WORDS AT WORK • 8TH GRADE • UNIT 4
auto- self • autobiography- an account of a person's life written by that person • autocorrelation- correlation between the elements of a series and others from the same series separated from them by a given interval. • autocrat-a ruler who has absolute power.
auto- self • autonomous-having self-government, at least to a significant degree • autoimmune- of or relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body
auto- self • autograph-a signature, esp. that of a celebrity written as a memento for an admirer • automation-the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process
auto- self • automobile- a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor and able to carry a small number of people. • autopilot-a device for keeping an aircraft on a set course without the intervention of the pilot
mater, pater- mother, father • matrimony-the state or ceremony of being married; marriage • patricide-the killing of one's father. • matricide- the killing of one's mother
mater/pater- mother, father • matriarch-a woman who is the head of a family or tribe. • patriarch- the male head of a family or tribe • matron-a woman in charge of domestic and medical arrangements at a boarding school or other establishment.
mater, pater- mother, father • paternity- (esp. in legal contexts) the state of being someone's father • patron-
here/hes- stick • inherent- existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute • hereditary-determined by genetic factors and therefore able to be passed on from parents to their offspring or descendants
here/hes- stick • adhesion-the action or process of adhering to a surface or object • cohesion- the action or fact of forming a united whole • adhere-stick fast to (a surface or substance) • cohere- be united; form a whole
ped/pod-foot • pedestal-the base or support on which a statue, obelisk, or column is mounted. • pedestrian- a person walking along a road or in a developed area. • podium-a small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience, as when making a speech or conducting an orchestra.
ped/pod-foot • antipodes-originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth, or of the side opposite to oneself, and was later transferred to the places where they live • pseudopod-”false foot” a temporary protrusion of the surface of an ameboid cell for movement and feeding.
ped/pod- foot • gastropod- a large class of mollusks which includes snails, slugs, whelks, and all terrestrial kinds. They have a large muscular foot for movement and (in many kinds) a single asymmetrical spiral shell. • podiatrist- a doctor that treats feet and their ailments.
ped/pod- foot • arthropod- ORIGIN arthron ‘joint’ + pous, pod- ‘foot.’ Invertebrate animals that They have a segmented body, an external skeleton, and jointed limbs. • pedal - a foot-operated lever or control for a vehicle, musical instrument, or other mechanism, in particular
ped/pod- foot • pedometer- an instrument for estimating the distance traveled on foot by recording the number of steps taken • centipede-a predatory myriapod invertebrate with a flattened elongated body composed of many segments that bear a single pair of legs
ped/pod- foot • tripod-a three-legged stand for supporting a camera or other apparatus • apodal-without feet or having undeveloped feet.
sequ, secu, sue- follow • sequel- something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event • sequence-a particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other • consecutive-following continuously
sequ, secu, sue- follow • consequence-a result or effect of an action or condition • prosecute-continue with (a course of action) with a view to its completion • subsequent- coming after something in time; following
sequ, secu, sue- follow • second-constituting number two in a sequence; coming after the first in time or order • ensue-happen or occur afterward or as a result • pursue-follow (someone or something) in order to catch or attack them