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  • 1. Grade 8 – Week 1 Grade 8 – Week 3 mis – (bad) – mistake micro – (small) – microscope bi – (two) – bicycle hydro – (water) – hydrant, hydrophobia post – (after) – postdate tele – (far) – telescope, telephone pre – (before) – preheat re – (again) – review, rewind, revive tri—(three) – tricycle phon – (sound) – telephone, symphony com – (together) – combination homo – (same) – homonym, homosexual (lockers), combo (Wendy’s) spec – (look) – inspect, spectacle de—(down) – demolish penta – (five) – pentagon, pentagram dis – (away) – distraction vid – (look) – video, evidence non – (not) – none poly – (many) – polygon, polygamy sub – (under) – submarine fer – (carry) – ferry, transfer anti – (against) – antiperspirant photo – (light) – photograph,, circum – (around) – circumference photosynthesis extra – (beyond) – extraterrestrial, ex – (out) – exit, excise extraordinary mono- (one) – monotonous, monotone semi – (half) – semicircle, viv – (life) – vivacious, revive semiformal un – (not) – unhealthy Grade 8 – Week 2 Grade 8 – Week 4 ard – (always) – coward, drunkard phobia – (fear) – hydrophobia bio – (life) – biography, biology pop – (people) – population scrib – (write) – scribble morph – (change) – morphology (Power cent – (one hundred) – century, Rangers) centimeter corp – (body) – corpse logy – (science) – biology, ject – (throw) – reject mythology pater – (father) – paternity cide – (kill) – homicide, suicide punct – (point) – punctuation aqua – (water) –aquarium tion – (act or state) – creation cred – (believe) – incredible loco – (place) – location auto – (self)—automatic, autograph ortho – (straight) – orthodontist itis – (inflammation) – tonsillitis, dorm – (sleep) – dormant arthritis put – (think) – reputation dict – (say) – dictionary, diction, ver – (true) – veracity contradict matri – (mother) – matriarch cede – (go) – recede, antecedent mega – (large) – megaphone miss – (send) – dismiss, missile centri – (center) – concentric biblio – (book) – bibliography, Bible
  • 2. Grade 8 – Week 6 Grade 8 – Week 8 astr – (star) -- astrology numer – (number) – number, numeral dyna – (power) – dynamite, dinosaur dia – (across) – diagonal, diameter hyper – (over) – hyperactive zo – (animal) – zoo, zoology octa – (eight) – octopus pac – (peace) – pacifier, pacifist scope – (look) – telescope il – (not) – illegal, illogical geo – (earth) – geography spir – (breathe) – expire, respiration meter – (measure) – centimeter acro – (high) – acrobat, acrophobia vita – (life) – vitamin ecto – (outer) – ectoderm contra – (against) – contraband brev – (short) – brief, abbreviation stereo – (solid) –stereotype plasto – (molded) – plastic, plaster cogn – (know) – cognition fort – (strong) – fortify, fortitude luna – (moon) – lunatic, lunar culp – (blame) – culprit, exculpate thermo – (heat) – thermostat derm – (skin) – epidermis, pachyderm dec – (ten) – decimal necro – (death) – necrophobia, necrotic stell – (star) – constellation cle – (small) – particle, molecule Grade 8 – Week 7 Grade 8 – Week 9 mar – (sea) – marine, submarine leg – (read) – legible, legend (map) pyro – (fire) – pyromaniac, pyrotechnic tort – (twist) – contort, torture (fireworks) mir – (wonder) – miracle, mirage rupt – (break) – rupture, erupt man – (hand) – manual, manicure grat – (pleasing) – grateful, gratitude sens – (feel) – sensitive, sensory prim – (first) – primary, prime nym – (name) – homonym, anonymous trans – (across) – transfer, transcend cur – (care for) – cure, secure string – (bind) – string, stringent rect – (right) – correct, erect medi – (middle) – median, medium fy – (make) – solidify, pacify clam – (cry out) – exclamation, gest – (carry) – digest, ingest clamorous anim – (mind) – animated, animosity liber – (free) – liberate, liberty oid – (appearance) – asteroid, android greg – (group) – congregate, segregate apt – (fit) – aptitude (SAT), adaptation tang – (touch) – tangible, tango voc – (voice) – vocabulary, vocal junct – (join) – conjunction, junction rid – (laugh) – ridicule, ridiculous trib – (pay) – contribution, retribution tempor – (time) – temporary, contemporary
  • 3. Grade 8 – Week 11 Grade 8 – Week 13 graph – (write) – photograph, autograph, jus – (law) – justice, unjust polygraph sen – (old) – senile, senior tract – (pull) – tractor, attraction, detract sol – (alone) – solitary, solo, solitude path – (feeling) – telepathy, sympathy gram – (writing) – telegram, grammar sci – (know) – science, conscience lum – (light) – luminary, luminous in – (in or not) – insane, insomnia ann – (year) – annual, anniversary nomy – (law) – astronomy, economy bas – (low) – bas, basic, base fin – (end) – infinity, final act – (to do) – action, reaction fract – (break) – fracture, infraction nounce – (tell) – pronounce, co – (together) – cooperate, coauthor announcement hexa – (six) – hexagram, hexagon -i – (plural) – octopi, nuclei, fungi fid – (faith) – fidelity, confidence log – (word or reason) – logic, illogical hetero – (different) – heterosexual, gyn – (woman) – androgynous, heterogenous gynecologist phile – (love) – philanthropy, bibliophile mob – (move) – mobility, mobile hedron – (sided object) – polyhedron, fic – (make) – fiction, horrific octahedron andro – (man) – android, androgyny ous – (full of) – glorious, vivacious, luminous Grade 8 – Week 12 Grade 8 – Week 14 mort – (death) – mortal, mortified mel – (song) – melody, melodious uni – (one) – unicorn, unicycle, universe epi – (on) – epicenter, epidermis nat – (born) – nativity, natural struct – (build) – construct, instruction ess – (female) – lioness, princess im – (not) – impossible, imperfect fug – (flee) – fugitive, refugee bon – (good) – bonus, bonanza ness – (quality) – kindness, darkness alb – (white) – albumen, albino psych – (soul) – psychology, psychosis hum – (earth) – human, exhume ethno – (race or culture) – ethnic group, dys – (bad) – dyslexia, dysfunctional ethnic an – (without) – anemia, anorexia gen – (origin) – genetics, gene ab – (away) – abduct, abnormal sacro – (holy) – sacred, sacrifice -be – (life) – microbe, aerobe ped – (foot or child) – expedition, chlor – (green) – chlorophyll, chlorine centipede, pediatrics eco – (house) – ecology, economy curs – (run) – cursive, cursory emia – (blood) – toxemia, anemia capit – (head) – decapitate, capital idio – (peculiar) – idiom, idiot vert – (turn) – convert, extrovert, introvert muta – (change) – mutant, mutation
  • 4. Grade 8 – Week 16 Grade 8 – Week 18 milli – (thousandth) – millipede, vore – (eating) carnivore, devour millimeter gon – (angle) – pentagon, diagonal mem – (remember) – memory, ist – (one who) – artist, sophisticate memoir saur – (lizard) – dinosaur, stegosaurus vac – (empty) – vacant, vacation mot – (move) – motion, motivation form – (shape) – uniform, reform holo – (whole) – holocaust, holistic, labor – (work) – labor, laboratory hologram ultima – (last) – ultimate, ultimatum gastro – (stomach) – gastronomy, gress – (step) – progress, regress gastroscope chrom – (color) – chrome, chromatic cata – (down) – catapult, catastrophe ose – (sugar) – lactose, glucose mania – (madness) – pyromaniac, osis – (condition) – neurosis, egomania psychosis ize – (make) – victimize, mobilize sequ – (follow) – sequence, kin – (motion) – kinetic, telekinesis consequence lent – (full of) – corpulent, turbulent lys – (breakdown) – dialysis, Anglo – (English) – Anglophile, analysis Anglophobe meso – (middle) – mesomorph, calli – (beautiful) – calligraphy, calliope Mesozoic austro – (south) – Australia (down oligo – (few or small) – oligarchy under), austral tude – (state of) – solitude, attitude Grade 8 – Week 17 Grade 8 – Week 19 val – (worth) – value, valuable, evaluate nav – (ship) – navy, navigate tox – (poison) – toxic, toxin quin – (five) – quintet, quintuplet frat – (brother) – fraternal, fraternity cyclo – (circle) – cyclone, recycle, vol – (will) – volunteer, involuntary bicycle dom – (rule) – dominate, domain ish – (like) – smallish, snobbish hippo – (horse) – hippopotamus, let – (little) – piglet, booklet hippodrome err – (wander) – error, erratic sect – (cut) – dissect, section socio – (society) – society, social, -a – (plural) – bacteria, trivia sociopath sta – (stop) – station, static liter – (letter) – literature, illiterate schizo – (divide) – schism, peri – (near or around) – perimeter, schizophrenia periphery pod – (foot) – pseudopod, podiatrist less – (without) – pointless, hopeless soror – (sister) – sorority, sororicide caust – (burn) – holocaust, caustic para – (beside, near) – parable, parallel, terr – (land) – extraterrestrial, terrain paraphrase, paradigm jur – (swear) – perjure, jurisdiction erg – (work) – synergy, energetic flu – (flow) – fluent, superfluous troph – (nourishment) – dystrophy, here – (stick) – coherent, adhere atrophy
  • 5. Grade 8 – Week 21 rat – (think) – rational, rationalize sol – (sun) – solar, solarium, solstice fore – (front) – foreboding, forehead, kilo – (thousand) – kilometer, kilogram forethought orb – (circle) – orbit, orbital grade – (step) – gradual, degrading multi – (many) – multilateral, multiply pulse – (drive) – impulsive, repulsive grav – (heavy) – gravity, aggravate flect – (bend) – reflection, deflect cosmo – (world or universe) – cosmos, coron – (crown) – coronation, coronary cosmopolitan phen – (appearance) – phenomenon, xeno – ( stranger) – xenophobia, xenolith fantasy sat – (enough) – satisfy, insatiable nano – (billionth) – nanosecond, solv – (loosen) – dissolve, solvent nanogram vice – (in place of) – vice versa, vice nuc – (center) – nucleus, nuclear president meteor – (high) – meteor, meteorology ign – (fire) – ignite, ignition hibern – (winter) – hibernate, hibernal pos – (put) – position, deposit, cumu – (heaped) – accumulate, imposition cumulative cracy – (government) – democracy, ven – (come) – convention, circumvent aristocracy phan – (appearance) – epiphany, somn – (sleep) – insomnia, phantom somnambulate (sleep walking) fiss – (split) – fissure, fission lin – (line) – linear, lineage Grade 8 – Week 22 Grade 8 – Week 24 mens – (measure) – immense, intro – (into) – introvert, introduce dimensional super – (over) – supervise, superior mony – (condition) – acrimony, equi – (equal) – equilateral, equation harmony, matrimony syn – (together) – synonym, synchronize lingu – (tongue) – bilingual, language audi – (hear) – audio, auditory, audience ideo – (idea) – ideology, idealism port – (carry) – transport, import, export mont – (mountain) – piedmont, Montana cise – (cut) – excise, incisors, precise mela – (black) – melancholy, melanoma cap – (take) – capture, captive hemi – (half) – hemisphere bell – (war) – rebel, rebellion, belligerent di – (two) – diverge, diffusion, dilemma duct – (lead) – conduct, induct par – (equal) – comparable, disparity demo – (people) – democratic counter – (against) – counteract, inter – (between) – international, internal counterproductive intra – (within) – intramurals (mur- narco – (sleep) – narcotic, narcolepsy walls) gymno – (naked) – gymnastics, mal – (bad) – malevolent, malady gymnasium neo – (new) – neon, neonatal, neophyte ob – (against) – obstinate, obsequious rub – (red) – ruby, rubella, rubric moll – (soft) – emollient, mollify Grade 8 – Week 23 Grade 8 – Week 26
  • 6. son – (sound) – sonorous, sonar sur – (over) – survive (viv = life), tetra – (four) – tetragon, tetrarchy surname amat – (love) – amateur, amiable alter – (other) – alter ego (Dr. Jekyll / sanct – (holy) – sanctuary, sanctity Mr. Hyde), alternative platy – (flat) – platypus, plate, plateau ego – (I) – egocentric, egomaniac exo – (out) – exorcism, exotic ad – (to) – addition, adhesive chron – (time) – chronometer, pend – (hang) – pendant, pendulum synchronize se – (apart) – segregate, separate gyro – (turn) – gyrations petr – (rock) – petrified, petroleum helio – (sun) – heliocentric, Helios carn – (flesh) – reincarnation, luc – (light) – lucid, translucent carnivore fus – (pour) – confusion, transfusion rogat – (ask) –interrogative, archy – (government) – monarchy, interrogation anarchy ante – (before) – antecedent, anterior, acr – (sharp) – acrid, acrimony antebellum per – (through) – perspiration, anthropo – (man) – anthropology, perforation misanthropist a – (not) – apathy, amoral, atheist pseudo – (false) – pseudonym, theo – (god) – theology, athaeist pseudo-science plu – (more) – plural, plurality gamy – (marriage) – polygamy, monogamy Grade 8 – Week 27 Grade 8 – Week 29 sym – (together) – symphony, sympathy clud – (close) – exclude, conclude alt – (high) – altitude, altimeter polis – (city) – metropolis, necropolis, tact – (touch) – contact, tactful acropolis lat – (side) – lateral, latitude crypt – (hidden) – cryptologist, cryptic cad – (fall) – cascade, cadaver cor – (heart) – core, courage -ar – (relating to) – circular, stellar, lunar ician – (specialist) – beautician, meta – (change) – metamorphosis, physician, technician metaphor pan – (all) – pandemic, panorama demi – (half) – demigod, demitasse hyp – (under) – hypothermia, retro – (backward) – retroactive, retrofire hypodermic (needle) sed – (sit) – sedentary, sedation gamy – (marriage) – monogamy, potent – (power) – potential, omnipotent polygamy volv – (roll) – revolve, revolution, migr – (wander) – migrant, migrate, convoluted migratory loqu – (talk) – dialogue, soliloquy omni – (all) – omniscient, omnipotent ics – (art) – politics, ethics ism – (doctrine) – capitalism, socialism iso – (equal) – isosceles, isothermal dign – (worthy) – dignity, indignation ate – (cause) – dominate, domesticate curr – (run) – current, currency soph – (wisdom) – sophomore, philosophy Grade 8 – Week 28