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.