2013-2014

LIST 4


Root
Root Meaning
Origin
Vocabulary Word
Part of Speech
Vocabulary Meaning
Other Words
stell
star
Latin
stellar
adjective
of, relating to, or consisting of stars
outstanding
constellation
interstellar
stellify
amat

love
Latin
amiable
adjective
having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
amigo
amity
amateur
amorous
germ

vital or related

Latin

germane

adjective
relevant to a subject under consideration.
germinate
germicide
germ
greg

group

Latin

gregarious

adjective
(of a person) fond of company; sociable.
segregate
congregate
aggregate
mar

sea

Latin

marine

adjective
of, found in, or produced by the sea.
marina
maritime
mariner
submarine
prime

first

Latin

prima donna

noun
-- the main female singer in an opera company
-- a person who thinks she or he is better than everyone else and who does not work well as part of a team or group
primate
prime
primary
primeval
pyro

fire

Latin

pyrophobia

noun
the debilitating fear of fire or flames. The root word (pyro) means "fire." The suffix (phobia) means "fear of."
pyrometer
pyre
pyrotechnic
pyromania

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LIST 3 - 9/30/13


Root
Root Meaning
Origin
Vocabulary Word
Part of Speech
Vocabulary Meaning
Other Words

geo

earth

Greek

geothermal
adjective
of, relating to, or produced by the internal heat of the earth.
geography geology geometry
geosynchonous


helio




sun


Greek


Helios
Proper noun
(Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun; drove his chariot across the sky each day; identified with Roman Sol
heliotropic
heliocentric
heliograph


thermo


heat

Greek




thermostat
noun
a device that automatically regulates temperature, or that activates a device when the temperature reaches a certain point
thermos
thermotropic
thermonuclear


dec


ten


Greek


decimate
verb
- to kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of
historical
to kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group
decade
decimal



meter





measure



Greek



thermometer



noun
an instrument for measuring and indicating temperature, typically one consisting of a narrow, hermetically sealed glass tube marked with graduations and having at one end a bulb containing mercury or alcohol that expands and contracts in the tube with heating and cooling
millimeter
centimeter
odometer


scope


look


Greek




microscope
noun
an optical instrument used for viewing very small objects, such as mineral samples or animal or plant cells, typically magnified several hundred times.
horoscope
telescope


son




Sound


Latin


dissonance
noun
--lack of agreement; especially: inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one's actions and one's beliefs
--lack of harmony among musical notes.
sonar
unison
sonnet
resonant
Tetra – four: find your own tetra word
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LIST 2 - 9/16/2013


See vocabulary definitions below:
Root
Root Meaning
Origin
Vocabulary Word
Part of Speech
Vocabulary Meaning
Other Words


astr


star


Greek


asterisk


astronomy
astrology
asteroid

dyna



power

Greek

dynamic


dynamo
dynamite
dynasty

chron

time
Greek



synchronize


chronological
chronic


hyper


over


Greek

hyperbole




hyperactive
hyperventilate
hypertension


luna




moon


Latin


lunar





lunatic
lunate

octa



eight



Greek



octogenarian




octave
octopus
octahedron

contra



against



Latin

contrary




contradict
contraband
contravene

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asterisk - a star-shaped character (*) used in printing or writing to indicate a cross-reference to a footnote, an omission, etc

dynamic - pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic: the dynamic president of the firm.
Literary term - dynamic vs. static character

Synchronize - to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another: Synchronize your watches.
-to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together: They synchronized their steps and walked on together.

Hyperbole - an obvious and intentional exaggeration.
-an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as β€œto wait an eternity.”

Lunar - of or pertaining to the moon: the lunar orbit.
-measured by the moon's revolutions: a lunar month.
-resembling the moon; round or crescent-shaped.

Octogenarian - a person who is between 80 and 90 years old.

Contrary - (adj) opposed in nature, position, etc: contrary ideas
(N) the exact opposite (esp in the phrase to the contrary )

LIST 1 - 9/9/2013


Root
Root Meaning
Origin
Vocabulary Word
Vocabulary Meaning
Example
Other Words


Vita


life


Latin


vitality
the state of being strong and active; energy.

vitamin
vital
revitalize
viable

demo

people

Greek

demography


the statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics

Democracy
undemocratic
Democratize

stereo

solid
Greek



stereotype


a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

stereoscope
stereophonic
stereopticon


Ism


doctorine


Greek


capitalism


an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

Marxism
Cubism
pluralism


cogn


know


Latin


cognizant
having knowledge or being aware of.

recognize
incognito
meta-cognitive


sur




over


Latin


surfeit
an excessive amount of something

surplus
surpass
surcharge
surmount
surname


alter


other


Latin




altruism
unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others, act of selflessness

altercation
alteration
alter ego
alternative