Stem Word List #10 Stem Meaning Example Words mir (wonder) miracle, mirage, mirror, admire, mirabilia rect (right) correct, rectitude, direct, rectangle, rectify, rectilinear volv (roll) revolve, involved, devolve, convoluted, revolution demi (half) demigod, demitasse, demimonde, demigoddess retro (backward) retroactive, retrogress, retrospection, retrofit, retrospect sens (feel) sense, sensitive, sensation, sensory, extrasensory fy (make) fortify, rectify, horrify, solidify, sanctify, pacify ultra (beyond) ultrasonic, ultraconservative, ultraviolet, ultramodern apt (fit) aptitude, adaptation, aptly, aptness, adapt, maladapted tact (touch) tactile, contact, tactics, tactician, tactful, intact i (plural) fungi, alumni, magi, octopi, Gemini, nuclei lum (light) luminary, luminous, illuminate, lumen potent (power) potential, potentate, omnipotent, potentially mob (move) mobility, mobile, immobile, mobilize, demobilize surg (rise) resurgence, insurgence, surge, surging ann (year) annual, anniversary, annuity, perennial bas (low) bass, base, basic, basal, debase, abase, bas-relief parl (speak) parliament, parley, parlor, parlance phil (love) philosopher, philanthropy, philharmonic, bibliophile act (to do) action, react, transaction, activate, counteract, interact 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.