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Complete the words below using a dictionary or thesaurus to help.
The word part at the top of each column is a clue.
inter = between dict = say, tell
The inter_ _ _ is a system of connected computers that share information electronically.

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audi = hear audible Something loud enough to be heard is audi___ . audience An audi____ is a group of people who are listening. audio Audi_ means having to do with sound. audiovisual An audi______ aid is an aid that uses both sound and sight.**pend = hang pendant A pend___ is a piece of jewelry with a part that hangs down suspend To ___pend something is to hang it up. pendulum A pend____ hangs down and swings back and forth. depend To __pend on something is to hang on to it for support. perpendicular Something is ___pend______ to the ground if it hangs straight down.**dict = say, tell predict To ___dict something is to say it will happen before it happens. indict Before somebody can be brought to trial, a grand jury must __dict or formally accuse them of a crime. contradict To ______dict is to deny or say the opposite. edict An _dict is a decree or order.**contra = against contradict To contra____ is to deny or say the opposite. contradiction A contra_______ is a conflict between opposites. contrary Contra__ means to be opposite, for example, contra__ to expectation means unexpected. contrast To contra__ two things is to show how they are different.**hydr = water hydrant Firefighters connect their hoses to a hydr___ to get water. hydroelectric Power generated by the power of water is hydr_________ power. hydrated Drink plenty of water when you are hot so that your body will remain well hydr____. dehydrated When water is removed from something and it is dried out, it is said to be __hydr____. hydroplane Something that can glide or skim along the top of water is a hydr______. hydraulic Hydr_____ means having to do with moving water or liquid.**mono = single monochrome A mono______ color scheme uses one single color for everything. monopoly A mono____ is when one single person or company is in control. monogram A mono____ is a design with a single letter or a set of initials. monocle A mono___ is a single lens or eyeglass for one eye. monorail A mono____ is a vehicle that runs on a single rail. monotonous Something is mono______ or boringly the same when it has a single unchanging note or nature. monarch A mon____ is a single ruler such as a king or queen.**mort = death mortal Something is mort__ if it will die. immortal Something is __mort__ if it never dies. mortician A mort_____ is somebody who prepares the dead for burial. mortuary A mort____ is a funeral home.**therm = heat thermometer A therm______ is an instrument to measure temperature or heat. thermos A therm__ is an insulated container that keeps hot things hot. geothermal ___therm__ power uses the heat created by the Earth itself. thermal Something therm__ is something designed to retain heat or resulting from heat. thermostat A therm_____ is a device to keep an even temperature or heating state.**nat = born native Someone is a nat___ of an area if they were born there. natural A nat____ talent or feature is one that you were born with. nature The nat___ of something is its original, inborn state or condition. nation A nat___ is the territory or birthplace of a large unified group of people.**tech = skill technique A tech_____ is a skilled or expert method. technical Tech_____ refers to being skilled in a particular subject or craft. technology Tech______ is a set of skills and knowledge, the application of practical science. technicality A tech________ is a detail or fine point. polytechnic A ____tech___ school teaches a variety of skills.