Word Stem Units 1 - 11 -- Keywords -- Flashcards


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something that happens before anotherantecedent
two-footed animalbiped
honor; memorializecommemorate
worthy of hatreddespicable
insert between; interruptinterject
shy personintrovert
mistaken opinion or beliefmisconception
after deathposthumous
twice a year or half-yearlysemiannual
opponent; enemyantagonist
cautious; carefully awarecircumspect
talk or behave in a way to show you think you are better; lower oneselfcondescend
disorganized, untidydisarray
going beyond; excessiveextravagant
within the walls; involving only students at the same schoolintramural
coolly unconcernednonchalant
opinion formed beforehandprejudice
lower ranksubordinate
shallow, not deepsuperficial
something that represents something elsesymbol
not embarrassedunabashed
disorder; chaosanarchy
murder of large number of people because of racegenocide
inflammation of the voice box that causes loss of voicelaryngitis
able to be heardaudible
attract attention by being extremely interestingcaptivate
removal of body tissue to discover if it is diseasedbiopsy
little importance; insignificantTRIvial
containing waterAQUeous
remove; cut outexCISE
self-governing; independentAUTOnomous
assign the origin of a certain characteristicaSCRIBe
word choiceDICTion
100th anniversaryCENTennial
speak in favor ofADvocate
study of humansanthropoLOGY
statement of beliefsCREDo
new wordNEOlogism
admit, acknowledgeconCEDE
unusual, strangeecCENTRIc
desire to help people, especially through donationsphilANTHROPy
made up of the same parts or elements; uniformedHOMOgeneous
attractive and likely to persuade to do something wrongseDUCTive
about to happenimPENDing
skimming over waterHYDROplaning
a person sent on a mission to represent anothereMISSary
lover of booksBIBLIOphile
look back on past eventsretroSPECt
postpone; delaydeFER
very smallMICROscopic
suitable for being photographedPHOTOgenic
star with five pointsPENTAgram
ability to communicate directly with each other's minds, without wordsTELEpathy
say againREiterate
chaos; complete disorderPANdemonium
a powerful force that some believe looks out and provide for people; GodproVIDence
single unvaried tone or sound; boringMONOtone
having many syllables; a long wordPOLYsyllabic
fake namePSEUDOnym
brain doctorNEUROlogist
mishmash of unpleasant sound; noisecacoPHONy
bring back to lifereVIVe
change of shapemetaMORPHosis
think carefullyPONDer
one who preaches one thing and does anotherHYPOcrite
removing front part of the brainloboTOMY
original modelPROTOtype
person who offers financial helpBENEfactor
regret, remorsecomPUNCTion
set aside for a special purposealLOCate
generous, thoughtful, and understandingMAGNanimous
fear of heightsacroPHOBIA
disagreement, argumentdisPUTe
killing one's motherMATRIcide
containing many people; large populatioPOPulous
very important, necessary, essentialVITAl
guess or theoryconJECTure
animal capable of living both on land and in waterAMPHIbian
funeral speech in which you praise the dead personEUlogy
glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstreamENDOcrine
traditional; widely acceptedORTHOdox
hunger for power and controlMEGAlomania
section of the population sharing common characteristics, such as age, sex, classDEMOgraphic
more than is neededSURplus
something that belongs to another timeanaCHRONism
insane personLUNAtic
say the oppositeCONTRAdict
hiding one's true identityinCOGNito
very lively and enthusiasticDYNAmic
extreme exaggerationHYPERbole
musical tone eight full tones above or below another toneOCTAve
study of the earth and what it's made ofGEOlogy
device to look inside a body cavity or organendoSCOPE
Ten CommandmentsDECalogue
liquid that you put food into to give it a special flavor before cookingMARinade
uncontrollable desire to set fire to thinks.PYROmania