• Roots: Word Within the Word                8th Grade

    1. Vita-life ex. vitamin, vitality, vital
    2. Demo-people ex. democracy, democratic, demographic
    3. Stereo-solid ex. stereotype, stereoscope, stereophonic
    4. Ism-doctrine ex. capitalism, tribalism, mechanism
    5. Cogn-know ex. recognize, cognizant, incognito
    6. Sur-over ex. surplus, surpass, surcharge
    7. Alter-other ex. alteration, alternative, alternate
    8. Astr-star ex. astronomy, astrology, asteroid
    9. Dyna-power ex. dynamite, dynamic, dynasty
    10. Chron-time ex. chronological, chronicle, synchronize
    11. Hyper-over ex. hyperactive, hyperbole, hyperthyroidism
    12. Luna-moon ex. lunar, lunatic, lunacy
    13. Octa-eight ex. octagon, octave, octopus
    14. Gyro –turn ex. gyration, gyre, gyrate
    15. Contra-against ex. contradict, contrast, contrary
    16. Geo-earth ex. geographic, geology, geography
    17. Helio-sun ex. heliocentric, heliotrope, heliophobic
    18. Thermo-heat ex. thermometer, thermos, thermal
    19. Tetra-four ex. tetragon, tetrameter, tetrachloride
    20. Meter-measure ex. odometer, parameter, seismometer
    21. Scope-look ex. telescope, periscope, horoscope
    22. Son-sound ex. sonic, sonar, consonant
    23. Stell-star ex. constellation, stellar, interstellar
    24. Dec-ten ex. decade, decimeter, decimal
    25. Amat-love ex. amorous, amateur, amazing
    26. Germ-vital or related ex. germane, germinate, germicide
    27. Greg-group ex. gregarious, segregate, congregate
    28. Mar-sea ex. marine, maritime, submarine
    29. Prim-first ex. prime, primitive, primary
    30. Pyro-fire ex. pyromaniac, pyrotechnic, pyrogenic
    31. Clam- cry out ex. clamor, exclamatory, clamant
    32. Plu-more ex. plural, plus, pluralism
    33. Tang-touch ex. tangible, tangent, tangle
    34. String-bind ex. stringent, astringent, stringy
    35. Liber-free ex. liberty, liberate, liberal
    36. Junct-join ex. juncture, conjunction, adjunct
    37. Clud-close ex. exclude, conclude, include
    38. Se-apart ex. secede, separate, secret
    39. Trib-pay ex. tribute, attribute, retribution
    40. Dign-worthy ex. dignify, indignation, dignity
    41. Luc-light ex. lucid, translucent, elucidate
    42. Rupt-break ex. erupt, disrupt, rupture
    43. Grat-pleasing ex. gratitude, ingrate, ingratiate
    44. Medi-middle ex. mediocre, mediate, median
    45. Soph-wisdom ex. sophisticated, sophomore, philosophical
    46. Curr-run ex. current, incur, recurrent
    47. Tempor-time ex. temporary, extemporaneous, temporal
    48. Migr-wander ex. migrate, immigrant, migrant
    49. Trans-across ex. translate, transition, transcontinental
    50. Gamy-marriage ex. monogamy, bigamy, exogamy
    51. Archy-government ex. anarchy, monarchy, hierarchy
    52. Ard-always ex. sluggard, coward, drunkard
    53. Cide-kill ex. homicide, herbicide genocide
    54. Ician-specialist ex. physician, clinician, beautician
    55. Itis- inflammation ex. dermatitis, arthritis, tonsillitis
    56. Agua-water ex. aquarium, aqueduct, aquatic
    57. Audi-hear ex. audio, audience, auditory
    58. Bell-war ex. bellicose, belligerent, rebel
    59. Cap-take ex. capture, captivate, captive
    60. Cise-cut ex. concise, excise, incision
    61. Bio-life ex. biology, biography, biochemistry
    62. Auto-self ex. autograph, automobile, autocracy
    63. Port-carry ex. portable, transport, import
    64. Scrib-write ex. scribble, transcribe, describe
    65. Logy- science ex. biology, mythology, anthropology
    66. Dict-say ex. diction, contradict, dictation
    67. Cred-believe ex. credible, incredible, credence
    68. Cent-one hundred ex. century, centimeter, centipede
    69. Neo-new ex. neonatal, neon, neoclassic
    70. Ad-to ex. adjunct, adherent, advocate
    71. Cede-go ex. recede, intercede, secede
    72. Miss-send ex. dismiss, admission, missile
    73. Centri-center ex. eccentric, decentralize, centrist
    74. Biblio-book ex. bibliography, bibliophile, bibliomania
    75. Anthropo-man ex. anthropology, anthropoid, misanthrope
    76. Ante-before ex. antecedent, anterior, antebellum
    77. Anti-against ex. antibody, anticlimactic, antithesis
    78. Bi-two ex. bilateral, binocular, bicycle
    79. Circum-around ex. circumvent, circumference, circumnavigate
    80. Com-together ex. complete, commensurate, contract
    81. Con-together ex. confidence, conjunction, confine
    82. De-down ex. descent, despicable, demolish
    83. Dis-away ex. distort, dissuade, dispute
    84. Equi-equal ex. equitable, equilibrium, equilateral
    85. Extra-beyond ex. extraterrestrial, extraordinary, extravagant
    86. Inter-between ex. interstellar, interject, international
    87. Intra-within ex. intracranial, intravenous, intrastate
    88. Intro-into ex. introduction, introvert, introspective
    89. Mal-bad ex. malice, malevolent, malign
    90. Mis-bad ex. mistaken, misfortune, misdeed
    91. Non-not ex. nonplussed, nonchalant, nonprofit
    92. Post-after ex. posterity, posterior, posthumous
    93. Pre-before ex. prelude, premonition, premature
    94. Semi-half ex. semicircle, semiformal, semiannual
    95. Sub-under ex. subordinate, substantial, submarine
    96. Super-over ex. supervise, superb, superfluous
    97. Syn-together ex. syndrome, synonym, synopsis
    98. Sym-together ex. sympathy, symphony, symmetry
    99. Tri-three ex. triangle, trivia, triceps
    100. Un-non ex. unequivocal, unconventional, unequal
    101. Morph-shape ex. morphology, amorphous, polymorphous
    102. Vest-clothes ex. divest, vestibule, vestment
    103. Bene-good ex. benefit, benediction, benevolent
    104. Pond-weight ex. ponder, pound, compound
    105. Corp-body ex. corporal, corporation, corpse
    106. Dorm-sleep ex. dormitory, dormant, dormancy
    107. Pater-father ex. paternity, patronize, patriarch
    108. Nov-new ex. novel, novice, innovation
    109. Punct-point ex. punctuation, puncture, punctilious
    110. Ject-throw ex. reject, eject, conjecture
    111. Tion-act or state ex. completion, devastation, production
    112. Loco-place ex. location, relocate, locomotive
    113. Dox-opinion ex. orthodoxy, paradox, indoctrinate
    114. Amphi-both ex. amphibian, amphitheater, amphibious
    115. Magn-great ex. magnificent, magnanimous, magnate
    116. Eu-good ex. euphony, Europe, euphemism
    117. Endo-within ex. endoskeleton, endoplasm, endocrine
    118. Phobia-fear ex. claustrophobic, agoraphobic, acrophobic
    119. Ortho-straight ex. orthodontist, orthopedics, orthodox
    120. Put-think ex. reputation, dispute, computer
    121. Ver-true ex. verify, verity, verdict
    122. Matri-mother ex. matriarch, matrimony, maternal
    123. Mega-large ex. megalomania, megaphone, megahertz
    124. Pop-people ex. population, populate, populous
    125. Sangui-blood ex. sanguinary, sanguine, consanguinity
    126. Homo-same ex. homogenous, homonym, homozygous
    127. Spec-look ex. speculate, spectacle, inspect
    128. Duct-lead ex. conduct, reduction, deduction
    129. Fer-carry ex. transfer, infer, defer
    130. Pend-hang ex. pending, pendant, suspend
    131. Micro-small ex. microwave, micromanage, microscope
    132. Hydro-water ex. hydrate, hydraulics, hydrant
    133. Photo-light ex. photosynthesis, photograph, photogenic
    134. Pan-all ex. panorama, pandemic, pantheism
    135. Penta-five ex. pentagon, pentameter, pentathlon
    136. Tele-far ex. telescope, telekinesis, telepathy
    137. Vid-look ex. video, evidence, provide
    138. Omni-all ex. omnivore, omnipotent, omniscient
    139. Ex-out ex. exit, excise, exorbitant
    140. Poly-many ex. polygon, polyphony, polygamy
    141. Re-again ex. rewind, regenerate, revive
    142. Hypo-under ex. hypothyroid, hypocrite, hypodermic
    143. Pseudo-false ex. pseudonym, pseudoscience,     pseudopod
    144. Neuro-nerve ex. neurosurgeon, neuron, neurosis
    145. Tomy-cut ex. anatomy, appendectomy, dichotomy
    146. Hema-blood ex. hemoglobin, hematoma, hematology
    147. Proto-first ex. prototype, proton, protoplasm
    148. Phon-sound ex. phonetic, telephone, symphony
    149. Mono-one ex. monarchy, monotone, monogram
    150. Viv-life ex. vivid, vivacious, convivial