Word Stem Units 1 - 5 -- Keywords -- Flashcards


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antecedentsomething that happens before another
bipedtwo-footed animal
commemoratehonor; memorialize
despicableworthy of hatred
interjectinsert between; interrupt
introvertshy person
misconceptionmistaken opinion or belief
posthumousafter death
semiannualtwice a year or half-yearly
antagonistopponent; enemy
circumspectcautious; carefully aware
condescendtalk or behave in a way to show you think you are better; lower oneself
disarraydisorganized, untidy
extravagantgoing beyond; excessive
intramuralwithin the walls; involving only students at the same school
nonchalantcoolly unconcerned
prejudiceopinion formed beforehand
subordinatelower rank
superficialshallow, not deep
symbolsomething that represents something else
unabashednot embarrassed
anarchydisorder; chaos
genocidemurder of large number of people because of race
laryngitisinflammation of the voice box that causes loss of voice
audibleable to be heard
captivateattract attention by being extremely interesting
biopsyremoval of body tissue to discover if it is diseased
TRIviallittle importance; insignificant
AQUeouscontaining water
exCISEremove; cut out
AUTOnomousself-governing; independent
aSCRIBeassign the origin of a certain characteristic
DICTionword choice
CENTennial100th anniversary
ADvocatespeak in favor of
anthropoLOGYstudy of humans
CREDostatement of beliefs
NEOlogismnew word
conCEDEadmit, acknowledge
ecCENTRIcunusual, strange
philANTHROPydesire to help people, especially through donations
HOMOgeneousmade up of the same parts or elements; uniformed
seDUCTiveattractive and likely to persuade to do something wrong
imPENDingabout to happen
HYDROplaningskimming over water