Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 1 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 1 1 ante before Latin antedate, antecedent, antebellum, anterior, ante meridiem, antipenult 1 2 anti against Greek antiaircraft, antibody, anticlimax, anticline, antitoxin, antithesis 1 3 bi two Latin bilateral, bicycle, binary, bimonthly, biped, bipolar, binocular, bicuspid 1 4 circum around Latin circumnavigate, circumspect, circumvent, circumlocution, circus 1 5 com together Latin combination, comfort, commensurate, common, complete, combo 1 6 con together Latin contract, confidence, confine, confederate, conjunction, contact 1 7 de down Latin deposit, descent, despicable, denounce, deduct, demolish, decrepit 1 8 dis away Latin distract, distort, dispute, dissonant, disperse, dismiss, dissuade 1 9 equi equal Latin equitable, equilateral, equivocate, equinox, equation, equilibrium 1 10 extra beyond Latin extraterrestrial, extraordinary, extravagant, extrovert, extramural 1 11 inter between Latin international, interdepartmental, interstellar, interject, interlude 1 12 intra within Latin intracellular, intravenous, intracranial, intrastate, intrauterine 1 13 intro into Latin introduce, introspective, introvert, introject, introrse, intromission 1 14 mal bad Latin malevolent, malcontent, malicious, malign, malady, malapropism 1 15 mis bad Germ. misfit, mistake, misfortune, misfire, misdeed, misguided 1 16 non not Latin nonstop, nonprofit, none, nonconformity, nonplussed, nonchalant 1 17 post after Latin postgraduate, posthumous, postscript, posterity, posterior, postlude 1 18 pre before Latin prelude, preposition, premonition, premature, predict, predecessor 1 19 semi half Latin semitone, semiaquatic, semicircle, semiweekly, semiannual, semiformal 1 20 sub under Latin subterranean, subtract, subordinate, submarine, subterfuge 1 21 super over Latin supervise, superb, superior, superfluous, supercilious, supernatural 1 22 syn together Greek synthetic, synchronize, syndrome, synonym, synopsis, syntax 1 23 sym together Greek sympathy, symbiosis, symbol, symmetry, symphony, symposium 1 24 tri three Greek tricycle, triangle, triceps, triad, trichotomy, triceratops, trivia 1 25 un not OE unfit, unequal, undone, unequivocal, unearned, unconventional Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary Sentences 1 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 1 1 ante before The Civil War antedates the Korean War by decades. 1 2 anti against The antiaircraft fire shot down the enemy planes. 1 3 bi two The two nations have a bilateral agreement. 1 4 circum around The circumspect spy is difficult to catch. 1 5 com together The two together are an interesting combination. 1 6 con together He was confined to the asteroid’s detention center. 1 7 de down The lunar lander descended through the atmosphere. 1 8 dis away His attention was easily distracted. 1 9 equi equal She made an equilateral triangle with three straws. 1 10 extra beyond It was an extraordinary achievement. 1 11 inter between They were lost in interstellar space. 1 12 intra within He received an intravenous solution through a tube in his arm. 1 13 intro into The boy was a lonely introvert who kept to himself. 1 14 mal bad He looked fearfully at the glowing, malevolent demon 1 15 mis bad He had the misfortune to forget his wallet. 1 16 non not The foundation is a nonprofit organization. 1 17 post after She added a postscript at the bottom of the letter. 1 18 pre before Before Romeo left, Juliet had a frightening premonition. 1 19 semi half The circle was divided into two equal semicircles. 1 20 sub under The lieutenant gave a sharp order to her subordinate. 1 21 super over The talkative fool made several superfluous comments. 1 22 syn together Please synchronize your watches at this time. 1 23 sym together The symbiotic species could not survive without each other. 1 24 tri three Rome was sometimes ruled by a triumvirate. 1 25 un not Unearned income must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 2 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 2 1 archy government Greek monarchy, oligarchy, hierarchy, anarchy, matriarchal, patriarch 2 2 ard always Germ. drunkard, coward, braggart, laggard, dullard, sluggard 2 3 cide kill Latin herbicide, homicide, matricide, suicide, regicide, genocide, fratricide 2 4 ician specialist Latin technician, musician, beautician, physician, statistician, clinician 2 5 itis inflammation Greek appendicitis, tonsillitis, bursitis, arthritis, gastroenteritis 2 6 aqua water Latin aquarium, aquatic, aquaplane, aqueduct, aquifer, aqueous, semiaquatic 2 7 audi hear Latin audiophile, audience, audition, auditory, audiometer, audit, audiology 2 8 bell war Latin bellicose, belligerent, rebel, casus belli, counterrebellion 2 9 cap take Latin capture, captive, captor, captious, captivate, captivity, caption 2 10 cise cut Latin excise, incisors, incision, circumcise, incisive, precise, concise 2 11 bio life Greek biography, biology, biomorphic, biochemistry, exobiology, biogenesis 2 12 auto self Greek autobiography, automobile, autograph, automatic, automaton 2 13 port carry Latin transport, import, report, porter, deport, important, portage, portly 2 14 scrib write Latin scribble, inscribe, scribe, describe, conscription, transcribe, ascribe 2 15 logy science Greek biology, anthropology, geology, entomology, philology, mythology 2 16 dict say Latin dictionary, predict, malediction, dictation, addict, interdict 2 17 cred believe Latin credit, incredible, incredulous, discredited, credibility, credo 2 18 cent one hundred Latin century, bicentennial, centimeter, centipede, centurion 2 19 neo new Greek neologism, neophyte, neon, Neolithic, neoclassic, neonatal 2 20 ad to Latin adhesive, adapt, addendum, addition, adherent, addict, advent 2 21 cede go Latin recede, precede, antecedent, proceed, secede, concede, intercede 2 22 miss send Latin dismiss, remiss, missile, admission, missionary, emission, promissory 2 23 centri center Latin centrifugal, centripetal, centrist, concentric, decentralize, eccentric 2 24 biblio book Greek bibliography, bibliophile, bibliolatry, bible, bibliomania, bibliophobia 2 25 anthropo man Greek anthropology, anthropomorphic, anthropoid, lycanthrope Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 2 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 2 1 archy government England is, or once was, ruled by a monarchy. 2 2 ard always The dullard was always boring everyone to tears. 2 3 cide kill In killing his father, Oedipus was guilty of patricide. 2 4 ician specialist Mustafa is an electronic technician. 2 5 itis inflammation The dermatitis on his skin was painful and unpleasant. 2 6 aqua water Balthazar, the scuba diver, collects aquatic species. 2 7 audi hear The deaf moose had an injured auditory nerve. 2 8 bell war Belligerent nations gain nothing from their many wars. 2 9 cap take The hostile island tribe captured captives. 2 10 cise cut The design was incised into the oaken door with a knife. 2 11 bio life Biomorphic abstract sculpture resembles living shapes. 2 12 auto self The general wrote a tedious autobiography about his exploits. 2 13 port carry The porter will carry your bags to the train. 2 14 scrib write Please inscribe my yearbook. 2 15 logy science Since he loved insects, he studied entomology. 2 16 dict say the grand jury returned a robbery indictment against him. 2 17 cred believe A credulous person will believe anything. 2 18 cent one hundred Fortunately, the centipede wears no shoes. 2 19 neo new Homer was a neophyte in the business world, but he learned quickly. 2 20 ad to The adhesive allowed the poster to stick to the wall. 2 21 cede go At last the flood waters began to recede from the land. 2 22 miss send The unfortunate missionary was sent to the cannibal tribe. 2 23 centri center The ripples on the pond spread out in concentric circles. 2 24 biblio book The quick-reading Hortense was a lifelong bibliophile. 2 25 anthropo man The unsympathetic grouch was sometimes called a misanthropist. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 3 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 3 1 homo same Greek homogenize, homonym, homophone, homologous, homozygous 3 2 spec look Latin spectacles, specter, specious, spectrum, respect, inspect, prospectus 3 3 duct lead Latin conduct, ductile, induct, product, reduction, deduction, reproduction 3 4 fer carry Latin transfer, infer, refer, defer, conifer, Lucifer, aquifer, auriferous 3 5 pend hang Latin pending, pendulum, pendant, impending, depend, pendulous, suspend 3 6 micro small Greek micron, microscope, microwave, microphone, microcosm, microbiotic 3 7 hydro water Greek hydroplane, hydroponics, dehydrate, hydrant, hydrogen, hydrophobia 3 8 photo light Greek photograph, photometer, photon, photogenic, photosynthesis 3 9 pan all Greek panorama, panoply, pandemic, pantheism, pantheon, Pan-American 3 10 penta five Greek pentagram, pentagon, pentameter, pentathlon, pentarchy, pentahedron 3 11 tele far Greek telescope, telephone, telekinesis, telepathy, teleology, telex 3 12 vid look Latin video, invidious, Montevideo, evidence, provide, videogenic, vide 3 13 omni all Latin omnipotent, omnivorous, omniscient, omnibus, omnipresent 3 14 ex out Latin exit, except, excise, exculpate, elucidate, exorbitant, eccentric 3 15 poly many Greek polyphony, polygyny, polygamy, allopolyploidy, polyvalent 3 16 re again Latin return, review, retouch, reiterate, retail, revive, regenerate 3 17 hypo under Greek hypodermic, hypocrite, hypotenuse, hypothermia, hypothesis 3 18 pseudo false Greek pseudonym, pseudopod, pseudomorphic, pseudoscience, pseudoevent 3 19 neuro nerve Greek neuron, neurosurgeon, neurosis, neurology, neuralgia, neurotomy 3 20 tomy cut Greek tonsillectomy, appendectomy, dichotomy, anatomy, lobotomy 3 21 hema blood Greek hematic, hematite, hematology, hematoma, hemal, hematogenesis 3 22 proto first Greek protoplasm, prototype, Protozoa, proton, protohuman, protomorphic 3 23 phon sound Greek symphony, telephone, phonetic, phonograph, euphony, cacophony 3 24 mono one Greek monotonous, monomania, monocular, monogamous, monolithic, monotone 3 25 viv life Greek vivid, vivisection, vivacious, convivial, bon vivant, viva, viviparous Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 3 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 3 1 homo same The English language contains many homophones like two and too. 3 2 spec look It was a specious argument, but it sounded convincing. 3 3 duct lead The youth was inducted into the army. 3 4 fer carry The transfer was made in the darkness of a moonless night. 3 5 pend hang The patent is still pending on that product. 3 6 micro small The two bacteria were only a micron apart. 3 7 hydro water The fire hydrant stood in front of the school. 3 8 photo light An overexposure to the sun’s photons gave her a sunburn. 3 9 pan all The god Apollo was a member of the Greek pantheon. 3 10 penta five He wore a pentagram on his sleeve, not a pentagon 3 11 tele far The strange boy could move distant objects by telekinesis. 3 12 vid look The kids played video games for hours. 3 13 omni all The all-consuming furry muncher had an omnivorous appetite. 3 14 ex out The surgeon was able to excise the tissue with a scalpel. 3 15 poly many Johann Sebastian Bach composed polyphonic music. 3 16 re again His new novel was carefully reviewed by the literary critic. 3 17 hypo under The crash victims suffered hypothermia on the frozen tundra. 3 18 pseudo false The amoeba uses its pseudopods to move across the surface. 3 19 neuro nerve The brain is said to contain over 100 billion neurons. 3 20 tomy cut The clown received an emergency appendectomy in the medical tent. 3 21 hema blood Iron ore is called hematite because of its deep red color. 3 22 proto first Single-celled animals are known as the Protozoa. 3 23 phon sound Musicians play together in a symphony. 3 24 mono one The German prince peered through his gold-rimmed monocular. 3 25 viv life Laws against vivisection prevent cruelty to animals. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 4 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 4 1 morph shape Greek amorphous, morphology, polymorphously, mesomorph, protomorphic 4 2 vest clothes Latin vestry, vestment, vestibule, vest, investiture, divest, divestiture 4 3 bene good Latin benefit, benevolent, beneficial, benediction, benefactor, benign 4 4 pond weight Latin ponderous, ponder, preponderant, pound, imponderable, compound 4 5 corp body Latin corpulent, corporation, corporeal, corporal, corpse, corpuscle 4 6 dorm sleep Latin dormitory, dormant, dormer, dormancy, dormitive, dormient 4 7 pater father Latin paternalistic, patronize, paternity, patriarch, expatriate 4 8 nov new Latin novel, nova, novice, novitiate, Nova Scotia, innovation, renovate 4 9 punct point Latin punctuate, punctilious, puncture, punctual, acupuncture, contrapuntal 4 10 ject throw Latin eject, reject, conjecture, dejected, inject, subject, projection 4 11 tion act/state Latin completion, reaction, devastation, production, creation, transition 4 12 loco place Latin locomotive, location, local, locus, relocate, dislocate, localize 4 13 dox opinion Greek orthodox, heterodox, doxology, indoctrinate, paradox 4 14 amphi both Greek amphibious, amphitheater, amphibian, amphigory, amphibolous 4 15 magn great Latin Magna Carta, magnanimous, magnate, magnificent, magnum opus 4 16 eu good Greek Eucharist, euphony, eulogy, euphemism, Europe, eugenics, euglena 4 17 endo within Greek endoplasm, endocrine, endogamous, endoskeleton, endothermic 4 18 phobia fear Greek claustrophobia, acrophobia, xenophobia, agoraphobia, hydrophobia 4 19 ortho straight Greek orthopedics, orthodontist, orthodox, orthography, orthogonal 4 20 put think Latin reputation, putative, impute, dispute, computer, disreputable 4 21 ver true Latin verify, veracity, veritable, verdict, verisimilitude, aver, cinema verite 4 22 matri mother Latin matricide, matron, matriarch, matrimony, matrilineal 4 23 mega large Greek megalith, megaphone, megalomania, megalopolis, megahertz, megaton 4 24 pop people Latin popular, populist, populate, population, popularize, populous 4 25 sangui blood Latin sanguinary, sanguine, consanguinity, sangfroid, sangria Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 4 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 4 1 morph shape The magic crystal dissolved into a lumpy, amorphous mass. 4 2 vest clothes The silk vestments were hanging on pegs. 4 3 bene good He never knew the name of his generous benefactor. 4 4 pond weight The ponderous burden was nearly impossible to lift. 4 5 corp body His corpulent body was a result of his love of sweets. 4 6 dorm sleep The evil creature lay harmlessly dormant for centuries. 4 7 pater father There was an annual birthday party for the family patriarch. 4 8 nov new The recently invented laser toothbrush is a novel idea. 4 9 punct point Her punctilious attention to small details was impressive. 4 10 ject throw He felt miserably dejected when the expedition left without him. 4 11 tion act/state The devastation intensified our need for creation. 4 12 loco place Self-motivated people have an internal locus of control. 4 13 dox opinion The many-cultured United Stated is a heterodox nation. 4 14 amphi both The Martian amphibians emerging from the water had gray, impermeable skin. 4 15 magn great His magnanimous victory speech was inspiring in its generosity. 4 16 eu good The euphony of Mozart’s beautiful music carried us away. 4 17 endo within Human beings have endoskeletons, not exoskeletons like insects or crabs. 4 18 phobia fear The trembling dog on the twenty-third floor has acrophobia. 4 19 ortho straight The orthodontist straightened Count Dracula’s fangs. 4 20 put think the computer hummed once and exploded. 4 21 ver true We questioned the veracity of the doctor’s strange and unbelievable story. 4 22 matri mother The town awoke to the details of the angry son’s tragic matricide. 4 23 mega large The massive granite megalith towered over the ancient ruins. 4 24 pop people The populist candidate, a favorite of the voters, won the lunar colony primary. 4 25 sangui blood The massed armies joined in sanguinary combat. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 5 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 5 1 vita life Latin vitamin, vitality, vital, revitalize, viable, vitalism, devitalize 5 2 demo people Greek democracy, demography, undemocratic, democratize 5 3 stereo solid Greek stereoscope, stereophonic, stereotype, stereopticon, stereotropism 5 4 ism doctrine Greek Marxism, capitalism, Imagism, Cubism, nihilism, pluralism, tribalism 5 5 cogn know Latin recognize, cognizant, incognito, cognoscenti, cognomen, precognition 5 6 sur over Latin surplus, surpass, surcharge, surface, surfeit, surmount, surname 5 7 alter other Latin alternator, alteration, alter ego, alternative, altruism, altercation 5 8 astr star Greek astronomy, astrology, asteroid, disaster, asterisk, astrophysics 5 9 dyna power Greek dynamic, dynamo, dynamite, dynasty, dynamometer 5 10 chron time Greek chronometer, chronological, synchronize, chronic, anachronism 5 11 hyper over Greek hyperactive, hyperventilate, hyperbole, hyperacidity, hypertension 5 12 luna moon Latin lunar, lunatic, lunate, luna moth, lunette, sublunar, lunular 5 13 octa eight Greek octameter, octogenarian, octagon, octarchy, octave, octopus 5 14 gyro turn Greek gyration, gyroscope, gyre, gyrate, spirogyra, gyromagnetic 5 15 contra against Latin contradict, contrary, contrast, contrapuntal, contraband, contravene 5 16 geo earth Greek geography, geothermal, geology, geophysics, geometry 5 17 helio sun Greek Helios, heliotropic, heliocentric, heliograph, perihelion, aphelion 5 18 thermo heat Greek thermostat, thermos, thermotropic, thermonuclear, thermocouple 5 19 tetra four Greek tetrameter, tetrahedron, tetroxide, tetragon, tetrachloride 5 20 meter measure Greek thermometer, millimeter, octameter, hydrometer, odometer 5 21 scope look Greek telescope, microscope, periscope, radarscope, horoscope 5 22 son sound Latin sonar, unison, sonorous, sonnet, dissonance, resonant, supersonic 5 23 dec ten Greek decade, deciliter, decimal, decagon, decathlon, decimate 5 24 stell star Latin interstellar, stelliform, stellar, constellation, stellate, stellify 5 25 amat love Latin amatory, amateur, amorous, amiable, amigo, amour-propre, amity Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 5 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 5 1 vita life In the spring of 2215, the rebuilt New York was a revitalized city 5 2 demo people The theory of democracy was proven effective by the United States. 5 3 stereo solid If there is stereophonic sound, can there be stereo smell? 5 4 ism doctrine Is capitalism the opposite of Marxism? 5 5 cogn know The Magnum Leader was traveling incognito to avoid recognition. 5 6 sur over The overwhelming economic disasters could not be surmounted. 5 7 alter other Our previously unchanged plans have suffered an alteration. 5 8 astr star If the asteroid struck the earth, it would be a disaster. 5 9 dyna power Her dynamic personality made her an obvious choice for the powerful role. 5 10 chron time Please synchronize your chronometers. 5 11 hyper over The hyperactive child began to hyperventilate. 5 12 luna moon Are lunatics really subject to lunar influences on their sanity? 5 13 octa eight The octarchy decided to invade Macedonia. 5 14 gyro turn The dancers’ spinning gyrations continued into the night. 5 15 contra against Their contradictory remarks offered a sharp contrast of views. 5 16 geo earth Which earth study do you prefer: geology, geography, or geophysics? 5 17 helio sun Galileo thought that the solar system was heliocentric, not earth-centered. 5 18 thermo heat The thermotropic plants were killed by the cold front. 5 19 tetra four Is a square a tetragon or a tetrahedron? 5 20 meter measure The hydrometer measured the flow of the trout stream. 5 21 scope look Alien warships appeared on the radarscope. 5 22 son sound The senator’s sonorous voice was her best political weapon. 5 23 dec ten The Olympic decathlon winner was famous for a decade. 5 24 stell star The interstellar spaceship launching was a stellar occasion. 5 25 amat love The amateur astronomer was an amiable fellow who loved his hobby. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 6 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 6 1 germ vital/related Latin germane, germinate, germicide, germinal, germ 6 2 greg group Latin gregarious, egregious, segregate, congregate, aggregate 6 3 mar sea Latin marine, marina, ultramarine, maritime, mariner, marinate, submarine 6 4 prim first Latin prime, primary, primate, primogeniture, primeval, prima donna, primo 6 5 pyro fire Greek pyre, pyromania, pyrotechnic, pyrogenic, pyrophobia, pyrometer 6 6 clam cry out Latin clamorous, exclamation, clamor, exclamatory, clamant, declaim 6 7 plu more Latin plural, plurality, plus, pluralize, pluriaxial, pluralism, nonplussed 6 8 tang touch Latin tangible, tangent, tangle, tangential, cotangent, intangible 6 9 string bind Latin stringent, string, stringy, astringent, stringer 6 10 liber free Latin liberate, liberty, liberal, libertine, deliberate, libertarian 6 11 junct join Latin junction, conjunction, juncture, disjunct, injunction, adjunct 6 12 clud close Latin exclude, include, preclude, exclusive, occlude, conclude, cloister 6 13 se apart Latin secede, secret, sedition, seduce, segregate, select, separate 6 14 trib pay Latin tribute, tributary, retribution, contribution, attribute, diatribe 6 15 dign worthy Latin dignify, dignity, condign, dignitary, undignified, indignation 6 16 luc light Latin lucid, translucent, lucidity, pellucid, Lucifer, elucidate, lucent 6 17 rupt break Latin erupt, disrupt, rupture, corrupt, abrupt, incorruptible 6 18 grat pleasing Latin gratifying, gratitude, ingrate, grateful, gratuitous, ingratiate 6 19 medi middle Latin median, mediate, medium, mediocre, Mediterranean, in medias res 6 20 soph wisdom Greek sophomore, sophisticated, sophist, philosophy, pansophy, theosophy 6 21 curr run Latin current, undercurrent, currently, recurrent, currency, incur 6 22 tempor time Latin temporal, contemporary, temporize, temporarily, tempus fugit 6 23 migr wander Latin migrate, transmigration, migrant, migratory, emigrant, immigrant 6 24 trans across Latin transfer, translate, transmit, transfusion, translucent, transcend 6 25 gamy marriage Greek monogamy, polygamy, bigamy gamete, autogamous, exogamy Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 6 Word # Word Meaning Sample words 6 1 germ vital/related His irrelevant comments were not germane to the discussion. 6 2 greg group The friendly alien proved to be well-mannered and gregarious. 6 3 mar sea The mariner steered through beautiful ultramarine waters. 6 4 prim first The anthropologist was primarily interested in primates, especially gorillas. 6 5 pyro fire They pyromaniac loved starting fires with pyrogenic materials. 6 6 clam cry out The loudmouth’s clamorous exclamations could be heard for blocks. 6 7 plu more The candidate received a plurality but not a majority of votes. 6 8 tang touch The job has many tangible benefits, such as a salary and a free car. 6 9 string bind The regulations were too stringent for the footloose, creative artist. 6 10 liber free Did the Emancipation Proclamation liberate the slaves? 6 11 junct join There was a jungle near the junction of the Brazilian highways. 6 12 clud close Would you rather be excluded from or included in our new group? 6 13 se apart There was a secret decision to secede from the Union and to live apart. 6 14 trib pay The Amazon has many tributaries which pay their waters into the river. 6 15 dign worthy Don’t dignify his unworthy question with an answer. 6 16 luc light Your lucid remarks greatly clarified the confusing issue. 6 17 rupt break The volcanic eruption of Vesuvius disrupted our lives. 6 18 grat pleasing The grateful man was certainly no ingrate; he thanked us profusely. 6 19 medi middle It was a mediocre speech, neither excellent nor poor. 6 20 soph wisdom The sophomore’s immature philosophy was unsophisticated and sophomoric. 6 21 curr run His wandering remarks on current affairs were too discursive to endure. 6 22 tempor time Is human life temporal or eternal? 6 23 migr wander Do migratory species think about their distant destinations? 6 24 trans across The translucent material allowed us to see the events on the other side. 6 25 gamy marriage Is the crime of bigamy a variation of monogamy or a form of polygamy? Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 7 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 7 1 numer number Latin enumerate, numeral, numerous, supernumeraries, numerology 7 2 fort strong Latin fortitude, fort, fortify, fortification, comfort, forte, fortissimo 7 3 osteo bone Greek osteopath, osteology, osteopathy, osteoblast, osteocyte, osteotomy 7 4 ornith bird Greek ornithology, ornithologist, ornithopter, ornithomancy, ornithosis 7 5 polis city Greek metropolis, megalopolis, police, polite, policy, acropolis, necropolis 7 6 fus pour Latin transfusion, infusion, refuse, fusillade, fusion, infuse, confusion 7 7 ego I Latin egomaniac, egocentric, egotistical, egotist, egotize, egoism, alter ego 7 8 spir breathe Latin inspire, respiration, perspiration, expire, spirit, aspire, conspire 7 9 dia across Greek diagonal, diameter, dialogue, dialect, diatribe, diaphanous, dialectic 7 10 acr sharp Latin acrimonious, acerbity, acrid, acridine, acrimony, acerate 7 11 acro high Greek acrobat, acronym, acropolis, acrophobia, acromegaly, acrocarpous 7 12 culp blame Latin culprit, culpable, exculpate, inculpate, exculpatory 7 13 derm skin Greek dermatologist, dermatitis, pachyderm, hypodermic, ectoderm 7 14 zo animal Greek zoo. protozoa, zoophilous, zooplankton, zoophagous, Mesozoic, zodiac 7 15 per through Latin perception, perforation, percolate, perambulate, peregrination 7 16 pac peace Latin pacify, pacific, pacifist, pacifier, pacifism, Pax Romana, pacification 7 17 brev short Latin brevity, abbreviation, breve, breviary, brevirostrate, brief 7 18 necro death Greek necropolis, necromancer, necrophobia, necrotic, necrobiosis 7 19 urb city Latin urban, urbane, suburbs, urbanite, urbanologist, urbanism 7 20 pugn fight Latin pugnacious, repugnant, pugilist, impugn, oppugn, inexpugnable 7 21 ecto outer Greek ectoderm, ectozoa, ectomorph, ectothermic, ectoplasm, ectoparasite 7 22 plasto molded Greek plastic, dermoplasty, rhinoplasty, plaster, plasticity, plastid 7 23 agog leader Greek demagogue, pedagogue, synagogue, agogics, pedagogy, mystagogue 7 24 cle small Latin molecule, corpuscle, follicle, miniscule, ventricle, particle, vesicle 7 25 il not Latin illegal, illiterate, illicit, illogical, illegible, illiberal Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 7 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 7 1 numer number Please enumerate your reasons. 7 2 fort strong Her character is one of great personal fortitude. 7 3 osteo bone The osteologist was called in for consultation on his bone condition. 7 4 ornith bird Ornithology is a science for the bird lovers of the world. 7 5 polis city Metropolitan policy called for the police to be polite. 7 6 fus pour The stubborn old man refused to have the blood transfusion. 7 7 ego I Vic is not just egocentric; he is an egomaniac. 7 8 spir breathe The ancient poet was inspired by the Muse of poetry. 7 9 dia across Ralph expected a pleasant dialogue but received a scathing diatribe. 7 10 acr sharp The acrimonious dispute was disturbing to everyone. 7 11 acro high The unfortunate acrobat suffered from acrophobia. 7 12 culp blame Unfortunately, the culprit was exculpated and escaped punishment. 7 13 derm skin A pachyderm rarely suffers from dermatitis on its trunk. 7 14 zo animal Does the zoo have a protozoan exhibit with microscopes to look through? 7 15 per through The perforations let water percolate through the membrane. 7 16 pac peace The angry pacifists were not pacified by the president’s militaristic speech. 7 17 brev short A long discursive speech lacks brevity. 7 18 necro death If you have necrophobia, avoid the necropolis. 7 19 urb city The wealthy urbanite in Chicago had urbane manners. 7 20 pugn fight His pugnacious attitude was repugnant to his peace-loving friends. 7 21 ecto outer Ectothermic species enjoy the summer warmth. 7 22 plasto molded A plastic surgery question: “Is rhinoplasty a form of dermoplasty?” 7 23 agog leader Is a corrupt politician a demagogue or a pedagogue? 7 24 cle small Is a blood corpuscle larger than a molecule? 7 25 il not Your corrupt suggestion is both illegal and illogical. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 8 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 8 1 sed sit Latin sedentary, sediment, sedan, sedative, sedate, supersede, assiduous 8 2 leg read Latin legible, legend, illegible, legendary, legibility, alleged 8 3 anim mind Latin equanimity, animal, animated, animosity, magnanimous, animadversion 8 4 tort twist Latin contorted, torture, tortuous, retort, distort, torturous, tort, tortilla 8 5 nym name Greek homonym, acronym, pseudonym, anonymous, patronymic, anomaly 8 6 sanct holy Latin sanctity, sanctimonious, sacrosanct, sanctuary, unsanctioned, sanctify 8 7 meta change Greek metamorphosis, metaphor, metaphysics, metastasize, metabolism 8 8 petr rock Latin petrify, petroleum, petrology, petroglyph, petrophilous, petrochemical 8 9 mir wonder Latin miracle, mirage, mirror, mirabile dictum, admire, mirabilia 8 10 man hand Latin manual, manicure, manipulate, manacles, amanuensis, legerdemain 8 11 rect right Latin correct, rectitude, direct, rectilinear, rectangle, rectify, rector 8 12 volv roll Latin revolve, involved, devolve, convoluted, volvox, revolution, volvulus 8 13 demi half Latin demigod, demitasse, demisemiquaver, demiurge, demimonde, demirep 8 14 retro backward Latin retroactive, retrofire, retrogress, retrospection, retrofit, retrorse 8 15 sens feel Latin sense, sensitive, sensation, sensory, extrasensory, insensate 8 16 fy make Latin fortify, rectify, horrify, solidify, reify, transmogrify, sanctify, pacify 8 17 ocul eye Latin binocular, monocular, ocular, oculist, oculomotor nerve, oculometer 8 18 cur care for Latin cure, curator, curative, cure-all, sinecure, secure, curate 8 19 ultra beyond Latin ultramarine, ultraconservative, ultraviolet, ultramundane 8 20 oid appearance Greek android (droid), anthropoid, asteroid, adenoid, xyloid, haploid 8 21 gest carry Latin gestation, digest, ingest, congestion, gesticulate, gesture 8 22 apt fit Latin adapt, aptitude, maladapted, adaptation, aptly, aptness 8 23 tact touch Latin tactile, contact, tactful, intact, tactility, taction 8 24 voc voice Latin vociferously, vocal, sotto voce, invocation, vocabulary, convocation 8 25 rid laugh Latin ridicule, deride, derision, risibility, ridiculous Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 8 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 8 1 sed sit His sedentary job left him weak and out of shape. 8 2 leg read The college student’s handwriting was illegible. 8 3 anim mind The bitter animosity made him lose his equanimity. 8 4 tort twist The tortuous highway was torture to drive. 8 5 nym name NATO, RADAR, SCUBA, and OPEC are acronyms made of initials. 8 6 sanct holy For many Americans, the principles of democracy are sacrosanct. 8 7 meta change The werewolf is famous for his metamorphosis from man-shape to wolf-shape. 8 8 petr rock Is the Petrified Forest a desert? 8 9 mir wonder After the surgery, it was a miracle to look in the mirror. 8 10 man hand After the manual labor, she needed a manicure to restore her hands. 8 11 rect right Follow the directions, if you want the correct answers. 8 12 volv roll The wheels of the Volvo slowly revolved. 8 13 demi half The beautiful near-human demigod drank from a dainty demitasse cup. 8 14 retro backward The class reunion left me in a sentimental, retrospective mood. 8 15 sens feel The explorer could sense the presence of the beast. 8 16 fy make It is time to solidify the gains we have made before they evaporate. 8 17 ocul eye Primates are known for binocular vision which helps them judge distances. 8 18 cur care for The curator of the Pacific Museum cared for the Polynesian artwork. 8 19 ultra beyond Which color do you prefer, ultramarine or ultraviolet? 8 20 oid appearance If an asteroid resembles a star, what does an android resemble? 8 21 gest carry Congestion is an unpleasant symptom of a cold. 8 22 apt fit It can be difficult to adapt to a new environment. 8 23 tact touch The electrodes sparked at the point of contact. 8 24 voc voice The noisy crowd made vociferous objections to the announcement. 8 25 rid laugh When she was derided by her friends, she responded with ridicule. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 9 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 9 1 path feeling Greek sympathy, pathetic, pathos, telepathy, empathy, apathy, idiopathy 9 2 a not Greek amoral, amorphous, atheist, apathy, agraphia, apolitical, aphasia 9 3 nomy law Greek astronomy, economy, Deuteronomy, taxonomy, heteronomy 9 4 fid faith Latin infidel, fidelity, confidence, diffident, bona fide, fiduciary, perfidy 9 5 caco bad Greek cacophony, cacography, cacodemon, cacoëthes, cacodyl, cacology 9 6 hetero different Greek heterodox, heteromorphic, heterogeneous, heterosexual, heteronym 9 7 sci know Latin science, conscience, prescience, omniscience, scientism, sciomancy 9 8 graph write Greek bibliography, photograph, autograph, polygraph, stenography 9 9 lat side Latin bilateral, unilateral, lateral fin, multilateral, collateral, latitude 9 10 lith rock Greek Neolithic, Paleolithic, lithograph, megalith, monolith, lithium, laccolith 9 11 tract pull Latin tractor, detract, retraction, attractive, protractor, contract 9 12 in in or not Latin inscribe, insane, infidel, indefinite, incorrigible, insomnia 9 13 co together Latin cooperate, coordinating, coterminous, colloquy, coauthor, cotangent 9 14 phile love Greek philosopher, audiophile, bibliophile, philologist, philanthropy 9 15 ine nature of Greek porcine, crystalline, saturnine, canine, ursine, vulpine, bovine 9 16 -ar relating to Latin pulsar, stellar, lunar, solar, secular, columnar, linear, circular 9 17 hexa six Greek hexagram, hexagon, hexapod, hexameter, hexahedron, hexarchy 9 18 fract break Latin fracture, infraction, fraction, refraction, refractory, fractious 9 19 platy flat Greek plateau, platyhelminthes, platypus, plate, platitude, platyrrhine 9 20 theo god Greek theology, pantheism, atheism, monotheism, apotheosis, henotheism 9 21 fin end Latin final, define, infinite, finial, finis, Finisterre, infinitive, fin de siecle 9 22 hedron sided object Greek polyhedron, tetrahedron, heptahedron, octahedron, icosahedron 9 23 ambul walk Latin ambulatory, somnambulism, funambulist, ambulance, perambulate 9 24 ous full of Latin luminous, glorious, loquacious, vivacious, garrulous, anomalous, zealous 9 25 topo place Greek topographical, topology, topic, topiary, toponym, topognosia Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 9 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 9 1 path feeling The pathetic child received sympathy. 9 2 a not The unexpected anomaly was amorphous in shape and atypical in structure. 9 3 nomy law What is the difference between astronomy and agronomy? 9 4 fid faith Does a diffident person have self-confidence? 9 5 caco bad If cacophony hurts the ear, what sense organ does cacography hurt? 9 6 hetero different The heterogeneous mixture of odd substances had a noisome odor. 9 7 sci know If science could give us prescience, would it be a good idea to know the future? 9 8 graph write Would you like a photograph of my autograph? 9 9 lat side Is this treaty bilateral or multilateral? 9 10 lith rock Did the Neolithic age come before the Paleolithic age? 9 11 tract pull The shiny red tractor attracted many buyers. 9 12 in in or not Please inscribe something insane in my annual. 9 13 co together He refused to cooperate with the copilot. 9 14 phile love My friend, the audiophile, has a wonderful collection of recordings. 9 15 ine nature of The crystalline substance began to evaporate. 9 16 -ar relating to The lunar surface is bombarded by solar rays. 9 17 hexa six What is the difference between a hexagram and a hexagon? 9 18 fract break It’s an infraction of the rules to fracture someone’s nose. 9 19 platy flat The platypus has a plate-like bill. 9 20 theo god The Greek pantheon of gods was not a monotheistic religious system. 9 21 fin end Is outer space infinite or finite? 9 22 hedron sided object Is a tetrahedron a cube or a pyramid? 9 23 ambul walk Can an ambulatory hospital patient somnambulate without waking up? 9 24 ous full of The luminous moonlight was glorious to behold. 9 25 topo place The topography of the region was a fascinating topic. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 10 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 10 1 ped foot or child Latin orthopedist, pedagogue, centipede, expedition, pedestrian, pedestal 10 2 mort death Latin mortal, mortician, mortified, immortality, mortuary, moribund 10 3 carn flesh Latin carnivorous, incarnate, reincarnated, carnival, carnation, carnage 10 4 psych soul Greek psychology, psychic, psychopathic, parapsychology, psychosis race or 10 5 ethno culture Greek ethnocentrism, ethnic group, ethnography, ethnologist 10 6 gen origin Greek genetics, hydrogen, progeny, engender, gene, ingenuous, indigenous 10 7 nat born Latin prenatal, native, natural, nativity, nation, nascent, natal, perinatal 10 8 paleo old Greek Paleozoic, Paleolithic, paleontologist, paleoanthropic, paleography 10 9 curs run Latin cursive, discursive, incursion, precursor, cursory, cursorial, cursor 10 10 crypt hidden Greek cryptic, cryptologist, crypt, cryptogram, encrypt, cryptesthesia 10 11 cad fall Latin cascade, cadaver, cadence, cadenza, cadaverous, decadent 10 12 capit head Latin decapitate, capital, recapitulate, capitulation, capitulum 10 13 loqu talk Latin loquacious, circumlocution, eloquent, soliloquy, somniloquy, dialogue 10 14 sacro holy Latin sacrosanct, sacred, sacrifice, sacrament, sacrilege, consecrate 10 15 uni one Latin unicycle, universe, united, union, uniform, unison, unique, unicorn 10 16 ness quality OE softness, redness, politeness, kindness, darkness, vagueness 10 17 alt high Latin altitude, alto, altimeter, altar, altocumulus, altiplano 10 18 ics art Greek politics, economics, aesthetics, graphics, ethics, calisthenics 10 19 iso equal Greek isothermal, isometric, isosceles, isomer, isocracy, isotope 10 20 vert turn Latin convert, revert, inverted, divert, vertex, controvert, extrovert 10 21 ate cause Latin domesticate, implicate, create, procreate, insinuate, placate, dominate 10 22 cor heart Latin core, concord, discord, misericord, cordial, courageous 10 23 ess female Greek lioness, empress, princess, baroness, seamstress, governess 10 24 muta change Latin mutant, mutation, mutagenic, mutable, transmutation, immutable 10 25 fug flee Latin centrifuge, fugitive, tempus fugit, subterfuge, refugee, fugue Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 10 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 10 1 ped foot or child The orthopedist went on an African expedition. 10 2 mort death The mortician was mortified at the sight of the mortal wound. 10 3 carn flesh The carnivorous beasts of Venus are reincarnated after death. 10 4 psych soul The psychologist viewed the parapsychologist with suspicion. race or 10 5 ethno culture Ethnocentrism is disturbing to all ethnic groups. 10 6 gen origin The geneticist’s hobby was studying pathogenic substances. 10 7 nat born Prenatal care is important to natives in natural environments. 10 8 paleo old The paleontologist was an expert on the Paleozoic era. 10 9 curs run The discursive speech gave only cursory attention to the problem. 10 10 crypt hidden The cryptologist worked all night to break the enemy secret code. 10 11 cad fall The cadaver was discovered near the rushing cascade. 10 12 capit head Decapitation was once a common form of capital punishment. 10 13 loqu talk The loquacious bore answered every question with a circumluction. 10 14 sacro holy The hero’s sacrifice was a sacrosanct memory. 10 15 uni one the United Plants of the Universe soon celebrate their union. 10 16 ness quality The sky’s redness and the clouds’ softness were beautiful. 10 17 alt high The broken altimeter no longer measured the altitude. 10 18 ics art Computer graphics enhance books on politics and economics. 10 19 iso equal The isothermal piedmont region escaped the extremes of temperature. 10 20 vert turn The new convert soon reverted to his previous views about advertisement. 10 21 ate cause To calibrate one’s response is to obviate one’s apology. 10 22 cor heart the extreme discordance of viewpoints prevented concord. 10 23 ess female The lioness ate the empress but not the princess. 10 24 muta change The post-war mutants lived in a mutagenic atmosphere. 10 25 fug flee “Tempus fugit,” said the escaped fugitive caught in the whirling centrifuge. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 11 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 11 1 -i plural Latin bacilli, fungi, nuclei, alumni, magi, octopi, Gemini, homunculi, literati 11 2 jus law Latin justice, justify, unjust, jus soli, justiciary 11 3 lum light Latin luminary, luminous, illuminate, luminiferous, superluminous 11 4 ann year Latin annual, superannuated, anniversary, annuity, perennial 11 5 apo away or up Greek apotheosis, apogee, apoplexy, apology, aphelion, apostasy 11 6 sen old Latin senile, senior, senator, seniority, senescent 11 7 sol alone Latin solitude, solitary, solo, soliloquy, desolate, solipsism, consolidate 11 8 bas low Latin bass, base, basic, basal, bassoon, debase, abase, bas-relief 11 9 rogat ask Latin interrogation, abrogate, derogatory, arrogate, supererogatory 11 10 parl speak Latin parliament, parley, parlor, parlance, parlando 11 11 potent power Latin potential, potentiometer, potentate, plenipotentiary, omnipotent 11 12 surg rise Latin resurgence, insurgence, surge, surgent word or 11 13 log reason Greek logic, neologism, philologist, logician, illogical, monologue 11 14 gram writing Greek telegram, pentagram, hexagram, hologram, grammar 11 15 cant sing Latin recant, cantata, incantation, descant, canticle, canto 11 16 reg rule Latin regal, regiment, regulate, regent, interregnum, regicide, regime 11 17 pro forward Greek provide, pronounce, program, prognosticate, prospect, prognosis 11 18 gyn woman Greek androgynous, gynecologist, polygyny, misogynist, gynephobia 11 19 ag to do Latin agile, agent, agency, agitate, aggression, aggrade, agree 11 20 act to do Latin transact, react, action, activate, abreact, counteract, interact 11 21 mob move Latin mobility, mobile, immobile, mobilize, demobilize 11 22 sess sit Latin session, sessile, insessorial, sessility, obsessed 11 23 fic make Latin fortification, fiction, prolific, horrific, soporific 11 24 nounce tell Latin denounce, pronounce, announce, renounce, enunciate 11 25 andro man Greek androgynous, android (droid), androgens, androphobia, polyandry Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 11 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 11 1 -i plural Do bacilli and fungi have nuclei in their cells? 11 2 jus law Can a system of justice ever be unjust? 11 3 lum light The luminous moonlight illuminated the aluminum sculpture. 11 4 ann year The superannuated doorman celebrated his fiftieth anniversary. 11 5 apo away or up At the satellite’s apogee we could not find it with binoculars. 11 6 sen old The senior class president befriended the not-so-senile old man. 11 7 sol alone On his solo transcontinental flight, he enjoyed the solitude. 11 8 bas low Basic instructions are included with each new bassoon. 11 9 rogat ask The interrogation was derogatory in tone. 11 10 parl speak Several members of Parliament had a parley in the parlor. 11 11 potent power The plenipotentiary met twice with the potentate. 11 12 surg rise The surge of the sea portended the resurgence of violence. word or 11 13 log reason The philologist delighted in inventing neologisms. 11 14 gram writing The grammar in the telegram was not correct. 11 15 cant sing During the holy man’s incantation, the spirit began to appear. 11 16 reg rule There were no regal ceremonies in the interregnum. 11 17 pro forward The doctor’s prognosis was not favorable. 11 18 gyn woman The musician’s androgynous appearance was widely imitated. 11 19 ag to do The secret agent spilled the deadly chemical agent. 11 20 act to do There may be little time to act or react. 11 21 mob move When the National Guard was mobilized, the mobile units were ready. 11 22 sess sit Dozens of chairs were arranged for the general session. 11 23 fic make Is that wall supposed to be beautification or fortification? 11 24 nounce tell Pronounce your announcement clearly. 11 25 andro man The metal android grappled with the furry anthropoid. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 12 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 12 1 an- without Greek anemia, anechoic, anaerobic, anorexia, anarchy 12 2 ab away Latin abnormal, abjure, absent, abroad, abrogate, abrupt, abduct, abdicate 12 3 mel song Greek melody, melodrama, melodeon, melodious, melodia 12 4 aden gland Greek adenoid, adenine, adenoma, adenovirus 12 5 aer air Greek aerobic, aerie, aerosol, aerial, aerobes, aerodynamics, malaria 12 6 alb white Latin albumen, alba, album, albino. albinism, albedo 12 7 ase enzyme Greek permease, galactosidase, proteinase, luciferase 12 8 epi on Greek epicenter, epidemic, epigram, epidermis, epigraph, epitaph 12 9 hum earth Latin humum, exhume, posthumous, humble, humiliate, human 12 10 -be life Greek microbe, aerobe, anaerobe 12 11 bon good Latin bonny, bonanza, bon mot, bonus, bon vivant, bonhomie, bona fide 12 12 struct build Latin construct, destruct, substructure, instruction, infrastructure 12 13 chlor green Greek chlorophyll, chlorine, chloroplasts, chlorella 12 14 cyan blue Greek pyocyanin, cyanide, cyan, cyanophyta, cyanosis, cyanotype 12 15 cyt cell Greek erythrocyte, leucocyte, cytology, cytoplasm, melanocyte 12 16 diplo double Greek diplococcus, diploid, diplomacy, diplopoda, diplopia 12 17 dys bad Greek dysentery, dyslexia, dystrophy, dysfunction, dysphonia 12 18 eco house Greek ecology, economy, ecosystem, ecotone, economist, ecologist 12 19 emia blood Greek bacteremia, anemia, hypoglycemia, toxemia 12 20 enter intestine Latin enteritis, dysentery, gastroenteritis, enterozoan 12 21 erythro red Greek erythrocyte, erythroblastosis, erythrism, erythromycin 12 22 idio peculiar Greek idiot, idiosyncrasy, idiomorphous, idiom, idiot savant 12 23 exo out Greek exotoxin, exogenous, exodus, exorbitant, exorcism, exotic, exobiology 12 24 im not Latin impossible, impassable, improbable, imperfect, immobile, impecunious 12 25 fil thread Latin filiform, filicineae, filament, filarial, filigree, defile Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 12 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 12 1 an- without The anarchist had a severe case of anemia. 12 2 ab away The absentee landlord was abruptly abducted. 12 3 mel song The melodeon played a sappy melody during the melodrama. 12 4 aden gland The sullen teen had his adenoids removed. 12 5 aer air The pilot studied aeronautics and aerodynamics. 12 6 alb white The albino stared at the white pages of the blank album. 12 7 ase enzyme Luciferase is the enzyme in the luminous organs of the firefly. 12 8 epi on Does Benjamin Franklin’s tombstone epitaph contain a witty epigram? 12 9 hum earth At the exhumation, the rich humus was removed from the humble grave. 12 10 -be life Microbes are a favorite subject of biological studies. 12 11 bon good The bonny lass discovered the bonanza by accident. 12 12 struct build The superstructure was constructed in three days. 12 13 chlor green Chlorine from the pool damaged the chlorophyll in the plants. 12 14 cyan blue He held the cyanotype to the light and admired the sharp, blue lines. 12 15 cyt cell The cytologist saw the leucocytes and erythrocytes through the microscope. 12 16 diplo double She folded the diploma double and handed it to the waiting diplomat. 12 17 dys bad His dyslexia made it difficult for him to pronounce words. 12 18 eco house The ecologist was fascinated with the living things in the ecosystem. 12 19 emia blood The senator had hypoglycemia, not anemia. 12 20 enter intestine A specialist in dysentery and enteritis explained the rare intestinal ailment. 12 21 erythro red The blood’s erythrocytes are generated by erythroblasts in the bones. 12 22 idio peculiar The idiot savant was a handicapped artist with idiosyncrasies. 12 23 exo out The crowd made a sudden exodus when the exorcism began. 12 24 im not The journey is impossible because the roads are impassible. 12 25 fil thread The gold filigree in her jewelry resembled the bright filaments in a light bulb. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 13 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 13 1 chrom color Greek chrome, chromatic, chromatin, chromosome, polychrome, monochrome 13 2 form shape Latin coliform, formation, formative, formula, uniform, oviform, reform 13 3 sequ follow Latin consecutive, sequence, sequel, obsequious, consequence, subsequent 13 4 glyc sweet Greek glycemia, glycerin, glycerol, glycogen, hypoglycemia, glucose 13 5 hemo blood Greek hemoglobin, hemorrhage, hemophilia, hemolysis, hemoid, hemostat 13 6 ultima last Latin ultimate, ultimatum, penultimate, Ultima Thule, ultimogeniture 13 7 infra beneath Latin infraorbital, infrared, infrasonic, infra dig, infralapsarianism 13 8 leuko white Greek leukocyte, leukemia, leucocytosis, leucite, leucoplast, leucocratic 13 9 lys break down Greek hemolysis, electrolysis, electrolyte, analysis, dialysis, lysis 13 10 meso middle Greek mesophilic, mezzotint, mesomorph, Mesozoic, Mesopotamia, mesophyll 13 11 milli thousandth Latin millimeter, millipede, milligram, milliliter, million, millimicron 13 12 mem remember Latin memory, memorandum, commemorate, memorial, memo, memoir 13 13 gress step Latin congress, egress, digress, progress, aggression, regress, ingress 13 14 labor work Latin labor, laborious, collaborate, laboratory, elaborate, labored 13 15 myo muscle Greek myocardium, myopia, myoglobin, myogram, myocarditis, myotomy 13 16 vac empty Latin vacant, vacuum, vacation, evacuate, vacuous, vacuole, vacuity 13 17 oligo few or small Greek oligosaccharide, oligarchy, oligocarpous, Oligocene, oligoclase 13 18 ose sugar Greek lactose, fructose, sucrose, glucose, dextrose, dextroglucose 13 19 osis condition Greek neurosis, psychosis, ichthyosis, erythroblastosis, thrombosis, meiosis 13 20 tude state of Latin pulchritude, multitude, solitude, turpitude, rectitude, aptitude, similitude 13 21 patho disease Greek pathogenic, psychopath, sociopath, pathological, idiopathic 13 22 phag eat Greek phagocyte, bacteriophage, geophagy, anthropophagite, sarcophagus 13 23 phor carry Greek euphoria, conidophore, metaphor, chromatophore, dysphoria, anaphora 13 24 phyt plant Greek phytotoxin, sporophyte, neophyte, gametophyte, phytochrome 13 25 phyll leaf Greek chlorophyll, phyllotaxis, phyllopod, phyllophageous, monophyllous Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 13 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 13 1 chrom color Polychrome sculptures have more colors that monochrome ones. 13 2 form shape The formation of troops in formal uniforms was impressive. 13 3 sequ follow Three consecutive sequels were of no consequence. 13 4 glyc sweet His hypoglycemia made him watch his diet. 13 5 hemo blood The patient’s hemophelia made it difficult to stop the hemorrhage. 13 6 ultima last The expedition’s Ultima Thule was the north pole. 13 7 infra beneath She felt that it was infra dig to eat fried chicken with her fingers. 13 8 leuko white Leukemia produces an excessive number of leucocytes. 13 9 lys break down If hemolysis breaks down red blood cells, what does analysis do? 13 10 meso middle Did mesons strike Mesopotamia in the Mesozoic Era? 13 11 milli thousandth Would you walk a millimeter to drink a milligram of milk? 13 12 mem remember The memo helped him remember the commemoration ceremony. 13 13 gress step Don’t digress; discuss progress with members of congress. 13 14 labor work The collaborators spent laborious nights in the laboratory. 13 15 myo muscle The myocardiograph showed the jogger’s myocardium to be strong. 13 16 vac empty The evacuation left vacancies in the vacation resort. 13 17 oligo few or small The elite members of the oligarchy decided national policy in secrecy. 13 18 ose sugar Did the fructose from the apples raise his glucose level? 13 19 osis condition Unfortunately, the neurosis developed into a psychosis. 13 20 tude state of The celebrity’s pulchritude was only equaled by his turpitude. 13 21 patho disease The pathological behavior of the psychopath was pathetic. 13 22 phag eat The anthropophagites welcomed the plump visitor with broad sharp smiles. 13 23 phor carry Why is a pigment cell called a chromatophore? 13 24 phyt plant The young artist was a neophyte in the New York art scene. 13 25 phyll leaf Why is the arrangement of leaves on a stem known as phyllotaxis? Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 14 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 14 1 pleo more Greek pleomorphic, pleonasm, pleochroic, Pliocene, pleophagous, pleopod 14 2 pod foot Greek pseudopod, arthropod, diplopoda, cephalopod, podiatrist, gastropod 14 3 soror sister Latin sorority, sororicide, sorosis, sororize, sororal, sorites 14 4 -a plural Greek data, phenomena, bacteria, Cephalopoda, phyla, effluvia, trivia 14 5 val worth Latin valiant, valid, equivalent, devaluate, evaluate, ambivalent, covalent 14 6 para beside/near Greek parable, parapsychology, parabola, paradigm, paradox, paraphrase 14 7 dom rule Latin dominate, predominant, dominion, domineering, subdominant, domain 14 8 erg work Greek energy, ergonomics, erg-second, ergatocracy, exergonic, synergy 14 9 rhiz root Greek rhizoid, rhizome, rhizomorphous, rhizophagous, rhizanthous 14 10 sapro rotten Greek saprophytic, saprophyte, saprogenic, saprolite, saprophilous 14 11 schizo divide Greek Schizomycetes, schizophrenia, schism, schizocarp, schizoid, schizopod 14 12 hippo horse Greek hippopotamus, hippodrome, hippogriff, hipparch, eohippus 14 13 som body Greek somatic, chromosome, lyosome, somatoplasm, psychosomatic, somatology 14 14 spor seed Greek endospore, sporophyte, sporangia, Sporozoa, sporogenesis, macrospore 14 15 sta stop Latin hemostat, stasis, station, stationary, status quo, apostasy, hypostatize, static 14 16 rhodo rose Greek rhododendron, rhodolite, Rhode Island, rhodium 14 17 taxis arrangement Greek syntax, chemotaxis, taxidermy, phyllotaxis, taxonomy, ataxia 14 18 vol will Latin volunteer, malevolent, benevolent, volition, involuntary 14 19 frat brother Latin fraternity, fraternal, fratricide, fraternize 14 20 trich hair Greek monotrichous, trichina, trichocysts, trichinosis, trichosis 14 21 troph nourishment Greek autotroph, eutrophication, atrophy, dystrophy, trophism 14 22 tox poison Greek toxin, toxoid, nontoxic, antitoxin, detoxification, toxicity, phytotoxins 14 23 sect cut Latin dissect, intersection, vivisection, bisect, section, sectarian, sector 14 24 zygo yoke Greek zygote, zygospore, zygodactyl, zygomorphic, zygoid, zygoptera 14 25 zym ferment Greek enzyme, zymology, zymurgy, zymogenesis, zymoscope, zymogen Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 14 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 14 1 pleo more A pleochroic crystal shows different colors from different directions. 14 2 pod foot The podiatrist couldn’t treat the injured arthropod; he only treated humans. 14 3 soror sister The sorority was located between two fratertnities. 14 4 -a plural The data revealed no one phenomenon but several phenomena. 14 5 val worth The valedictory address contained valid arguments and evaluations. 14 6 para beside/near The parapsychologist told a parable that contained a paradox. 14 7 dom rule The baron was dominant over his entire dominion. 14 8 erg work Do the workers in this country want a meritocracy or an ergotocracy? 14 9 rhiz root Rhizophagous jungle animals dig up and feed on delicious rhizomes. 14 10 sapro rotten Saprogenic bacteria soon caused the material to decay. 14 11 schizo divide The schism in the party could not be healed before the election. 14 12 hippo horse In Mesopotamia, the hippopotamus is allowed to use the hippodrome. 14 13 som body Did his chromosome problem have a psychosomatic cause 14 14 spor seed The Sporozoa are Protozoa that multiply by sporogenesis. 14 15 sta stop The people in the station voted to preserver the status quo. 14 16 rhodo rose The rhododendron was in bloom on the high mountainsides. 14 17 taxis arrangement The taxidermist was interested in the taxonomy of animal species. 14 18 vol will The new volunteer had a curious, malevolent expression. 14 19 frat brother The candidate tried to fraternize with the local politicians. 14 20 trich hair Trichinosis is a disease caused by the trichina worm. 14 21 troph nourishment His muscles had begun to atrophy from disuse. 14 22 tox poison The high toxicity of the toxin made a powerful antitoxin necessary. 14 23 sect cut Dissection is legal, but vivisection is not. 14 24 zygo yoke A zygote is the cell produced by the union (yoking) of two gametes. 14 25 zym ferment If zymology is the science of enzymes, why is zymurgy winemaking? Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 15 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 15 1 tropo turn Greek heliotrope, troposphere, tropism, trophy, phototropism, apogeotropism 15 2 gastro stomach Greek gastronomy, gastroscope, gastropod, gastroenteritis, hypogastric 15 3 arthro joint Greek arthritis, arthropod, arthralgia, arthrospore, arthroscopic 15 4 ventri belly Latin ventriloquist, ventral, ventricle, dorsoventral, ventriculus 15 5 dors back Latin dorsal, dorsoventral, dorsum, dorsal fin 15 6 macro large Greek macrobiotic, macrocephalic, macrocosm, macron, macroscopic 15 7 dextro right/clockwise Latin dextrose, dextral, dexterity, dextrous, dextrorotation 15 8 brachy short Greek brachycephalic, brachypterous, brachycranic, brachylogy 15 9 brachio arm Greek brachiopod, brachiation, brachiate, brachium 15 10 branchio gills Greek branchiopod, branchiate, branchia 15 11 kin motion Greek kinetic, kinescope, hypokinesia, hyperkinetic, telekinesis 15 12 phylo kind Greek phylum, phylogeny, phyla, phylogenesis, subphylum 15 13 blasto embryo Greek blastocyst, blastogenesis, erythroblast 15 14 dactylo finger Greek pterodactyl, dactylic, dactylology, dactylography 15 15 phos light Greek phosphorus, phosphene, phosphoroscope, phosphoresce 15 16 gon angle Greek pentagon, tetragon, decagon, hexagonal, diagonal, orthogonal 15 17 lite mineral/fossil Greek anthracite, perlite, cryolite, stalactite, halite, coprolite 15 18 vore eating Latin omnivore, herbivore, carnivore, voracious, devour, fructivorous 15 19 holo whole Greek holocaust, hologram, holometabolous, holograph, holophrastic, holistic 15 20 haplo single or simple Greek haploid, haplopia, haplosis, haplology 15 21 opia sight Greek myopia, hyperopia, hemeralopia, synopsis, diplopia, biopsy 15 22 lent full of Latin corpulent, virulent, turbulent, excellent, succulent, insolent, indolent 15 23 ef out Latin effusive, effulgent, efflux, efficacy, effeminate, effluvium, effluent 15 24 ium an element Latin radium, sodium, uranium, germanium, iridium, einsteinium 15 25 dicho in two parts Greek dichotomy, dichotomize, dichogamous, dichotomist Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 15 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 15 1 tropo turn In the tropics the leafy heliotropes turn toward the sun. 15 2 gastro stomach The gastrologist studies the stomach; the gastronome prepares the food. 15 3 arthro joint The aged arthropod suffered from arthritis and arthralgia. 15 4 ventri belly The popular ventriloquist had a heart operation on his left ventricle. 15 5 dors back Dorsiventral leaves have distinct upper and lower surfaces. 15 6 macro large The universe is sometimes referred to as the macrocosm. 15 7 dextro right/clockwise Are right-handed people really more dextrous? 15 8 brachy short Brachypterous insects have short wings. 15 9 brachio arm Brachiate trees have widely spreading branches in pairs, like arms. 15 10 branchio gills The branchiopods are underwater crustaceans that breathe through gills. 15 11 kin motion The hyperkinetic little boy did not possess telekinesis, fortunately. 15 12 phylo kind The vertebrate species Homo sapiens belongs to the Chordata phylum. 15 13 blasto embryo Reproduction by budding is also called blastogenesis. 15 14 dactylo finger If fingerprinting is dactylography, is sign language dactylology? 15 15 phos light If you press your closed eyelids, you will see phosphenes. 15 16 gon angle What is the difference between a pentagram and a pentagon? 15 17 lite mineral/fossil Perlite is a volcanic glass that resembles obsidian. 15 18 vore eating The voracious carnivore devoured the small herbivore. 15 19 holo whole The glowing hologram could be viewed from all sides. 15 20 haplo single or simple The diploid structure divided into two haploid structures. 15 21 opia sight Far-sightedness is sometimes known as hyperopia. 15 22 lent full of For the corpulent boy, dieting was a turbulent and strenuous mental effort. 15 23 ef out The effeminate host made an effort not to be effusive. 15 24 ium an element Which element does society more harm, uranium or sodium? 15 25 dicho in two parts There is a sharp dichotomy between your ideas and mine. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 16 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 16 1 Anglo English Latin Anglophile, Anglophobe, Anglican, Anglicism, Anglo-Saxon 16 2 ist one who Greek artist, funambulist, anthropologist, solipsist, centrist, atheist 16 3 saur lizard Greek dinosaur, pterosaur, tyrannosaurus, saurian, plesiosaur 16 4 pithec ape Greek pithecanthropus, Australopithecus, dryopithecus, oreopithecus 16 5 calli beautiful Greek calligraphy, calliope, calisthenics, calliopsis, callithumpian 16 6 austro south Latin australopithecus, Australia, austral, Austronesia, austromancy 16 7 cephalo head Greek cephalic, cephalopod, cephalothorax, microcephalic, encephalitis 16 8 chiro hand Greek chiromancy, chiropody, chiropteran, chiropractor 16 9 caust burn Greek caustic, holocaust, cauterize, caustically, causticity 16 10 terr land Latin extraterrestrial, subterranean, Mediterranean, terrain, terra firma 16 11 cata down Greek catapult, catastrophe, catacombs, catalepsy, cataclysm, cataract 16 12 jur swear Latin abjure, adjure, perjure, jury, jurisdiction, jurisprudence, jurist 16 13 flu flow Latin confluence, fluid, influence, fluent, superfluous, effluent, fluvial 16 14 here stick Latin coherence, adhesive, adhere, inherent, incoherent 16 15 pos put Latin position, deposit, superimpose, transpose, depose, imposition 16 16 mund world Latin mundane, transmundane, intermundane, mundanity, mundo 16 17 cracy government Greek autocracy, democracy, aristocracy, plutocracy, meritocracy 16 18 mania madness Greek kleptomania, egomania, pyromania, dipsomania, megalomania 16 19 ize make Greek victimize, harmonize, temporize, mobilize, fossilize, polarize 16 20 antho flower Greek anthology, anthozoan, anthocyanin, anthophilous, anther 16 21 algia pain Greek neuralgia, analgesic, arthralgia, hemialgia, algometer, algophobia 16 22 somn sleep Latin insomnia, somniferous, somnolent, somnambulate, somniloquy 16 23 quadr four Latin quadruped, quadratic, quadrant, quadruplet, quadrilateral, quadriplegic 16 24 err wander Latin error, erratic, Knight-errant, erroneous, erratum 16 25 sine without Latin sinecure, sine qua non, sine die, sine prole Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 16 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 16 1 Anglo English He is a member of the Anglican church, but he is not an Anglophile. 16 2 ist one who The anthropologist studies human cultures the world over. 16 3 saur lizard The pterosaur and pterodactyl were both flying dinosaurs. 16 4 pithec ape Fossilized pithecanthropus and australiopithecus skeletons were discovered. 16 5 calli beautiful Her calligraphy is ornate, like the music of the calliope. 16 6 austro south The austral winds raised dust storms over the dry Australian outback. 16 7 cephalo head The microcephalic boy held the cephalopod, a nautilus, in both hands. 16 8 chiro hand The physician accused the chiropractor of practicing chiromancy. 16 9 caust burn The survivor of the holocaust made a caustic comment about social Darwinism. 16 10 terr land The extraterrestrial admired the high terrain and the subterranean grottoes. 16 11 cata down The cataract after the cataclysm caused a catastrophe in the catacombs. 16 12 jur swear The lying criminal perjured himself as the jury listened. 16 13 flu flow A fortunate confluence of influences made him fluent in Spanish. 16 14 here stick The senator’s adherents thought the opponent’s speech was incoherent. 16 15 pos put The corrupt ruler was deposed when his foreign bank deposits were found. 16 16 mund world His mundane conversation bored her to tears. 16 17 cracy government Do we want a democracy and a meritocracy or a plutocracy for the aristocracy? 16 18 mania madness The host’s egomania kept him from noticing the kleptomania of his guest. 16 19 ize make He was victimized by his own ignorance of his civil rights. 16 20 antho flower The anthology article discussed the anthozoans, including the sea anemones. 16 21 algia pain The over-the-counter analgesic didn’t help her arthralgia much. 16 22 somn sleep The mayor’s somniferous speech put even the insomniac to sleep. 16 23 quadr four The quadruped from Neptune gave birth to quadruplets. 16 24 err wander The Knight-errant’s error was to save the dragon from the maiden. 16 25 sine without A sinecure in the bureaucracy was the sine qua non of his dreams. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 17 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 17 1 lingu tongue Latin bilingual, linguist, lingua franca, linguini, language 17 2 mot move Latin motor, motivation, demote, emotion, promote, motile, commotion 17 3 nav ship Latin navy, naval, navigate, circumnavigate, unnavigable 17 4 und wave Latin inundate, undulate, undulatory, undulation 17 5 flect bend Latin reflect, inflection, genuflect, deflect, reflection 17 6 coron crown Latin corona, coronation, coronary, coroner 17 7 aur gold Latin aura, auriferous, Aurora, auric 17 8 liter letter Latin literature, illiterate, preliterate, literati 17 9 rat think Latin rational, ratio, irrational, ratiocinate, rationalize 17 10 sis condition Greek arteriosclerosis, osmosis, mitosis, meiosis, catharsis, symbiosis 17 11 par equal Latin parity, disparity, par, compare, incomparable, disparate 17 12 mens measure Latin commensurate, immense, incommensurable, mensurable, dimension 17 13 mony condition Latin acrimony, harmony, matrimony, ceremony, simony, parsimony 17 14 quin five Latin quintet, quintillion, quintuplet, quintuple, quintessence, quindecagon 17 15 socio society Latin sociology, sociable, socialism, sociopath, dissociate 17 16 ovi egg Latin oviducts, oviparous, ovipositors, ovisac, oviform, ovary, oval 17 17 phasia speech Greek aphasis, dysphasia, apophasis 17 18 pter wing Greek pterodactyl, helicopter, pterosaur, archaeopteryx, chiropteran 17 19 phen appearance Greek phenomenon, phenotype, phosphenes, fancy, fantasy 17 20 hist tissue Greek histopathology, histolysis, histology, histogenesis 17 21 glott tongue Greek epiglottis, polyglot, glossolalia, glottal, monoglot, glossectomy 17 22 phan appearance Greek phantom, epiphany, diaphanous, sycophant, cellophane, theophany 17 23 peri near or around Greek perimeter, perihelion, perigee, periphery, periodical 17 24 pot drink Latin potable, potion, potation, potatory, compote, symposium 17 25 via road Latin via, viaduct, trivia, via avion, obviate, obvious, via media Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 17 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 17 1 lingu tongue The linguini-loving linguist knew the lingua franca. 17 2 mot move Motile microorganism have powers of spontaneous motion. 17 3 nav ship The navy circumnavigated the globe by precise navigation. 17 4 und wave The undulant waves soon inundated the low regions. 17 5 flect bend As she genuflected, she saw her reflection in the glass. 17 6 coron crown A hazy corona circled the moon the night before the coronation. 17 7 aur gold The goddess of the golden dawn, Aurora, held the auriferous rocks. 17 8 liter letter At the party the literati discussed the glories of literature. 17 9 rat think The rational person will not rationalize his wrongs away. 17 10 sis condition Singing was an emotional catharsis for the vocalist. 17 11 par equal There was a disparity between his story and the facts. 17 12 mens measure Are the rewards of the job commensurate with the duties? 17 13 mony condition We must decide whether we wish to live in harmony or acrimony. 17 14 quin five The quintet played Mozart to a group of quinquagenarians. 17 15 socio society The sociopath used his knowledge of sociology to evil purposes. 17 16 ovi egg Ovoviviparous fishes produce eggs that hatch inside the mother’s body. 17 17 phasia speech The dysphasia resulted from injury to the speech center of his brain. 17 18 pter wing The stunned shepherd watched the pterodactyl fly off with his ram. 17 19 phen appearance Are you studying these phenomena or this phenomenon? 17 20 hist tissue Histology is the study of the structure of plant and animal tissues. 17 21 glott tongue The famous polyglot spoke seventeen languages. 17 22 phan appearance Soft light came through the diaphanous curtains. 17 23 peri near or around The moon’s perigee and the earth’s perihelion are both tomorrow. 17 24 pot drink The magic potion was to vile to be potable. 17 25 via road His resignation obviated the need for impeachment proceedings. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 18 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 18 1 atmo vapor Greek atmosphere, atmolysis, atmometer, atmospheric, atman 18 2 cardio heart Greek cardiology, cardiovascular, cardiac, electrocardiogram 18 3 cosmo world/universe Greek cosmos, cosmopolitan, cosmonaut, cosmology, microcosm 18 4 counter against Latin counteract, counterproductive, counterpoint, counterinsurgency 18 5 cranio skull Greek craniology, intracranial, craniotomy, cranium, dolichochranic 18 6 cyclo circle Greek cyclone, cyclotron, bicycle, encyclopedia, recycle, cyclical 18 7 gno know Greek agnostic, prognosis, Gnostic, Gnosticism, diagnosis, ignominy 18 8 oss bone Latin ossify, ossuary, ossicle, osseous, ossiferous, ossein, ossification 18 9 xylo wood Greek xylophone, xylograph, xyloid, xylophagous, xylose, xylotomy, xylem 18 10 monger seller Latin fishmonger, warmonger, costermonger, ballad monger, phrasemonger 18 11 sept seven Latin septangular, September, septuagenarian, septillion, Septuagint 18 12 xeno stranger Greek xenophobia, xenolith, xenon, xenogenesis, xenodiagnosis 18 13 vas vessel Latin vasoconstrictor, cardiovascular, vase, vesicle, vascular, vasectomy 18 14 fore front Latin forehead, foreboding, forecast, forethought, foresail, forefront 18 15 ish like OE greenish, smallish, outlandish, snobbish, ghoulish, squeamish 18 16 less without OE fruitless, hopeless, motherless, bootless, pointless, hapless, feckless 18 17 baro pressure Greek barometer, barograph, barometric, barogram, barometry 18 18 ferro iron Latin ferronickel, ferromagnetic, ferrous, ferric, ferrite, ferroconcrete 18 19 quasi somewhat Latin quasar, quasi-military, quasi-stellar, quasi-official, quasi-judicial 18 20 nesia island Greek Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Austronesia 18 21 lepsy attack Greek narcolepsy, epilepsy, catalepsy 18 22 let little Latin booklet, piglet, aglet, hamlet, coverlet, omelet 18 23 nano billionth Greek nanosecond, nanoplankton, nanosomia, nanogram 18 24 pico trillionth Ital. picofarad, picosecond, picogram 18 25 ideo idea Greek ideograph, ideology, ideologue, ideogram, idée fixe, idealism Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 18 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 18 1 atmo vapor The atmometer measures the rate of evaporation of water. 18 2 cardio heart The cardiologist studied the cardiac patient’s electrocardiogram. 18 3 cosmo world/universe The orbiting Soviet cosmonaut had cosmopolitan views and tastes. 18 4 counter against The command was countermanded by his British counterpart. 18 5 cranio skull The craniotomy was performed by a skilled brain surgeon. 18 6 cyclo circle The cyclone hurled the bicycle fifty yards. 18 7 gno know Agnostics are not usually attracted to Gnosticism. 18 8 oss bone Over the years, his habits had ossified beyond hope of change. 18 9 xylo wood Xylophagous insects had eaten the antique xylophone. 18 10 monger seller The costermonger and the fishmonger shouted out prices to passersby. 18 11 sept seven September was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. 18 12 xeno stranger The flood of immigration stirred the xenophobia of the citizens. 18 13 vas vessel The cardiovascular system responded gradually to the exercise. 18 14 fore front The storm forecast filled her with foreboding. 18 15 ish like The smallish object had a faint, greenish tint. 18 16 less without Their assault on the mountain summit proved hopeless, bootless, and fruitless. 18 17 baro pressure Some think that high fashion is a barometer for stock market trends. 18 18 ferro iron The company geologist studied the ferrous rock with care. 18 19 quasi somewhat The quasi-military operation into Cambodia has failed. 18 20 nesia island We visited Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. 18 21 lepsy attack His uncontrollable narcolepsy made it hard for him to stay awake. 18 22 let little The booklet circulated through the hamlet. 18 23 nano billionth The computation is made in less than a nanosecond. 18 24 pico trillionth There are a thousand picoseconds in one nanosecond. 18 25 ideo idea The stubborn Chinese ideologue wrote his ideas in ideograms. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 19 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 19 1 ven come Latin convene, convention, avenue, vent, circumvent, advent, prevent 19 2 ichthy fish Greek ichthyosaur, ichthyologist, ichthyoid, ichthyosis 19 3 pulse drive Latin impulse, repulse, pulsate, impulsive 19 4 calor heat Latin calorie, calorimeter, calorific, caloric 19 5 sol sun Latin solar, solstice, solarium, solarize, solar plexus 19 6 strat layer Latin stratosphere, cirrostratus, strata, substratum, stratified 19 7 nuc center Latin nucleus, nucleate, nuclide, nucleon, nucleotide, nucleoplasm 19 8 sat enough Latin satisfy, dissatisfaction, saturate, insatiable, sate 19 9 protero early Greek Proterozoic, proterandrous, proteranthous 19 10 mont mountain Latin piedmont, Montana, Montevideo, montane, cismontane 19 11 kilo thousand Greek kilometer, kiloton, kilowatt, kilogram 19 12 myria many Greek myriad, myriapod, myriameter, myriarch, myriophyullum 19 13 tachy quick Greek tachometer, tachycardia, tachylyte, tachygraphy 19 14 fiss split Latin fissile, fission, fissipalmate, fissiped, fissure 19 15 cumu heaped Latin accumulate, cumulus, cumulonimbus, cumulative 19 16 meteor high Greek meteorite, meteoric, meteorograph, meteorology 19 17 hibern winter Latin hibernate, hibernal, hibernaculum 19 18 di two Latin diverge, dicotyledon, diencephalon, diffusion, differ, dilemma 19 19 bath deep Greek bathymetry, bathyscaph, bathysphere, bathos, batholith 19 20 cirr hair Greek cirrus, cirrostratus, cirriped, cirrocumulus 19 21 grav heavy Latin gravity, gravid, gravimetric, gravamen, aggravate 19 22 solv loosen Latin resolve, dissolve, absolve, solvent, insolvency 19 23 ophthal eye Greek ophthalmologist, ophthalmoscope, ophthalmic, exophthalmic 19 24 oma tumor Greek melanoma, carcinoma, hematoma, glaucoma 19 25 rub red Latin rubric, rubious, rubicund, ruby, rubescent, rubella Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 19 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 19 1 ven come We convened at the Hilton on Third Avenue. 19 2 ichthy fish The ichthyologist removed the petrified ichthyosaur bones. 19 3 pulse drive The impulsive commander repulsed the enemy. 19 4 calor heat the calorimeter measured the heat of the calorific reaction. 19 5 sol sun Heliophiles catch few solar rays at the winter solstice. 19 6 strat layer The bride and groom were not from the same social stratum. 19 7 nuc center There were nucleotides in the chromosomes of the cell nucleus. 19 8 sat enough He tried to sate his insatiable appetite for pizza. 19 9 protero early Male proterandrous insects appear earlier in the season than females. 19 10 mont mountain The montane vistas of Montevideo are as beautiful as those in Montana. 19 11 kilo thousand A kilometer, one thousand meters, is 0.62137 miles in length. 19 12 myria many Myriad explanations exist of unidentified flying objects. 19 13 tachy quick At the first sign of tachycardia, he was rushed to the hospital. 19 14 fiss split Is nuclear fission the opposite of nuclear fusion? 19 15 cumu heaped The cumulus clouds accumulated as the sun baked the sea. 19 16 meteor high The meteorologist reported that the meteorite did no damage. 19 17 hibern winter The hibernal winds did not reach the hibernating bear. 19 18 di two The dilemma was whether to study the dicotyledon or the diencephalon. 19 19 bath deep The bathymetry of the Pacific was easily studied with the bathyscaph. 19 20 cirr hair Barnacles and other cirripeds covered the marina’s pilings. 19 21 grav heavy The gravamen of the charges is that he left his post under fire. 19 22 solv loosen The solvent did not dissolve the old paint on the brush. 19 23 ophthal eye The ophthalmologist treats the diseases of the eye. 19 24 oma tumor The exposure to carcinogens produced carcinomas in the workers. 19 25 rub red The red rubric at the beginning of the text was beautiful. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 20 Language Word # Word Meaning Sample words 20 1 mela black Greek melanin, melanite, melancholy, Melanesia, melanoma, melanocyte 20 2 vice in place of Latin vice versa, vice president, vice consul, viceroy, vice-regent 20 3 foli leaf Latin folio, foliolate, bifoliolate, foliation, defoliate, portfolio, folium 20 4 atom vapor Greek atomic, atomizer, atomize, atomism, subatomic, diatomic 20 5 orb circle Latin orbit, exorbitant, orbital, orbicular, orbital decay, supraorbital 20 6 multi many Latin multifarious, multitudinous, multilateral, multiped, multiply 20 7 ign fire Latin ignite, igneous, ignis fatuus, ignition, reignite, ignescent, ignitron 20 8 moll soft Latin mollify, emollient, mollusk, mollescent 20 9 lin line Latin linear, delineate, lineation, lineal, rectilinear, lineage 20 10 hemi half Greek hemisphere, hemialgia, hemiplegia, hemipterous, hemicrania 20 11 oo egg Greek oophyte, oocyte, oology, oogenesis, oogonium, oophorectomy 20 12 grade step Latin gradual, grading, retrograde, downgrade, gradualism, degrading 20 13 pneumo lung Greek pneumogastric, pneumonia, pneumonectomy, pneumobacillus 20 14 radi ray Latin radiation, radian, radial, radiolarian, radiance, irradiate 20 15 oscu mouth Latin osculum, osculation, osculant, osculate 20 16 ob against Latin abloquy, obdurate, obsequious, oblique, obsolete, obstinate 20 17 vect carry Latin convection, vector, invective, vectorial 20 18 digit finger Latin prestidigitation, digital, digitations 20 19 gymno naked Greek gymnasium, gymnastics, gymnosperm, gymnosophist 20 20 plasm form Greek cytoplasm, endoplasm, ectoplasm, plasma, plasmodium 20 21 narco sleep Greek narcotic, narcolepsy, narcotine, narcotism 20 22 vermi worm Latin vermin, vermicelli, vermicide, vermivorous 20 23 lign wood Latin lignite, lignify, ligneous, lignocellulose 20 24 dendr tree Greek dendrology, dendroid, dedrochronology, dendrite, rhododendron 20 25 lachry tear Latin lachrymose, lachrymatory, lachrymal Lesson # The Word Within the Word Sentences 20 Word # Word Meaning Sentence 20 1 mela black The gloomy soul was unable to overcome her melancholy. 20 2 vice in place of The vice president greeted the vice consul and vice versa. 20 3 foli leaf Agent Orange was a toxic defoliant used in the Vietnam War. 20 4 atom vapor The atomizer was filled with a wonderful perfume. 20 5 orb circle Orbicular leaves are circular and flat. 20 6 multi many Her multifarious nefarious deeds landed her in prison. 20 7 ign fire The ignis fatuus seemed to ignite and hover over the swamp. 20 8 moll soft We could do nothing to mollify the man’s anger. 20 9 lin line Quickly delineate your proposal. 20 10 hemi half Hemiplegia is paralysis of one side of the body. 20 11 oo egg The obsessed oologist painted his house robin’s-egg blue 20 12 grade step We gradually became aware of the ship’s retrograde motion. 20 13 pneumo lung The pneumococcus bacteria gave him pneumonia. 20 14 radi ray Skeletons of the microscopic radiolarians show radial symmetry. 20 15 oscu mouth The sponge expels water through its osculum. 20 16 ob against The lawyer objected to the obvious lie told by the defendant. 20 17 vect carry The convection current distributed the heat of the flames. 20 18 digit finger Houdini accomplished feats of prestidigitation. 20 19 gymno naked The gymnasium is the perfect place for gymnastics. 20 20 plasm form An amoeba’s cytoplasm includes endoplasm and ectoplasm. 20 21 narco sleep The nodding man was a narcotics addict but a victim of narcolepsy. 20 22 vermi worm Vermin had gotten into the box of vermicelli. 20 23 lign wood Lignocellulose strengthens woody cells in plants. 20 24 dendr tree The rhododendron fragments were useful to the dendrochronologist. 20 25 lachry tear The cadet’s lachrymose pleadings did not move the drill instructor. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 21 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 21 1 equivocate to hedge The equivocating politician praised both groups. 21 2 superfluous unnecessary A superfluous comment is a waste of time. 21 3 bilateral two-sided The two nations formed a bilateral agreement. 21 4 unilateral one-sided The U.S. made a unilateral withdrawal. 21 5 circumspect cautious A circumspect reply is safer. 21 6 commensurate of like measure A big job needs a commensurate reward. 21 7 malevolence evil intent The creature cast a malevolent glare. 21 8 neophyte beginner She is a neophyte in the art world. 21 9 misanthropist people-hater The grouchy misanthropist wouldn’t contribute. 21 10 bellicose warlike The bellicose tribe attacked without warning. 21 11 anthropomorphic man-shaped They believe in an anthropomorphic god. 21 12 captious fault-finding The captious remarks were not sincere. 21 13 neologism new word Create a neologism, like televoracious. 21 14 malediction a curse The convict’s muttered malediction was inaudible. 21 15 incredulous not believing Her incredulous expression showed her feelings. 21 16 omniscient all-knowing You can’t keep secrets from an omniscient god. 21 17 monomania obsession with one thing It was a hobby that became a monomania. 21 18 specious false You have a convincing but still specious argument. 21 19 excoriate verbally flog His speech excoriated the opponent. 21 20 prototype first model We saw an early prototype of the Mustang. 21 21 xenophobia fear of foreigners It was a hostile, xenophobic country. 21 22 benediction blessing The Pope’s smiling benediction was televised. 21 23 amorphous shapeless A gray, amorphous mass was in the corner. 21 24 preponderance bulk The preponderance of the evidence indicates guilt. 21 25 magnanimous great-minded His magnanimous victory speech showed generosity. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 22 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 22 1 mollify make soft It can be difficult to mollify someone’s anger. 22 2 ichthyologist fish scientist Up splashed a water-logged ichthyologist. 22 3 polyglot multi-linguist She is a brilliant polyglot who speaks seven languages. 22 4 diaphanous semitransparent Look through the diaphanous draperies. 22 5 somniferous bringing sleep The somniferous speech put him to sleep. 22 6 sinecure an easy, lucrative job He has a comfortable sinecure in his uncle’s firm. 22 7 soliloquy speech to oneself Hamlet’s famous soliloquy is the question. 22 8 adherent supporter The adherents of a militaristic foreign policy want war. 22 9 abjure renounce To abjure one’s former beliefs is stressful. 22 10 caustic burning The caustic comments about her clothes hurt her. 22 11 confluence a flowing together The idea was formed by a confluence of other ideas. 22 12 depose topple from power He was deposed without violence. 22 13 egomania self-obsession The offensive egomaniac praised himself. 22 14 egregious blatant It was an egregious act of vandalism. 22 15 analgesic painkiller Take an extra-strength analgesic for the headache. 22 16 chiromancy palm reading Try to divine the future through chiromancy. 22 17 oligarchy government by a few The corrupt Greek oligarchy kept control. 22 18 intractable stubborn The bigot’s intractable opinions were unchangeable. 22 19 intransigent not compromising The intransigent true believers wouldn’t budge. 22 20 perfidious treacherous His perfidious cowardice made him infamous. 22 21 perspicuous brilliantly clear Her perspicuous essay won her the scholarship. 22 22 ingenuous innocent and naïve The ingenuous—but not ingenious—girl believed it. 22 23 circumlocution talking in circles He used a circumlocution to avoid answering the question. 22 24 gregarious sociable He has a friendly, gregarious personality. 22 25 discursive rambling It was an illogical, discursive speech. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 23 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 23 1 egocentric self-centered The egocentric snob didn’t notice who he hurt. 23 2 tangible touchable A paycheck is one of the tangible benefits of a job. 23 3 demagogue corrupt politician The demagogue played on public prejudices. 23 4 preclude forclose Don’t preclude that option. 23 5 cryptologist code breaker British cryptologists cracked the German code. 23 6 ethnocentrism racial/cultural prejudice We deplore his narrow ethnocentrism. 23 7 pedagogue teacher A humorless pedant is a poor pedagogue. 23 8 recant retract Galileo was forced to recant his heliocentric statements. 23 9 revoke cancel Permission to travel has been revoked. 23 10 pugnacious combative The pugnacious bully got his comeuppance. 23 11 incisive sharp Her incisive questions cut deeply into the issue. 23 12 diatribe abusive criticism The German leader delivered a diatribe against France. 23 13 anomaly abnormality There is an inexplicable anomaly in the data. 23 14 enumerate to list Please enumerate your reasons. 23 15 circumscribed limited You must choose among the circumscribed alternatives. 23 16 intercede mediate We are forced to intercede on behalf of the orphan. 23 17 disputatious argumentative The disputatious reporter irritated the official. 23 18 loquacious talkative The loquacious fellow wore their ears out. 23 19 abrogate annul We abrogate an agreement only out of dire necessity. 23 20 prescience foreknowledge A prescient vision came to him in a dream. 23 21 sacrosanct sacred He would not endanger his sacrosanct bowling night. 23 22 androgynous masculine and feminine The androgynous rock star danced across the stage. 23 23 acronym initials-name The acronym NATO means N. Atlantic Treaty Organization. 23 24 congenital at birth The problem is a congenital defect. 23 25 cacophony bad noise The cacophonous roar of the crowd was deafening. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 24 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 24 1 advocate speak for It is time to advocate a new policy. 24 2 ponderous weighty He is crushed by the ponderous burden of the decision. 24 3 retribution revenge Expect a brutal retribution for what you have done.l 24 4 android robot The android’s metallic eye glistened redly. 24 5 infidel unbeliever The crusade against the infidels was unsuccessful. 24 6 resurgence rising again The resurgence of patriotism began slowly. 24 7 punctilious precise in conduct She liked his punctilious formal conduct. 24 8 condescend lower oneself His condescending attitude was infuriating. 24 9 collateral side by side The two collateral issues could not be separated. 24 10 irrevocable beyond recall The past is irrevocable and answers no call. 24 11 elucidate explain Please elucidate the matter for our curious guest. 24 12 epigram witty comment Benjamin Franklin’s epigrams amuse us still. 24 13 eccentricity oddness The genius’s eccentric personality began to moderate. 24 14 cognizant aware Please be cognizant of the laws regulating investments. 24 15 stringent binding The stringent regulations seemed excessively severe. 24 16 anthropoid manlike The anthropoid apes have familiar facial expressions. 24 17 diffident shy Her diffident glance caught his eye. 24 18 pandemonium demonic clamor Sheer pandemonium erupted on the playground. 24 19 urbane sophisticated The diplomat’s urbane manners set the tone. 24 20 tractable docile The tractable little boy was a pleasure to teach. 24 21 supersede replace This directive supersedes all previous directives. 24 22 temporize delay Begin without temporizing, if you please. 24 23 somnambulist sleepwalker Lady Macbeth’s famous somnambulism is unforgettable. 24 24 sanguinary bloody We still mourn the sanguinary battles of the war. 24 25 inanimate lifeless The inanimate stones tell no tales. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 25 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 25 1 introspective inward looking The quiet boy is an introspective loner. 25 2 intervene come between We should not intervene in their dispute. 25 3 syndrome complex of symptoms Down’s syndrome has some well-known symptoms. 25 4 subordinate lower He resented his subordinate rank in the military. 25 5 dissonant inharmonious A dissonant clamor arose in the streets. 25 6 belligerent warring The belligerent nations refused to negotiate. 25 7 credible believable It takes money to become a credible candidate. 25 8 impending overhanging “The shadow of impending doom” is a trite phrase. 25 9 polyphonic multi-melodic Bach’s polyphonic concertos are beautiful. 25 10 exculpate free from blame He wished to be completely exculpated. 25 11 euphemism pleasant name “Rest room” is a euphemism. 25 12 benefactor helper Who was the anonymous benefactor to little Pip? 25 13 megalomania delusions of greatness A Napoleon complex is a form of megalomania. 25 14 magnate powerful person The oil magnates in Saudi Arabia control billions. 25 15 vivacious lively Her vivacious personality cheered us all. 25 16 heliotropic sun-following The heliotropic vines clogged the window. 25 17 amour-propre self-love There is no lack of amour-propre in her! 25 18 octogenarian an eighty-year-old The spry octogenarian won the race. 25 19 cognoscenti those who know This wine is preferred by the cognoscenti. 25 20 surfeit excess He consumed a painful surfeit of food and drink. 25 21 primate monkeys/apes/humans Were the higher primates made first? 25 22 pellucid crystal clear Pellucid waters and pellucid prose are equally beautiful. 25 23 circumvent get around It is unwise to circumvent the rules in prison. 25 24 hemiplegia paralysis on one side We helped the victim of hemiplegia. 25 25 narcolepsy attacks of sleep She suffered uncontrollable attacks of narcolepsy. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 26 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 26 1 delineate to outline He will quickly delineate the options. 26 2 emollient softener A bottle of creamy emollient is for the skin. 26 3 retrograde backward The planet seems to move in a retrograde motion. 26 4 melancholy dark sadness Some people feel a black melancholy on rainy days. 26 5 intracranial within the skull Intracranial surgery will not exorcise her demons. 26 6 cardiovascular of the heart and vessels You need cardiovascular exercise. 26 7 epiphany revelation The epiphany was a sudden appearance of insight. 26 8 histology study of living tissues The classic histology textbook was out of print. 26 9 perihelion orbital point nearest the sun The planet reached perihelion. 26 10 inherent built-in Americans possess an inherent right to free speech. 26 11 plutocracy government of the wealthy Is the nation controlled by plutocrats? 26 12 sine qua non essential element Money was the sine qua non for acceptance. 26 13 corpulent full-bodied His corpulence was caused by his gluttony. 26 14 dichotomy two-part division The right/wrong dichotomy seemed simplistic. 26 15 pathological diseased The fascist dictator was a pathological liar. 26 16 cryptic having hidden meaning We found a cryptic inscription on the stone. 26 17 isosceles having two equal sides He drew an isosceles trapezoid on the board. 26 18 pathogen disease-causer The team’s careful search located the pathogen. 26 19 vociferous loudly-voiced His vociferous protests could be heard for blocks. 26 20 rectify correct Please take steps to rectify the situation. 26 21 sanctimonious affectedly holy His sanctimonious lectures were hypocritical. 26 22 tortuous twisting The tortuous mountain highway wound steeply up. 26 23 rectilinear right-angled Do you like the building’s rectilinear architecture? 26 24 metamorphosis change of shape The insect’s metamorphosis was miraculous. 26 25 petroglyph rock carving The prehistoric petroglyph was high on the wall. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 27 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 27 1 chronic lasting His chronic illness dragged on for years. 27 2 hyperbole overstatement His colorful hyperbole livened his conversation. 27 3 sonorous full-sounding Dr. King’s sonorous voice echoed over the crowd. 27 4 germane related Her germane comments really hit the mark. 27 5 convivial jovial, festive His convivial friends loved to celebrate. 27 6 cognomen nickname His cognomen is “Sterno.” 27 7 anarchist one against government The anarchist passed out leaflets to passersby. 27 8 animadversion criticism Your animadversions on his behavior are superfluous. 27 9 pusillanimous small-minded The deliberate snub was a low, pusillanimous act. 27 10 subterfuge evasive dodge The mayor ducked a question with a clever subterfuge. 27 11 saturnine gloomy and remote Her saturnine personality won her few friends. 27 12 luminary enlightening person We met the amiable luminary, Carl Sagan. 27 13 exorbitant unreasonable Their exorbitant prices are in an orbit of their own. 27 14 expatriate banish They were forcefully expatriated from the fatherland. 27 15 filigree lacy design The delicate filigree around the diamond was beautiful. 27 16 eulogy words of praise The reverend delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral. 27 17 sedentary sitting Flagpole sitting is a highly sedentary occupation. 27 18 euphoria joy Their love brought them a blissful euphoria. 27 19 bonhomie good-naturedness He was a popular fellow of appealing bonhomie. 27 20 bona fide good faith The company will make a bone fide offer. 27 21 bon vivant indulger in luxury The wealthy bon vivant lived the good life. 27 22 mutable changeable The mutable laws of high fashion can’t be predicted. 27 23 impute attribute discredit It is unnecessary to impute evil motives to opponents. 27 24 status quo the present state It can be dangerous to disrupt the status quo. 27 25 paradigm model The incident offers an instructive paradigm for us. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 28 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 28 1 schism division The debate created a schism in the Democratic party. 28 2 bootless useless His bootless effort to win acceptance was pathetic. 28 3 rubicund red Her rubicund cheeks matched her rosy outlook. 28 4 apotheosis raising to god status the media created the champ’s apotheosis. 28 5 precursor forerunner The rumblings were the precursor of what was to come. 28 6 transpose switch Dyslexics sometimes transpose letters in a word. 28 7 invective bitter denunciation She endured her opponent’s scathing invective. 28 8 prestidigitation sleight of hand Presto! The magician’s prestidigitation was fun. 28 9 cosmology study of the universe The origin of atoms is a cosmological question. 28 10 effusion outpouring His effusion of joyful greetings made us wince. 28 11 anthology literary collection The anthology contains the flowers of modern poetry. 28 12 posthumous after death It was bittersweet to present a posthumous award. 28 13 euphony beautiful sound He loved the euphony of the wind in the trees. 28 14 refractory stubborn The refractory child broke and rebroke the rules. 28 15 platitude flat trite remark We need fresh ideas, not hollow platitudes. 28 16 acrophobia fear of heights He began to feel acrophobia in elevators. 28 17 agoraphobia fear of openness Some visitors feel agoraphobia in Red Square. 28 18 veracity truthfulness Slowly, we began to question her veracity. 28 19 verisimilitude similarity to truth Notice the fable’s eerie verisimilitude. 28 20 idiosyncrasy peculiarity We even loved his many idiosyncrasies. 28 21 alumni graduates The college alumni wrote to the missing alumnus. 28 22 casus belli cause for war The government chose to regard the act as casus belli. 28 23 interregnum time between rulers The nation enjoyed a peaceful interregnum. 28 24 infraction breaking It was an unintentional infraction of the rules. 28 25 condign worthy He will receive a condign punishment for his offense. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 29 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 29 1 colloquy conversation They had a private colloquy in the corner. 29 2 viable able to live Is the fetus mature enough to be viable? 29 3 synopsis summary Here is a brief synopsis of the course. 29 4 terra firma solid ground The Argonauts longed to stand on terra firma at last. 29 5 sanction authorize We cannot sanction the use of our name. 29 6 Russophobe one who fears Russia The editor was an unapologetic Russophobe. 29 7 prognosis medical forecast The doctor presented a prognosis of the disease. 29 8 polychrome many-colored We purchased a large polychrome sculpture. 29 9 philanthropy love of mankind Her deeds of philanthropy were legendary. 29 10 perspicacity insight Everyone admired the perspicacity of her mind. 29 11 mobocracy mob rule The text showed the mobocracy of the revolution. 29 12 gerontocracy government of the old The Soviet gerontocracy is losing control. 29 13 magniloquence great eloquence His magniloquent oratory was impressive. 29 14 kleptomaniac pathological thief The police tried to arrest a kleptomaniac. 29 15 joie de vivre joy of living Her joie de vivre was inspiring. 29 16 in loco parentis in place of parents The school must act in loco parentis. 29 17 mundane worldly The thinker was reluctant to deal with mundane matters. 29 18 synthesis combination This product represents a synthesis of many ideas. 29 19 unequivocal direct He gave a refreshing, unequivocal answer. 29 20 nihilism belief in nothing the icy nihilism of his mind could be unnerving. 29 21 audiophile stereo buff He reads a magazine for audiophiles. 29 22 entomology insect zoology The oft-bitten entomologist finally caught the beetle. 29 23 omnifarious of all kinds His omnifarious exploits earned him fame. 29 24 invidious causing envy He paid one of them an invidious compliment. 29 25 deduction reasoning from principles Deductive reasoning is idealistic. Lesson # The Word Within the Word Vocabulary List 30 Word # Word Meaning Used in a sentence 30 1 induction factual reasoning Science uses a process of induction. 30 2 hagiocracy government of saints The Iranian hagiocracy banned swimsuits. 30 3 diction word choice The pedant confined himself to a scholarly Latin diction. 30 4 disconsolate inconsolable The disconsolate widower missed his best friend. 30 5 disingenuous insincere His disingenuous offers of assistance fooled the ingénue. 30 6 fractious unruly The fractious, dissatisfied mob clamored for vengeance. 30 7 nondescript of no category The beggar wore a nondescript garment. 30 8 prolific productive The prolific writer wrote seven books in two years. 30 9 chronicle a history We read the chronicle of the brave knight-errant. 30 10 primeval of the first ages Coal is the remains of a primeval forest. 30 11 panegyric elaborate eulogy His speech was a panegyric on her engineering talent. 30 12 fidelity faithfulness He required the fierce fidelity of his lieutenants. 30 13 magnum opus great work Read Dante’s magnum opus, the Divinia Comedia. 30 14 antediluvian from before the Flood He loved his grandfather’s antediluvian ideas. 30 15 comport behave Leadership requires one to comport oneself with dignity. 30 16 insurgence uprising The insurgence was as soon defeated as it was begun. 30 17 expeditiously rapidly We need to process a customer’s request expeditiously. 30 18 renovate restore It would be expensive to renovate the apartments. 30 19 carnage butchery They viewed the sickening carnage on the battlefield. 30 20 decadent downfallen The decadent, luxurious century saw no greatness in art. 30 21 supercilious scornful His arrogant, supercilious manner offended everyone. 30 22 inexorable inescapable Her inexorable fate followed her everywhere. 30 23 emissary messenger They greeted an emissary from the Queen. 30 24 improvident without foresight The improvident spendthrift went broke. 30 25 moribund dying The moribund corporation fired half its work force.