The diagram below shows a partially-filled "octagram". Step into it, if you dare!
At every vertex in a long word.
Flowing into every vertex are two short words. Anagrammed together, these two short words yield the long word.
Flowing out of every vertex are two more short words. Anagrammed together, these two short words also yield the long word.
For example, if the vertex word is BOOKCASE, then OBOE and SACK would be a legitimate pair of inflows (noting that OBOE and SACK anagrammed together yield BOOKCASE). The outflows could also be OBOE and SACK, or even SACK and OBOE. Or, the outflows might be some new pair, such as COOK and BASE (which anagrammed together also yield BOOKCASE).
Your job is to fill in the inflows and outflows (i.e., label the arrows). Also, for an extra challenge, I left one of the vertex words blank for you to figure out.
The missing vertex word is guaranteed to be unique from all the other vertex words. However, the short words might not be unique. You might see some short words reused as you go around the octagram.
Americans are asked to be forgiving of the British spelling of COLONISATION. Be assured that exotic spellings are not an issue with any of the short words.
Ready for another one? See if you can solve the heptagram.