Word Within the Word
Stems List 1b
Do you know these words?
Stem Stem Examples POS Definition (Part of Speech MUST be included!)
Definition PICK ONE TO DEFINE!
intro into introduce, introvert
mal bad malicious, malign
mis bad misfit, misery
non not nonstop, nonprofit, none
post after postscript, posterior
pre before premonition, predict
semi half semicircle, semiformal
sub under subordinate, submarine
super over supervise, superb
syn together synthetic, synchronize
sym together sympathy, symbol
tri three tricycle, triangle
un not unfit, unearned
Assignment Due Date
HW 1 - Complete Context Clues (on worksheet) Make Flashcards
HW 2 - define words (on worksheet)
HW 3 - define words (on worksheet)
HW 4 – Visually illustrate at least 3 words in one picture OR illustrate
at least 3 separately (in Quarterly notebook)
HW 1: Context Clues. Using your knowledge of stems, select the word that best fits in the blank. Write the word on the blank line
AND circle your choice!
Do not use a dictionary for this section!!!
1. Petunia was always lucky while her sister Hortense was full of ___________.
a. misfortune b. introspection c. combination d. posterity
2. The seniors were glad that 12th grade was almost over, but some of them were afraid because they had no
a. synthetic b. submarine c. postgraduate d. semiannual
3. Archie was famous in the principal’s office for his many _______________ and failure to do as he was told.
a. postludes b. misdeeds c. contacts d. interjections
4. The teacher always put up a warm up as a(n) ______________ to the daily activities.
a. malady b. confine c. triad d. prelude