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Vocabulary

Vocabulary List, bio
bio = life
antibiotic (n): a medicine used to save lives because it destroys harmful bacteria and cures infections
autobiography (n): a piece of writing by a person about his or her own life
biography (n): a piece of writing about a person's life written by someone else
biologist (n): a person who studies living things
biology (n): the study of living things
biopsy (n): the removal of living tissue from the body for diagnostic examination
biosphere (n): the zone of planet Earth where there is life (between the deep crust and the lower atmosphere)
macrobiotic diet (adj): a diet thought to help people live longer because it focuses on natural foods
neurobiology (n): the study of the nervous system of living things and how it helps the living things learn and react
symbiosis (n): how two different living organisms live together and depend on each other
Vocabulary List, mal/male
mal/male = bad, abnormal, worse
dismal (adj): depressing; causing gloom or misery; causing bad feelings
malady (n): bad health; illness; sickness
malaria (n): bad air; a disease usually spread by infected mosquitoes
malefactor (n): an evildoer; a person who does bad things
malevolent (adj): a word that describes a person or character who wishes bad things would happen to others
malfeasance (n): wrongdoing or bad conduct by a public official
malice (n): mischief; evil intent; bad will
malignant (adj): harmful; something bad enough that it could result in death when related to cancer
malnourished (adj): having bad health or having poor nutrition
malodorous (adj): bad smell; stinky
Vocabulary List, ben/bene/bon
ben/bene/bon = 
good, well
benediction (n): a good blessing in a religious service
benefactor (n): a good person who offers help or donates money
beneficial (adj): having a good outcome; favorable
beneficiary (n): a person who receives something good from someone else such as an inheritance
benefit (v): to gain or receive good results from something
benevolent (adj): kind; good-hearted
benign (adj): favorable; having a good effect; not harmful
bonafide (adj): in good faith; authentic; genuine; real
bonus (n): anything good that is received over and beyond what was expected (usually money)
bon voyage (n): French for "have a good trip"
Vocabulary List, jus/jur/jud
jus/jur/jud = law; justice
abjure (v): to give up rights; to recant
judge (n): a person chosen to interpret laws, decide on a winner, or settle a controversy
jurisdiction (n): the territory or land in which justice and laws are administered and followed
jurist (n): an expert in law
jury (n): a group of people sworn to abide by the laws to determine the truth
just (adj): lawful; fair
justice (n): fairness; rightfulness
justification (n): the fact that is said to prove that something is true
justify (v): to prove; to offer
perjury (n): to break the law by lying; to break a formal promise; to break an oath
Vocabulary List, cred
cred = to believe
accreditation (n): granting approval or belief in a school
credential (n): a document that proves a person is believable
credible (adj): believable; reliable
credit (v): to believe that someone will do something
creditor (n): a person who believes that he will be paid back the money that he loaned
credulous (adj): tending to believe too easily; easily convinced; easily fooled
creed (n): a set of religious beliefs or principles
discredit (v): to refuse to believe; to reject as untrue
incredible (adj): not believable; improbable; unlikely
incredulous (adj): doubting; unwilling or unable to believe
Vocabulary List, scrib/script
scrib/script = to write
describe (v): to say or write down how something or someone looks; to use adjectives in writing
inscription (n): a short description written in a book or engraved on something, such as a coin or monument
manuscript (n): a piece of writing; a book
postscript (n): P.S.; a short bit of writing added after a letter is finished
prescription (n): a piece of paper written by a doctor that lets you get medicine at a pharmacy
scribble (n): sloppy writing that is hard to read
scribe (n): a person who writes things down
script (n): a set of papers with writing that will be read and acted out
subscription (n): a written agreement to buy and read a magazine or newspaper for a set period of time
transcribe (v): to write down or record; to translate
Vocabulary List, graph
graph = to write
autobiography (n): writing about a person's life written by that person
autograph (n): the writing of one's own name
bibliography (n): the written list of all the books in a report or book; a works cited
biography (n): a book written about a person's life
cartography (n): mapmaking; the writing involved in making maps or charts
homograph (n): a word written the same way as another word but having a different meaning (e.g. bat [animal] and bat [baseball])
paragraph (n): a section of writing that has a topic and concluding sentence
phonograph (n): a record player; a device that turns the writing on records into sound
photography (n): the use of light to record an image using a camera
seismograph (n): a device that writes down (records) the movements of the earth
Vocabulary List, miss/mit
miss/mit = to send
admit (v): to send someone in; to allow someone to enter
dismiss (v): to send someone out; to let someone leave
emit (v): to send out or give off (such as an odor)
intermission (n): a break between acts of a play or performance during which people are sent out for snacks or stretch breaks
missile (n): a weapon designed to be sent in the direction of a target
mission (n): a special duty or function which a person or group is sent out to do
omit (v): to leave out; to not send
remit (v): to send back (usually related to paying bills)
submit (v): to "send" yourself under someone else's control; to give in to someone else's power
transmit (v): to send something across places; to pass along
Vocabulary List, port
port = to carry
deport (v): to carry or send away from a country; to banish
export (v): to carry out of the country
import (v): to carry into the country
portable (adj): capable of being easily carried
portage (n): the route over which boats and supplies are carried overland from one lake or river to another
porter (n): an attendant who carries travelers' luggage for them
portfolio (n): a case for carrying loose papers
report (n): a collection of writing that carries information to be shared again with someone new
support (v): to carry the weight of something
transport (v): to carry something from one place to another
Vocabulary List, sect
sect = to cut
bisect (v): to cut into 2 pieces
dissect (v): to cut apart for the purpose of investigation
insect (n): a class of small arthropod animals that has 3 separate sections to their bodies: head, thorax, and abdomen
intersection (n): the point at which two lines or roads meet and cut across each other
section (n): a separate part of something
sectional (n): a couch that is made up of separate pieces
sector (n): a separate part of a society, group, or area
transect (v): to cut across something
trisect (v): to cut into 3 separate pieces
vivisection (n): surgery on living animals; medical research that involves cutting into living animals to study organs, tissues, or diseases
Vocabulary List, ject
ject = throw
dejected (adj): to feel sad; to feel thrown down in spirit
eject (v): to throw out
injection (n): A shot; the "throwing" of medicine into the body by a needle
interjection (n): a word thrown into a sentence or conversation
jettison (v): to throw goods overboard to lighten the load on a boat or an airplane
projectile (n): an object thrown into the air with great force
projector (n): a machine that throws an image onto a wall
reject (v): to throw something out because it's defective and can't be used again
subject (v): to throw oneself under someone else's rule
trajectory (n): the curved path of an object thrown into space
Vocabulary List, dict
dict = speak
contradict (v): to speak against; to say the opposite
dictation (n): what is written down as someone says it
dictator (n): a leader who speaks and rules with total power
diction (n): the manner in which something is expressed in words (written or spoken)
dictionary (n): a reference book in which spoken and written words are defined
dictum (n): a judge's ruling or statement
edict (n): public words issued by an official that explain a law or command
indictment (n): formal words spoken or written by a jury that charge a person with a crime
predict (v): to say what will happen before it occurs
verdict (n): the decision a jury makes in a trial; the decision said by the jury
Vocabulary List, spec
spec = see, look
circumspect (adj): careful to look at all possibilities before acting; cautious; aware of consequences
inspect (v): to look carefully in search of flaws
introspection (n): the act of looking into one's own thoughts and feelings
perspective (n): one way of looking at things
respect (v): to look up to someone; to show honor
retrospective (adj): looking back at past things
spectacle (n): something displayed for the public to see
spectacles (n): glasses that help someone see better
spectator (n): a person who watches something, such as a sporting event
speculate (v): to look at and think about something from different points of view
Vocabulary List, man/manu
man/manu = hand
manicure (n): a treatment for the hands and nails
manipulate (v): to skillfully operate by hand
manual (n): a handbook; a book of directions
manufacture (v): to make by hand or by machine; to change raw material into a new product
manuscript (n): a handwritten or typed piece of writing, such as a book
emancipate (v): to set free; to lend a hand in freeing someone; to release from someone's hands
manacles (n): handcuffs
manager (n): a person who has the upper hand; a person who is in charge of someone or something
mandate (n): an order or command placed in one's hands
maneuver (v): to handily or skillfully go around something
Vocabulary List, ped
ped = foot 
 
biped (n): a creature with two feet
centipede (n): a creature with 100 feet
impediment (n): something that stands in one's way; an obstacle
millipede (n): a creature with 1,000 feet
pedal (n): a lever that is moved with one's foot
peddler (n): a person who goes from door to door on foot trying to sell a product
pedestrian (n): a person who walks across the street on foot
pedicure (n): a foot treatment that could include soaking feet and polishing toenails
quadruped (n): a four-footed creature
tripod (n): a three-footed stand often used to balance a camera 
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