Stem Word List #13 Stem Meaning Example Words 13-1 uni (one) unicycle, universe, united, union, uniform, unicorn, unique 13-2 ics (art) politics, economics, aesthetics, graphics, ethics, calisthenics 13-3 vert (turn) convert, revert, inverted, divert, vertex, extrovert, introvert 13-4 ess (female) lioness, empress, princess, baroness, seamstress, governess 13-5 muta (change) mutant, mutation, mutagenic, mutable, transmutation 13-6 jus (law) justice, justify, unjust, jus soli, justiciary 13-7 sen (old) senile, senior, senator, seniority, senescent 13-8 sol (alone) solitude, solitary, solo, soliloquy, desolate, consolidate 13-9 log (word or reason) logic, neologism, philologist, logician, illogical, monologue 13-10 gram (writing) telegram, pentagram, hexagram, hologram, grammar 13-11 frat (brother) fraternity, fraternal, fratricide, fraternize 13-12 ef (out) effusive, effulgent, efflux, efficacy, effeminate, effluent 13-13 vore (eating) omnivore, herbivore, carnivore, voracious, devour 13-14 caust (burn) caustic, holocaust, cauterize, caustically, causticity 13-15 terr (land) extraterrestrial, subterranean, terrain, Mediterranean 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.