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STEMS (aka word parts). vocabulary. Stem List #1. Sentences The Civil War antedates the Korean War by decades. The anti-aircraft fire shot down the enemy planes. The two nations have a bilateral agreement. The circumspect spy is difficult to catch.

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stem list 1
Stem List #1
  • Sentences
  • The Civil War antedates the Korean War by decades.
  • The anti-aircraft fire shot down the enemy planes.
  • The two nations have a bilateral agreement.
  • The circumspect spy is difficult to catch.
  • The two together are an interesting combination.
  • Respond to the following with a partner.
  • Does a father’s birthday antedate his son’s?
  • Does an anticlimax enhance a play’s conclusion?
  • Can the president make a bilateral decision by himself?
  • Does a drill sergeant encourage troops to circumvent rules?
  • If nav means ship, explain the origins of the word circumnavigate?
slide3

What is an anteroom?

  • What does it mean to be antisocial?
  • Why is it a bicycle?
  • If spect means to look, what does circumspect mean?
  • What does compress mean?
stem list 2
Stem List #2

Sentences

  • He was confined to the asteroid’s detention center.
  • The lunar landing descended through the atmosphere.
  • His attention was easily distracted.
  • She made an equilateral triangle with three straws.
  • It was an extraordinary achievement.
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Questions

  • Is a distortion(tort = twist) a faithful account of what happened?
  • Do you mistrust a person who equivocates?
  • Are politicians morally obligated to speak unequivocally, or do they have a practical right to be equivocal in order to be elected?
  • If you could do something truly extraordinary, what would it be?
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Stem List #3

  • Sentences
  • They were lost in interstellar space.
  • He received an intravenous solution through a tube in his arm.
  • The boy was a lonely introvert who kept to himself.
  • He looked fearfully at the glowing, malevolent demon.
  • He had the misfortune to forget his wallet.
slide7

Questions

  • What is the difference between interstate highways and intrastate highways? Explain by examining parts of the word.
  • Is it wrong to be an introvert, or is it just a matter of style? Is it better to be sociable? Should you force yourself to socialize if you feel like being alone?
stem list 4
Stem List #4

Sentences

  • The foundation is a nonprofit organization.
  • She added a postscript at the bottom of the letter.
  • Before Romeo left, Juliet had a frightening premonition.
  • The circle was divided into two equal semicircles.
  • The lieutenant gave a sharp order to her subordinate.
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Stem List #4
  • Questions and a Prompt
  • Is your subordinate your boss?
  • Can a book record your thoughts for posterity?
  • Invent three words that each contain two or more of the stems we’ve studied so far. Write definitions for these words.
stem list 5
Stem List #5

Sentences

  • The talkative fool made several superfluous comments.
  • Please synchronize your watches at this time.
  • The symbiotic species could not survive without each other.
  • Rome was sometimes ruled by a triumvirate.
  • Unearned income must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service.
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Stem List #6

Sentences

  • England is, or once was, ruled by a monarchy.
  • The dullard was always boring everyone to tears.
  • In killing his father, Oedipus was guilty of patricide.
  • Mustafa is an electronic technician.
  • The dermatitis on his skin was painful and unpleasant.