Vocabulary 9-Unit 2

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58 terms · Unit 2 of Mr. Coons English 9 class

Arch/Archi

rule/government

gynarchy

rule by women

oligarchy

rule by a selected few

archangel

an angle of hight rank

archetype

pattern or model

hierarchy

rule in order of rank

Dem

people

demagogue

a popular leader of people

demographics

statistics of human population

democracy

rule by people

epidemic

affecting large population of people

pandemic

pertaining to all the people

Gen

kind, race, origin

genealogy

family, history

genocide

killing of a race

genre

type, style, or kind

generic

characteristic of a whole group or kind

Gon

angle

diagonal

extending from corner to opposite corner

Polygon

figure having many sides

pentagon

a polygon with five angles and sides

trigonometry

study of the properties of triangles

Gyn

women

gynephobia

fear of women

misogynist

one who hates women

genocide

the killing of women

Log

idea, word, speech, discussion, reason, study

philology

love of literature and learning

entomology

study of insects

etymology

study of word origins

dialogue

conversation between two or more parties

prologue

preface or introduction to a play or story

neologism

a new word, usage, or expression

logorrhea

talkativeness

Archae

ancient

archaeology

study of past human life

archaic

antiquated, old-fashioned

archives

preserved historical documents

Hetero

various; unlike

heterodox

different from accepted standards

heteronym

different name

heterogeneous

different in kind or nature

Homo

same

homogeneous

of the same kind

homonym

same spelling; different meaning

homogenize

to reduce particles to same size and distribute evenly in liquid

Olig

few

oligophagous

eating only a few kinds of food

oligopoly

few producers control demand from many buyers

Pan, Panto

all

pandemic

pertaining to all the people

panacea

cure-all

pantheon

a temple dedicated to the gods

pantheism

doctrine that God is the sum of all natural forces

Poly

many

polyglot

linguist, expert in languages

polytheism

belief in many gods

polygamy

plurality of marriages

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