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Pelham Public Schools. Pelham Middle School/ Pelham Memorial High School Vocabulary “Root of the Week”. Pelham’s “Root of the Week”. Root: audi - Meaning: HEAR Words: audi ble audi ence audi torium audi o audi t. Pelham’s “Root of the Week”. Root: -auto- Meaning: SELF

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Pelham public schools

Pelham Public Schools

Pelham Middle School/

Pelham Memorial High School Vocabulary “Root of the Week”


Pelham s root of the week
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: audi-

Meaning: HEAR

Words: audible

audience

auditorium

audio

audit


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -auto-

Meaning: SELF

Words: autograph

automatic

automobile

autonomic

autocrat

autobiography

autonomy


Pelham s root of the week2
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -bell-

Meaning: WAR

Words: bellicose

antebellum

belligerent

rebellion

rebel


Pelham s root of the week3
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: bene-, beni-

Meaning: GOOD

Words: benefactor

beneficial

benediction

benefit

beneficent


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -bio-

Meaning: LIFE

Words: biography

biology

biome

biosphere


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -cap-

Meaning: HEAD

Words: capital

capillary

captain

decapitation

capitalism


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -cede-, -ceed-, -ceas-, -cess-

Meaning: HAPPEN

Words: precede

proceed

antecedent

decease

cessation

cease


Pelham s root of the week7
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -chron-

Meaning: TIME

Words: chronological

chronic

chronograph

synchronize

chronicle


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -cide-

Meaning: KILL

Words: genocide

germicide

pesticide

suicide

homicide


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -cosm-

Meaning: UNIVERSE

Words: cosmos

cosmic

microcosm

cosmopolitan

cosmonaut


Pelham s root of the week10
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -crat-, -cracy-

Meaning: RULE

Words: democrat

aristocrat

theocracy

bureaucracy


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -cred-

Meaning: BELIEVE

Words: credible

incredible

credential

incredulous

credence


Pelham s root of the week12
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -cryp-

Meaning: SECRET

Words: cryptic

apocryphal

crypt

cryptographer

encrypt


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -dem-

Meaning: PEOPLE

Words: democracy

democratic

epidemic

demographic


Pelham s root of the week14
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -dia-

Meaning: ACROSS

Words: diameter

dialogue

diametrically

diagonal

diagnosis


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -dic-

Meaning: SPEAK

Words: diction

indicate

dictum

dictator

benediction

contradiction

dictionary

edict

jurisdiction


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -dog-, -dox-

Meaning: A TEACHING

Words: dogma

dogmatic

orthodox

heterodox


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -duc-, -duit-

Meaning: TO LEAD

Words: conduct

educate

conduit

deduction

inductive

abduction

aqueduct


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -fac-, -fect-, -fic-, -fy-

Meaning: TO MAKE

Words: factory

manufacture

artifact

clarify

beneficial

factor

quantify

justify


Pelham s root of the week19
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -graph-, -gram-

Meaning: WRITE

Words: graphite

autobiography

telegram

cladogram

demography

photograph

geography

topographical


Pelham s root of the week20
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: hydr-

Meaning: WATER

Words: hydrant

hydrate

hydraulic

hydrostatic

hydra


Pelham s root of the week21
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -ject-

Meaning: THROW

Words: eject

object

reject

injection

projectile

trajectory

subject


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -metr-, -meter-

Meaning: MEASURE

Words: meter

metric

kilometer

parametric

symmetry

parameter

perimeter


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -migr-

Meaning: WANDER

Words: migrate

immigrant

emigrate

migratory

migrant


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -mis-, -mit-

Meaning: SEND

Words: promise

missile

transmit

intermittent

emission

transmission

remission


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -morph-

Meaning: SHAPE

Words: amorphous

metamorphic

morphology

metamorphosis


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -phon-

Meaning: SOUND

Words: phonics

phoneme

telephone

phonograph

saxophone

symphony


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -pol-

Meaning: THE STATE

Words: police

metropolis

political

policy

politics


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -port-

Meaning: CARRY

Words: transport

portable

deport

export

portfolio

reporter

import


Pelham s root of the week29
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -rupt-

Meaning: BREAK

Words: bankrupt

erupt

corrupt

rupture

disrupt


Pelham s root of the week30
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -scrib-, -script-

Meaning: WRITE

Words: scribble

describe

inscription

scripture

scribe

transcribe


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -spec-, -spic-

Meaning: SEE

Words: spectacle

inspector

perspective

specimen

speculator

conspicuous


Pelham s root of the week32
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -tele-

Meaning: DISTANT

Words: television

telephone

teleport

telegram

telephoto


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -trans-, -tra-, -tran-

Meaning: ACROSS

Words: transport

transfer

tradition

transition

translate

transformation

transubstantiation

transcendentalism


Pelham s root of the week34
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -voc-, -vok-

Meaning: CALL

Words: vocal

invoke

revoke

vocabulary

vocation


Bonus words
Bonus Words

Pelham Middle School/ Pelham Memorial High School


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -astr-, -aster-

Meaning: STAR

Words: astral

asteroid

astronaut

astronomy

astrology


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -form-

Meaning: SHAPE

Words: conform

deform

formal

formula

platform

reform

transformation

inform

formation


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -log-

Meaning: SPEECH

THOUGHT

Words: dialogue

monologue

logic

logarithm

analogy


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -micro-

Meaning: SMALL

Words: microchip

microgram

microphone

microprocessor

microbe

microeconomics


Pelham s root of the week39
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -not-

Meaning: TO NOTE

Words: denote

notion

notation

notice

notable

notary

annotation


Pelham s root of the week40
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -scop-

Meaning: TO LOOK

Words: microscopic

telescope

horoscope

periscope


Pelham s root of the week41
Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -tac-, -tag-, -tang-, -teg-

Meaning: TOUCH

Words: contact

contagious

tangible

integral

tactile

tangent

integer

tactile


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -vers-, -vert-

Meaning: TO TURN

Words: reverse

invert

convert

advertisement

vertex

transversal


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Pelham’s “Root of the Week”

Root: -vis-, -vid-

Meaning: TO SEE

Words: envision

invisible

video

audiovisual

visual

visible