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STEMS 1-6 Cumulative

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drome run, step syndrome (run together), hippodrome (place where horses run) syndrome=medical condition that has symptoms that run together palindrome
glu, glo lump, bond, glue glue, agglutinate, conglomerate glue=bonds things together conglomerate=a group of companies or things that are connected
here, hes stick adhere, cohere, cohesion, inherent, hereditary adhere=to stick to something cohere=when things are next to each other in a related or logical fashion
hypn sleep hypnosis, hypnotherapy hypnosis=the process of putting ones conscious mind to sleep hypnotherapy=a therapy in which the therapist puts the patient's mind in a state of waking sleep.
pend, pens, pond hang, weigh pendant, pendulum, suspend, appendage, pensive pendant=jewelry which hangs from a necklace appendage=a part of the body that hangs out from the main core of the body
phage eat macrophage, bacteriophage bacteriophage=a virus that invades and devours a bacterium from inside macrophage=a white blood cell that engulfs and eats up debris in the blood stream
pneuma, pneumon breath pneumatic, pneumonia, pneumatic=describes something that is powered by breath or air pneumonia=a sickness that impeded breathing
port carry porter, portable, transport, report, export, import, support, transportation import=to carry something into an area support=to carry and hold something up
sed, sess, sid sit sediment, session, obsession, possess, preside, president, reside, subside sediment=the materials that sit at the bottom of a liquid obsess=to sit on or become stuck on one idea
serv save, serve servant, service, subservient, servitude, preserve, conserve, reservation, deserve, conservation, observe subservient=describing someone who serves or is considered lower than someone of higher rank reservation=to save a spot or item, etc.
sign, signi sign, mark, seal signal, signature, design, insignia, significant insignia=a written design that carries meaning or authenticy, similar to a logo signature=your written name
sume, sump take, use, waste consume, assume (to take, to use), sump pump presumption (to take or use before knowing all the facts consumer=someone who uses goods or services presumption=to take or use certain facts before you have the whole story
tend, tent, tens stretch, strain tendency, extend, intend, contend, pretend, superintend, tender, extent, tension, pretense tendons=parts of the body that stretch between the muscles and the bones tender=able to be stretched
tom cut atom (not cuttable), appendectomy, tonsillectomy, dichotomy, anatomy appendectomy=the operation of cutting out someone's appendix anatomy=study of the internal parts of the body only seen through cutting below the skin and beyond
tort, tors twist torture (twisting to inflict pain) retort, extort, distort, contort, torsion, tortuous, torturous torture=twisting to inflict pain tortuous=describing something that curves, twists, and turns
tox poison toxic, intoxicate, antitoxin toxins=poisons intoxicate=to be filled with poisons
turbo disturb turbulent, disturb, turbid, turmoil turbid=describes something that is chaotic or disturbed turmoil=a state of chaos, discomfort, or disturbed
typ print type, prototype, typical, typography, typewriter, typology, typify prototype=the first printed or drawn version of something typify=to serve as the written definition or model of something
ven, vent come convene, intervene, venue, convenient, avenue, circumvent, invent, convent, venture, event, advent, prevent convene=to come together advent=when something starts or comes together early on invent=to create something new that has come into being
voc call vocation, avocation, convocation, invocation, evoke, provoke, revoke, advocate, provocative, vocal evoke=to call upon or cause a response provoke=to call or cause something to happen
vol will, filled with malevolent, benevolent, volunteer, volition malevolent=filled with evil benevolent=filled with goodness volition=your will or what you intend to do
vor eat voracious, carnivorous, herbivorous, omnivorous, devour voracious=extremely hungry or able to eat carnivorous=eats meat
belli war rebellion, belligerent, casus belli, bellicose belligerent=someone who is combative, wants to fight, out of control rebellion=a war against the people in power
ced, ceed, cede, cess move, yield, go, surrender procedure, proceed, cede, concede, recede, precede, accede, success secede=to move away from concede=yield to give up, to surrender
civ citizen civic, civil, civilian, civilization civil=relating to the ideals of being a good citizen civilization=a society in which people or citizens form a cohesive government
crat, cracy rule autocrat, aristocrat, theocracy, technocracy theocracy=a government that rules the enforcement of religious principles aristocrat=wealthy or powerful individuals who rule over others
ignis fire ignite, igneous, ignition ignite=to set something on fire ignition=to start the car by firing up the engine
leg law written legal, legislate, legislature, legitimize legislation=the written laws of the land legible=written well enough to be read legend=a story that was written down
pac peace pacifist, pacify, pacific ocean pacify=the act of making something or someone peaceful pacifist=someone who refuses to engage in war or violence
plac, plais please peace placid, placebo, placate, complacent placid=peaceful or pleasing placate=to satisfy or please someone
pot power potential, potentate, impotent potent=powerful potential=the power one is capable of gaining
volcan fire volcano, vulcanize, Vulcan volcano=a mountain of fire vulcan=god of fire
chrom color chrome, chromosome, polychrome, chromatic chromosomes=the chemical strands which determine features such as hair and eye color, etc. chromatic=having to do with colors
crea create creature, recreation, creation recreation=acts of creating pleasurable experiences creative=someone with the ability to create
levi light alleviate, levitate, levity levity=to bring to light or describing something that is shining or important He spoke with great levity alleviate=to lighten the load or pain of someone else
luc, lum, lus, lun light translucent, luminary, luster, luna (moon goddess) translucent=describing something that allows light to flow through it bio-luminescence=when living organisms emit light
mor, mort mortal, death mortal, immortal, mortality, mortician, mortuary mortality=the concept of death mortuary=a place where the dead are prepared for burial moratorium=a stoppage or death of a process or something
nox, noc night nocturnal, equinox, noctilucent equinox=the days of the year in which NIGHT (without sun) matches the Day (the sun) noctilucent=can only be seen at night
umber, umbraticum shadow umbra, penumbra, (take) umbrage, adumbrate umbra=the shadow of the moon that is projected on the earth during an eclipse umbrella=casts a shadow to protect against sun or rain.
vac empty vacate, vacuum, evacuate, vacation, vacant, vacuous evacuate=to empty an entire area or building, etc. vacant=describing something that is empty
aug, auc increase augur, augment, auction augment=to add to something auction=when items are sold and the idea is to increase the price with each bid
calor heat calorie, caloric, calorimeter calorie=unit of heat calorie=in dietary terms, a unit of energy or heat that a particular food contains.
caus, caut burn, heat caustic, cauldron, cauterize caustic=the tone of being harsh or burning cauterize=to burn something in order for it to bind together or be sanitized...the doctor cauterized the wound
clud, clus, claus shut include, conclude, recluse, claustrophobia, occlusion, occult conclude=the end or shutting down of something claustrophobia=fear of being shut into a small space
cresc, cret, crease, cru rise, grow crescendo, concrete, increase, decrease, accrue crescendo=describes something that is rising in volume or magnitude accrue=to gain something over time...I wish I could accrue more savings
crit separate, choose critical, criterion, hypocrite critic=someone whose writing is meant to separate one thing from another criterion=the features that separate one thing from another SAT scores are a criterion for colleges to admit students.
flex, flect bend flex, reflex, flexible, flexor, inflexibility, reflect, deflect inflexibility=the lack of being able to bend reflect=something that bends back light to the source
fract, frag break fracture, infraction, fragile, fraction, refract infraction=breaking the rules fracture=breaking a bone
lau, lav, lot, lut wash launder, lavatory, lotion, ablution, dilute launder=to wash or clean ablution=the act of cleaning or preparing for prayer, purity, or even funeral rites
liber, liver free liberty, liberal, liberalize, deliverance liberal=freely deliverance=the act of setting one free by providing
neo new Neolithic, nuveau riche, neologism, neophyte, neonatal neologism=a new word or way of saying things neonatal=having to do with premature or babies who were born too soon
nov new novel, renovate, novice, nova, innovate novice=someone who is new at doing something renovate=to work on something to make it seem new again
rupt break rupture, interrupt, abrupt, disrupt, ruptible rupture=a break or crack in something, a fracture disrupt=things that break up situation, things, etc.
vert, vers turn avert, divert, invert, introvert, convertible, reverse, controversy, versatile reverse=to turn back again invert=to turn something upside down
vic, vicis change, substitute vicarious, vicar, vicissitude vicar=the substitute or temporary authority vicarious=describes something that is in a changing or substituting position
vict, vinc conquer victor, evict, convict, convince, invincible victory=to win or conquer over others evict=to conquer and remove
acu sharp acute, acupuncture, accurate acuity=the feature of being sharp, skilled, or smart acute=a sharp angle on a triangle
form form, shape form, uniform, conform, formulary, perform, formal, formula uniform=of one shape or design formal=important and following a specific form of set of rules
liter letters literary, literature, literal, alliteration, obliterate obliterate=to destroy something and reduce it to size of letters literary=being written or in the form letters
macr-, macer lean deathlike emaciated, meager emaciated=something that is very thin or lean usually from sickness or starvation macabre=describes something that is deathlike, horrible, or gruesome
micro deceive small microscope, microfilm, microcard, microwave, micrometer microscope=allows you to see things which are very small micrometer=a tool that measures very small things
morph form amorphous, dimorphic, metamorphosis, morphology amorphous=describing something that does not have a tangible shape or form morphology=the study of change
reg, recti straighten regiment, regular, rectify, correct, direct, rectangle regiment=a straight list of things to do or tasks to accomplish or a group of people who adhere to strict rules rectify=to make something right
sphere ball, sphere sphere, stratosphere, hemisphere, spheroid hemisphere=a half of a ball or sphere spheroid=describes something that appears or looks like a sphere or ball
cap, cip, cept take capable, intercept, forceps, capture, except, reciprocate capable=able to take it intercept=to get between and take something capture=to take it
don give donate, condone donate=to give condone=to allow or give permission
dorm sleep dormant, dormitory dormant=something that is not moving i.e. asleep dormitory=where students sleep
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