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Grade 8 Suffixes and Word Roots Vocabulary

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admit
to send someone in; to allow someone to enter
dismiss
to send someone out; to let someone leave
emit
to send out or give off (such as an odor)
intermission
a break between acts of a play or performance during which people are sent out for snacks or stretch breaks
missile
a weapon designed to be sent in the direction of a target
mission
a special duty or function which a person or group is sent out to do
omit
to leave out; to not send
remit
to send back (usually related to paying bills)
submit
to "send" yourself under someone else's control; to give in to someone else's power
transmit
to send something across a place; to pass along
bisect
to cut into two pieces
vivisection
surgery on living animals; medical research that involves cutting into living animals to study organs, tissues, or diseases
transect
to cut across something
trisect
to cut into three separate pieces
sector
a separate part of a society, group, or area
sectional
a couch that is made up of separate pieces
section
a separate part of something
intersection
the point at which two lines or roads meet and cut across each other
insect
a class of small arthropod animals that has three separate sections to their bodies: head, thorax, abdomen
dissect
to cut apart for the purpose of investigation
contradict
to speak against; to say the opposite
verdict
the decision a jury makes in a trial; the decision said by the jury
predict
to say what will happen before it occurs
indictment
formal words spoken or written by a jury that charge a person with a crime
edict
public words issued by an official that explain a law or command
dictum
a judge's ruling or statement
diction
the manner in which something is expressed in words (written or spoken)
dictionary
a reference book on which spoken or written words are defined
dictator
a leader who speaks and rules with total power
dictation
what is written down as someone says it
suffix
a word part that is added after a base word to change the meaning of the word
ic
having characteristics of
en
made of
est
comparative
less
without