WORD STEMS


STEMS 95 - 108

press - to press
purg - to cleanse
fuse - to pour
pend - hang
pos - to put or place
loc - place
sist - to stand
sta/stat/stit - to stand
ced/cess/ceed - to go
ten/tend - to stretch or to be pulled or to hold
lit - letter
ceiv/cep - to take
tain/ten - to hold
nounce/nunc - to report



STEMS 75 - 94

hydra/hydro - water
gen - birth or beginning or family
mort - death
bio - life
ven/vent - to come
junct - to join
spir - to breathe
sec/sect - to cut
jud - to judge
leg - law or to read
mod - measure or manner of doing
biblio - book
path - disease or suffering
sens/sent - sense
med/medi - heal
sol - alone
intra - within
inter - between or among
intro - in or inward
circum - around

STEMS 55 - 74

duc/duct - lead
sequ/sec - follow
flu - flow
ver/vert - turn
bene - good or well
mal - bad
ante - before
post - after
magni - great
min - small
poly - much or many
equ - equal
omni - all
cap - head
dent/dont - tooth
corp - body
ped/pod - foot
terr - earth
astr/aster - star
aer - air


STEMS 35-54

meter - measure

logy - study
spect - to look at
port - to carry
form - to shape
dict - to say or speak
aud - to hear
vis - to see
gress - to go
rupt - to break
tract - to draw or pull
mot - to move
fract - to break
flect/flex - to bend
ject - to throw
mis/mit - to send
man - hand
scrib/script - to write
cred - to believe
fac - to make

STEMS 15-34

mono - one

uni - one

bi - two
tri - three
quadr/quar - four
quint/pent - five
oct - eight
dec - ten
cent - hundred
micro - small
mega - great
hyper - over or beyond
super - over or above
tele - distant
phon - sound
photo - light
graph - write
geo - earth
therm - heat
scope - target or see

WORD STEMS TO MEMORIZE

pre - before  

ante - before
pos - put  

com - together
ad - to  

pro - for
nom - name  

ject - throw
inter - between  

con - together
junct - join  

pound - weigh
plex - twist, fold  

dict - say
verbum - word  

sub - under
in - in or not  

ap - beside

These words not only form the basis of many grammar words, they are the basis of vocabulary in every academic subject.


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