Stem Word List #15 Stem Meaning Example Words 15-1 in (in or not) inscribe, insane, infidel, inconsiderate, insomnia, induct 15-2 form (shape) formation, formative, formulate, formula, uniform, reform 15-3 milli (thousandth) millimeter, millipede, milligram, million, milliliter 15-4 mem (remember) memory, memorandum, commemorate, memorial, memoir 15-5 labor (work) laborious, collaborate, laboratory, elaborate, labored, labor 15-6 vac (empty) vacant, vacuum, vacation, evacuate, vacuous, vacuity 15-7 tude (state of) multitude, solitude, aptitude, gratitude, servitude, rectitude 15-8 val (worth) valiant, valid, equivalent, devaluate, evaluate, ambivalent 15-9 para (beside or near) paradox, parable, paradigm, paraphrase, parapsychology 15-10 dom (rule) dominate, dominant, predominant, dominion, domain 15-11 cyclo (circle) cyclone, bicycle, encyclopedia, recycle, cyclical 15-12 gno (know) agnostic, prognosis, diagnosis, Gnostic, ignominy 15-13 cardio (heart) cardiology, cardiovascular, cardiac, electrocardiogram 15-14 ish (like) outlandish, snobbish, ghoulish, squeamish, pinkish, 15-15 fore (front) foreboding, forecast, forethought, forehead, forefront 15-16 mens (measure) commensurate, immense, dimension, incommensurable 15-17 peri (near or around) perimeter, periphery, periodical, perihelion, perigee 15-18 pot (drink) potable, potion, potation, compote, symposium 15-19 let (little) booklet, piglet, hamlet, omelet, aglet, coverlet 15-20 xeno (stranger) xenophobia, xenoliths, xenogenesis, xenomorph 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.