trained scientists involve themselves in studies of parapsychology?
Emotion:
1.
What are your emotional responses to the practice of vivisection?
2. What are some emotional problems and misunderstandings that could result in a tragic fratricide?
Aesthetics:
1.
What would be a surprising whimsical, creative material to use in making a humorous sculpture of a
hippopotamus?
2. If you had the magical ability to put the clouds in any shapes and patterns you wished, and to fill the sky
with chosen colors, what would your predominant patters and color schemes be?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 15
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is an octopus a cephalopod?
2. Is double vision haplopia or diplopia?
3. Is a sunflower heliotropic?
4. Is a moving van a telekinesis?
5. Does a drop of pond water contain a macrocosm?
6. Do brachycephalic people have high, narrow heads?
7. Is a dactylogram a fingerprint?
8. Is a hypokinetic person extremely overactive?
9. Is a cold, unfriendly greeting effusive?
10. Is a synopsis a summary?
Analogies:
1.
macrocosm : telescope ::
a.
microcosm : microscope
b.
microscope : telescope
c.
television : film
d.
gastroscope : gastropod
2.
haploid : diploid ::
a.
arthropod : cephalopod
b.
monocular : binocular
c.
dichotomy : dichotomist
d.
phyla : phylum
3.
corpulent : endomorph ::
a.
virulent : metamorphosis
b.
svelte : ectomorph
c.
obese : rotund
d.
mesomorph : mesophyll
4.
succulent : esculent ::
a.
edible : inedible
b.
juicy : fruit
c.
edible : juicy
d.
juicy : edible
5.
synopsis : elaboration ::
a.
synthesis : hypothesis
b.
sketch : outline
c.
introduction : conclusion
d.
summary : development
6.
hypokinetic : hyperkinetic ::
a.
monochrome : polychrome
b.
dichotomy : trichotomy
c.
normal : abnormal
d.
paucity : surfeit
7.
kinetic : hyperkinetic ::
a.
growth : hypertrophy
b.
voracious : carnivore
c.
phylum : subphylum
d.
telekinesis : motion
8.
fructivorous : geophagous ::
a.
herbivorous : plant
b.
chloroplast : chlorophyll
c.
apple : dirt
d.
eat : hunger
9.
ventral : dorsal ::
a.
fin : tail
b
side : back
c.
back : forward
d.
belly : back
10.
effusive : indolent ::
a.
effulgent : bright
b.
demonstrative : lazy
c.
refulgent : lazy
d.
turbulent : turbid
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 15 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is an octopus a cephalopod?
Yes, the octopus has its feet (pod) in its head (cephalo).
Is double vision haplopia or diplopia?
Double vision is diplopia (diplo: double, opia: sight).
Is a sunflower heliotropic?
Yes, a sunflower turns (trop) toward the sunlight (helio).
Is a moving van a telekinesis?
No, telekinesis is the mental ability to move (kin) an object from a distance (tele). A moving van is a
pantechnicon.
Does a drop of pond water contain a macrocosm?
No, a drop of pond water is a microcosm, a small (micro) universe (cosmo). The macrocosm is the big
universe.
Do brachycephalic people have high, narrow heads?
No, brachycephalic people have short (brachy) heads (cephalo).
Is a dactylogram a fingerprint?
Yes, a dactylogram is a print (gram) made with a finger (dactyl).
Is a hypokinetic person extremely overactive?
No, a hypokinetic person is under (hypo) active (kin: motion). A hyperactive person is overactive.
Is a cold, unfriendly greeting effusive?
No, an effusive greeting is gushy; it is an out (ef = ex) pouring (fus).
Is a synopsis a summary?
Yes, a synopsis lets you look (opsis) at something all together (syn).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
A. macrocosm : telescope :: microcosm : microscope: Scale of reality vs. instrument for viewing on that
scale.
B. haploid : diploid :: monocular : binocular: Single x vs. double x.
B. corpulent : endomorph :: svelte : ectomorph: A describes B. Endomorphs are corpulent as ectomorphs
are svelte.
D. succulent : esculent :: juicy : edible: Definitions. Right terms define left terms.
D. synopsis : elaboration :: summary : development: A synopsis is an outline or summary; to elaborate is to
develop in detail.
D. hypokinetic : hyperkinetic :: paucity : surfeit: Abnormally low vs. abnormally high.
A. kinetic : hyperkinetic :: growth : hypertrophy: Process A vs. accelerated process B.
C. fructivorous : geophagous :: apple : dirt: Left terms are names for eating of the right terms.
D. ventral : dorsal :: belly : back: Right terms are colloquial synonyms of scientific left terms.
B. effusive : indolent :: demonstrative : lazy: Right terms are synonyms, as are left terms.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 15
Analysis:
1.
Guess the meanings of the following words by breaking them down into their component stems: haplopia,
dichotomy, macrocosm, effusive, and apogeotropism.
2. What is the difference between arthritis and arthralgia?
Synthesis:
1.
Invent a neologism that could serve as a general term to describe all of the following: a pentagon, a
tetragon, a hexagon, a decagon, an octagon. The term polygon, of course, already exists, so you will have to
think about these geometric constructions in a different way.
2. What can you think of that arthropods, gastropods, and protozoans have in common??
Evaluation:
1.
If you were searching for a biological metaphor to describe corporate America’s relationship to the rest of
the country, would you choose carnivorous or symbiotic? Why?
2. Do you think that the authorities have the right to use dactylography as evidence against students who
vandalize school property?
Intuition:
1.
If you designed an unusual dummy for a ventriloquist, what would it be?
2. What trick would you play on a friend if you had the power of telekinesis?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 16
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is beautiful handwriting calligraphy or cacography?
2. Is an incoherent argument powerfully persuasive?
3. Is a flowery ocean coral or sea anemone an anthozoan?
4. Does American culture result from a confluence of international customs?
5. Is a Knight-errant always at the side of his king?
6. Is a meeting that is adjourned sine die scheduled to resume the next day?
7. Is a common bat a member of the order Chiroptera?
8. Is Britain’s Prince Charles an Anglophobe?
9. Is a cold, unfriendly greeting effusive?
10. Does a good politician abjure his commitments?
Analogies:
1.
plutocracy : meritocracy ::
a.
government : society
b.
money : merit
c.
democracy : president
d.
autocracy : monarchy
2.
pyromania : match ::
a.
dipsomania : glass
b.
dipsomania : drink
c.
kleptomania : thief
d.
megalomania : megalopolis
3.
superfluous : incisive ::
a.
confluence : dispersion
b.
unnecessary : trenchant
c.
mundane : worldly
d.
Anglophile : Anglophobe
4.
solipsist : painter ::
a.
philosophy : aesthetics
b.
sophistry : honesty
c.
hermit : eremite
d.
ascetic : hedonistic
5.
mundane : cosmic ::
a.
continent : ocean
b.
planet : star
c.
world : universe
d.
ordinary : earth
6.
catacombs : burial ::
a.
sine qua non : essential
b.
fork : utensil
c.
Mediterranean : terrain
d.
cabinet : storage
7.
terra firma : hydrosphere ::
a.
funambulism : somnambulism
b.
fish : bird
c.
terrestrial : marine
d.
water : fire
8.
encephalitis : brain ::
a.
arthropod : joint
b.
infection : fracture
c.
neuralgia : pain
d.
arthritis : joint
9.
bowdlerize : expurgate ::
a.
extraterrestrial : subterranean
b
abjure : adjure
c.
truncate : cut off
d.
anthology : poems
10.
cephalothorax : stegosaurus ::
a.
analgesic : arthralgia
b.
abdomen : duck
c.
cephalopod : plesiosaur
d.
head : body
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 16 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is beautiful handwriting calligraphy or cacography?
Beautiful (calli) writing (graph) is calligraphy.
Is an incoherent argument powerfully persuasive?
No, an incoherent argument does not (in) stick (here) together (co).
Is a flowery ocean coral or sea anemone an anthozoan?
Yes, they are not plants but animals (zo) that resemble flowers (antho).
Does American culture result from a confluence of international customs?
Yes, the customs of many nations flow (flu) together (con) here.
Is a Knight-errant always at the side of his king?
No, a Knight-errant wanders (err) off on adventures.
Is a meeting that is adjourned sine die scheduled to resume the next day?
No, the meeting is adjourned without (sine) a day (die) set.
Is a common bat a member of the order Chiroptera?
Yes, a bat’s wing (pter) is similar to an elongated hand (chiro) inside a stretchy membrane.
Is calliopsis ugliness or beauty?
Calliopsis is a pretentious term for beautiful (calli) looks (opsis).
Is Britain’s Prince Charles an Anglophobe?
No, Prince Charles does not hate (phobia) England (Anglo).
Does a good politician abjure his commitments?
No, a good politician should keep commitments, not swear (jur) then away (ab).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
B. plutocracy : meritocracy :: money : merit: Right terms are criteria suggested by terms on left.
A. pyromania : match :: dipsomania : glass: Obsession vs. tool used to satisfy obsession.
B. superfluous : incisive :: unnecessary : trenchant: Right terms are synonyms of left terms.
A. solipsist : painter :: philosophy : aesthetics: Individuals on left pursue specific branches of general
disciplines on right.
C. mundane : cosmic :: world : universe: Mundane means of the world; cosmic means of the universe.
D. catacombs : burial :: cabinet : storage: Structure A vs. the structure’s purpose.
C. terra firma : hydrosphere :: terrestrial : marine: A refers to land; B refers to ocean.
D. encephalitis : brain :: arthritis : joint: Infection or inflammation vs. site of same.
C. bowdlerize : expurgate :: truncate : cut off: To A is to B.
B. cephalothorax : stegosaurus :: abdomen : duck: Name of body section vs. name of entire animal.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 16
Analysis:
1.
Explain the difference between a soliloquy and a somniloquy.
2. What is the difference between egomania and megalomania?
Synthesis:
1.
What different skills and kinds of knowledge do you think the anthropologist Jomo Kenyatta had to have in
order to write his famous ethnography of Kenya’s Kikuyu tribe, Facing Mount Kenya?
2. Use five words from List #16 in a satirical paragraph about an incident of kleptomania.
Divergence:
1.
A large asteroid has broken from its orbit and is heading for earth. What possible solutions could there be
to avert this catastrophe? Generate solutions until you feel that you have some creative and workable
solutions to choose from.
2. How many kinds of art are there? Are there human activities that are not referred to as art but should
be?
Aesthetics:
1.
Draw a pithecanthropus, or some fantasy quadrupeds, or an anthozoan.
2. If you were to create a piece of “found” art by simply painting a common mundane object, what object
would you paint, and what colors would you use?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 17
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
What bird bears the scientific name Mimus polyglottos?
2. Is a big paycheck incommensurate with a big job?
3. Will diaphanous draperies give your home privacy?
4. When a comet is at perihelion, does it have a bright tail?
5. Is there a disparity of income between executives and laborers?
6. Are auriferous rocks good material for road gravel?
7. Is an oviduct a tube for an egg to move through?
8. Is retirement a time of peace and acrimony?
9. Do ambitious people hope for professional demotion?
10. Is histology the study of plant and animal tissues?
Analogies:
1.
undulatory : placid ::
a.
flux : stasis
b.
literate : literati
c.
reflection : refraction
d.
tranquil : smooth
2.
commensurate : incommensurate ::
a.
disproportionate : inadequate
b.
proportionate : sufficient
c.
disproportionate : insufficient
d.
proportionate : incommensurable
3.
sociable : hermit ::
a.
egregious : blatant
b.
gregarious : eremite
c.
tractable : sociopath
d.
irate : buffoon
4.
parsimony : prodigality ::
a.
spending : saving
b.
literate : preliterate
c.
stinginess : wastefulness
d.
promotion : demotion
5.
polyglot : multilingual ::
a.
language : lingua franca
b.
potation : potable
c.
periphery : diameter
d.
phenomenon : phenomena
6.
potable : esculent ::
a.
water : food
b.
boat : land
c.
glass : cup
d.
simony : parsimony
7.
perihelion : perigee ::
a.
heliotropic : heliocentric
b.
aphelion : apogee
c.
histology : tissue
d.
obviate : prevent
8.
inundate : dessicate ::
a.
obviate : require
b.
navy : circumnavigate
c.
undulate : wave
d.
perihelion : perigee
9.
perihelion : perimeter ::
a.
perigee : moon
b
sun : perigee
c.
aphelion : diameter
d.
apogee : aphelion
10.
diaphanous : opaque ::
a.
translucent : transparent
b.
transparent : cellophane
c.
epiphany : recognition
d.
silk : wood
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 17 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
What bird bears the scientific name Mimus polyglottos?
The mockingbird mimes the tongues (glott) of many (poly) other birds.
Is a big paycheck incommensurate with a big job?
No, it is commensurate. Since the check and the job are both big, they can be measured (mens) together
(co). One is not wildly out of scale with the other.
Will diaphanous draperies give your home privacy?
No, diaphanous draperies allow what is on the other side to appear (phan) through (dia).
When a comet is at perihelion, does it have a bright tail?
Yes, a comet near (peri) the sun (helio) has a bright tail.
Is there a disparity of income between executives and laborers?
Yes, the two levels of income are not (dis) equal (par).
Are auriferous rocks good material for road gravel?
No, auriferous rocks are too valuable to be used for road gravel because they bear (fer) gold (aur).
Is an oviduct a tube for an egg to move through?
Yes, the oviduct is a tube that leads (duct) the egg (ovi).
Is retirement a time of peace and acrimony?
One hopes not. Acrimony is a condition (mony) of sharpness (acr).
Do ambitious people hope for professional demotion?
No, demotion is being moved (mot) down (de) in the company.
Is histology the study of plant and animal tissues?
Yes, histology is the study (logy) of tissue (histo).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
A. undulatory : placid :: flux : stasis: State of motion vs. state of rest.
D. commensurate : incommensurate :: proportionate : incommensurable: In balance vs. out of balance.
B. sociable : hermit :: gregarious : eremite: Right terms are synonyms of left terms.
C. parsimony : prodigality :: stinginess : wastefulness: A and B are opposites; Left and Right are
synonyms.
B. polyglot : multilingual :: potation : potable: Noun vs. adjective which describes that noun.
A. potable : esculent :: water : food: Left adjectives describe right nouns. Water is potable; food is
esculent.
B. perihelion : perigee :: aphelion : apogee: Corresponding points in orbits of earth and moon.
A. inundate : dessicate :: obviate : require: Opposites.
C. perihelion : perimeter :: aphelion : diameter: Concept of astronomy vs. concept of geometry.
D. diaphanous : opaque :: silk : wood: Nouns at right have properties as described by adjectives at left.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 17
Synthesis:
1.
Explain the common concept among the words diaphanous, diameter, and dialogue.
2. What do emotion and promotion have to do with motion?
Evaluation:
1.
Should high schools require all students to become bilingual as a graduation requirement?
2. Should executives who challenge corporate policies be promoted or demoted?
Intuition:
1.
You are in a helicopter, trying to land under dangerous circumstances. What are the dangerous
circumstances?
2. On a voyage to study a newly discovered preliterate tribe in Borneo, your ship runs into a storm in the
Indian Ocean, and suddenly your navigation equipment fails. What has happened to the navigation
equipment?
Emotion:
1.
What do you think is the emotional structure in most highly self-motivated people?
2. What emotions are common causes of irrationality?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 18
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Are pine bark beetles xylopagous?
2. Is an ideologue an advocate of a certain body of ideas?
3. Is September the seventh month of the year?
4. Is a provincial, inexperienced person cosmopolitan?
5. Is the Statue of Liberty a monument to xenophobia?
6. Would a craniotomy give you a headache?
7. Is an agnostic a know-it-all?
8. Is a prognosis a disease?
9. Could a vasoconstrictor attack you on a jungle path?
10. Would a magnet attract a ferrous particle?
Analogies:
1.
diagnosis : prognosis ::
a.
sickness : health
b.
analysis : forecast
c.
ideology : ideologue
d.
prediction : weather
2.
bootless : feckless ::
a.
useless : feeble
b.
barefoot : unlucky
c.
shoe : vest
d.
ossicle : ossify
3.
agnosticism : certainty ::
a.
costermonger : fruit
b.
cosmonaut : cosmology
c.
diffidence : confidence
d.
forecast : forethought
4.
ferrite : picosecond ::
a.
pyrite : gold
b.
quartz : minute
c.
ossuary : bone
d.
month : nanosecond
5.
hapless : luck ::
a.
fruitless : results
b.
motherless : orphan
c.
bootless : useless
d.
feckless : ineffective
6.
mannish : masculine ::
a.
effeminate : feminine
b.
hero : heroine
c.
ideologue : dogma
d.
heterodox : dogma
7.
ferrous : auriferous ::
a.
metal : nonmetal
b.
gold : ring
c.
iron : gold
d.
full of : lacking
8.
balladmonger : poet ::
a.
stellar : quasi-stellar
b.
claptrap : platitude
c.
literati : cognoscenti
d.
sophistry : philosophy
9.
idée
a.
b
c.
d.
10.
intracranial : cranium ::
a.
nucleus : cell
b.
brain : neuron
c.
surgeon : surgery
d.
fame : ignominy
fixe : monomania ::
megalomania : diffidence
xenophobia : cosmopolitan
ethnocentrism : egalitarianism
cardiovascular : circulatory
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 18 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Are pine bark beetles xylopagous?
Yes, the beetles eat (phag) wood (xylo).
Is an ideologue an advocate of a certain body of ideas?
Yes, an ideologue speaks (loqu) for a system of ideas (ideo).
Is September the seventh month of the year?
No, but it was the seventh (sept) on the Roman calendar.
Is a provincial, inexperienced person cosmopolitan?
No, a provincial person is not sophisticated, as a person familiar with the cities (polis) of the world (cosmo)
would be.
Is the Statue of Liberty a monument to xenophobia?
No, the statue welcomes foreigners (xeno); it does not express fear (phobia) of them.
Would a craniotomy give you a headache?
Yes, it would give you a headache to cut (tomy) open your skull (cranio).
Is an agnostic a know-it-all?
No, an agnostic is one who claims to not (a) know (gno) the truth of religious doctrines.
Is a prognosis a disease?
No, a prognosis is a prediction of what a disease will do; it is an attempt to know (gno) beforehand (pro)
what will happen.
Could a vasoconstrictor attack you on a jungle path?
A boa constrictor might, but a vasoconstrictor only constricts the blood vessels (vaso). (strict: bind, con:
together)
Would a magnet attract a ferrous particle?
Yes, a magnet would attract a particle that was full of (ous) iron (ferro).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
B. diagnosis : prognosis :: analysis : forecast: Terms on right are non-medical equivalents of medical
terms on left.
A. bootless : feckless :: useless : feeble: Terms on right are familiar synonyms of terms on left.
C. agnosticism : certainty :: diffidence : confidence: A is a state of mind marked by the lack of B.
B. ferrite : picosecond :: quartz : minute: Categories. Type of mineral A vs. unit of time B.
A. hapless : luck :: fruitless : results: Unfortunate condition A is marked by the lack of B.
A. mannish : masculine :: effeminate : feminine: A is a negative version of B; mannish woman, effeminate
man.
C. ferrous : auriferous :: iron : gold: Ferrous is iron-bearing; auriferous is gold-bearing.
D. balladmonger : poet :: sophistry : philosophy: A is an inferior version of B.
D. idée fixe : monomania :: cardiovascular : circulatory: A and B are synonyms.
A. intracranial : cranium :: nucleus : cell: Spatial relationship.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 18
Analysis:
1.
How could you tell xylophagous and phyllophagous insects apart?
2. Analyze the word vasoconstrictor.
Evaluation:
1.
Is someone who believes in a nuclear deterrent a warmonger or a realist?
2. Did American astronauts conduct joint space missions with Soviet cosmonauts?
Intuition:
1.
You are sent through space in a craft that can travel at superluminous speeds to investigate a strange new
phenomenon that is disrupting the principles of physics that regulate the cosmos. What is this strange
phenomenon?
2. In a weird dream, you are shocked to find an article in an encyclopedia. What is the article about?
Emotion:
1.
What emotions could be considered causes of xenophobia?
2. How would you feel if told that your efforts were bootless? Or that your mind was xyloid? Or that your
attitudes had ossified?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 19
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Is nuclear fission splitting the atom?
2. Does a hibernal wind make you hide or give you a chill?
3. Is an ichthyosaur a flying fish?
4. Are cirrostratus clouds piled-up storm clouds?
5. Is the peace movement working for the advent of nuclear war?
6. Is dismiss the opposite of convene?
7. Does the heart race during an episode of tachycardia?
8. Does an ophthalmologist treat diseases of the eye?
9. If you eat very little, is your appetite satiable or insatiable?
10. Is a dicotyledon a flowering plant with two seed leaves?
Analogies:
1.
aggravate : irritate ::
a.
solar : stellar
b.
piedmont : foothills
c.
anger : peeve
d.
worsen : anger
2.
fission : fusion ::
a.
split : join
b.
nuclear : cellular
c.
synthesize : diverge
d.
convention : session
3.
bathyscaph : hydrosphere ::
a.
dirigible : atmosphere
b.
depth : water
c.
fish : ocean
d.
physics : geometry
4.
ichthyologist : trout ::
a.
zoologist : oak
b.
fish : bird
c.
astrophysicist : telescope
d.
microbiologist : euglena
5.
strata : stratum ::
a.
layered : layers
b.
boats : boat
c.
fissure : interstice
d.
ruby : rubious
6.
solvent : solute ::
a.
solution : mixture
b.
paint : thinner
c.
mollification : anger
d.
cirrostratus : cirrocumulus
7.
rubicund : rubescent ::
a.
grown : growing
b.
red : rubious
c.
ruby : jewel
d.
moon : lunar
8.
resolve : absolve ::
a.
decide : exculpate
b.
meteorite : meteoric
c.
obey : circumvent
d.
solve : interpret
9.
dicotyledon : rubella ::
a.
montane : alpine
b
bathos : pathos
c.
melanoma : hematoma
d.
mesophyll : glaucoma
10.
myriad : unique ::
a.
sociable : solitary
b.
essay : monograph
c.
plentiful : sole
d.
myriapod : millipede
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 19 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Is nuclear fission splitting the atom?
Yes, fission means splitting (fiss).
Does a hibernal wind make you hide or give you a chill?
A winter (hibern) wind chills you.
Is an ichthyosaur a flying fish?
No, an ichthyosaur is an extinct swimming (ichthy: fish) reptile (saur).
Are cirrostratus clouds piled-up storm clouds?
No, cirrostratus clouds occur in thin, wispy (cirr: hair) layers (strat).
Is the peace movement working for the advent of nuclear war?
No, that movement doesn’t want war to come (ven) to (ad) the world.
Is dismiss the opposite of convene?
Yes, to send (miss) away (dis) is the opposite of to come (ven) together (con).
Does the heart race during an episode of tachycardia?
Yes, tachycardia is a swift (tachy) heart (card).
Does an ophthalmologist treat diseases of the eye?
Yes, an ophthalmologist is an eye (ophthal) doctor.
If you eat very little, is your appetite satiable or insatiable?
If you are satiable, you feel that you have eaten enough (sat).
Is a dicotyledon a flowering plant with two seed leaves?
Yes, a dicotyledon has two (di) cotyledons (seed leaves).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
D. aggravate : irritate :: worsen : anger: Right terms are synonyms of Left terms. (Aggravate doesn’t
mean irritate.)
A. fission : fusion :: split : join: Dividing vs. uniting. Right terms define left terms.
A. bathyscaph : hydrosphere :: dirigible : atmosphere: A is a craft designed to carry human beings
through B.
D. ichthyologist : trout :: microbiologist : euglena: Creature B vs. scientist A who would study that
creature.
B. strata : stratum :: boats : boat: Plural vs. singular.
C. solvent : solute :: mollification : anger: A dissolves B.
A. rubicund : rubescent :: grown : growing: Being vs. becoming. B is becoming A.
A. resolve : absolve :: decide : exculpate: Right terms are synonyms of left terms.
D. dicotyledon : rubella :: mesophyll : glaucoma: Part of plant vs. medical condition.
C. myriad : unique :: plentiful : sole: Right terms are synonyms as are left terms.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 19
Analysis:
1.
What is the difference between stratigraphy and tachygraphy?
2. What is the difference between cirrostratus and cirrocumulus clouds?
Synthesis:
1.
What words on list #19 would be frequently used by a meteorologist?
2. What courses—especially courses in different departments—do you think you would have to take in college
to become an ichthyologist?
Evaluation:
1.
If the doctor’s diagnosis is that the patient has a malignant carcinoma, and if her prognosis is that the
patient has less than a year to live, are there any circumstances you can think of which would make it
proper for the doctor not to tell her patient?
2. Should the United States attempt to abolish the social stratification structure, or should we leave the
structure intact and leave each person responsible for his or her own vertical mobility?
Aesthetics:
1.
Describe a painting you would paint as a gift for an ichthyologist.
2. Would the silhouette of a myriapod make an interesting basis for the pattern in a graphics design?
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 20
Mystery Questions:
Answer the following questions with complete sentences defining the stem used in the sentence:
Example: Does an interstate highway stretch across more than one state?
Yes, it goes between (inter) at least two states.
1.
Does the earth’s interior heat produce igneous or sedimentary rocks?
2. Is a pine tree a gymnosperm?
3. Is lignite hard black coal or brown fibrous coal?
4. If you saw vermicelli in your kitchen, would you exterminate it or put meat sauce on it?
5. Is a lachrymose story hilarious?
6. Do the dendrites of a nerve have a large number of branches?
7. Does an obsequious person act like a fawning slave?
8. Would you love to receive the obloquy of your peers?
9. Do people osculate under mistletoe?
10. Could you be arrested for narcolepsy?
Analogies:
1.
lachrymose : euphoric ::
a.
joyful : ecstatic
b.
tearful : miserable
c.
joyful : tearful
d.
tearful : joyful
2.
invective : eulogy ::
a.
diatribe : excoriation
b.
malevolence : benevolence
c.
obsequious : slavish
d.
mollify : soften
3.
oocyte : oology ::
a.
sanguine : melancholy
b.
egg : shell
c.
cell : science
d.
unilateral : multilateral
4.
prestidigitation : illusion ::
a.
defoliation : leaves
b.
convection : heat
c.
friction : heat
d.
pneumonia : pneumobacillus
5.
dendrochronology : age ::
a.
sonar : distance
b.
radar : technology
c.
narcolepsy : sleep
d.
chronometer : watch
6.
ligneous : igneous ::
a.
coal : wood
b.
fire : tree
c.
wood : fire
d.
ignis fatuus : lignocellulose
7.
obloquy : revile ::
a.
contumely : punishment
b.
ridiculous : derision
c.
discredit : infamy
d.
disgrace : condemn
8.
multifarious : multilateral ::
a.
omnifarious : many-sided
b.
nefarious : wicked
c.
polygon : polyhedron
d.
ambivalent : ambiguous
9.
obstinate : obdurate ::
a.
oblique : slanting
b
vermicide : vermin
c.
intractable : incorrigible
d.
multiply : divide
10.
vermicelli : vermivorous ::
a.
worm : carnivorous
b.
eat : not eat
c.
noodle : fructivorous
d.
gymnasium : gymnastics
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 20 Answer Key
Mystery Questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Does the earth’s interior heat produce igneous or sedimentary rocks?
Igneous rock is created in the fires (ign) of the earth’s interior.
Is a pine tree a gymnosperm?
Yes, the seeds (sperm) on the cone are exposed (gymno).
Is lignite hard black coal or brown fibrous coal?
Lignite is woodier (lign) in appearance.
If you saw vermicelli in your kitchen, would you exterminate it or put meat sauce on it?
Vermicelli is a variety of noodle, named for its appearance (vermin: worm).
Is a lachrymose story hilarious?
No, a lachrymose story is full of (ose) tears (lachry).
Do the dendrites of a nerve have a large number of branches?
Yes, the dendrites look like microscopic trees (dendro).
Does an obsequious person act like a fawning slave?
Yes, an obsequious person is a repulsive follower (sequ).
Would you love to receive the obloquy of your peers?
No, you don’t want them to talk (loqu) against (ob) you.
Do people osculate under mistletoe?
Yes, they kiss (oscu: mouth).
Could you be arrested for narcolepsy?
No, narcolepsy is seizures (lepsy) of sleep (narco).
Analogies:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
D. lachrymose : euphoric :: tearful : joyful: Right terms are synonyms of Left terms. (Aggravate doesn’t
mean irritate.)
B. invective : eulogy :: malevolence : benevolence: Dividing vs. uniting. Right terms define left terms.
C. oocyte : oology :: cell : science: A is a craft designed to carry human beings through B.
C. prestidigitation : illusion :: friction : heat: Creature B vs. scientist A who would study that creature.
A. dendrochronology : age :: sonar : distance: Plural vs. singular.
C. ligneous : igneous :: wood : fire: A dissolves B.
D. obloquy : revile :: disgrace : condemn: Being vs. becoming. B is becoming A.
A. multifarious : multilateral :: omnifarious : many-sided: Right terms are synonyms of left terms.
C. obstinate : obdurate :: intractable : incorrigible: Part of plant vs. medical condition.
C. vermicelli : vermivorous :: noodle : fructivorous: Right terms are synonyms as are left terms.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 20
Synthesis:
1.
What combination of factors do you think must be involved in a person’s tragic surrender to narcotic
addiction? What factors within the person’s psychological make-up? What factors in the social
environment?
2. What are some creative ideas for creating harmony and cooperation in our multilateral international
political system?
Intuition:
1.
In a dream you make friends with cool, leafy dendroid creatures. Describe their personalities. What do
dendroids do for fun?
2. What would a carbon atom look and sound like if you could shrink to the size of a subatomic particle and
move in near the nucleus?
Emotion:
1.
Describe the emotional state of a person delivering invective and a person receiving invective.
2. Describe the emotional environment that surrounds the telling of a lachrymose story.
Aesthetics:
4. For beauty in nature, few things surpass the delicate radial structures of the radiolarians. See if there is a
book in the library or find online a site that features photomicrographs of the radiolarians. What do they
look like?
5. Many great artists have gone unrecognized during their lifetimes. Vincent Van Gogh sold almost nothing in
the years that he painted, and if his brother Theo had not helped him along, would have been hard-pressed
to survive. Whistler received the obloquy of the art set for his paintings, which were then regarded as
ludicrous nonsense and are now regarded as masterpieces. Read about these two aesthetically sensitive
people and the problems that the world had taking in the new beauty that they were creating. Is our sense
of beauty governed by the visual habits instilled in us by our social experience? How can we prepare
ourselves to see new masterpieces for what they really are?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 21
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
The fault-finding questions weren’t sincere.
2.
Her face was full of disbelief.
3.
A shapeless mass lay beside the door.
4.
He invented a clever new word.
5.
The stranger’s glare revealed his bad will.
6.
The politician hedged his comments by praising both sides.
7.
He believes in a man-shaped God.
8.
She has a complete obsession with one thing: astronomy.
9.
He is a beginner in the music industry.
10.
The tribe in the Amazon was warlike.
11.
Germany and France concluded a two-sided agreement.
12.
The bulk of the evidence indicated innocence.
13.
Her victory speech showed her generous greatness of mind.
14.
The argument was persuasive but false.
15.
The convict uttered a curse under his breath.
16.
Did the Romans believe that Jove was all-knowing?
17.
Most people in that country have a fear of foreigners.
18.
The governor issued a cautious statement.
19.
The pontiff proclaimed a blessing.
20.
The amount of pay should be equal to the size of the task.
21.
In a one-sided move, the U.S. pulled out without consulting its allies.
22.
The grouch just doesn’t like people.
23.
His boss practically flogged him with abusive comments.
24.
His presentation was filled with unnecessary facts.
25.
First, build a working model before you mass-produce it.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 21 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
captious
The fault-finding questions weren’t sincere.
2.
incredulous
Her face was full of disbelief.
3.
amorphous
A shapeless mass lay beside the door.
4.
neologism
He invented a clever new word.
5.
malevolence
The stranger’s glare revealed his bad will.
6.
equivocated
The politician hedged his comments by praising both sides.
7.
anthropomorphic
He believes in a man-shaped God.
8.
monomania
She has a complete obsession with one thing: astronomy.
9.
neophyte
He is a beginner in the music industry.
10.
bellicose
The tribe in the Amazon was warlike.
11.
bilateral
Germany and France concluded a two-sided agreement.
12.
preponderance
The bulk of the evidence indicated innocence.
13.
magnanimity
Her victory speech showed her generous greatness of mind.
14.
specious
The argument was persuasive but false.
15.
malediction
The convict uttered a curse under his breath.
16.
omniscient
Did the Romans believe that Jove was all-knowing?
17.
xenophobia
Most people in that country have a fear of foreigners.
18.
circumspect
The governor issued a cautious statement.
19.
benediction
The pontiff proclaimed a blessing.
20.
commensurate
The amount of pay should be equal to the size of the task.
21.
unilateral
In a one-sided move, the U.S. pulled out without consulting its allies.
22.
misanthropist
The grouch just doesn’t like people.
23.
excoriated
His boss practically flogged him with abusive comments.
24.
superfluous
His presentation was filled with unnecessary facts.
25.
prototype
First, build a working model before you mass-produce it.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 21
Synthesis:
Use magnanimous, equivocate, and malevolence in one sentence.
Divergence:
How many things can you think of that could be described as amorphous?
Analysis:
You might think that excoriate is a combination of ex, cor, and ate, but it isn’t so. The cor in excoriate
actually has a very different derivation and only happens to have the same spelling as the cor that we have
studied. Look up the etymology of excoriate in a good dictionary and explain why this word is sued to
describe extremely abusive denunciation or verbal whipping.
Evaluation:
Should the United States form its defense policy on a unilateral basis and let other nations deal with it as
they wish, or should the United States work for a cooperative bilateral or multilateral defense policy
through constant negotiation with other nations? Why?
Intuition:
Can you think of an explanation for something, an explanation which is commonly accepted as true, but
which you suspect is specious?
Emotion:
What emotional reaction would you have if you arrived home, and your brother greeted you at the door with
captious questions about where you had been?
Aesthetics:
Do you like abstract sculpture that is based on the human form in a vaguely anthropomorphic way, but which
is not finely detailed?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 22
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
His unwillingness to compromise at all was infuriating.
2.
We tried to soften his anger.
3.
The clown needed an extra-strength painkiller.
4.
The captain was plainly a man obsessed with himself.
5.
The bigot’s stubborn opinions were irritating.
6.
It was a blatant act of vandalism.
7.
A few powerful people ruled the country.
8.
The young fellow possessed a naïve, innocent gullibility.
9.
He completely renounced his former political views.
10.
He had great faith in palm reading.
11.
Thin, semitransparent, curtains covered the window.
12.
They made burning remarks about her pitiful clothes.
13.
In a good discussion, our ideas show a flowing-together.
14.
The fish scientist’s doctoral dissertation was a study of the swordfish.
15.
The dictator was removed from power without violence.
16.
His secret acts were full of treachery.
17.
He avoided answering a direct question by talking in circles.
18.
In her speech to herself, she stood alone on stage, talking aloud.
19.
She was a person who spoke many languages.
20.
He wrote a brilliantly clear essay on ethics.
21.
The sociable fellow threw a large party for all of his friends.
22.
The speaker rambled from one idea to another in a wandering way.
23.
He is a supporter who sticks to the hard-line view.
24.
The sleep-inducing film bored the audience.
25.
They gave him an easy, lucrative job in another department.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 22 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
intransigence
His unwillingness to compromise at all was infuriating.
2.
mollify
We tried to soften his anger.
3.
analgesic
The clown needed an extra-strength painkiller.
4.
egomaniac
The captain was plainly a man obsessed with himself.
5.
intractable
The bigot’s stubborn opinions were irritating.
6.
egregious
It was a blatant act of vandalism.
7.
oligarchy
A few powerful people ruled the country.
8.
ingenuous
The young fellow possessed a naïve, innocent gullibility.
9.
abjured
He completely renounced his former political views.
10.
chiromancy
He had great faith in palm reading.
11.
diaphanous
Thin, semitransparent, curtains covered the window.
12.
caustic
They made burning remarks about her pitiful clothes.
13.
confluence
In a good discussion, our ideas show a flowing-together.
14.
ichthyologist
The fish scientist’s doctoral dissertation was a study of the swordfish.
15.
deposed
The dictator was removed from power without violence.
16.
perfidious
His secret acts were full of treachery.
17.
circumlocution
He avoided answering a direct question by talking in circles.
18.
soliloquy
In her speech to herself, she stood alone on stage, talking aloud.
19.
polyglot
She was a person who spoke many languages.
20.
perspicuous
He wrote a brilliantly clear essay on ethics.
21.
gregarious
The sociable fellow threw a large party for all of his friends.
22.
discursive
The speaker rambled from one idea to another in a wandering way.
23.
adherent
He is a supporter who sticks to the hard-line view.
24.
somniferous
The sleep-inducing film bored the audience.
25.
sinecure
They gave him an easy, lucrative job in another department.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 22
Synthesis:
Can you think of some reasons why it might be advantageous to be governed by an oligarchy? What would be
the disadvantages?
Divergence:
American culture is a result of a confluence of many other cultures. How many other examples of
confluence can you think of?
Analysis:
Why does intractable mean stubborn?
Evaluation:
Hiram provided his uncle with a sinecure in a family-owned company. His uncle is untrained and unmotivated.
Do you regard Hiram’s action as a kindness or as a wrong?
Intuition:
An ingenuous young fellow arrives in the city and is soon parted from his money by quick-talking sharks who
take advantage of his lack of experience. How do they cheat him?
Emotion:
What would be the frequent emotions of the friends of a gregarious person?
Aesthetics:
You are given 8,000 yards of diaphanous blue fabric and told to make a work of art on a mountainside.
What will you do?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 23
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
Their dispute was settled when a third party mediated between them.
2.
The permission was abruptly called back—canceled.
3.
They tormented the new, inexperienced teacher.
4.
French code breakers worked on the German code.
5.
No, that would limit—in advance—your options.
6.
The talkative neighbor brooked no interruptions.
7.
He had a sudden, vivid foreknowledge of what was to happen.
8.
We decided to annul our solemn agreement.
9.
The Group of Old Friends has the initial-name GOOF.
10.
The birth defect happened during labor.
11.
The combative kid down the block is always full of fight.
12.
The terrible roar of the mob frightened her.
13.
Her deep-cutting questions went to the heart of the issue.
14.
The Prime Minister delivered a severely critical speech.
15.
The rock singer seemed both masculine and feminine.
16.
The argumentative reporter kept interrupting.
17.
The options are carefully limited in writing.
18.
She listed out her reasons for going.
19.
She had that my-culture-is-superior attitude.
20.
He regarded his night with the boys as absolutely sacred.
21.
The strange new phenomenon was an unusual abnormality.
22.
He had to deny his published opinion or be banished.
23.
He was an appeal-to-their-prejudices politician.
24.
High pay is a touchable benefit you can put your hands on.
25.
He has that I’m-the-center-of-the-universe arrogance.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 23 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
interceded
Their dispute was settled when a third party mediated between them.
2.
revoked
The permission was abruptly called back—canceled.
3.
pedagogue
They tormented the new, inexperienced teacher.
4.
cryptologists
French code breakers worked on the German code.
5.
preclude
No, that would limit—in advance—your options.
6.
loquacious
The talkative neighbor brooked no interruptions.
7.
prescience
He had a sudden, vivid foreknowledge of what was to happen.
8.
abrogate
We decided to annul our solemn agreement.
9.
acronym
The Group of Old Friends has the initial-name GOOF.
10.
congenital
The birth defect happened during labor.
11.
pugnacious
The combative kid down the block is always full of fight.
12.
cacophony
The terrible roar of the mob frightened her.
13.
incisive
Her deep-cutting questions went to the heart of the issue.
14.
diatribe
The Prime Minister delivered a severely critical speech.
15.
androgynous
The rock singer seemed both masculine and feminine.
16.
disputatious
The argumentative reporter kept interrupting.
17.
circumscribed
The options are carefully limited in writing.
18.
enumerated
She listed out her reasons for going.
19.
ethnocentrism
She had that my-culture-is-superior attitude.
20.
sacrosanct
He regarded his night with the boys as absolutely sacred.
21.
anomaly
The strange new phenomenon was an unusual abnormality.
22.
recant
He had to deny his published opinion or be banished.
23.
demagogue
He was an appeal-to-their-prejudices politician.
24.
tangible
High pay is a touchable benefit you can put your hands on.
25.
egocentric
He has that I’m-the-center-of-the-universe arrogance.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 23
Synthesis:
Which words on List #23 could be used to describe a grumpy, selfish person?
Divergence:
Which principles of American social and political life should remain sacrosanct? Which principles should be
reexamined?
Analysis:
Explain why the words egocentric and androgynous mean what they do.
Evaluation:
Should student behavior in public secondary schools be more or less circumscribed that at present? What
important learning decisions should belong to the administration, and what important decisions should
belong to the students?
Intuition:
In a dream you receive a scathing diatribe from a stranger on the street. What breach of conduct have you
committed to deserve this diatribe?
Emotion:
What are your emotional reactions to someone who is egocentric? To someone who is pugnacious? To
someone who is loquacious?
Aesthetics:
Is all great music euphonic? Is it possible to create a piece of great music that is partially or totally
cacophonous? Can something that is not pleasing to hear or see still be considered art and be pleasing to
the mind?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 24
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
Lady Macbeth was a sleepwalker.
2.
The higher apes have manlike features.
3.
The major battles of the Civil War were very bloody.
4.
Our lives were tied down by severe, binding regulations.
5.
His conduct was correct in every point.
6.
Rule 1431 replaces rule 1076.
7.
His manners had a sophisticated, metropolitan quality.
8.
The poor madman wandered about, talking to lifeless objects.
9.
His lack of confidence made him shy.
10.
The past is beyond recall; it cannot be altered.
11.
The crusaders attacked the unbelievers.
12.
Rebellion against the dictator began a new rising.
13.
A demonic clamor arose from the busy playground.
14.
He delayed before climbing into the police cruiser.
15.
The metal enemy was a robot which resembled the human figure.
16.
She intends to speak in favor of our cause.
17.
The load was too weighty to carry.
18.
He seemed irritated to lower himself to speak to commoners like us.
19.
The angry corporal vowed a vengeful punishment to his enemy.
20.
The docile boy followed the gentlest instruction.
21.
The side-by-side issues were discussed as one.
22.
Can you cast some light on this mystery?
23.
It is crucial to be aware of the rules.
24.
His short, witty comments make him good company.
25.
The oddness of his mind left him far from social center field.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 24 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
somnambulist
Lady Macbeth was a sleepwalker.
2.
anthropoid
The higher apes have manlike features.
3.
sanguinary
The major battles of the Civil War were very bloody.
4.
stringent
Our lives were tied down by severe, binding regulations.
5.
punctilious
His conduct was correct in every point.
6.
supersedes
Rule 1431 replaces rule 1076.
7.
urbane
His manners had a sophisticated, metropolitan quality.
8.
inanimate
The poor madman wandered about, talking to lifeless objects.
9.
diffident
His lack of confidence made him shy.
10.
irrevocable
The past is beyond recall; it cannot be altered.
11.
infidels
The crusaders attacked the unbelievers.
12.
resurgence
Rebellion against the dictator began a new rising.
13.
pandemonium
A demonic clamor arose from the busy playground.
14.
temporized
He delayed before climbing into the police cruiser.
15.
android
The metal enemy was a robot which resembled the human figure.
16.
advocate
She intends to speak in favor of our cause.
17.
ponderous
The load was too weighty to carry.
18.
condescend
He seemed irritated to lower himself to speak to commoners like us.
19.
retribution
The angry corporal vowed a vengeful punishment to his enemy.
20.
tractable
The docile boy followed the gentlest instruction.
21.
collateral
The side-by-side issues were discussed as one.
22.
elucidate
Can you cast some light on this mystery?
23.
cognizant
It is crucial to be aware of the rules.
24.
epigrams
His short, witty comments make him good company.
25.
eccentricity
The oddness of his mind left him far from social center field.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 24
Synthesis:
What category could the words infidel, android, and somnambulist be grouped under? Be very flexible in
the kinds of categories you consider.
Divergence:
How many instances of pandemonium can you think of?
Analysis:
Analyze the meaning of irrevocable, stem by stem.
Evaluation:
Is it a good idea or a bad idea to begin marketing personal androids which would perform services for their
owners?
Intuition:
If you could talk to an inanimate object or material, with what would you choose to converse?
Emotion:
What emotions are associated with urbane behavior?
Aesthetics:
If someone gave you whatever money you would need to make some truly eccentric art, what eccentric
object would you make?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 25
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
He suffered from an excess of responsibilities.
2.
“Rest Room” is a pleasant name for one architectural feature.
3.
The eighty-year-old champion kept in shape.
4.
A firm self-love is the basis for all love.
5.
He was a victim of a condition causing attacks of sleep.
6.
The mutt was not a believable candidate.
7.
He constantly tried to get around the rules.
8.
He was quickly freed from blame by the court.
9.
The lonely, inward-looking by examined his own thoughts.
10.
The people who know prefer American-made bubble gum.
11.
Bach wrote multi-melodic music.
12.
She studies the monkeys, apes, and Homo sapiens.
13.
The stream’s crystal clear water was inviting.
14.
The commander refused to come between the warring parties.
15.
Powerful people in the oil industry decided on a policy.
16.
Her delusions of greatness became tragic.
17.
He could suddenly see an overhanging doom threatening him.
18.
The disease’s complex of symptoms is easily controllable.
19.
The inharmonious clamor arose from the stadium.
20.
The warring nations agreed to a cease-fire.
21.
The elderly good-doer anonymously helped the youth.
22.
The sun-following vines grew toward the bright window.
23.
The frightful accident left him in a state of paralysis on one side.
24.
A lively personality keeps the monotony away.
25.
the lower-ranked crew members scrubbed the asteroid.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 25 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
surfeit
He suffered from an excess of responsibilities.
2.
euphemism
“Rest Room” is a pleasant name for one architectural feature.
3.
octogenarian
The eighty-year-old champion kept in shape.
4.
amour-propre
A firm self-love is the basis for all love.
5.
narcolepsy
He was a victim of a condition causing attacks of sleep.
6.
credible
The mutt was not a believable candidate.
7.
circumvent
He constantly tried to get around the rules.
8.
exculpated
He was quickly freed from blame by the court.
9.
introspective
The lonely, inward-looking by examined his own thoughts.
10.
cognoscenti
The people who know prefer American-made bubble gum.
11.
polyphonic
Bach wrote multi-melodic music.
12.
primates
She studies the monkeys, apes, and Homo sapiens.
13.
pellucid
The stream’s crystal clear water was inviting.
14.
intervene
The commander refused to come between the warring parties.
15.
magnates
Powerful people in the oil industry decided on a policy.
16.
megalomania
Her delusions of greatness became tragic.
17.
impending
He could suddenly see an overhanging doom threatening him.
18.
syndrome
The disease’s complex of symptoms is easily controllable.
19.
dissonant
The inharmonious clamor arose from the stadium.
20.
belligerent
The warring nations agreed to a cease-fire.
21.
benefactor
The elderly good-doer anonymously helped the youth.
22.
heliotropic
The sun-following vines grew toward the bright window.
23.
hemiplegia
The frightful accident left him in a state of paralysis on one side.
24.
vivacious
A lively personality keeps the monotony away.
25.
subordinate
the lower-ranked crew members scrubbed the asteroid.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 25
Synthesis:
What category could include the words introspective, megalomania, vivacious, and cognoscenti?
Divergence:
What consumer items of different kinds are preferred by the cognoscenti?
Analysis:
Break down and explain the following words: circumvent, exculpate, and heliotropic.
Evaluation:
Should a criminal be exculpated if the methods used by the police to catch the criminal are themselves
illegal and unconstitutional?
Intuition:
When you are an octogenarian, what will your hobby be?
Emotion:
What are the emotions that you associate with a vivacious personality?
Aesthetics:
Can you imagine making sculpture out of pellucid substances like plexiglass? How would you use plexiglass to
make sculpture?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 26
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
The twisting highway plunged down the mountain.
2.
The comment was full of hidden meaning.
3.
Within-the-skull surgery saved the patient.
4.
A mysterious bacterial disease-causing agent created a panic.
5.
His loudly-voiced protests made his dismissal certain.
6.
The creature suffered a change of shape as he reached the doorway.
7.
The ancient rock carving slowly began to crumble.
8.
His affectedly holy posturing didn’t fool anyone.
9.
The craft’s backward motion was disconcerting.
10.
Please outline your plans for the coming year.
11.
The liquid softener made the scar feel better.
12.
The two-equal-sides triangle was beautifully symmetrical.
13.
As he stared over the water, he had a moment of sudden insight.
14.
Is there a clear division between beauty and ugliness?
15.
The science of living tissue is fascinating.
16.
The comet finally reached its closest point to the sun.
17.
The one essential element happens to be missing.
18.
Their gluttonous, canine appetites made them fat.
19.
Afterwards, we both tried to correct things and make them right.
20.
His squared-off designs feature right angles and straight lines.
21.
His diseased need to lie makes him a dangerous friend.
22.
That country actually has a government of the wealthy.
23.
She needed heart and blood vessel exercise.
24.
A dark sadness settled over her spirit.
25.
The intrinsic right to free speech is the property of all.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 26 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
tortuous
The twisting highway plunged down the mountain.
2.
cryptic
The comment was full of hidden meaning.
3.
intracranial
Within-the-skull surgery saved the patient.
4.
pathogen
A mysterious bacterial disease-causing agent created a panic.
5.
vociferous
His loudly-voiced protests made his dismissal certain.
6.
metamorphosis
The creature suffered a change of shape as he reached the doorway.
7.
petroglyph
The ancient rock carving slowly began to crumble.
8.
sanctimonious
His affectedly holy posturing didn’t fool anyone.
9.
retrograde
The craft’s backward motion was disconcerting.
10.
delineate
Please outline your plans for the coming year.
11.
emollient
The liquid softener made the scar feel better.
12.
isosceles
The two-equal-sides triangle was beautifully symmetrical.
13.
epiphany
As he stared over the water, he had a moment of sudden insight.
14.
dichotomy
Is there a clear division between beauty and ugliness?
15.
histology
The science of living tissue is fascinating.
16.
perihelion
The comet finally reached its closest point to the sun.
17.
sine qua non
The one essential element happens to be missing.
18.
corpulent
Their gluttonous, canine appetites made them fat.
19.
rectify
Afterwards, we both tried to correct things and make them right.
20.
rectilinear
His squared-off designs feature right angles and straight lines.
21.
pathological
His diseased need to lie makes him a dangerous friend.
22.
plutocracy
That country actually has a government of the wealthy.
23.
cardiovascular
She needed heart and blood vessel exercise.
24.
melancholy
A dark sadness settled over her spirit.
25.
inherent
The intrinsic right to free speech is the property of all.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 26
Synthesis:
What statement can you make that is true of petroglyphs, plutocracies, and emollients? Obviously, making a
single true statement of three such different things might cause you to consider some very ingenious
categories.
Divergence:
Imagine every physical process you can think of that would occur on or near the head of a comet as it
reaches perihelion. Would you rather see the comet close-up at perihelion or at aphelion?
Analysis:
Explain the construction of the words dichotomy, rectilinear, metamorphosis, and pathogen.
Evaluation:
Is there always a clear dichotomy between right and wrong? Are there any behaviors which are both? Are
there any behaviors which are neither?
Intuition:
An undiscovered pathogen is causing sickness in your community. What do you fear the pathogen is?
Emotion:
What emotions do you associate with corpulence? Are these emotions appropriate?
Aesthetics:
Do you think cities would be improved if corporations allowed local artists to carve petroglyphs on the stone
sides of the buildings?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 27
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
His office job forced him into a sitting-down lifestyle.
2.
He is a person who is against all forms of government.
3.
Professor Margaret Mead was an enlightening person to know.
4.
His small-minded carping was far from generous magnanimity.
5.
This is a good-faith offer which will be honored.
6.
The lacy design on the ring was beautiful.
7.
Fashion is a tradition of changeable verities.
8.
Hiram’s comments were quite related to the issue.
9.
The overstatement was not intended to be taken literally.
10.
The crowd had a feeling of joy after the precinct victory.
11.
The senator attributed bad motives to his opponent.
12.
His distant, gloomy personality kept people away.
13.
The injury gave her lasting back pain.
14.
Her resonant voice filled the hall with sound.
15.
The clever evasive trick allowed her to flee under the question.
16.
The stranger’s appealing good-naturedness was a delight.
17.
The family decided to go out of the fatherland to Finland.
18.
His sharp criticism showed his mind to be turned against her.
19.
The state in which things presently stand will be changed.
20.
The brief study suggested a model for social behavior.
21.
The self-indulgent fellow lived in great luxury.
22.
The outrageous prices were maddening.
23.
His affectionate nickname was “Yippee-ti-yi-yo.”
24.
He loved festive occasions with his jovial friends.
25.
a moving speech in praise of folly was given by Erasmus.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 27 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
sedentary
His office job forced him into a sitting-down lifestyle.
2.
anarchist
He is a person who is against all forms of government.
3.
luminary
Professor Margaret Mead was an enlightening person to know.
4.
pusillanimous
His small-minded carping was far from generous magnanimity.
5.
bona fide
This is a good-faith offer which will be honored.
6.
filigree
The lacy design on the ring was beautiful.
7.
mutable
Fashion is a tradition of changeable verities.
8.
germane
Hiram’s comments were quite related to the issue.
9.
hyperbole
The overstatement was not intended to be taken literally.
10.
euphoria
The crowd had a feeling of joy after the precinct victory.
11.
imputed
The senator attributed bad motives to his opponent.
12.
saturnine
His distant, gloomy personality kept people away.
13.
chronic
The injury gave her lasting back pain.
14.
sonorous
Her resonant voice filled the hall with sound.
15.
subterfuge
The clever evasive trick allowed her to flee under the question.
16.
bonhomie
The stranger’s appealing good-naturedness was a delight.
17.
expatriate
The family decided to go out of the fatherland to Finland.
18.
animadversions
His sharp criticism showed his mind to be turned against her.
19.
status quo
The state in which things presently stand will be changed.
20.
paradigm
The brief study suggested a model for social behavior.
21.
bon vivant
The self-indulgent fellow lived in great luxury.
22.
exorbitant
The outrageous prices were maddening.
23.
cognomen
His affectionate nickname was “Yippee-ti-yi-yo.”
24.
convivial
He loved festive occasions with his jovial friends.
25.
eulogy
a moving speech in praise of folly was given by Erasmus.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 27
Synthesis:
Which words in List #27 would you most like to have applied to you? Which words would you least like to
have applied to you?
Divergence:
Who are the most famous luminaries in American history? Think of as many as you can.
Analysis:
analyze the words cognomen, sonorous, euphoria, eulogy, anarchist, and expatriate.
Evaluation:
Should pusillanimous acts be punished, ignored, or discussed?
Intuition:
Everyone knows that the laws of fashion design are mutable. How do you imagine the people will dress in
2050 A.D.?
Emotion:
Euphoria is an emotion. give some examples of events which would leave you euphoric.
Aesthetics:
Which would be more difficult to capture in painting or sculpture, a person who is convivial or a person who
is saturnine?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 28
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
For those who have a fear of heights, the blimp is off-limits.
2.
We expected a speech but got flat, trite remarks instead.
3.
The genius’s peculiarities delighted his friends.
4.
The underling made a demonstrative outpouring of welcome.
5.
The study of the universe is increasingly important.
6.
The beautiful sound of the ocean lulled him to sleep.
7.
The deep division in the political party was disastrous.
8.
After the regicide, there was a time between rulers.
9.
The senate considered the attack a cause of war.
10.
Fans gave the quarterback an elevation to godlike status.
11.
The stubborn child broke the rules repeatedly.
12.
The graduates from the class of ’65 met on the mezzanine.
13.
The bitter denunciation was more than Mickey could stand.
14.
The truthfulness of the story is at issue.
15.
There was an after-death ceremony to present the award.
16.
The intense dawn matched the red glow in their faces.
17.
He was absorbed in a literary collection of American poets.
18.
Three ragged clouds were forerunners of the coming tempest.
19.
When she returned, the precious objects had been switched.
20.
By sleight of hand the magician made our money vanish.
21.
The vastness of Red Square gave him a fear of the open space.
22.
Destroyers of civilization should meet well-deserved, worthy ends.
23.
The breaking of the unpopular rule was secretly applauded.
24.
The story had a disquieting resemblance to truth.
25.
The obsequious flatterer’s advances proved useless.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 28 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
acrophobia
For those who have a fear of heights, the blimp is off-limits.
2.
platitudes
We expected a speech but got flat, trite remarks instead.
3.
idiosyncrasies
The genius’s peculiarities delighted his friends.
4.
effusion
The underling made a demonstrative outpouring of welcome.
5.
cosmology
The study of the universe is increasingly important.
6.
euphony
The beautiful sound of the ocean lulled him to sleep.
7.
schism
The deep division in the political party was disastrous.
8.
interregnum
After the regicide, there was a time between rulers.
9.
casus belli
The senate considered the attack a cause of war.
10.
apotheosis
Fans gave the quarterback an elevation to godlike status.
11.
refractory
The stubborn child broke the rules repeatedly.
12.
alumni
The graduates from the class of ’65 met on the mezzanine.
13.
invective
The bitter denunciation was more than Mickey could stand.
14.
veracity
The truthfulness of the story is at issue.
15.
posthumous
There was an after-death ceremony to present the award.
16.
rubicund
The intense dawn matched the red glow in their faces.
17.
anthology
He was absorbed in a literary collection of American poets.
18.
precursors
Three ragged clouds were forerunners of the coming tempest.
19.
transposed
When she returned, the precious objects had been switched.
20.
prestidigitation
By sleight of hand the magician made our money vanish.
21.
agoraphobia
The vastness of Red Square gave him a fear of the open space.
22.
condign
Destroyers of civilization should meet well-deserved, worthy ends.
23.
infraction
The breaking of the unpopular rule was secretly applauded.
24.
verisimilitude
The story had a disquieting resemblance to truth.
25.
bootless
The obsequious flatterer’s advances proved useless.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 28
Synthesis:
Which words in List #28 would be often used in discussions of government and politics?
Divergence:
What authors should an anthology of the best American literature include? Try not to overlook anyone
important.
Analysis:
Break down the words interregnum, cosmology, posthumous, acrophobia, and anthology.
Evaluation:
Does an alumnus of a college have a moral obligation to help that college later in life? Should the alumni
have rights to certain privileges because they have graduated from the college (use of athletic facilities,
etc.)?
Intuition:
It is just as you feared; you are up here and now your acrophobia is beginning to grip you. Where are you?
Emotion:
On a summer day, you go on a picnic and relax amid the euphony of moving leaves and running water. What
are your emotions?
Aesthetics:
Do you think that artists who have intense visual sensitivity will have more idiosyncrasies than most people?
Why or why not?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 29
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
1.
He enjoyed the worldly household tasks.
2.
The bright, multicolored sculpture covered the sunlit field.
3.
His direct, unabridged answer gave the voters a pleasant surprise.
4.
The trip was not authorized by the Council.
5.
The stereo buff loved to listen to high fidelity sound equipment.
6.
Her obvious joy of life made her popular.
7.
His intense various interests of all kinds kept him distracted.
8.
His solution was a result of reasoning down from principles.
9.
The man who feared Russia had a recurring nightmare.
10.
She passed out a course summary on the first day.
11.
Her envy-causing compliment to Bob made Ray jealous.
12.
Her clear insight impressed everyone.
13.
The plastic was a combination of three chemicals.
14.
The man’s belief in nothing was obvious in his countenance.
15.
Their private conversation in the corner was pleasant.
16.
The doctor’s forecast of the disease’s course was encouraging.
17.
The archaeologist saw no solid ground in the alien-engineer theory.
18.
The insect scientist watched ants for hours.
19.
The school acts in place of the parents in many ways.
20.
Their respect for age led to a government of the old.
21.
Is the fetus able to live on its own?
22.
In the badlands a vicious mob rule prevails.
23.
The pathological thief even stole from her best friends.
24.
The great eloquence of his oratory brought cheers.
25.
His love-of-mankind generosity caused him to build the library.
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 29 Answer Key
Flip Side Worksheet:
On the line, write the vocabulary word that best matches the meaning of the word or phrase in bold:
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mundane
He enjoyed the worldly household tasks.
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polychrome
The bright, multicolored sculpture covered the sunlit field.
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unequivocal
His direct, unabridged answer gave the voters a pleasant surprise.
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sanctioned
The trip was not authorized by the Council.
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audiophile
The stereo buff loved to listen to high fidelity sound equipment.
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joie de vivre
Her obvious joy of life made her popular.
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omnifarious
His intense various interests of all kinds kept him distracted.
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deduction
His solution was a result of reasoning down from principles.
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Russophobe
The man who feared Russia had a recurring nightmare.
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synopsis
She passed out a course summary on the first day.
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invidious
Her envy-causing compliment to Bob made Ray jealous.
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perspicuity
Her clear insight impressed everyone.
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synthesis
The plastic was a combination of three chemicals.
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nihilism
The man’s belief in nothing was obvious in his countenance.
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colloquy
Their private conversation in the corner was pleasant.
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prognosis
The doctor’s forecast of the disease’s course was encouraging.
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terra firma
The archaeologist saw no solid ground in the alien-engineer theory.
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entomologist
The insect scientist watched ants for hours.
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in loco parentis
The school acts in place of the parents in many ways.
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gerontocracy
Their respect for age led to a government of the old.
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viable
Is the fetus able to live on its own?
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mobocracy
In the badlands a vicious mob rule prevails.
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kleptomaniac
The pathological thief even stole from her best friends.
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magniloquence
The great eloquence of his oratory brought cheers.
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philanthropy
His love-of-mankind generosity caused him to build the library.
The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 29
Synthesis:
Which of the words in List #29 would be useful in a discussion of ethics?
Divergence:
What wonderful things would you buy for or contribute to your community if you became a wealthy
philanthropist?
Analysis:
Analyze the words philanthropy, prognosis, magniloquence, invidious, and unequivocal.
Evaluation:
To what extent do you think that a school has the right to discipline children in loco parentis during the
school day?
Intuition:
There is a large polychrome sculpture on the building across the street from your house. What does it look
like?
Emotion:
Explain the emotional interaction that occurs when an invidious compliment is paid to one of two people.
Aesthetics:
If you were asked to paint polychrome patterns on a fifteen-mile stretch of highway as a county publicity
stunt, what colors and patterns would you choose?
The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 30
Flip Side Worksheet:
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The Word Within the Word Homework—Lesson 30 Answer Key
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The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Homework—Lesson 30
Synthesis:
Which words in List #30 would be most useful in a discussion of social behavior?
Divergence:
Antediluvian ideas are ideas that are outmoded, antiquated, anachronistic. They are ideas that are so old
that they date from before (ante) the Flood (diluvia)! What ideas can you think of that we consider
antediluvian today?
Analysis:
Break down the following words: nondescript, improvident, decadent, renovate, and chronicle.
Evaluation:
A magnum opus is a masterpiece, a very great work indeed. What do you think is the magnum opus in
American literature? In British literature? In world literature? Why do you think so?
Intuition:
You are entering a primeval forest in a strange land. What is the first living thing that you encounter?
Describe your encounter with this living thing.
Emotion:
How would you feel if you received a panegyric from the boss as a result of something you had done at the
office?
Aesthetics:
What are the criteria that distinguish good diction from bad diction? How can we apply aesthetic concepts
to the use of words? Can we?
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