Stems
Words
Synonyms
Stem Words (define)
Mystery!
100

This stem means OVER.  

What is super?

100

This word describes a person who suffers or dies for their beliefs.

What is martyr?

100
sadness, dejection, gloominess, despair

What is melancholy?

100

The study of life.

What is biology?

100

This Latin stem means the opposite of good.

What is mal?

200

This stem means GOOD.

What is bene?

200

This word means to respect someone deeply.  

What is venerate?

200

hateful, detestable, repugnant, disgusting, atrocious

What is odious?

200

A book about one's own life.  

What is an autobiography?

200

Romans built these to bring water to their cities.

What are aquaducts

300

This stem means AWAY.

What is dis?

300

This word can be a verb that means to speak clearly, or it can be an adjective that describes someone who speaks well.  

What is articulate?

300

quivery, shivering, shaky, edgy, anxious

What is tremulous?

300

A creature who walks on two legs

What is a biped?

300

 re means again, and this word means "to bring to life again."

What is revive?  

400

This stem means BELIEVE.

What is cred?

400

This word is an adjective meaning skeptical or unbelieving.  

What is incredulous?

400

common, crude, in bad taste, unrefined, indecent

What is vulgar?

400

This is the action of drawing someone's attention away.  

What is distract?

400

This word comes from the Old French abbatre which means "to beat down."  

What is abate?

500

This stem means TIME.

What is chrono?

500

These are TWO adjectives that mean "calm."

What are serene and placid?

500

ideal, perfect, heavenly, above everything

What is sublime?

500

This word means warlike, wanting to fight.

What is bellicose?

500

This is the noun form of the verb allude.

What is an allusion?

600

This stem means TEN.

What is dec?

600

This verb means "spread throughout."  It is often used metaphorically.

What is pervade?

600

bare, strict, grim, plain, severe

What is austere?

600

A beginner

What is a novice?

600

These are two words that mean touchable.

What are tangible and palpable?

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