Standard – Stem List 6

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Stem Word List #6
Stem
Meaning
Example Words
6-1 put
(think)
dispute, computer, compute, input, reputation, putative
6-2 matri
(mother)
matriarch, matrimony, matricide, matron, maternal
6-3 mega
(large)
megaphone, megaton, mega structure, megalomania
6-4 ism
(belief in)
spiritualism, egoism, capitalism, Marxism, romanticism
6-5 cogn
(know)
recognize, cognizant, incognito, precognition, cognition
6-6 sur
(over)
surplus, surpass, surcharge, surface, surname, surmount
6-7 alter
(other)
alternate, alternative, alter ego, altercation, alternator
6-8 dyna
(power)
6-9 chron
(time)
chronometer, chronological, synchronize, chronic
6-10 contra
(against)
contradict, contrary, contrast, contraband, contraception
6-11 son
(sound)
6-12 gamy
(marriage)
monogamy, polygamy, bigamy, exogamy
6-13 spir
(breathe)
inspire, respiration, perspiration, conspire, aspire
6-14 culp
(blame)
culprit, culpable, exculpate, culpability, inculpable
6-15 necro
(death)
necromancer, necrophobia, necrotic, necrophil, necrology
dynamite, dynamic, dynasty, dynamo, dinosaur
sonar, unison, song, sonnet, resonate, supersonic
Directions:
Step One: Create a study note card for each stem
Step Two: Spend time each night reviewing your cards. (This can be done on the bus ride home, in the
car, or during study time in Inquiry class, etc.)
Step Three: Remember that the Word Within a Word is cumulative. That means once you have list # 2
you can’t just toss out list # 1. You’ll need to keep reviewing those words too! You’ll see them on Stem
Test # 2 and so on.
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